The Disease and the Cure #7 This is How You Treat Religious Doubt
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We had from last time just one Hadith left in the series of Hadith. Where even claim Rahim Allah was stressing the gravity of sins.
And this one we delayed it because it requires some explanation.
And it's important that we understand it properly.
And this one is presented as a hadith but as a hadith meaning as a statement from the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam that is weak.
But it's authentic as a statement coming from Sandman when Pharisee or the yellow Anna was one of the Sahaba
so let's read it and then let's explain it and let's derive the benefit that himolla wanted us to get from it.
It is said here and this is what Sal man of the Allahu Anhu said it's not a hadith, right? It says a man entered heaven because of a fly and a man entered heaven because Hellfire because of a fly. The Hala Raju Sunil Ginetta fee rhubarb with a hello to Dhoni na Rafi Dubov.
So a person entered heaven because of a fly and another entered heaven or hell fire because of a fly. They said how is that he said two men passed by a people
alright a village or a people and they had an idol and no one could pass until they offer something to it.
So they said to one of them offer something meaning to the idol. He said I don't have anything. They said offer even fly. So he offered the fly. You know how they offer something right in service or in worship to an idol. He says he offered a fly. So they let him go. So entered hellfire. And they said to the other offer. He said I was not going to offer I will never offer something to anyone other than Allah azza wa jal, right.
So they killed him. So he entered heaven.
So if you know him, or him or Allah, where he wants to get from this is that as he said,
Well, how'd he get ima to Wahida this single statement that a person could pronounce, could put him in hellfire, or it could put him in heaven. One word that you say or one sentence that you say,
can put you in heaven or could put you in hellfire and that's in fact what the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said in a hadith in the radula Latech and that will be Kelly my teammate with one Illa Hema you will kill her Bala to clear the whole agenda what in what will allow you to kill them or will kill him he means a healthy I'ma yell my old Kayla Bella. The hula hula Sabina Khalifa will be Sabrina Khalifa and Feanor Okemah Khan, a person could say a word or a sentence that he does not pay much attention to it. And Allah azza wa jal would be happy with him because of it and he will enter Jannah or he will be happy with him because of it until the day that he meets him. And a person will
say a statement or a word that he does not pay attention to. But that displeases Allah as Odin and because of it, he will fall 70 years into hellfire. Because one thing that he says, so he wants you to understand the gravity of what we say. And not really simply rely on Allah's forgiveness is so vast, that doesn't matter what I say, because whatever I say is going to be forgiven. He wants you to understand that one thing that you say could Doom you, or it could save you, and he's bringing this incident for us to understand it. Now, why does this require your understanding?
Because there's something in it that is problematic, that incident that is problematic, that we need to understand better, which is what
a person could say, how could the first person enter hellfire and it seems that he is compelled?
There's compulsion? Right? Because he understands that if I don't offer something to that idle they have power over me and they can kill me. So he offer something why does he enter Hellfire
so to end
So this receive first of all, this is a statement from San Manuel Fadi clld Lovato meaning that that's not a hadith. And some of the scholars have said, this is likely to be something that Salman had learned or had heard from the people of the book, because he had spent some time with them. So that is something that he may have heard from them. So that's not in necessarily a Hadith from the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. So that's one.
The second is let us see, let us assume that reality matches exactly what said, Man while the Allahu Anhu said that, yes, that this person will enter hellfire and that person will enter heaven because of that thing that they did. How you reconcile the fact that compulsion
negates responsibility versus that person entering Hellfire because of a fly that he had offered. So you understand the dilemma is clear in everybody's mind. Okay. So to answer that, they said there are two possibilities. One is that the first person who would offer to fly did it eventually willingly.
It's not that he was compelled
that they said offer something, the only hesitation The only thing that stopped him is what I don't have anything.
They said, We will accept anything from you. He said here, take it, meaning he offered this willingly. And he was satisfied or happy with that offering. Like he would have some today who would be Muslims.
But they would see nothing wrong with honoring an idol.
Right? Literally, they would see nothing wrong with honoring an idol. It's part of respecting their religion. So yes, I'm a Muslim, but I will offer something to this idol, today's world.
So today, we say what worshipping another idol is worth, whether it's by prostration, or by offering something or by Nether to it, vowing that you will do this or that all this is haram all that is a form of worship. If you do it willingly, knowingly, that thing can take you out of Islam. So they say that the first thing here is that this person did it willingly
The other explanation is that
exemption by compulsion is specific to the Imam Muhammad Ali, his Salatu was Salam not to other nations, which is a possibility, meaning that in our Sharia, as someone compels you,
to do, or to say something that displeases Allah as though did and you act or you do this, under compulsion, you are allowed to, to save your life or save your family or protect your property or this or that
you are allowed. But they say that it's possible that for other nations before us in their Sharia, they were not allowed to meaning if somebody was at work to compel you, you're not allowed to agree. And even if you are killed in it to be killed rather than agree with their threats.
So that's another possibility or Lohana.
But what we understand from that incident, brought to us through by Salman are the Allahu Anhu is that one thing that you do? And one thing that you can say, will make Allah azza wa jal so upset with you that a person could earn Hellfire because of it or be thrown in hellfire or deserve Allah's Anger until Allah meets him until his death.
So don't belittle and look down on what you say. But rather, as we pointed out last time, continuously keep asking Allah azza wa jal for forgiveness and also revisit what you've said and revisit what you did in order to investigate whether this was pleasing to Allah azza wa jal or not. So ignore him continues and he wants now to tackle another misconception connected to what we've been talking about. He says, perhaps some of those deluded relies on the fact that Allah xojo continues to bless him and give him from this dunya and that Allah is not changing these blessings despite what despite indulging in sin. And he believes that this is due to Allah's love for him, and
that Allah will give him in the hereafter more than what he's giving him in the dunya. So you understand this now this misconception is that while I'm doing all the bad things that I'm doing, guess what Allah keeps what? Giving me more and blessing me. Like I'm if I'm a bad person in his head. If I'm a bad person, Allah will stop giving me these things but
Allah gives keeps giving me what favors and pleasures and I keep getting more money and more promotions and more children and bigger houses. And that must indicate Allah's love because otherwise, why would he give that to me? And that also indicates that I'm a favored one in front of Allah rasool Allah in the Hereafter, I'll get more of this more of the same, right.
