Channel: Ali Hammuda
Series: Ali Hammuda - Change of Heart
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah volcat
Smilla Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah, who Allah Allah, he was so happy humanoid.
I think that
any student of history
anthropol Anthropology perhaps
the social scientists will agree that the type of age and era that we're experiencing today is a quite a unique one.
And the set of challenges that the young men and women today are complaining of are certainly different to any other set of challenges perhaps experienced in the past.
You don't have to look far and you don't have to extend your imagination too much to realize why this is quite a strong argument.
You have an endless variety of sins in all of their sizes in their shapes and forms available at the click of a button.
available on demand.
And your average 1314 year old today has seen
more content in a week that maybe his grandfather had seen during his lifetime.
Those who are in search for fame. They don't have to do much, or carry out extraordinary feats like perhaps they did 100 years ago. You need a selfie stick, you need internet connection, maybe you need
a good quality camera.
And instant fame it is.
since that usually needed people, for them to be sins in the eyes of Allah like backstabbing, there needs to be two or more people in a gathering for that to happen.
Usually there has to be a group of people such that this thing can be facilitated. Today it's a unique circumstance you don't need too many people. In fact, you can be a back biter,
slander, you can be a thief, you can be a liar. God forbid. When you're by yourself. You just need a keyboard. So it's a unique time.
A time of deception, disillusionment, boasting pride, fake news, hoaxes, scams.
Therefore, we are in a very challenging time to say the least. And it's a unique set of circumstances that we are experiencing both as young and old.
So these challenges we're speaking about, we can comfortably say it is impossible to deal with them, it is impossible to manage them, to navigate them, let alone transform them into an Islamic opportunity without the help of Allah jelajah.
And without triggering certain actions of the heart to help you get through them, and to sail safely.
And this evening, we want to speak about one of those actions of the heart that helps us do so. And we have called it or the scholars have described it as an maraca. Meaning the watchfulness of Allah subhanaw taala.
Not so much the fact that Allah is watching you, we're talking about your consciousness as a Muslim, that the watchful eye of Allah subhanaw taala is upon you.
And his knowledge of you never fails. This is maraca.
So how do the scholars of Islam define this act of worship? Imam did not pay him he said. Perhaps this is one of the most wholesome definitions of Morocco but take note of him. He said in his book and my dad who said he came that I'll Murata to hear the alarm or I will Milady what I accompany him with Lila and hottie Isley he I love I hear you about
that Morocco about watchfulness
is the constant state of knowledge and certainty that Allah is observing your outward and inward states.
quite self explanatory. And maraca is a constant state of knowledge
that Allah has
subhanho wa Taala is observing your outward and inward state. This is maraca.
And others have said like a hadith of Maha CB he said that and will not go back to. Here there were more I mean can be the Akula.
It is the state of knowledge that sits in your heart that tells you Allah is near.
It is a state of knowledge that sits in your heart that tells you, Allah is Allah is near. A person who experiences this is acting upon this phenomenal act of worship that sits in the heart it is called maraca. The watchfulness of Allah subhanaw taala. Maybe you've noticed as well.
Just by looking at these definitions, the concept of Muraoka is very heavily intertwined with another key concept of hours in Islam. What is it
Yaqeen okay certainty,
Taqwa. And undoubtedly, as we shall find out
Any other key concepts that come to my
Are there any Arabic times?
The idea that you are aware that Allah subhanaw taala is constantly observing you.
Yes, exactly. Yes, and excellence. What is excellence? It is and it is the upper most part of our relationship with Allah. It's the cream of the crop. It's the gold standard Muslim.
It's the highest part of your relationship with your Lord, Son, excellence. We all know that Islam has five pillars when we know the level above it. Iman faith has six pillars, and then the highest level of them all. Son Excellency has how many pillars?
Just the one
where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told Angel Jibreel who said to him what is your son? What did he say? Oh my
accent Very good. Yeah, and dabbled Allah who can Nikka that are who for inlanta Contura, who
is an excellent is for you to worship Allah whereby
you feel that you can see him.
But if you can't see him, then know that he can see you.
