Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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so remember what we talked about last time?
I went to was coming I was thinking what did we talk about? Then? I did I remembered I remember but I just wanted to see like if you have a better memory Do you remember what we talked about last night? What did we talk about Lisbon?
Oh good. Sounds like a lot here. So I don't have to wrack my brain thinking about I'll just come and ask you inshallah. So we're talking about what invalidates in corrupted deeds. So Schaffer Rahim Allah, after, as I said, after urging people to rush towards the hereafter. He mentioned when you started working, and worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala, there will be as some people have called them pathol 34, muscles thieves, that will start to start trying to stop you in the middle.
The blocks on the road of your success and coming back to Allah azza wa jal, and there's a lot of them. But what he highlighted was, primarily we're talking about showing off doing it for the sake of others, and their praise and admiration and recognition, and then doing it for the sake of self. And it's admiration that you would admire yourself. So Dr. Bhatia and talks about now, I need you again, when we always talk about
belittling Muslims at the heart of the Muslim and that is a great evil. It's a key it's a great evil, that is also a key to other great evils as well. And was another fourth one that we talked about.
not following the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu it or sending them so as I said, then these are really comprehensive if you think about it. If Muslims then and Muslims now and Muslims in the future, just take this and implement it fully. Meaning that they established Oh heat, I'm not worshipping anyone else, when I'm worshiping Allah, except Allah. So I'm not doing it for any personal glory, or for any group, or for any party that I belong to. But I'm only doing this for Allah has surgeon and his pleasure I start where Allah wants me to stop, and I do what a lot wants me to do. So that's the part about the heat, then the part about the sooner me making sure that
whatever I'm doing is actually Islamic.
It does not contradict Islam, even if I have the best of intentions, if it contradicts Islam is not useful. And then the third thing, observing and beautifying yourself with Islamic matters, then that makes your message appealing and actually possible.
So then he moves on Rahim Allah talks to me about what the editor here titled as a maraca will have Shia, watchfulness. And let's say fear with respect when it comes to Allah has origin maraca benefici two concepts that he can think and in fact, they are related. Harsha, you can translate that as fear, meaning fearing Allah xojo and he's going to be talking about that creating fear in our hearts towards Allah azza wa jal when it comes to Allah and His Majesty, but Harsha is a little bit different than fear
is more specific than health.
Harsha comes with knowledge.
I could be afraid of things that I don't know. Like the dark
eye, or system fable or fiction about a possible monster here and there. That's how that's fear. hatia is for you to know the object of your fear and to be afraid of it because you know it.
You know, the possibilities what it can do. So that's one difference. Another difference is that how for fear can come from your own weakness, I'm weak and I'm afraid of so and so or that thing. Harsha you could still be strong,
but the other is stronger than you.
So here he is going to be talking about watchfulness. morasca meaning watching a law watching you, knowing that Allah is watching you at all times, and then the behavior that results as
the feelings that this generates in your heart. So he begins this is difficult. He says, you know, thinking about these things, he says, I know that Allah subhana wa tada is looking at you
aware of everything that you're doing, and say to yourself, if it was a noble, respected man of my people who was sitting there and watching me, I would be ashamed.
And embarrassed of doing these things in front of him. So how I am not ashamed and embarrassed from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then I have no security that he could rush and hasten punishment to me and reveal the secret that is my son.
So he is he is trying to approximate and in fact, there is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that says that it's the human Allah that is have this higher embarrassment shame from Allah azza wa jal as you would, in front of a member of your clan, a number of your tribe, as someone that you know that you respect very well. How do you think how would you behave? If that person is there, you think about your home, let's say your home and doing whatever you're doing, he knocks on the door, she knocks on the door, if your sister, you let her in you, and then you sit, your behavior, it automatically changes. The topic changes. What you're thinking about changes, what
you think that you can do or cannot do changes completely, because you have higher of this person. I respect him so much. I can't allow him to see me in such a way, childish way, immoral way it never will happen. I'm ashamed of him. So the prophets always in them says in the Hadith, at least be aware of Allah azza wa jal, as you're aware of other human beings that you respect. They are that they are there watching you a lot as though john is also watching you. So he has taken that Ansel is telling you, you and me, just think about it. If you really think and believe and bring this to your mind and heart that Allah is really watching you right now. It'd be difficult to commit.
And then he's adding to it. And also on top of that, if Allah sees you committing this sin, how will that giving you guarantee or safety, that he's not going to send punishment immediately to you? It could happen.
It could happen, or at least that that protection of concealment of your sin that can be broken, and someone can find out about it.
And he says it says here what lemon Nicoletta durata maaseiah de la Vina aromatic, he says, know that you cannot disobey Allah azzawajal except through a blessing of Allah.
Meaning that if you are going to commit anything with your hand, to disobey alone, who had given you this hand, a lot, and the ability to use it and the energy to use it a lot as well if you're going to look at something or listen to something that Allah hates, but giving you all of this, Allah xeljanz who is saying that, in fact, when you're disobeying Allah, you're using all the blessings of Allah azza wa jal to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it's not being thankful to Allah, and appreciating that Nana, if you take it and use it against Allah has his origin. Like if you say, you know, I need money from you, so I you know, you lent me money, I take this money and use it against
What would you think?