Then he said, This is delusion. He said Allah the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam said in a hadith and this is really important, kind of to understand this habit settle in our hearts to help us but help other Muslims when they ask you this question. He said it is Salatu was Salam ala right Allah, Euclid abdomen a dunya Allah Masada ma si Hema your Hibou for in NEMA, who hosted the Raj
Duma tele cola who to Allah Fela mana so fundamental Soma Dookie Ruby for the finale him abueva Cooley che in Hatta in the ferry Hobbema Oh to know him better term for either home Mobley soon. He said la Salatu was Salam. He says if you witness that Allah azza wa jal is giving his servants from this dunya what that servant loves, despite indulging in sin, despite committing sin, understand that he is being led on his being enticed towards his destruction. And then he recited Allah saying
that Allah said when they forgot what the reminders that we gave to them, we open to them the doors of every good thing, of what the cliche until they rejoiced, because of what we gave them. When that happened, we seize them immediately, without warning, and they became hopeless.
Meaning the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was bringing you evidence of how Allah dealt with people in the Quran and how they just like a lot of people think that when Allah gives them that this is a sign of Allah's fever. So in the Quran, Allah Allah tells us in the previous is to the one that the Prophet Allah use Alosa and a Salatu was Salam quoted,
that Allah azza wa jal tested these people with bursa and Abdullah harm in their bodies in harming their wealth, the Allah whom yet are our own, perhaps that they will plead with Allah and return to Him, meaning that Allah tested them.
But Allah says follow Allah if Jah homebirths Sunnah tadagra, Allah can Casa coloboma says why is it that when we tested them with these things, why didn't they turn to Allah as though did it is because their hearts hardened? And they forgot about Allah's reminders. So when they reacted that way, and these types of reminders were of no use to them.
Then Allah azza wa jal did what to them, he gave them the pleasures of this life.
So that they could do more wrong.
So that when Allah will take them, he will seize them immediately without warning and will destroy them. So there is no return for them. So if a any person would say, How would Allah has to delete it? Why would a person why would Allah lead a person?
Why is that is to drive? Why would he entice them to their own destruction?
We say that because Allah warned them, and then warn them and warn them repeatedly. But they turned away from that. And when there is nothing left and there is no good left in them, Allah azza wa jal leads them on and leading them on his what exactly as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said
is that Allah gives them what they like.
And when Allah gives you what you like, you think that nothing to be needs to be fixed with you. Nothing is wrong with you. Nothing is wrong with your nation. This works for nations as well. Not only with individuals, if you find a nation,
angering Allah and displeasing to Him, and Allah is giving them more of His favours, you understand that what is happening to them is that they are being led to their own demise.
Right? Even if they don't see it, but you should be able to see it. And if you see someone who's rich and powerful, and angers Allah azza wa jal, but he's getting more and more of the pleasures of this life, understand that Allah azza wa jal is marching him towards his own destruction.
That's what he said. So are you supposed then to believe that Allah when he gives you though you are sinful, that is a favor?
No. And that is the statement of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and all about yourself, he continues, he says either right Allah you
Type your ollie can Yama want an opinion on Alhama? I'll see here for her over in nama who was did Rajan Minh who he has to redo Kirby. He's saying exactly what the Hadith has said. He said, If I Allah, if you see that Allah successively is adding Nemours to you while you are
this, obeying Him in a state of habitual sin and disobeying Him, He says, Beware of him.
Beware of Allah Zoda at that moment, because Allah is leading you on and he's enticing you towards your own destruction.
So a person will always be fearful that when he receives an AMA from Allah azza wa jal, while at the same time being a person of sin, he say, Why is this happening to me? While I'm disobeying Allah and the opposite should be true. That is if Allah wanted the best for you, he would take things from you to wake you up, but if he gives you more so that you would sleep more than you understand that maybe there is something wrong and that itself that number becomes a terrifying occurrence. Why is it this is happening while I do not deserve it? So that should wake you up. It should alarm you, more than a catastrophe more than being deprived of things. And Allah azza wa jal Kunta, he continues, he says
Allah azza wa jal says, well Hola, yo Hakuna nasil ohmmeter Wahida the Jan Nilima yoke phobia Rahmani Bucha him so over midfield that you were my original aim Haroon. He says Allah azza wa jal says And if not, that if we were to do the following, everybody would become disbelievers, we would do the following, which is what we would give to those who disbelieve in our man ceilings and stairs of silver. Right.
And their doors would have
and their homes would have doors of silver
and their couches, their furniture will be made of silver, and also adornment of gold. And then Allah says, and all of this is the brief enjoyment of this life and the hereafter belongs to the pious. And this is an idea that's valuable to remember. What hola a Hakuna Nursultan Mattawa had. I mean, the only thing that has stopped Allah azza wa jal from doing the following is that it becomes so much of a fitna that everybody would be a disbeliever. Otherwise Allah azza wa jal Would Be King gave the disbelievers what so much wealth that their ceilings will be made of silver and their stairs will be made of silver and their furniture will be you and understand how rich they would be.
Is Allah said if not for that this would be such a tremendous fitna. I would give them so much of the Dunia that they will be so wealthy, so wealthy, and the believers
would have none of that. But how many of the believers would be able to withstand this?
To see nations disbelieving and Allah azza wa jal writes swimming in gold and silver, and they have none of it? Are the believers seeing that? sinful people swimming in gold and silver and they have none of it is who will be able to tolerate that fitna? It says, if not for that, Allah would give so much of the dunya to them. You know why? Because it doesn't matter to Allah azza wa jal and because more of it is tempting and destructive, and less of it wakes you up for the hereafter. Because the RTR belongs to you, if you are obedient to Allah azza wa jal, so a believing men and women should have that faith solid in their heart that it doesn't matter how much the non believers have of the
dunya. And even it doesn't much matter how much they have of power in the dunya. Because all of the dunya is gonna evaporate. If you're strong enough, you will see this with your own eyes. Or if not with your own eyes with your own basura the eyes of your heart, you will see it it's happening.