So do you see the link between Morocco watch fullness of Allah being conscious of his watchful eye that never sleeps, and the assigned excellence, the highest part of your religion.
it is the base of all other actions of inward ibid. Take note of this dear brothers, dear sisters, what we are speaking about now, is not just on another, another list of the actions of worship that sit in the heart like sand or Tawakkol or Yaqeen or EClass. We're talking about something very different here more aka the watchfulness of Allah why because you can say that maraca is the base from which every other action of the heart stems from
as Emmanuel am he says but maraca to ourselves can be yet equally her while her lady, you've nally that Moraga watchfulness of Allah is the foundation of every other action of the heart. And it is the pillar upon which every other worship is built upon
the watchfulness of Allah and then he says, you might be able to claim if you were to think about every action of a Buddha, the actions of the heart, you will be able to trace it back to Morocco back and think about it, it is true.
What are the two actions of the heart we've covered so far in this series? What was the first
if last sincerity? Can there be sincerity if there is no maraca watchfulness of Allah
you have to be first very conscious of his watchful eye upon you, then this will sprout Eclass sincerity you will be sincere, but you have to first believe that he's watching you. For you then to be sincere to that Lord. What was the second act of worship we spoke about?
can there be certainty in Allah without you first being aware of his watchful eye. It all starts from here.
And in the future, if Allah gives us life and we speak about other actions of the heart,
like the station of muhabba, the love of Allah or the station of hope, the fear of Allah or a Raja hoping Allah subhanaw taala or
Cold reliance upon Allah al whare caution from the limits of Allah subhanaw taala, you will find that each and every one of them springs out from the fountain of maraca to first be fully knowledgeable and certain that Allah Jalla Jalla Lu is observing. And you translate that theory into application. He is watching me, he hears me, he sees me. This then affects your public and private affairs.
So this is more aka with respect to its definitions. And this is more applicable with respect to its status. It is the origin of all of the actions of the heart. Therefore,
it's only natural to say
that someone who manages to actualize maraca or parts of it in his or her life because it's a work in progress in all of our lives.
This person can expect their hands to be filled with abundance by Elijah and
what are the promises of Our Lord towards those who become people who have maraca? Remember,
this is not an actual worship that you can see. It's not something you can drink, taste, smell, touch.
It's something that you experience as a believer
that it's only reality, something that sits in your heart.
Yet it is so dear to Allah. It has life changing properties for those who achieve it or part of it.
What will Allah Jalla Jalla who award those Muslims of Moraga especially those Muslims of the 21st century who have everything at their disposal
the first Dear brothers and sisters Allah agenda Julia who will award the people of Morocco with sovereignty on the land.
Allah subhana wa Tada will establish them on the earth. Those who complain of transgression the oppression of the malema, the wrongdoers stealing of land usurping of resources,
episodes that we keep seeing unfolding in our eyes, week after week, year after year. What is the way out of this? It's a multifaceted answer. But it has to begin with maraca to be an owner who are that is watchful of Elijah legit.
These are the people who deserve is declare, establishing on the earth and to be given victory and ate by the Lord. Otherwise, what is the point? What is the point of giving Muslims all authority and sovereignty over their affairs? If they're going to back by each other and kill each other and imprison one another and enslave one another? What is the use?
And that is why Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah who said in Surah, two Ibrahim
a conversation between the prophets and the disbelievers of their era. What was the conversation Wakanda Ladino Kufa Julio Salim
the disbelievers they said to their messengers, the North Region in our Lena I will let our female that in. We're going to examine you from our lands
or you either come back to our wait for our heart you lay him off boom No, no he can nobody me.
So Allah revealed to the Prophets saying to them, we are going to destroy the wrongdoers.
While a new skin and Nico album embody him, and we're going to cause you to live in the land after them. Who does this belong to listen, then he can summon
half an academy, but this will be for those who fear the standing before me waha For ye and those who fear My threat.
So, according to this area, who are the people whom Allah will give a stickler for sovereignty in the land, they are the Muslims who fear the standing before the Lord on the Day of Judgment. Then Allah who will give them the dunya as a byproduct, till that is achieved, we can continue to see what we are seeing happening in the news over and over again. So when we come together in the masjid, and we work towards establishing our ala kava relationship with Allah and maraca and their likes, we're working towards a much bigger picture than you think.
It's your religion that you are establishing but your dunya is well.
It's your individual safety and the safety of the ummah.
Number one Allah Allah was the people of Morocco but what
is different if he gives them sovereignty on their hand?
Number two, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives the people of Morocco a taste of the flavor of iman.