Would you learn me again,
I can't borrow anything from you. Because when I said when I gave you,
you weren't grateful. He didn't thank me. I didn't mean I don't really need you to thank me with telling but at least don't take the thing that I've given you and use it against me. So here we're taking the neatness of Allah azza wa jal, all of them and only through them that we're able to disobey Allah has his origin.
And he's saying that will only Olam Lamia convince me here on a few marks sciatica. If he might see it. He got it. Let's see through industry through La La katha. Follow follow with Paula Ernesto Anika, Linda. It says it's enough or at least recognize the blessing. It's enough of a blessing that Allah azza wa jal when you committed that sin, He did not divulge that sin to humanity. He didn't spread it, he did not expose you. And if he were to expose you, your integrity, respectability and honor, our humanity will disappear, will evaporate. And no one will like you and no one will respect you. And no one will, you know, pay you any compliment. In fact, they may insult you and turn away
from you. So is saying that unless you're very exposed, and a lot of times this happens because we expose ourselves but unless you're exposed, consider how many wrong things we have done, and how many times Allah kept concealing our sins,
one after the other one after the other so that when people see you, they see a clean person. They know none of the bad things that you have done. None they see a clean person.
So this is the sister of Allah, that's protective cover that Allah had wrapped around you so that humanity does not see your mistakes. So he says, Isn't this an error?
And the problem is that if you keep repeating this and over and over and over and over
Again, it's as if you are devaluing that name of Allah as a soldier and calling upon yourself exposure
Because he keeps saying, I don't care, I don't care, I don't care.
It says he tells a simple story. He says someone came to Ibrahim.
And he told him,
I can't stop sinning, I have no patience to stop committing sins. So advise me with something that can help me call the opponent to be something that could help me. And now can be a situation that a lot of us are facing, whether we're talking about a whole bunch of since there's just so many of them, and they're so attractive, and they overpower me, I cannot stop, or at least one or two. So how can I stop? So he's telling him, help me. He says, I'm going to share with you five things. And if you able to comprehend them and implement them, no disobedience, no sin will be able to harm you. So this is Oh, go ahead. Go ahead, share that. So he says the first one if you want to disobey Allah
azzawajal don't eat from his sustenance and provisioning.
Don't eat from his food.
So saying, obviously says How is that possible? All food is Alas, food, all food is provided by Allah as it were, what I eat from if I don't eat that particular that food? He says, Then are you going to eat his food and disobeying?
Are you going to eat his food in this way? So he says, Okay, give me the second one. He said, If you can do this, OBEY Him, don't live in his land.
Don't live in his space, meaning the space he created. So he says, Where would I go? There's no other possibility. I can go to any space that Allah did not create, there's nothing else. So he says, then you can eat his food, live in his space and disobey him? He says, Okay, give me the third one.
He says, if you're going to disobey Him, find a place where he cannot see you and then discipline.
And obviously, he says, Where? Where can I find that place? If I sink to the lowest point of the sea, or climb the highest of the highest mountain? or seek the darkest of places in caves? He can still see me Where can I go? He says, then you want to do all of this. You want to say obey Allah azza wa jal while you're eating his food, living in his land in front of him. He says, Okay, give me the fourth one. It says, okay, when the Angel of Death comes to you, tell him I'm not going with you. Okay? She said, he won't let me. So he says, Then, if you cannot deny the angel of death, and you don't know when he is coming, why would you send and you have no guarantee from Allah, that you
will have the opportunity to repent or not?
So if he's not going to delay you, why do you delay repentance? What's going to happen to you if he cats catches you? Before you repent without tober? It says, Okay, give me the fifth one. So this is the fifth one, when the angels of Hellfire come to take you to Hellfire on the Day of Judgment, tell them I'm not going to go with you. He says, they're not going to let go of me. He says,
If you cannot disobey them, and you're not going to leave your sin, how will you be saved?
If you cannot, if they will not let go of you, and you and you cannot save yourself from them. And you're also weak in front of your son, how are you going to be saved? He says, that's enough for me. So it is said here, he listened to all of that and continued to worship Allah has the origin until he passed away. Now, if you want to think about it, think about you know, if you go to somebody, if you're invited to somebody's home, I'm example close to this one invited to somebody's home.
And he lets you or she lets you in and they offer you food, and you start eating their food. And when you look away, when they look away, you start you know,
tearing apart their carpet, and then and their curtains and spilling things around. And when they look at you they stop. What type of person would you call that, that a person had brought you into their home? You're eating their food, they're honoring you. And what you're doing as a reply is that you're harming them.
You wouldn't be what you would not like to be such a person and you would never invite such a person and you would never forgive such a person.
So just as an approximation, we're all being hosted on this earth by Allah azza wa jal under his watch. So if Allah is watching you all time, and you really feel this, it really would be hard to commit a sin. You only come in a sin with that knowledge diminishes.
That traction of sin is strong, and then knowledge that Allah is right here right now watching me diminishes.