That none of this power matters, none of this gold and silver matters. If you wait, Allah azza wa jal will take it all away. And he will give it to the believers in the hereafter so it doesn't tempt you. Someone is richer than me. It doesn't tempt you doesn't shake you. Someone is more powerful than me, then that disbelieving the kuffaar are more powerful than the Muslims, it doesn't shake you because you understand that that is nothing in the eyes of Allah Azzawajal true power is with him and true power is in the Hereafter. And he can give it to whomever he wants, but it doesn't shake you.
So you should be a person have a solid strong faith that if I believe that is sufficient for me, and Allah will give me the best of the era and maybe also in the dunya but don't be tempted by the discrepancy of power or this discrepancy of riches. That's what Allah
As David is saying, and then he continues and he says that Allah azza wa jal himself, refutes that understanding that more of the dunya is favours from Allah and less of the dunya is humiliation or anger from Allah because Allah said, 5 million Sonoita MK de la hora Bucha Akadama who Anna Anna HuFa kura be acraman As for human beings, when Allah tests them, and He gives them favours of the dunya then they will return and say, My Lord, my Europe has honored me.
More money, more riches, more children know I'm being honored. That's what people believe the disbelievers yes and even some Muslims, that's what they believe. What made them Abdullah who but when Allah test them, and he limits their provision limits what he gives them of the dunya they will say my Rob has humiliated me, Allah is angry with me, then Allah says Kilda No. Meaning that's not the case. This is one way of thinking about Allah's gifts and Allah's tests. So I've been quoting him says, meaning not every newcomer, and not every expansion of provision, when I give to you is a sign of honor. And not every one that I test. And I limit their provision. I have humiliated or I'm
angry with him. But I test this person with the netmask.
And I honor this person with affliction.
I test see see what he chose here. He says, I test this person with worldly favors. And I honor this person with worldly affliction.
That's the proper way of understanding it. Meaning when you're being afflicted,
and you're losing the dunya, you are being what?
Honored? That's what he's saying. When you're losing the dunya and you're patient, you are being honored, don't turn and look at it and say these people are losing. Allah is angry with me. I'm less than so and so. When you're tested with the dunya by Moberg going away from you losing it, you're being honored.
And the person who enjoys the favors of this dunya. He's being tested. Allah knows what's the conclusion of that test is, but typically, when Allah gives people more power, they become more rebellious.
gives them more money more rebellious.
Sell them few among humans survive that test. So Allah azza wa jal wants you to correct that understanding. Right? Why does Allah keep testing me? He's angry with me. You know how many times people ask that question? Why is it that I'm trying to get married? I can't. I'm trying to have children and I can't I'm trying to have a job and I can't I'm trying to do this and I can, Allah must be angry with me. On the one hand, we say yes, yes. correct yourself in relation to Allah as urgent so you're always better consider all of these things that are happening as messages from Allah azza wa jal that you need to be a better person. So pray on time, gives a CA stay away from
the Haram, give sadaqa make a lot of dua, yes, use it as an opportunity to be herded back to Allah azza wa jal, because all of these things are reminders, by the way. But it doesn't mean that if Allah did not give you this, and this and this from the dunya, and he gave it to the other person that Allah loves them and hates you, what do you bring, bring that from? So this is a correction that we need to understand. And just like, as we said, from the beginning of this book, it's not enough for us to understand it. It's also needed, that you understand it deep enough that you communicate it, because someone may come in and ask you these questions. And now you have ideas. And
now you have Hadith and now you have a spot a reference in a book and statements by scholars who are saying you this, so you mark that and you highlight it, or if need transfer that into a booklet of yours so that whenever someone asks that question, write the question down, you have the answer 1234 Because they will need it from you. Right?
And he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in hola Yatta dunya you hippo woman that you hate. What are your Te Mana Illa you hate?
Allah azza wa jal gives the dunya to those whom He loves and those whom He does not love. But he only gives Eman to those who need to those formulas.
Okay, he only gives Eman to the ones that he loves. So that dunya will come to you whether he likes you or not. He will give it but Eman he will only give it to you if he loves you. So you want
Understand, if Allah loves you understand how much of iman he had given you.
You want to understand how much Allah azza wa jal loves you ask yourself how much do you love Allah?
Do you want to understand your position your status with Allah azza wa jal understand the status of Allah in your life. That's how it is. That's how it works. So Allah gives the dunya to everybody, but Iman only to the ones that he loves. So if you want to be among those whom Allah loves, what do you do?
Get EMA. Get more of it, than you know, being Nila Zota you have a strong evidence that Allah azza wa jal loves you, because you're pursuing Iman, this is your concern. That's what you want.
And he said to him, Allah, He says some of the stuff have said, how many people are being led on by the cameras of Allah zoodle. And they do not know how many people are being led on by Allah's Natomas. They think they're fine, they're great.
But they do not know. And how many are deluded? Because their sins are concealed, and they do not know.
And how many people are infatuated or deluded by people's praise? And they do not know.
So what he's saying here is that
people are unaware
because of these things that are happening to them. Meaning he's being led on with Allah's NEMA, like we talked about, and he doesn't know that he's being led on he is completely blind to it. And that is a blindness that that person had chosen.
Allah is not unjust. He woke you up, he woke you up, he woke you up, you don't want to wake up, then Allah gives you
have the nice demos of the dunya because that's what you want a not gonna pay attention to anything else. So if you consider all of these Natomas, with all of the sins that we are committing, and you're not aware, then you're blind, and that's what he's saying. The other blindness is someone who's being concealed, his sins are being concealed. And he's saying that he's fine as long as the sins are being concealed. And you don't know when one of those times Allah is going to expose you.
But you're living a delusion, I'm fine. Nobody knows about them, I'm fine. It's okay. They have no consequences, until you're found out until Allah breaks that seal.
And the worst embarrassment is in the earth here, not in the dunya is in the Athena? When everybody will know about it. But imagine that if Allah keeps protecting you, protecting you and protecting you, and you think that somehow this is going to continue to happen, one of those times that protection will end
and that's the delusion thinking that somehow you are assured protection. Why?
And the third one, people praise you and you believe it.