And those of you who have experienced it, may Allah allow us all to experience it will know that is a life changing experience. And once you taste it once you live the rest of your life chasing that experience again and again.
brings about the taste the experience of Eman, almost a tangible flavor that you taste in your mouth. And that is why I'll buy it. He narrates in his sunnah on COBRA.
On the authority of Abdullah Hebron Omar We are delighted that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
the last one man for Allah Hoon Africa time Atlanta Eman. There are three characteristics whoever attains them
will experience the taste of Eman
it says simple recipe Subhanallah and I think number one men added Allah Hua Hua inner hula Ilaha illa Allah, whoever singles out Allah in worship because there is no God but Allah.
So the taste of Eman is not offered to the worshipers of Christ.
Or the worshipers of Hosea or the worshipers of, of a statue or the worshipers of Buddha or the people of no faith.
The sweetness of Eman is exclusive to those who worship Allah and specifically to those who single him out in Tawheed. In oneness, that's number one. What is the second recipe for those who want to experience him Eman? He says, While Roger alone our abdomen outta Jakarta nearly hit a ye button behind AppSumo and a person number to a person who gives out the Zika from his money, agreeably
meaning his content. He gives out the Zika not with a lethargy with heaviness. But with happiness, with love, with enthusiasm, a person who does that
will taste the sweetness of Eman. And then in the Hadith he describes the conditions of some of the conditions of Zika. And then he gives us some Allahu Allahu wa salam, the third.
He said what I've done is I've got an officer who, and a person who purifies himself.
This person will experience Eman.
A person who goes through the process of his gear. Now you're thinking, what is the process of this gear? I'm thinking the same question the Sahaba they asked it, they said O Messenger of Allah. What is the nature of a person who purifies himself? What did he say this is the showerhead. This is the point of the Hadith underlying this, he said an ya Allah and Allah and Allah Now who are you to can
it is when a person truly realizes that Allah is with him wherever he goes.
That is Teskey
simple concept, but how rare it is to find it amongst the people. These are the three characteristics for those who want to taste ima and one of them is more aka to be watchful of Allah to know that Allah is with you wherever you go. This is the second thing Allah awards the people of Morocco, they taste Eman. May Allah Allah was to Tasty man.
The third of them
Allah gender gelato who shades them on the Day of Judgment.
so much suppression of yeet needed especially in the life of the young man or the young woman, suppressing the heat of desire through their Morocco that there are watchfulness of Allah, so Allah gives them shade to cool them off on the day of judgment as a thank you Subhan Allah and Giselle Minjin cinammon as you sow, so shall you reap.
Have you noticed in the famous Hadith that speaks about the seven people whom Allah will shade on the Day of Judgment,
most of them, if not all of them, share one thing. They have one thing in common, if you think about it,
they are people of maraca who are the seventh you remember the Hadith, right? The famous Bukhari and Muslim narration on the authority of Abu Marina, that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Sebata Newland Duhem Allahu Allah, he Oh my love Allah in that window. There are seven categories of people who will be shaded on the Day of Judgment when there is no shame but his Who are they count with me? Number one, who was the first Al
Al emammal? Yeah, chronologically they say? Or he said, It is the just ruler
that just want ruler.
Why was he just did he need to be just no because he is a ruler. Sovereignty is in his hands or authority of the land is with him.
So he doesn't need to be just but he is just why because of his Morocco.
He doesn't need to be but the watchful eye of Allah that he knows is upon him pushes him to be just on the land Morocco but it goes back to it.
What is the second of the two second of the seven?
He said, What shabu Nasha Abeba. The Tila a young man who grew up in the worship of Allah may Allah make every one of you dear brothers and sisters amongst this category, a young Muslim who grows up in the worship of Allah, what made him or her grow up in the worship of Allah, when desires had reached an all time high, energy is at a peak and whatever you ask of your body, it will fulfill it for you because health is on your side vitality is on your side, the future is on your side.
But the suppress all of that
they keep it at bay and the worship of Allah what what made them do that? It is maraca. Their watchfulness of Allah, that's number two. Number three. What was the third of the seven
Rajani Oh, Raju don't call boohoo Ma Ma lagoon masajid. A person whose heart is is hung in the masjid
a person whose heart is hung in the masjid he didn't say a person who lives in the masjid or a person who was always in the masjid that would be difficult, but the heart is there. So every opportunity you have you go back, what is it that pushed him or her to the masjid each and every time? It is the Monaka of Allah, that watchfulness of Allah, the heart is there. And then number four, he said, Roger would I need to have that finlab Eg tambahan I know you he whatever raka Allah He to people who loved each other purely for the sake of Allah.