And then you can listen otherwise, if that knowledge is strong, you won't be able to do it, it'd be too embarrassed to expose, to be able to do it. Especially your as I'm talking now Allah is listening, as I'm looking at this thing or that thing, Allah is watching me, as I'm touching this thing or trying to touch it, Allah knows about it, it'd be so exposed and vulnerable, that he will not be able to do it. And he says here, some of them used to say, Latin to illustrate how to how to when I can under in ominous it says don't look at how insignificant or small the sin is. But consider the majesty of the one that you're disobeying.
Because sometimes also, the one of the ways that we justify to ourselves in the shaytaan also justifies that to us is that this is just something small. Right? It's not such a big deal. Especially What if you compare yourself to others? You say, Well, I mean, at least I compared to a lot of other people that I know, relatives or friends or colleagues or you know, at my workplace or university. They do so many other bad things that are compared to them. I am What? almost an angel. So these things really don't matter. So here he's trying on the person who came up with that thing is trying to tell you don't consider here, how insignificant or small Do you think the sin is? But
consider that every sin that is being registered is being done against the majesty and the greatness of Allah as origin. So it's a violation.
It's a violation. And sometimes sometimes if you are aware of Allah as his origin, really aware of Allah, that small sin could be big, because you're so close to Allah azza wa jal, like, when would it be bigger? Like when do the sins double? Or they can double or triple right? We don't have like a specific figure. But when do they typically? When does that typically happen? You know,
they increase Yeah.
When others start to do it right, so others imitates you so that compounds sin. So this is one thing when do they start increasing a little bit more? We count as a little bit extra
Ramadan? That's very good. Yes.
When you know that Allah is watching you and you do it. So you have knowledge of Allah and that knowledge is very strong, and you still do it great. And you said about Ramadan right. And this so that is a blessed time and also in blessed spaces. So why do the sin increases in a blessed diamond Endless Space? Why?
I know the bowtie freezing is handy. The you know,
Deena know right? Okay, why do they increase?
Now I'm so that time and space right? is supposed to be special, reminds you of Allah azza wa jal and there is less opportunity and incentive in it to commit sin, like think going to Mecca. Right? Fifth in Mecca is not like 15.
Ill had for instance, in Mecca disobedience of Allah azza wa jal in Mecca in Medina is what not like doing it here because that's special. So there should be less of a reason for you and me to do haram over there. Same thing with Ramadan any special time and any special space. So the more that you're conscious of Allah azza wa jal that sin could increase in intensity. So here is saying that don't always look at that sin and say, well, it's okay it is okay. Look that or consider that Allah azza wa jal is the one who is receiving right was watching all of this and that His Majesty soprano with the Allah is standing right there in front of you.
here he says, short letter that Omar Abdulaziz wrote to one of his men, the one that he employed to help the province or city. So that person wrote to Omar Abdulaziz with some complaints. So he wrote back to him and he said, Brother, yeah, I
remember how, or remember the long time then the people of Hellfire and going to spend in Hellfire for eternity meaning sadly not, meaning that they're not going to get even to sleep in hellfire. So they're going to stay up the whole night with the day spending all that time to eternity. And be aware. So that the last conversation you have with Allah azza wa jal, the end of it the conclusion of it should not be that you'd be taken to hellfire.
And if you are taken to Hellfire, this will be the last thing that you will hear from Allah azza wa jal, and you will have no hope afterwards. So he's telling him two things
Remember that the people of Hellfire will not get to sleep and they will spend up the entire night with the day, all in Hellfire to eternity. And at the same time, he's saying you don't want to be the last thing that you hear from Allah has sent him to Hellfire without any return from it. And of course, who spends eternity in hell find
the Muslims, not the Muslims, right? There are those who disbelieve in Allah azza wa jal, but a Muslim if he goes to Hellfire, there should come a time if he or she is a Muslim, where they would leave it right.
So he says that man, when he read this letter from Omar Abdulaziz, he folded this and traveled immediately back to him. And then Ahmad monopolises received them. He says, What brought you here? He says, You've actually dislodged my heart, from my chest by what you've said about the hungry vikita that what you sent me has actually if you know, you know what, you know, I take in my heart out of my chest, frightens me so much, to the extent that that is it. I'm resigning from this post. And I'm never going to be hired in that position by you or anybody else. And he left.
And that's those two small sentences.
Were we're enough for him to say I'm resigning. Because I know that this is a position of responsibility, right? And you reminded me of hellfire. That's it, I can't take that. I'm leaving and I'm coming back. That is the whole
that is fear of a loss. And that's a sensitive heart, you need to only tell him a couple of things. And that affects
others whether at that time or today you need to actually keep talking and talking and talking and talking until it actually starts going into the heart. But if the heart is alive, so panela it will be sensitive to the slightest or the simplest of reminders if they are actually true and genuine.
Then he says that him Allah know that the danger that is lying ahead is great.