Masha Allah, you're this Masha, Allah, you're that and you know from yourself that there are hidden problems but you believe their praise. He says you're being tempted and deluded by it know, you know yourself better than those who are praising you.
And understand that when people praise, they tend to what exaggerate or be right on the mark.
Exaggerate. Like when we love right? We exaggerate our love and we exaggerate our hate. Our reactions are always exaggerations. So if somebody likes you, or somebody praises you, they're more likely than not had exaggerated your phrase, exaggerated your position and status, told you the things that you'd like to hear and other things that you don't like to hear. So you can accept what they say about you, and forget about what you know about yourself. So moderate any praise that you receive with the reality of your life, which you have the best access to. And Allah mommy Neff, Sima de la Mona Mindy, I know about myself what they don't know about me. So dismiss that phrase, and
focus on working on yourself.
And then he said, Rahim, Allah, He says, and the most diluted and the ones who are diluted by the dunya, and its immediate promises immediate pleasures. So because of that the favorite over the earth era, and they're happy with it instead of the next life. And he says to the extent that some of them will say, a dunya and Macedonia will earthhero Tuna sia will not do and for Amina sia is a some of them will go to the extent that say
Saying that duniya is cash and the authorized credit,
delayed payment, right? Delayed gratification. So that's credit. And cash is better than credit.
So he's describing here a segment of the population, who are in the bosom of the dunya.
Right? For love, it's so much that when you come to them and say, the hero and the hereafter, they'll tell you come on that dunya is right here. And now I get to drink this and eat that and enjoy all of this. And the earth era is delayed promise.
And they say cash is better. Cash is king. I enjoy it. Now. I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. I don't know what is going to happen when I die. I don't know. So let me enjoy the here. And now he is talking about that element. Who is so enamored with the dunya, that they don't want to think about anything else, even if the carry Muslim names. So he's saying some of them will say what the pleasures of this life are certain and the pleasures of the era are doubtful, and I will not leave something certain for something doubtful. Right? Now, of course, right? A person who speaks like this is verging on disbelief if not already a disbeliever. If you say that the pleasures of the
era are doubtful, meaning if you're doubting the hereafter, what remains of your Islam.
Right? Nothing remains of your Islam, but he'll he'll discuss it and see how he discusses it. He says, first of all, he says animals, that's what they're saying. He says animals are smarter than you. Because what animals do is they know that this something is harmful, they avoid it.
And these guys, they know something is harmful, but they do it. Despite that. They know it's harmful. And they do it despite this. And they says they are Medina, Musa Duquesne, one we'll get them there between a person who believes in the promises of Allah believes in Revelation and someone who denies it completely. So he says,
it says this type of people he says if you believe in Allah and the messenger and in the last day, yet you sin and engage in all of that sin, you will face the greatest regrets on the day of judgment, because you did all of this while knowing that it's wrong.
All right, like people who smoke or drink alcohol, let's think about the Dooney only somebody comes to you at the beginning of that sin and they say, You know what that is going to do to you? And you say, I know, I know, I know. I will kill? Right? It's surprising I don't know how people smoke Have you seen I see them on the floor? You know how the the packages that that? Have? You see him like being thrown around? And you see the images on him? Somebody half half alive, right? How do you bypass that when you smoke? How do you bypass that image and this image, that thing is going to happen to you that you're killing yourself? So in the beginning, are you see you know what they're
gonna do to you? Yeah, I know, I know cancer of this cancer of that and you keep smoking.
Or a person also who drinks alcohol, you know, what is going to do to your liver is going to do to your brain is going to do to your digestive system, you understand what it's going to do to AI? You know, I know, I know. And then so if you smoke this, you drink that and you know, once it happens to you, you will face the greatest regret because you knew
you can't claim ignorance you knew. So we're saying think about the Day of Judgment, when you cannot go back and change any of this. Somebody tells you now you got cancer because of smoking or drinking alcohol. Cancer. That's it.
And you understand I did that to myself. That's the regret. How do you reverse this? After years and years of killing your cells?
So Allah told you not to do it, do it?
So he's saying if you know, then that is a problem. And it says if you do not know, then may you be cast away?
Further away to you, right, maybe maybe three thrown away because you chose not to believe right? And he said, cash is better than credit. He wants to answer this. He says okay, cash will be better than credit if they're equal.
But if the credit What are you being promised is better than what is immediate? Which one is better? Is his credit is better? So it says if what we're talking about is okay, dunya and the era and the dunya. All of it, all of it is not worth one breath in the earth era. How can you say that cash is better than credit and the dunya is better than the earth? Because when you compare them, there is no possible comparison between the two.
I mean, if we compare all of the dunya to the akhira.
The dunya is like one breath that you will take in the Sahara. That's it
He says okay, but you are life in it is a fraction of the entire life of the earth you are for the dunya. The dunya is what? Millions of years. Right?
All of that is like one breath in the earth yet, but your life in the dunya is 60 7080 years. What is that in comparison to the dunya? And what is that in comparison to the earth era? That is nothing? How then can you say that the dunya could be better than the Earth, you know? And he said here that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said Madonia Fila Hirata Illa, crema Utila Hadoken izba, who phillium me forget Lord B. Mayer, J. He says the dunya in comparison to the Sahara is like if you take your finger and you dip it in the sea, and you come back, how much liquid does it carry?
Because that is a visual, physical example. So if you want to understand what it is, go to a river go to the sea, dip your finger and see how much you able to bring back. What is this compared to that large body of water? It is nothing. It says that's the dunya to the earth era. I could dip like this says How could you then sell the hero for the sake of the dunya. So he's saying this small, insignificant thing that you will end. That is the thing that you want to favor instead of something that will last forever. And it is so precious that is beyond imagination, and its joy is beyond anything that anybody experienced that thing you want to give up for something that is so small and
insignificant. And that's how you want to live your life. That's the wager that you're making, that this is better than the next.
And then he said, either you are in doubt about Allah's promise.