They come together for his sake and they depart for his sake. It is for the sake of Allah Moraga. They're doing it for him. There's no mutual interest. They don't support the same football team. They may not even speak the same dialect.
But they love each other. Why? Because of their Lord, they're watching him.
And then he said number five, what are you doing dad tomorrow? That two months I've been watching Merlin Takala, India hafla. And a man who was seduced by a beautiful and high ranking woman to phony Kate.
And he said, I can't do that I fear Allah.
So the situation is perfect. The beauty is there. And the status is there, meaning the ability to cover up the crime is there and nevertheless he said I fear Allah How come
because of his maraca, that is watchfulness of Allah Subhana Allah. Do you see it's all going back to the same concept? Achieve. And then number six, what Rajat Gupta said that can be sadhaka infra aqua, la la la la, Moshe Malou, whom I don't feel yummy. You know who a person who gives out a charity so secretly, that his left hand doesn't know what his right hand gave. And in another narration, his right hand doesn't know what his left hand gave.
Why did he do that? Why is he hiding it from one hand to the other? Because he's aware of the watchful eye of Allah subhanho wa taala. It goes back to the same concept.
And number seven, what was number seven?
Wha Raju don't the Kerala Holly and father aina. And a person who remembers Allah all by himself. She remembers him all by herself, and their eyes begin to weep. What brought those tears? It wasn't an emotional nasheed. It wasn't looking at somebody else who was weeping. It wasn't a tragedy. Nothing induced those tears except his or her maraca of Allah. Do you see how Allah gives them shade? On yo Tiana, really brothers as I was thinking Subhanallah this morning when I was looking at this information, it's so easy to just consume this as data
as text and I encourage you to write and I'm sad to see that it's only a inshallah growing minority who are writing that this is a tragedy. But the real challenge is to convert this theory into a vivid reality in your life. What does it mean to be shaded on Yeoman piano when there is no shade but his I mean, it's only 50,000 years long that day, and the sun is only a mile away from our hands and people will perspire according to their deeds. The people of Moraga are blessed with what they are established on the land. And they are what
they taste the sweetness of Eman and they what they are blessed with shade on the Day of Judgment all because they are constantly aware completely cognisant of the eye of Allah that never sleeps.
Another one of the awards that Allah Jalla Jalla who gives the people of Moraga is that he gives them Sarasa
what is for us or how do we translate it?
What are your thoughts?
What is the rasa rasa?
Like an insight?
Like a sixth sense? Yeah. Like an intuition. Yeah.
Those who are constantly aware of the eye of Allah that is upon them, they really feel it. They experience it, it governs their life.
It manages their choices, their decisions, Allah gives them a way of discerning between right and wrong, in a way, which he doesn't give most other people.
This is what I say, is a divine light that Allah casts into the heart of the believer.
And I'm sure you appreciate the need of it today. And this is what for us, for us, it is for us there is like a,
persuasion that penetrates your heart. And it dominates your opinion and overwhelms it the same way that a lion dominates its prey, and overwhelms it and gives it no chance to escape. That is what Baratza is, personally, it penetrates your heart, it dominates your opinion. And here I draw your attention to the similarity in the etymology of the word for rasa intuition. And that is the prey animal, the element of your mind being dominated by opinion, and you're just sure of something. And that is Allah Who taught you and he showed you the way out of confusion. And I'm sure you will agree that in an era that is defined by hoaxes, and scams, and fake news and filters and Botox injections,
and the glittery deceptions of dunya.
The believer is in need of this mechanism.
Here, and she they need this tool, this divine insight, to see through this confusion and these clouds of ambiguity and to find what is pleasing to Allah amidst this mess.
And maybe you've come across the famous incident that happened to a mutual Momineen North man, if I am he mentioned this in but that of just Sally Kim, the narrator of the Hadith, or the event is another Sahabi but I won't take his name just to honor him. But he said Radi Allahu Anhu
that I was walking to the masjid on one day and my eye fell on a woman and I didn't know where my gaze like I like I should have.