And we are entrusted to carry something that the mountains right, and this big Earth, huge earth and the skies and the seas would not carry and they were afraid to carry it as Allah xeljanz sister avena Amina ha wash buckler minha Warhammer la insan very way refused to carry this Amana and what is this amount of Allah as Odin is talking about that we have presented this Amana to the heavens and the earth and the mountains What is this Amana? It's the amount of tech leaf meaning I am going to give you commands and prohibitions and if you obey I will bless you and if you disobey, he gonna be subject to punishment, there is the possibility of punishment would you carry it? So this earth
refused, said no. There's too much at stake. The skies refused the sea refuse the mountains refused, but who accepted
humanity? humanity accepted. Muhammad Allah insha Allah azza wa jal says at the conclusion of this is the one of the reasons right that motivated that acceptance when there is injustice and ignorance, you know, and that is actually a future in humanity. And all of us, ignorance and injustice, we're prone to ignorance and injustice. We don't know until Allah teaches us. And we don't know yet we claim or think that we know. And even when we know sometimes we transgress that is injustice, we favor ourselves and our own interest, and our families and our money and all of that. So we're prone to injustice, and we have no knowledge. And that's why we accepted that
responsibility you had among us are those who will succeed in it, and among us are those who will fail.
So he is telling you that this is something that is great.
There is a questioning there is a responsibility, there is a test that you have to answer to come up with the questions. And he says, and the Hellfire was created for us. Hellfire was created for us, and there's nothing that equals the punishment of that hellfire. And Allah had promised that he will fill it with humans engine.
He promised that he will fill it unless Allah says that under under jahannam, I will fill hellfire.
She was saying who was this Hellfire created for?
He says us
is for all of us. And you don't know yet whether you are saved from it or not.
But it's for you. And it is for me. That's why he's saying it's very serious.
And then he's talking here about Telfair and I don't want to like, like scare you too much. Right? But it's just there. So I'm going to mention some of it. He's saying and he's saying you know, so what is the condition think about what is the condition of someone that the
fire is burning all parts of his body, all part of his body is being lit right by fire. And when his skin is cooked, right, Allah has done will replace it with another sin. So that he again from the beginning and new, he can taste the punishment, the severe punishment again. And he's being dragged in the honey,
that extremely hot water and oil or in lava like why he's being dragged in it. But in Tahoe alleges that he wardro that he had spread all over his face and his body. And then that is all support on top of his head, and it everything inside from the top to the bottom and the inside melts and goes away. And then his skin outer results also peels off, right? All of that, and he's being cooked and burden hellfire. And then after all of that there is no end to that punishment. There is no end.
Even if a person tells you, that will happen to you for one day.
That's hard to take for one thing, even if a Muslim says okay, I'm going to spend a little bit then I will leave to jail. It's hard to go through that for one day, or one week or one year. So you the person who is inside does not know when will this end? until Allah tells him it's over. So he doesn't know.
He says law your hamona in backhoe he says if they cry, they'll receive no mercy.
Okay, what are your though Runa in Chicago, and he says they're not going to be or their excuse is not going to be accepted when they complain when a new job owner in Tao and when they supplicate their idea is not going to be answered when you are taboo in any startup. And if they offer excuses, that excuse is not going to be accepted from them.
He says more of the law and once passed by a sand hill
Hill, you know a small hill of sand. And he says I pity the people of Hellfire if they know that if they were to be in Hellfire
the number of days Okay, equal to that sand in this sand hill, they will know that there is hope at the end of this, you know, tournament. And they could ask that please be patient. Because there is an end. But there is no end.
There is a few passed by a sentinel, a bunch of sand collected, how many? How many? How much sand is there? 100 1000 2000. He says if they were told 1000 years, or 1000 days, at least they can say some have passed and there's an end a saying but when there is no end, where is their hope going to come from? And no one is going to listen to them. No one's listening to their complaint. No one is listening to their dog. And their punishment is not gonna stop. It says McKenna Hallo haka de la mano. And NFC says if your situation is like that, and every human is like that, there is no safety and there is no guarantee so you shouldn't be safe or feel safe. That it's possible that you can be
one of its people, then so then rightfully, you should cry. And you should continue to cry and never feel settled or comfortable until you are aware.
In general, okay.
He says one of them you know, they some of them he said he used to cry a lot.
cry a lot. And somebody told him you know, like as if he blamed him for that or criticized and he says stop me crying too much when it comes to the fear of Allah zildjian and all of that. He says well law he if Allah had promised that he's going to jail me in a bathroom, just in the bathroom, I would have to cry.
How about if he had promised that this jail that sentence is going to be in hell, not just in a bathroom but in a hell? How much should I cry?
And let me see before I continue inshallah. So I mean, I don't know if that is too much of a dose of Hellfire and fear. I know. So I just want to hear balance that a little bit because if you're in a situation where this is not going to help you in sha Allah, remember that? What was the opposite? gender and the mercy of Allah and His forgiveness. So it's, it's important to have those two.
Okay, so for some of us, we need a lot of this. We really need a lot of this because we feel that as if Allah azza wa jal had given us a guarantee that we're not going to stamp guarantee we're not going to go to hellfire. We are safe from it. So when you hear a lot of this, you start feeling Oh, actually, it couldn't be me. And that is going to help you that really is going to help you because at the heart sometimes does not tremble does not shake out of fear of Allah zildjian and II does not shed some tears, then that amount is not strong.