Or you believe it, you have certainty of it. He says if you are certain of Allah's promises you sold
right, the pearl of the Hereafter, right? For the sand of the denier, meaning something very precious, for something that is very cheap. If you believe in Allah's promise, but you do this, you've sacrificed the most precious thing for the most and the cheapest of things. But he said,
If you're in doubt, and this is where it gets interesting because he offers this as a solution. He says if you're in doubt, Kala Faraja at Lehi arayat Alpha Beta Delta, Allah will do the Okay. Well, Quadra he will mushiya to Danny Yeti. It says if you're in doubt, then go back and read and contemplate the eyes of Allah azza wa jal that point to his existence and His power and His will and His Oneness and the veracity, the honesty of what the messengers have said about him.
What a jerk rod
and free yourself of bias
free yourself of preconceptions meaning be objective.
Welcome, Lila, he now the wrong one Mona, Mona Vera. And he says an endeavor Be diligent do it for Allah sake. Okay, now the Iran Okay? With contemplation on WinAVI, Iran, or in discussion, meaning look at all the evidence that Allah has in the Quran, if you're in doubt, Okay, anybody who's in doubt, look at all the evidence that Allah was present in the Quran about who he is, and about His power, and about His promises, read it. And look at all the cosmic universal signs that Allah had made to point to all of this as well to his power and to his oneness. Look at all of that. And then to Jarrid be objective meaning now, let go of all your bias, let go of all the things that you were
taught that go, go of all of your preconceptions, and be as objective as you can meaning I'll do this
based on the evidence that I see not because of my parents, not because of my culture, not because of what my habit not because of what I like you be as objective as you can. This is what we ask everybody else to be. When you look at Islam, you be objective, not what your parents thought you were not what your culture taught you, not what the media taught you. But what you see based on the evidence in front of you, right, that's what we say, you and the evidence and the evidence and you that's what he says that you're right. Let go of all the other attachments that you have. And it's you and the truth and it's you and Allah as though did welcome Lila. He stands for Allah azza wa jal
meaning what you be serious about this, do it for Allah sake. Now the era look and contemplate and understand on your own
seeking Allah's help Oh Munna there are or engage in discussions with people seeking the truth, but also based on freedom from bias and experience no do it for Allah azza wa jal
had Dieter Bayona laka until it becomes clear to you that were the messengers, messengers had brought from Allah is the truth, that, that there is no doubt about and that the creator of this world and the heavens and the earth cannot be anything else other than what the messengers of Allah said about him, meaning as the messengers of Allah, all of them said, he is just he must be just how do you know? Yeah, the messenger said, but he says, look at all the ideas and that will point in the same direction. Allah can only speak the truth. All these is pointed that ALLAH can only be wise and powerful, ALLAH can only be occasionally be merciful and forgiving all the eyes of Allah will point
to at the messengers of Allah. Allah hemos Salatu was Salam Ajmeri and had had talked about it cannot be that what the messages have said, can contradict the eyes of Allah xojo Your contemplation will lead you to Iman, but you need to be free of bias and you will look at that evidence in its place. And do it for Allah sake. And if you seek Allah's assistance, Allah will guide you. Right. That's what he's saying. Hello woman, nessa Huila up daddy Kapha chatter Maha can double one caribou Viet who were Malika he says if you attribute Allah to anything else other than what the messengers of Allah said about him, then you are defiling the divine you are attacking the divine attributing
to Allah azza wa jal that he is a liar, you are insulting him and you're denying His power, His Will will be and his kingship
because it's impossible. And he's using here, rational proofs
is, it's impossible here for anyone who has the sound FITARA meaning to be of sound, mind and sound, heart, not corrupt sound, mind and sound heart, it's impossible, that
the Sovereign King, Allah zodion, that he would be unable meaning weak, or ignorant, or does not know or does not hear or does not see or does not speak or does not command or does not prohibit or does not punish, or does not reward or does not elevate or downgrade people, and that he does not send His messengers to the outreaches of his kingdom, and does not take care of his subjects. But rather, he lets them be idle and lab actually actually ignores them. He says this would blemish an earthly monarch if they do this, and would not be fit them. How is this possible that you could attribute this to Allah as?
So you see what he's saying here? Because this is a powerful evidence. So imagine here that you have a king and that King has a kingdom.
And that King, you're supposed now he's wise, and he's merciful, and he's kind and he's caring? Would you not assume that he takes care of all of his subjects?
Otherwise, how is he kind and merciful, unwise, and all of this? What is stopping him? If he has the power, and he has the mercy, and he has the ability? Then he will take care of everyone? Okay, now, is it conceivable that this king would feed the subjects
and give them water and give them clothing but does not give them laws to organize their lives? does not tell them how to live? does not tell them that this is wrong? And this is right? Because if he doesn't tell them who else will tell them? No one has the power. If he doesn't tell them, no one else will tell them. So that will be what chaotic. They will make up their own laws, they will kill each other because this person will say that's mine. And this person. No, it's mine. And I have power. There's no one to organize them. There's no one to offer discipline. It says Then would you imagine that that King being a wise, merciful, powerful king regulates their life physically,
meaning they eat and they drink and but he doesn't give them laws doesn't tell them how to live?
Obviously not. You're with me. What he's trying to say is if he regulated this way, he has also to regulate it that way. Otherwise, you can't look at that monarch and say he is a fitting monarch. Any government today that does not offer laws, is not a government.
It's a failure. It doesn't organize the life of its people. It's not only responsible for the eating and drinking. It also has to regulate their lives, protect them from harm, tell them what's right and what's wrong. If it fails to do this. It's a failure. It's not a government. And if we go back to the area of a king, that's a failure.
monarch. It says So how then can you imagine that Allah Who is the King of kings, he tells gives people food and drink. But he doesn't tell them how to live. And he does not proclaim His wilt is population to the subjects by how does he proclaim His will, by sending messengers, who carry books, who go all the way to the ends of the earth, reporting what Allah has written once.
That's the message of Allah. So if you believe that Allah is all of the things that we talked about, then he must have sent messengers.
And he must have told the population how to live.
Otherwise, there would be a blemished or a blemish on that monarch. So this is what he's saying.