So I came into the masjid and Athena and Robbie Allahu Anhu saw me.
And then he made an announcement he said,
Why is it that one of you comes into the masjid and the traces of fornication are all over his eyes.
Part of this is what we mean by what rasa intuition to look with the eye of Allah with the light of Allah subhana dawn.
So this is a hobby he said to us, man. I love you and badda Rasulillah he Salah isn't is this revelation from Allah after the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, No, this is not revelation. But this is for us at Masada. This is true for ourselves. This is true, true for ourself true intuition. What do you know about us man?
How shy was he of his Lord.
so shy that the angels felt his sinus of Allah so they became shy over him. And so the prophets I send them became shy about man,
a man of immense maraca. So Allah gave him this type of Foreign Service intuition is the sixth sense.
So it's very much connected with the lowering of the gaze for Eisah.
Genuinely speaking to be conscious of Allah brings a lot for us, but specifically there is a link between it and lowering the gaze from the haram.
They have the deepest insight.
And perhaps this is the reason why it's so hard to know the chapter of the light.
Where Allah tells us to lower our gaze upon the woman in a aluminum slaving, tell the righteous men or tell the believing men until they're even willing to lower their gaze. Just a few verses after it What is Allah say, Allah who somehow want it. Allah is the Light of the heavens and now as if to say that when you do that, you will be gifted with some of the light of Allah subhanaw taala this was
so, SHA, if you should go and COVID-19 who died in the year 786. After the hero. He gives us a five part recipe to help us that is to be attained. They know. He said, None of us are alive.
And when he begins with the same way, whoever lowers his gaze from that prohibited
we're outside kind of Cephalon Nisha how I am prevents himself from being impermissible designs similar to
one modeled out in our home
More on and beautifies his interstate with Monaca
Wila Euro who the Sunnah and beautifies, his outer state with the Sunnah.
What I like is a clear hierarchy and gets used to consuming the higher what will happen
now to play fast this philosophy
will never reach them.
So this is number one brothers do you have notes this is number one.
Number four, Allah will award people of Murata, a fossa that does not miss the mark and I hope you have seen your need for it especially today.
Number five Allahu Allah Jalla Allah Who awards the people of maraca with the love of the believers,
hide what you want, and do what you want behind closed doors. If you insist upon it long enough, rest assured it's going to be made public.
And that applies to the good and the bad.
This is a guy that this is a principle
and a Mortmain. A believer who has more Asada who is conscious of Allah, we said you can taste it, you can experience it, you can smell it.
He has it she has it. People will sense it.
And they don't know what it is about you that is so attractive from a Muslim perspective.
Allah gives love to this individual on the fact that he or she is a person of Morocco but when nobody else sees
Earth man, he said, ma Asara Haroon Surya Ratan Illa Abdel Allahu Allah so Fahad you what you hear you have a look at it, Lisa and he said, anybody who has a secret in his heart, sooner or later it will come out from their facial expressions or the slip of the tongue.
It has to be made public. And I love the words of email but no Josie
really transformational words about this. Think about what he says. He says
that Theora tune Terbinafine Jalwa.
A person's private conduct
has a huge influence on how people see him in public.
Something you do in seclusion
away from the eyes of people and you thought no one saw it. He said no, no, no, there is a huge link between what a person does at private and how people will see them in public.
I think he explains
for come in Aberdeen meaning ya remove who how many believers there are, who honor Allah Almighty and privacy.
And they leave a desire that they really wanted to do.
Out of the fear of Allah's punishment, or out of hoping reward or out of just veneration of him. They leave it despite wanting and desire flowing through their veins, they leave it what happens as a result. Listen to His words. It's it's like a portrait of beauty He says, For your Kunal Kana
para how then Hindi and Allah mintmark fire for help people who first is Thurston Chico Valhalla echolalia drone, I mean,
he said when he does that,
when he suppresses his impermissible desire behind closed doors, and he succeeds against his soul, what happens? He says, it will be as if he has just placed an incense stick aloeswood onto a live cold, an ember, and as a result, a beautiful scent emanates that all of the people smell but they don't know where it is sourced.
Do you see what he is saying?
So the moment you overcome that impulse to do something haram when no one is looking, and you succeed in that battle that day, it's like
your beautiful scent will now emanate from you. And people will smell it and people will be attracted.