But if you're the kind of person and it's possible
Whether you're listening to this or you're right here, you're going to listen to it again or remember it again, if you're the kind of person or this is going to bring you down, and you're saying and the shaytan will tell you all you just destined to Hellfire, do whatever you want to do in this dunya are going to go there anyway. If that's the kind of thing that is going in your head, then that's wrong.
Then you have also to remember about the hope and about the mercy of Allah has ever done about his forgiveness that no matter what you have done, there's always the possibility to combat okay.
So tell us here another story.
He says, he is he, or you see one of the pious ancestors, he used to cry a lot out of the fear of Allah and worships Allah azza wa jal. He says when he goes into his home, he cries when he comes out of his home, his cries and you go to the masjid, he's crying, leaving them arrested, he's crying. I'm not saying that you have to be this and he's not saying that he has to you have to be this is just saying one person was like that, right? Okay. So by the way, young as a as a general rule, inshallah, if you hear some stories from the setup,
and you don't know exactly should I behave like this or not, should I be like this or not? Take it back to who?
prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then after that his Sahaba, see where they like this or not. So if they were like that, then be like it. And if they weren't like that, that then excuse this person who is going through this and say, and this is special to him. But it doesn't mean that I have to act like him. Because our example is not him. Allah did not send him as an example. Although we can learn a lot from him a lesson Mohammed sallallahu wasallam as an example. So the prophet SAW his son unfused Allah the Most, but he wasn't crying when he left the home and he came to home or he loved domestic came to the method. There's a time for him when he was crying out
of fear and love of Allah azza wa jal, and other times when he was smiling.
Anyway, this is the person. So his son told them he says, Father, why are you crying? As if Hellfire was only created for you? Right? It says if Hellfire was only created for you, you can you can cry anymore. Like if all if from among all of humanity, you're the only person who's going to go to hell fire. You can even be crying more than this. Why are you crying so much is telling him? So he says,
replying to him, he says, isn't Telfair created for me? And are my brothers, my brothers of humanity from humanity is actually created for all of us. He says, don't you read in the Koran? Yeah, I'm not sure a genie will ensue and Allah speaking to the genome ins in his 2010 for domain authority, so now it will be different for the Latin for Luna in the abyss of time. If you can break away and escape from the borders of the heavens and the earth, then escape, you will not be able to escape except with power and authority from Allah siljan meaning what can you escape can never escape so if you can run away Run away, but you won't be able to run away? And he says, don't you read yourself
on a commercial auto Minar in one house on forgotten pass Iran, there will be sent upon you flames of fire and smoke or flames of fire and copper. And you will be utterly defeated? Don't you hear this from the Koran don't you read
for even sharper the Santa off again at what and get the hand when the sky will break? it imparts and will be reddish in color. And then at that moment and just you know bring you the meaning and shall have the eyes so I'm not gonna have to read it in Arabic and repeat it in English. Send a lot on that day, no ins and Jen will be asked about their sins, because Allah knows about all of it and it's recorded right? You ought to Fujairah Mona vizima home the criminals that transgressors the disobeys of Allah will be known about by the mark that is on them, and they will be dragged by their heads and feet on Hellfire, right? How did he handle that? You get the will we have moogerah Moon
This is Hellfire, in which the disbelievers denied this is it. They're in it, we're looking at it. You have to find a vein However, in the honeymoon and they're shuttling between it. And between extremely utterly, completely hot water or oil. Me Me, me me extremely hot. And then he continued to cry and go around the home until he collapsed and he fainted. So his mother said he says Why did you do this to your father? He was okay before you were trying to talk to him and calm him down because I was only trying to calm him down. And this happened to him. So stay in bring you to the story to say that the thing that made him afraid is the same thing that should make you afraid. And if they
were afraid we should be even more afraid than they are.
So he's trying here to basically actually confirm that the fear of Allah azza wa jal
should be there and every heart
should live there in every heart. And by the way Subhanallah
different than fearing anything else. They say that if you fear anything else other than Allah has given what do you typically do? And if you if you're if you fear anything, you're afraid of it what do you typically do? you escape?
But if you fear Allah azza wa jal, what do you do? Do you have to do?
Get get closer to Allah azza wa jal, because there's nothing that you can save you from Allah except Allah. Because when you're afraid of anything else, you can seek safety and shelter something somewhere else with someone else, and you can find it. But if you're afraid of Allah azza wa jal, there is nothing else and no one else that can save you, except him. subhanho wa Taala. So you actually you don't run away from him. That's how that fear is very different. You don't run away from him, you stay in your place, or you move closer to him.
So and he says, Now he's talking about virtuous deeds. He says, while I'm rocky makalah know, that good character and manners are is the heavy, heaviest thing that will be put in this game, and that it will reach or take its companion or the person who has it to the degree of the fasting and praying person.
Here he is repeating the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam person Hello.
We're in that Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that there is nothing that will be heavier in your scale, then good character.
And that good character can raise you to the level of line of sight in the person who's fasting continuously. And I'll call him who a person who prays at night continuously.