And he's saying what he had to admit in Santo Hala, who it is, as a person observes His own life, his own condition, from the time that he was a sperm, and the time that Allah had given him enough perfection, in human perfection in his body, I mean, you grow from almost nothing, and then stronger, and you keep gaining strength and thing until you reach adulthood, perfection, human perfection, he understand that the one who took care of him until he had reached that stage, and was taking care of him in every stage of those stages in your mother's womb, who was taking care of you. No matter what your mother tries to do no one, the one who is actually taking care of you is Allah
azza wa jal. And when you're born in that state, who keeps moving you from one state to the other from one state of weakness, into strength, and even more strength, and you graduate in strength until you become the strongest that you can. He says, The one who had positioned him in these, in these stages cannot ignore him, or leave him idle, leave him heedless, but rather he must command him, and forbid him, and tell him, what are his rights on him so that he could punish him and reward him? Meaning? Why did Allah zodion move you from that stage of weakness into a stage of strength, and give you all of these limbs and give you the ability to hear? Isn't it for something and Allah
as it is moving you towards something? Right? What is this thing, then, if he doesn't let you know, then that is a deficient God.
Now, if you see a maker, right of anything,
and he is sitting here, right, you need that comparison. Of course, that is not a complete comparison. But rather, it still works. If you see someone who is a maker of watches a maker of chairs, or make a carpenter, whatever. And he is sitting there hour after hour, day after day creating something and is taking care to fashion it and perfect it. And you see that it's moving from one stage into a better stage into a better stage and in the final stage of
perfection. You understand that he has spent all of this time to create this thing for a reason?
What if he created it for no reason at all? What would you call him?
Foolish stupid person, are you spending all of this time on to do what with it, to destroy it just to leave it rust, there has to be if you are wise, you're creating and spending all this time because you're getting this ready for something special, if it has no purpose you would not created. So no wise person will do this, even if just for people to look at because you want them to admire it, but it must have a purpose. So he is telling you, Allah azza wa jal had fashioned you this way. And given you all of these things, and you graduated you in power and in knowledge and giving you these limbs and ability to hear and reason and understand. And all of this is for what then what it
must be that there is a responsibility, there must be that there's an end to it. What is this and what does he want you to do on Earth? If he doesn't tell you if he doesn't guide you, that he had
But if he tells you, if he guided you to what you eat, if he got to do to what you should drink, if he got to do to how to procreate what you should wear if he guided you to that then religious guidance, moral guidance, ethical guidance is much more important. Right? If you think about it, which one is more important, ethical, moral guidance, or how to plant seeds so that you could grow them and eat them? Because if he doesn't tell you the borders of right from wrong, we will kill each other. This is what we're doing. We're killing each other. But when he tells you that he protects you, and he tells you also, there is a reason for your existence. So that's what
He's saying here, Rahim Allah, and he's using here rational proof works for anybody who's in doubt, right? And he says,
and if the servant of Allah or towards a compliment, contemplate true contemplation, then everything that he sees and everything that he does not see would be evidence for the Oneness of Allah forto hate and prophethood and the Last Day and the Quran being the word of Allah azza wa jal, and he said, we talked about this he said when we in another book called A manual Quran, when we mentioned Allah was saying, I swear by what you see and what you do not see. It is the saying of a Noble Messenger for the oxime will be not to pursue and Ramallah to persona in the hula cold water soling Kareem with a Karnataka we talked a little bit about this, he said, when we said what he unphysical
I fell out of saloon and in yourselves, do you not see and that the human being in himself is an evidence that his creator is there is present,
and that he is evidence that Allah is one of the messengers are right and that Allah azza wa jal deserves all attributes of perfection. So what he's saying here is that, when Allah says, I swear by all that you see, and all that you do not see,
that is the most comprehensive oath in the Quran.
Because that includes everything, everything you see, and everything that you do not see. Allah saying, a sway by all of that this is the saying, of a Noble Messenger, meaning it has come from Allah as a messenger brings from somebody else that come from Allah as soon. So he's saying that everything that you see, if you really understand it will point to Allah. And even the things that you do not see that are not present to you is as well how will that be evidence when I do not see them? It because what you see is evidence of what you do not see.
Either Allah told you about it, so you believe in it, or what you see points to it. Right?
You see its effects. Or if it's completely hidden from you, what you see tells you it must exist. You don't see angels.
But Allah told you about them. And if you believe Allah, they become evidence of Allah's existence. Okay, you don't meet you see a lot of things that we call power, physical power on this earth, you don't see gravity, but you see an effect. So whatever you see, or you do not see you look at it, it says everything will lead to the same conclusion, which is that Allah is One, the prophets have spoken the truth, there is a day of judgment and the Quran is the word of Allah as origin. And then he says he and physical meaning you want also a sign, you don't have to go far in yourself, there's a sign in you give more that you look at yourself, the more that you'll understand that there's a
creator behind you.
The least of it, of these observation is that you didn't create yourself
and you need a maker.
And you need a sustainer.
Because who sustains you, because you know that it's not you who sustain you.
The only thing that you do is you take a bite and you eat once it leaves that it's out of your control. Who processes all of this?
Somebody else? Right, someone else? You know, it's it's highly regulated? How is it that someone highly regulates everything that enters your body?
When this is going to be digested? How is digested how it gets distributed? It's a very complex system.
And if somebody were to suggest that such a complex system, okay exist without the intervention of anyone in worldly matters, you would laugh at them. A computer system very, very sophisticated, but no one is behind it.
A traffic system very complicated, but it's just happened that way. You know what, we just roll the dice and it's happened that these things came into place. These intersections, the traffic lights, how they're coordinated roll of dice, were all that so many times one of them had to work right? No one believes this. You understand there's intelligence that must produce intelligence says even in yourself, there's evidence in you, there is a higher power then you tomorrow, I'm gonna go and eat and drink that tomorrow. You're sick, you can do it. Tomorrow, I'm going to invest in this you change your mind.
There's something more powerful than you that stops you at times.
So you understand your own weakness and limitations and somebody is higher. See, so that's what he is saying, Rahim Allah in yourself without even looking at anything else. You have evidence that Allah azza wa jal exists.
So he says he says
It's clear then that this person who is sinful is being deluded. Then he asks a very important question, you know, Rahim Allah,
then he said,
How is it then that a person could be certain of what's going to happen? And yet at the same time, not do anything about it?