And people will see a light upon you that you may not see in your mirror reflection.
And they don't know where this smell is coming from what it is that you do that makes you that special, but they know something is special about you.
And then he said for some people, this scent
will live on after they die. People will continue smelling it from them Subhanallah meaning they're praised. People love them. People want to be near them. People want to remember remember their monastic their virtues
He says some people it will last 100 days, but then the central disappear.
Other people that scent will remain for a year, and then the scent will disappear and he said other people they're sent their good fragrance remains with humanity until the end of time, praising them, speaking well of them, making dua for them, till the day we meet Allah based upon what
Abdul Josie says based upon how they conducted their affairs when no one was looking. That's what did it. Remember when we were introducing the series? How many times did we say this Imam was rose to fame and because he had secrets and Imam Malik rose to fame, somebody said it must be that he had secrets. This is one of the secrets that you have maraca watchfulness of Allah when no one is looking.
And Elijah Elijah will make you a person who is praised. It gives you a position of praise in dunya before the Quran,
Allah gives them love.
Another one of the elements this is number six, that is given to the people of Moraga, this is perhaps the most obvious gift.
This is perhaps the feature of the people of Morocco that every che or scholar or student of knowledge will speak about when discussing it. It's the biggest feature and the most obvious gift given to a person who becomes an individual have Murata. What is that? He or she is awarded by Allah,
an iron wall that stands between them and since
Allah gives them so much strength to overcome sins that other people are falling prey to, because they are conscious of the watchful eye of Allah generally.
It's obvious isn't it?
They know Allah is watching, they fear they feel it. And so instantly this sprouts adept manners with their Lord.
You don't want to see they don't want to be seen by the beloved trespassing
because they have read in the Quran. Allah may Allah be an Allah era
Does he not know that Allah can see
and they read in the Quran?
Ya Allah Maha you know, the Unabomber took his pseudo sudo Allah knows of the slight treacherous glances of the eye and everything that the hard times
they read in the Quran. Yes, the phone I mean and see what is the phone I mean Allah. They hide from the people but they do not hide from Allah. Well, who am I to whom is Ubu? To them? Allah Yahweh Minam Cole, but he is with them. When they are conspiring at night. That speech which displeases Him, what can Allah who will be Mariama Luna Mojito and Allah is encompassing of everything they do.
They read in the Quran, Salah
Khun esaral Kawana Jarabe. It is the same to Allah.
For those who speak secretly or those who speak loudly, women who are most stuck fin belaying or those who go hiding in the night or Saturday boom be Nihar and those who go out fourth fourth day by day, it's all the same to Allah her gender Julian who night and day privacy and public he sees it all. And they read in the Quran LM Tara and Allah hayah Ala Moana if you smell it when I feel
Don't you know that Allah knows everything in the heavens and the earth
my Hakuna Amin dua Salah setting Allah who are out
there is no secret gathering of three people except that ALLAH is their fourth
one I'm setting Allahu Assad is and there's no secret gathering of five except that ALLAH is there six well now I didn't I mean daddy Kawada Aqsa and no gathering that is less or more than that in number Allahu wa home except that he is present with them in Americana, wherever they may be. to you in a b2b Miami no y'all Montana then Allah will inform them about what they did on the Day of Judgment in Allah have equally shaken Allah Allah knows all things.
So they are aware of all of these act and these divine descriptions of himself subhanho wa taala. So it serves as a firewall between them and since
and that is why when a man he said to her Hey babe, what? I only give me advice. He gave him heart shattering advice.
He said it tequila and Yahoo and Allahu Allah and another, you know,
he said, Beware of making Allah the least significant of all observers.
Don't make Allah the least significant of all observers in your life.
The thought of somebody exposing your sin, or seeing you on the job
causes our hair to stand on and
imagine someone taps on your shoulder 20 minutes into your deed, and says to you, I'm sorry, I saw all of that.
Imagine imagine it's a tab that you thought was minimized.
Allah whom was done,
or a conversation that you thought was genuine turns out he was tapped.
Or a long term relationship in the Haram that you thought was genuine, it was going somewhere. Turns out it was a setup. And now you got a big collision course with a scandal coming your way.
The thought of being observed by humans during our moments of weakness is a scary and embarrassing one that causes anxiety. In fact, some people when observed by a child when they are doing a deed of theirs, they will feel a level of embarrassment they may hesitate wait until the child leaves
can it be that we have placed Elijah legend at the bottom of those list of observers?