And that is very interesting. I want to just pause here.
Why would it take you to the same level. And here the assumption here is what you're also praying. Right? And you're also fasting, the obligations are covered? We're saying going to say some of as soon as are there. But here the comparison would be between someone who does so much of this fast and so much of this Salah with someone who is not doing as much but his law, his character is better? Why does it raise him to a level comparable to this one or even higher?
Exactly, that's one thing that is the fruits. So if you see someone or if you see it in yourself that you're praying and you're fasting, but if that is not improving your character, you have to come back and question what, how you're doing all of this? How are you praying? How are you fasting? Why is it changing? And we know either from experience or really actually from ourselves, that sometimes we actually pray, and we do a lot of it or read the Quran, and we do a lot of it, but our character is suffering is really suffering. So that's the fruit as he says that a lot of that is the fruit of it. So that's the first thing, that's the fruit of it. The second thing is that when you
fast and you pray,
who is the recipient of the benefit? Mainly, you yourself? It's for you. Right? And of course, you know, the assumption in sha Allah is that if you are better, you'll be doing better. But that primary recipient of it is you with his manhood of good character who is the primary recipient of its benefit
people around him.
So that is nothing wrong with the idea of one person. So that is a benefit that is extended to others and that is a limited personal benefit. As an as a general rule, the extended benefit is better than the limited benefit.
That's why For instance, if you think about you think to yourself, Is it better than I just stay home and read the Koran or come to the master and teach the Koran what is better.
Teach the Koran if the intention is right, coming and teaching the Koran because that is an extended benefit rather than personal limited benefit. So personal HELOC is an extended benefit. And personal HELOC by the way is not and when it's really revealed is not when we're all comfortable and happy and nice. Salaam Alaikum alaikum Salam I smile in your face you smile back in my face. That is good. That is part of personal hello and we should always inshallah have smiley faces. But that's not it. It revealed itself. When you're under distress when you're attacked. Where you're in trouble when you were insulted.
When I say something bad about you behind your back, right when I'm angry with you and you're quiet and you overlook my mistakes and you bring don't bring up my sins. This is personal.
This is personal. This is when you discover it. And this is when you have to really work on it. Because everybody can be nice when everybody else is nice and there is no pressure on you. That is not a measure of who has
Otherwise everybody would have it, isn't it? Maybe not today, anyway, Danny, but in some places, you know, you come to some mistake, a lot of people that, you know, receive you well, and some other mistakes, they ignore you, it's happens like this. And it happens like that, you know, in some messages, everybody's welcoming. And in other messages, you know, they just, you know, they're stern with you happens like this happens like that. So there's more of snowfall up here and there. But the real test is in that message and with those people where everybody is nice when it gets tough. Do you still have snow?
If I do something bad to you, would you do something bad behind my back and talk bad about me? Would you look for my mistakes? Would you not learn to forgive him? And forgive me and find excuses for me? That's just no Hello. And that takes training.
And he says, when the menos de la Hema who was Hola Hola, Allah, on pata Hakata Hola. I know that the one who connects? This is what it means Connect his kin, or connects with his kin, meaning he's being kind to his kin. So similar to Rahim, he has relationship with his kin. It's not cut. So it says if you have relationship, good relations with your kin, a lot connects with you. And if you disconnects, who disconnects with you? A lot sooner.
So what does it mean if Allah connects with you?
Man was Allah Haman. Was Allah Allah? What does it mean? Then Allah is close with the
flow is close with support a lot closer to answering your allies close with hesa not less close to you, period, whatever you need from him, he's there. What do you have? You asked him, he's there. Why is that?
Because you're close to who?
Your family, your kin. The family are not just parents, parents are our number one priority, but not just parents, siblings, and cousins and all of that, you try your best to be close to them. And even if they don't call, or they don't write back or they don't care, you still try to connect with them. For who say
what sort of Allah I want to be close to Allah zonen in addition to the worldly benefits that Allah xojo through His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us about, I don't know if we talked about them or not, but I'm pretty sure that some of you know them, that if you are good to your kin, to your family, what are would Allah give you in this dunya?
If so, extend your life and
risk, right. So Allah will extend, bless, increase your wealth, and increase your life. Both.
So Panama, both This is just in this dunya. So in a sense, you want to live longer. And you allow what you want a lot to bless what you have, you don't have to go look left and right, this lead, do this thing. And bless you in both both of those ways, in addition to the fact that a lot would be close to you. And what does it mean that Allah will be all disconnects from you, when you disconnect from your family? So I'm not going to talk to them again. They don't call them another calling them ever again. Or you have a fight with someone that is it with them. I'm boycotting them a month, a year, decades past, I've never talked to them, and I will never talk to them. Right. So when you
disconnect who disconnects a lot as a surgeon, what does it mean when he disconnects?
He's not close to you.
Okay, not as much as you would want to, and he's not close to you, his support that and all of this. So you're taking yourself away from Allah and Subhana Allah consider here that Allah is protecting your family, right? And is offering that reward for their sake. And it's protecting you, by the way through that. Because others when they hear that they say okay, I have to call him even if I don't want to, I have to call him I have to be nice to him. So Allah azza wa jal from his NEMA, he's protecting you and the rest of your family and making sure that you're on good terms with each other.