Yeah, I need to Hello, Phil Amman. He says, How is it that a person could be certain that the hereafter is going to come and at the same time, not do much about it? And is it possible in human nature that a person would know that tomorrow he is going to be summoned to a king, and that King can either punish him the most severe as to punishment, or he will honor Him the best of honor. And he spends the night careless about that appointment? Doesn't care about it, right? It doesn't pay much attention to it. It's as if it's not going to happen, and does not remember or worry about the tomorrow when he will be standing in front of that King, and does not get ready for it and is not
anxious about it. So is that possible, even in human nature, that this would happen? He said, This is why Allah azza wa jal is a sound question that most of creation needs to answer. And the harmony of these two things. The agreement or the presence of these two things together is a wonderous thing, meaning you believe with certainty, it's going to happen, but you don't do anything about it. He says, it's impossible to imagine that these these things coincide and they happen at the same place. And they're still are held together. And he said, it happens that a person does not
behave in accordance to his belief, because of several or a couple of reasons, are several reasons. One is the weakness of knowledge and the team, meaning you have knowledge, you have your pain, you have some certainty, but it's weak, weak type of knowledge. And he says one who thinks that knowledge doesn't vary and move from the very strong to the very weak. He does not understand people, right? He said Ibrahim will Helene Allah he's tsunami Brahim. Rasul Allah Ibrahim Ali Salam, he asked, Allah has voted so show him how the dead come back to life with his own eyes so that his knowledge could graduate and could increase moving from a level of knowledge into a higher level of
knowledge. And he said that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said Lisa Baruchel, in the one who's told about something is not like someone who sees it.
So Ibrahim alayhi salam, he wanted what I heard about how Allah Allah brings
people and animals to life after their death, but I want to see it. So why do you want to see it? Because that is a higher level of knowledge, unlike if you just hear about this, and he said that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam had said laser baru Can ya in the one who sees is unlike the one who just simply hears about a thing.
And that is a very simple but yet very profound statement. Also Allah is Allah, Allah, Allah, you early us in them. And the evidence of that is when Allah azza wa jal told Musa alayhis salam, your people after you have started worshipping a cow.
He had the tablets in his hand. He didn't react. When he saw them. He threw the tablets and broken
plead why Musa alayhis salam did this, and he already was told about it.
Lisa Baruch and why and a hearing about something is not like seeing it. Right? You're told they were worshipping cows and said, Okay, fine. But do you think that gets you ready for it? But when he sees them actually people that he knew, worshipping a cow like that, and they're dancing and singing around it? Oh, he couldn't control himself. So Subhanallah that is true. About tests and afflictions. Hearing about it is not like living the thing.
Right? Any adversity in life hearing about it? Right? Right. What's going on with the people in Brazil? Right? You see it, you hear about it? It's not like living it.
Totally different. Right? And we don't understand the consequences of it until you live their thing. So they still have Oracle aina. So Allah azza wa jal congratulate a person into greater knowledge by seeing these things with his own eyes, experiencing these things with their own eyes. So a lot of what you read in the Quran, by the way, is Hubber.
Allah promises this Allah will punish for this Allah, you know, comes to the aid of His slaves and servants, right? It's all about hubba hubba Cara, News, News, News news. We haven't experienced it.
Not until you experience it will
you really understand it. And then that it will be as if it was revealed just right now for you know, now I understand what it means that luck comes to the aid of those who call on him. Now I see it, because now it touches your heart. It's not something you've just memorized, it touches your heart. So that's why you go and I knew Oh, we go through some trouble a time for you to know, the things that you know, on a deeper level. So he's saying, there's a difference in knowledge, and some people's knowledge and your pain is so weak, that their action doesn't follow kind of HTML.
You look at me, okay? It says, If we add to the weakness of knowledge, if we add to it, that it's not present in the mind, and it's absent from the heart, because the heart most of the time is being preoccupied with the opposite of that knowledge and opposite to what Allah wants you to remember. And you add to it, human nature, and the overwhelming desire, and the overpowering of lust, and the self, making this desirable or easy for you, and the delusion of the shaytaan. And you thinking that the Promise of Allah is yet to come. And we'll need a lot of time for it to come is to talk on why there is a prolonged promise that is not going to come soon. And you have extended hope, and you are
sleeping in heedlessness, and you love the dunya. And you experience or you allow yourself to accept wrong misinterpretation of the Sharia. And you have bad habits. He says if you have all of this together, one after the other here, the only one who holds a man in his place is the one who holds the heavens and the earth from falling apart. He's what he wants to say is that you know how many things are working against you?
Yeah, that's what he named. He says the only thing if all of these things, you have your habit, you have the shaytaan you have yourself you have lack of knowledge you have heedlessness you have and he named all of that go back to all of that is working against you.
And how do you keep your iman with all of this? If not for Allah who keeps the heavens and the earth in place? Your Eman doesn't stay in place. It just tells you that you need Allah azza wa jal to keep your iman in place. Otherwise, it will collapse. Just like a sama what will Allah holds them? Who holds your iman, Allah azza wa jal, but it also means that he has a lot of things working against you. And you need to push back. You need to push back. Now so let me stop here in sha Allah.
I'll just briefly want to answer a question that we've answered last week, but it didn't get I don't think it got recorded. So let me just stress again because it it's this is the time where it comes up, which is the issue of and Maddie again. Okay, in light of everything that is happening, right. Are we waiting for Maddie? today? Tomorrow?
Anybody's waiting for him? No. So if you hear oh, Maddie is about to arrive videos about Maddie and Maddie is there all of these things? It's so typical, right that in terms in times of unpredictability and turmoil that a discussion or a mention of an Maddie should come up? And what we have to understand first of all, first and foremost, we do not think of a Maddie as a savior.