It tequila and Yagoona Allahu Allah, one another. Beware, he said, of making Allah the least significant of all observers.
emailed in New Jersey.
He said that a man called Abrahamic, the local funny said to Imam Ahmed immuno handle what is your opinion on these couplets of poetry that people say to remind people about Allah?
halal or haram? He said like what give me give me a preview. Give me an example. He said some people they say
either mcaliley Robbie and Mr. Hate that are Sunni.
What to feed them them unhealthy. For Valencia Anita teeny.
The couplet says,
If my Lord says to me,
were you not embarrassed to disobey me? And you would hide sins from people, but you had no problem showing them to me.
Imam Muhammad said to Mohammed repeat that one more time, please. So he repeated the couplet of poetry, an Imam, but he didn't give a verdict or an answer. He walked away, and he entered into his house and close the door. And the narrator said we could hear Imam Ahmed sobbing in his house as he was reciting those couplets again and again, either call Ali or be a monster hated us.
So they are given a wall of iron, the people of Morocco between them and since thinking 100 times before surely falling short towards the Lord, either Hello, Tiberi Bettin fearful matin, one of Sudha Ayatollah ala torriani,
foster him another Isla, he Wakulla in the Halacha Voila, Maya Ronnie, another poet who says if you find yourself alone, and your soul is urging you to commit a sin
during the evening, then be shy of the eye of Allah and say to the One who created the night can still see me.
And the third poet, he says, chemical hello to be men who have I am now only men who will hire over half Allah he will.
Because the only girl who Bula it, ya know, mostly I think NASA Rafi like that in minbar, the Sahara. He says how many times have I found myself alone with a person who might desire
but it is my fear and shyness of Allah that prevents me from making a move. And then he says, sin is not what defines love.
He says true love is not about committing a sin. After all, he says what is the use of a pleasure if it ends up taking you to hell?
So a person of maraca Dear brothers and sisters thinks once and twice and thrice before clicking or double tapping or responding or doing what he or she does, to give them that appeasement in the evening. A wall an iron wall that stands between them and and since it is one of the greatest and most obvious gifts that Allah gives to a person who actualizes maraca aware of the eye of Allah, gender, Julia Liu, and they are always in a state of internal conversation.
maraca is like a cloud that hovers over their head accompanying them wherever they make up.
For them, maraca is like a voice that speaks to them from within. Every time they're on the verge of crossing a limit. They hear that voice raising its tone.
And it says
oh my soul.
If you are about to commit the sin
whilst thinking that Allah
I can't see you.
Then how severe is your, for your disbelief in Allah Subhanallah
but oh my soul if you're committing the sin whilst knowing that he can see you,
then how little is your higher your shyness of Allah subhanho wa Taala oh my soul, the person of Morocco that says,
Why are you avoiding a confrontation with these with these tough, tough questions? When you know that the land is his, when the skies are his, and sovereignty is his and those limbs that you are using to disobey Him? Are his there alone? Oh my soul, how can it be that you have made Allah the least significant of all observers? So do you see the person of Moraga is gifted with this tool, a wall that stands between them and sins, and they have so much to think about before actualizing it and when they do, they are quick to make amends with their Lord.
The people of Morocco Baba are also awarded with gender.
That is where the people of Morocco will rest before that it is a constant state of jihad.
And that is why Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who said in a very reassuring area for you and I.
He said, Well, I'm Monica McCollum Arabi. As for he who is scared of the standing before his Lord on the Day of Judgment, one AHA NAFSA and in Hawa, and He forbids his soul from its desire. What is the outcome?
For indulgent, Netta Yamaha then indeed paradise that will be the home?
Who is this person who fears the standing before his Lord, Imam encore to be mentioned in this tafseer that Mujahideen new Java and Ibrahim Anahi. They said it's this
core Raju, Yahoo, mobile Masseria for the kuruma karma who died in a de la jolla trucco. How often mean Allah. This is in reference to a person who says, who is on the verge of committing a sin, but then remembers he will stand before Allah. So he walks away out of the fear of his Lord. As for he who fears this standing before his Lord, and prohibits his soul from it's once then Jana, that will be the one
that you very quickly let us conclude
what is the pathway to maraka for those who are interested, I'm going to suggest four very quick points, take note of them. If these gifts mean anything to you, then here's a suggestion how you and I can try to work towards them. The first of them to know Allah Jalla Jalla
there is no potent more of a potent way to attain the station without them to know who it is you are watching and thinking about and give special attention to the study of His Names and his attributes. Start a concerted study of His name's find a course find the book, read it, understand it and then move to the next
and focus on those specific names of Allah subhana wa Gaida that will sprout Monaka like which names
are keep the watching.
a Semir the other hearing what else?