So that's a NEMA from Allah xojo.
And then he says, one of our man is sold out to the market he has a beautiful while he didn't do too much he had a piece of meat in there and he says that the best of deeds is sold out on time and then kindness to parents and then he had for the sequel a loss that's in the heading when the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam what are the best of deeds Salah on time, and then kindness to the parents and then we had for the sequel laws.
And you can see how they progress
from one the personal.
Second, right, you extend you you widen the circle a little bit, and then they become widest with jihad. So the first thing is prayer on time. That when the event is called, don't delay the Sala Don't delay in half an hour, unless you're busy with something like really, really busy with something. But now you're sitting and surfing or sitting and talking to somebody
On any sand that Dan is there in half an hour in an hour in two hours, five minutes before the other head down and you keep pushing it pushing it like that.
And what's the danger when you keep pushing it like this, you'll miss it.
So you begin to slowly delay until it's almost overlaps with the other center. And now you're combining your Salah, and now you're missing your center. He's saying now when the event is called prayer on time,
and one of the benefits of praying in the masjid is done. So now on time, right, you're not going to delay it because it's done in congregation if you're alone, just make it a habit that when the event is called hamdulillah I'm just going to leave everything else make my window and pray and done and then within that hamdulillah then go back to whatever you want to do. And akiha and that is the step that you take because some of us have had a lot you know dream big, I want to be there a year and I want to do this and I want to read that book and but I'm being assaulted by sinner and I'm weak in this way you say okay, let's go back back back to the very basics How are you with your salon? It
find you have to find that there is something missing in the basics the very basics of Islam. Okay, you're so you're not paying on time just go back and pray on time because if you start doing that, your email increases and Allah loves you more then you're better able to do the other things that Allah wants from you and you want to do but when the foundation is shaky and weak it's very hard to build things on it's very hard to be strong. So a solid allow us to read and see how you are with your parents. Are they happy with your unhappy Are you kind to them or not and if you're unkind to them and other things that you can do is go back if they were still alive and say Forgive me
Forgive me if I said anything wrong if I you know spoke out at terms if I was loud at times if I you know use some rough language forgive me and then resolve not to repeat something like that again and then we had for the sake of Allah and he says we're in the alpha hold on a man and football field Ah, he will Bordeaux fella and he says I'm the strongest you can say Ottawa, the knots or the handles of a man. Okay?
Love for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah. Meaning that if you want to hold him and very tightly, this is what a handle is. Right? And not not let go of it. One of the strongest handles by which you can grab on to a man is to not for the sake of Allah and hate for the sake of Allah.
And some people have a problem with how can I hate if I love?
And I don't know if I need to go through this or not? Do I need to? I need to explain. Okay, I'm explain. So, obviously, if you love something you must hate it's opposite, isn't it? So if love honesty, don't you hate this honesty? And if you love saving innocent people won't you hate killing innocent people? That's what it is. That's really what it is. That is the strongest demonstration of your email. And the height of that email is now that your love and hate is not calibrated and directed based only on personal feelings. But based on what is it that Allah loves and that is your compass.
This is what moves you.
Okay, then if a person has that you can say that this person loves a law surgeon because he loves what Allah loves. And he hates what aligns.
Okay, and that is the goal. That is the goal. The goal and the real test is not for you to say I love Allah xojo Nana love his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is a claim that anyone can repeat. The rule to test it is okay, you have a man you love his prophet, do you love what they love?
And you hate what they?
If you do, then hamdulillah Allah bless you. If not, then work on your email so that when you're looking at something or someone, whatever it is, you're not making your personal feelings and preferences dictate how you should behave.
This person is from my tribe, from my region, from my linguistic family from my that's why I love them. You're allowed to love them. Like for that sake, my personal feelings, that's a lot. But here when you're assessing everybody, if you based your love and fear, love and hate only on those criteria, and worries among
and those who are closer to Allah azza wa jal don't, they deserve more of your love.
So if our criteria is simply personal, then you know that we still have to work on our email. If I'm looking at things in Islam, and I'm hearing some of the things that Allah loves, and loving some of the things that Allah hates, you have to also wonder, okay, where is my email because I'm not supposed to feel like that.
It's okay to struggle, a struggle with loving something that Allah hates. It's okay to struggle with it but it's not okay to settle without a motion to approve and actually be okay with that emotion struggling with it is okay. Because we're struggling with it signals What? I'm unhappy with it and I'm pushing the shape on and pushing myself until I am successful the evening.
So love and hate for the sake of Allah zildjian is monumental. And he says, Wait a minute email reminds you that you're not similar. Just know that patience, when it comes to email is like the head when it comes to the body. Can you have a body without a head, the living body without a head?
I know I'm losing you because it's getting late. I know just just a couple of minutes. That's it. Can you have a living body and living can be a person without a head. You cannot. You cannot have a man without patience. This is what he's saying. There is no human without patience. You cannot perform anything without patience. You need patience to stay away from haram and patients to commit what Allah wants and patients to be just to endure some of the tests of this life.