No, it's not like we are in so much trouble. Yeah, well, Maddie, come and save us. No one person can do this. Right? No one person can do this. So you're attributing to him something that is far beyond what the Sunette talked about. He's a leader, not a person who will come and magically just kind of take care of everything. So he's not a savior. That's one second, right. We understand that Maddie has certain qualities. Not anybody who claims the real Madison Maddy. So what are some of these qualities? As we mentioned last week, we said that his name is Muhammad. His father's name is Abdullah. He is from the line of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam from the children of an Hassan
Radi Allahu Anhu and he'll say he is from the line of and Hassan. Okay, and Allah as the agenda. We didn't mention this laptop last time he fixes him in at night. Whatever that will mean whether he was a, you know, not as such a good person than Allah fixes him or he fixes him to become a leader, whatever it is, but Allah fixes them in a night. Right? And he's a Khalifa
and, as some of the set of have said, don't follow every claim of a malady, or even a person who claims that he is in mahadi until you see the OMA united behind him.
until you see sufficient evidence that this person is in MADI until you see the scholars of the OMA uniting behind him. Then you follow but any average person every any nobody coming to you or online and saying that I am an mahadi disbelieve in them until enough evidence is presented not to you
but through the Ummah to the OMA so that the OMA will follow him and only then you do. But any calls for an MADI at this point should be disregarded. Any video about him should be disregarded unless you know that the person who's talking about him is basing what he's saying upon the Quran and the Sunnah. But Almighty we are waiting for you or or Maddie is on the doors and Maddie is already here. This is talking without evidence speaking without evidence, right? So you dismiss that and you will find out that after all this is all it is said and done. People will go back to their normal lives and they show that Matthew will just die until the next time that it's going to come up again.
So Inshallah, let me see if you have questions based on what we said today or said in the previous weeks. Insha Allah Amina Yep.
Of course, of course, all that we talked about. So the question is, is there any authentic hadith about an mahadi? Yes, there are some authentic hadith some Sahaba and has an a hadith about in Mojave, and the scholars of Islam have collected them they commented on them. Not every single Hadith about Maddie is authentic, there are fabricated Hadees that are weak Hadith, but there is sufficient,
authentic sound a hadith about the merit establish that he is a figure that will be there at the close to the end of times, and he will be at the time of ESA. And he said, um, he will meet at ESA. And he said I'm going to ESA dissents.
One thing that I wanted to
Who says the distances between the lie a lie? And truth is $5. So every lie,
or anything that you believe comes from something different?
And what you see is the reality. So this lesson is gonna describe because
that's just a general. Second one is equation when people pleasing,
how can you help not to blame?
Okay, the first half and the first half? Also, how do you notice and see?
Now, Zach, Allah here. So the question is about praise when you receive this praise? How can you protect yourself from its harm? And how do you distinguish between real genuine praise and flattery, somebody who's just lying to you to get something from you. So how do you protect yourself from its harm is by realizing the
extremes that people go to, in their phrase and their criticism. Because you definitely are not gonna accept people's criticism of you all of it, because you realize that they will go to extremes in it. And people when they hate you, they go to extremes and criticizing you so they don't uphold justice. They'll find anything that could be interpreted as a fault and attack you for it. See, understand, that's an extreme. So you're not ready to
accept all the bad things that they say about you, when you realize that it's an exaggeration, the same thing of the love, you realize that they will move in the opposite direction, but it's still an exaggeration that they will say things about you that move beyond justice, you're the best of this or you're the greatest of that. And you realize that that is not true. So you have to pull yourself from both those two extremes into the middle and realize that you're not there phrase all of it, or you're not there, criticism, all of it, you're somewhere in the middle and that you know yourself much better than an outsider. So you say you know, I know my flaws, much better than they do. They
know a superficial me. There's a superficial us and there's the real us, they know the superficial me, the real me is different. And one of the DUA Abubaker or the Allahu Anhu is that Allah Allah azza wa jal
Don't hold me responsible for what they say about me. Forgive me what they don't know about me and make me better than what they think about me. So that is a very beautiful do that encapsulates your position meaning Yeah, Allah forgive me what they don't know about me. So there's a distance right that like the distance you talked about between what they say and what I
Am and don't hold me responsible for what they say about me and make me and this is the beautiful thing better than one then what they say about me so that I am lower but make me better. So this is how you can protect yourself from it and that difference between flattery and genuine praise can easily be detected beaten Allah azza wa jal if a person goes back and examines himself and you'll understand that this person is crossing over the limit and this person seems genuine right? And if not, you know we ask Allah you know for that Allah
okay, we can do that I can do that I can repeat it next week insha Allah but I'll remember Inshallah, that from you. So I'll repeat it next weekend.
Well, yes, more
statements have according to
repeat that again. That statement of this I don't like what he said so
often right now, so it's some people I saw the practice this Baraka Baraka life. Exactly. So, he's saying that the statement of Sandman or the Allahu anhu, right, that's an authority. So he's saying that, is this like a hadith? Or is it not like a hadith? And this is a really good question, because it comes back to masala Hadith and one masala Hadith. So the scholars have said what he said, if that statement from that Sahabi is not known to be something that that person could say from his own, based on his own opinion, right. And he's not known to have taken from the people of the book. So these two conditions, then that statement of his is a Hadith.
But if the person is either known to have taken from the people of the book, or this could be his own statement, it's possible, then it could be just his own, or from the people of the book. So for instance, an example. Let's say, for instance, a hobby X. And he says that in heaven, there'll be this in this and in hellfire, there'll be this and that he says this, and it's authentic to him. And he does not read anything from people of the book. We say, How could he have known this?
Because it's a hobby is very pious, you wouldn't just say these things. How would he know this? It must be worth the Prophet alayhi salatu salam he had learned from him. And that's why he said it. But if that's a hobby, a difference, a hobby, and he says something about the day of judgment. And he has a history of reading the books of the People of the Book. Now here you have the possibility it could come from here or it could be a hadith, then you have to investigate this. Or say Sahabi says something. And it could be just a personal reflection of a personal experience. So it's not something supernatural. So you could say this is just his own. I have no evidence yet that it's a
hadith. So it's complex in the sense of upon your investigation, you'll be able to tell whether this could be treated as a hadith, or simply a statement of the sahabi or a statement of his hobby that had simply adopted from the people of the book. That's what it is, but a lot of you stop no
one shall they you Inshallah, so in Baraka lafay Come Inshallah, we'll see you next week at the same time. Subhanak along with him the shadow Allah elantas, the pharaoh category called hamdulillah