And he says, and there's a part about it. So I will just read the sentence and the rest I will delay for later in Sharla. He says Well, minako Emery, what encompasses all of this is
okay, because all matters are in the hands of Allah azza wa jal, he guides whosoever He wants, and he misguides will ever see once and he lets him down. So that you should go and seek Allah azza wa jal, if you want anything, you should seek Allah azza wa jal because everything is in his hand, and you surrender all of your affairs to him subpanel with that, meaning that all of this if it is too much for you, if you don't know how to go about it, if you don't know how to process it, if you don't know how to get it into your heart, he says all of it is controlled by why because everything is with Allah as origin. And he says he guides whosoever He wants and misguides whosoever He wants.
And of course, we understand that if he Allah zildjian misguides anyone, he misguides it because they
deserve it. Meaning that Allah azza wa jal presented guidance to them, and they rejected it. So Allah misguides them as to their misguidance and it's all based on a choice that it came to them. And they, with free choice decided not to follow it. So there's more about da insha Allah that is this really beautiful, but I mean, we don't have time for it, and I don't want you to fall asleep, inshallah. So, stop here in sha Allah, and let me know inshallah, if you have any questions, additions, comments, anything else?
No. So what does it mean that the risk is increasing, even though it's all written down? And then it's written that I'm going to receive all of it before you die? And the same thing about increasing your life is the same, same question the same thing right. So the, so the ultimate our of you know, two interpretations of it inshallah, and they are complimentary. One, it says, they increase Baraka.
So there is increased Baraka in your wealth. So the amount is the same amount. But the Baraka increases the use of the same number of years, but there are Baraka increases. So, this is one. The other explanation says that it is a conditional, right that it's written down, and the law knows about it, but it's conditional. So it's written down like that, if this person is going to be good to his family, he's going to earn this much and live this long. And if he's not going to be good to them, he's going to earn this much less and live a shorter life a lot, knowing that he's going to choose one of these things. So it says if like, there's a split, right, split road, and you're going
to take one of them, and Allah knows which one you're going to take. So the increase here is in terms of the possibilities that are in front of you. Allah knows which one you're going to take.
That's the interpretations of the LMS. Right? So that's the commentary, that it is said that if he does this, then it will increase and if he does that, then it won't increase. So this is where it comes from. The second question is, I forget where
people would do this and I didn't feel comfortable with it, but
an electric domain.
Okay, so delaying you're asking about delaying or sort of prayer until it's 15 minutes before
the so this is a dislike time and or even you know what to do even though right? No, it's only when it's in a time of necessity, when you would be praying at that moment. But otherwise also right should not be delayed, especially after, you know, some centers where you don't want to delay till close to the other prayer times and also is one of them, right? So you don't want you don't want to wait till the sun becomes yellowish, right? You don't want to wait till that. So I know in some messages, right, they delayed way too long. Okay. And that starts getting into a time when the prayer is disliked. So also does not need to be delayed. You know, contrary to Abu hanifa Rahim
Allah right has said also this should not be delayed, there is the Adhan, you fade, wait your 1015 minutes, right for the comma, and you pray. Right, but don't delay it.
So you mentioned before
So for example, you mentioned coming somewhere and teaching versus just simply revising yourself. Obviously, both are necessary, but one is more extended. So what about, say that you have friends, and they're, maybe they're sinners, maybe they have some beliefs that are questionable, maybe one atheist? You spent time with them? Right, and maybe not always beneficial, but like you see, the best we could argue that a lot more time is
to help I can help provide them with guidance or the influence.
But then it also means that you're accepting.
Should you just avoid that?
Okay. Okay, so you're talking, the question is about extended and limited benefit, personal benefit versus extended benefit. And you're talking about hanging around a group that could have the wrong beliefs or practices, they could be like a theist or whatever, but with the hope that the more time that you spend with them, the more that you will be able to bring them closer to Islam. Right. So you're asking, should I spend more time or keep spending time with them? Does that constitute acceptance of their beliefs? Right?
Or should I just simply withdraw from them? And because that's me, affect me? So the answer is different. It's different based on different people.
their level of Eman and the level of benefit that we're bringing to that group. So a person is safe, and himself and immune to their misguidance. Okay, whatever their beliefs are, and he's able to affect and not be affected. So he goes there, he changes, and he's not being changed. Okay? That may take some time. But eventually, net wise, he's changing and he's not being changed. Do we say keep going, keep going in sha Allah because what you're doing is great. If the opposite is true, he's finding that the more time that he spends with them the more doubt is entering his heart in his practice is suffering. We say don't do this because you're risking your own self. And it's like
somebody is gambling with his own money for profit. And that profit is so risky we say don't gamble keep your money out soon, man. Right, keep the capital. We don't need any profits. At least keep the capital because if you gamble with that capital, we may not get the profit and the capital is lost. So depends on his level of m and Eman and taqwa and sha Allah and that the group itself Yeah,
fair inshallah. So we conclude that on the law of panic and log ahem the shadow law either in the stockbroker