I leave the All Knowing what else
and the three year the ever seen our Jahangir a lucky if exactly the subtle though not one who knows the finest details.
A Shaheed the witness, and more. He used to be all encompassing.
And watch how you will be forced into the meadows of Morocco. When you understand that this is the Lord who is above me. Our mother Asia, she said a woman called cobalamin to Taliban comes to my house, complaining of her husband.
And between me and her and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whom she was set with complaining to was only a thin veil, small gap maybe one and a half meters when she said her speech was muffled I couldn't make out entirely what she was saying. And then Allah revealed an ayah which is the what is the area?
Got the semi Allahu COVID and let you to Jedi Luke episode Yeah, Allah has heard
the words of the woman who was arguing with you Oh Prophet about her husband with a sticky Illa and she is appealing to Allah will Allah who yes now to Ha ha Kuma and Allah hears your conversation in Allah has sent me on Muslim Allah He hears and he and he sees
so I can shuttle the Allah and then she said super
had a lady where she has some old ASWAT Glory be to the one who's hearing encompasses everything between me and hola was a meter or so. And I could barely make out what she was saying on Allah from above seven heavens. Here's the details of the conversation.
So a person who knows Allah what will happen, they will find themselves slowly becoming an individual of Baraka. You have to know him first. Number two, recite the book of Allah Jalla Jalla Allahu with contemplation with tetherball.
One of the predecessors he said can mean mouse See, I think Phil halfa Imana and even her called Lou Huhtala wali MacArthur MACOM are busy janitor. He said there were so many sins I wanted to commit at night when no one was looking.
But I was prevented each and every time when I remembered an area that is from surah to Rahman, where Allah says Whoever fears the standing before his Lord, Allah will give him to Gardens.
Quran is another shield in the face of those temptations and sins. For those who want Baraka, it begins with the resuscitation of Quran with contemplation that is the condition.
to be aware of the consequences of abusing maraca, and you know what I need,
when you know the consequences of something. If it's not the carrot approach, it's the stick approach. If it's not the incentives that will bring us to Morata then let us understand the threats.
What is in stock for somebody who
crosses limits over and over again, boldly and audaciously?
In one of the most terrifying Hadith
which no matter generates on the authority of Taliban that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the island of Guam I mean almighty. I know certain segments of my nation.
You have to know your mother multi Anna TV has entertained I'm Sally g valatie. Hama, tabula who will come on the Day of Judgment with mountains of good deeds Allahu Akbar, there is your jihad, there is your Salah, there is your sadaqa there is your Dawa, there is your dutifulness to your mother and father there is your help to your society and community their mountains of good deeds, the outcome,
Allah who have done thorough and Allah who will render all of those mountains of good deeds into dust.
They have nothing with Allah
the Sahaba they said the slave formula now jelly him Lana Alana Hakuna mean hermana hula Nana, messenger of Allah describe them to us. Lest we may be these people without us knowing here comes a description. He said, I'm not you know how many Kalani come they are your brothers. What mean Gil Datacom they are from your race.
Why who don't I mean, a lady came out that Hoon and they pray at night the same way you pray at night.
They are people of PM.
So what went wrong?
He says we're lacking the Hong Kong Moon either Hala will be Muharram in the Hindu Haku. Ha. He said however they were people who when they were alone,
with the limits of Allah, they would cross them.
It's a terrifying reality Dear brothers and sisters really.
So to understand
the outcome of not being a person of maraca watchfulness of Allah, I ask you personally, individually, and I pose the same question to myself, and I certainly know the answer for myself.
If your life with all of its details, it's good and bad moments. Its righteous and unrighteous moments were to be put together as a film.
Would you watch it?
Would you be comfortable gathering your friends and family? To watch it? Honestly?
Would you be comfortable for that film to be broadcasted on national TV?
If the answer is no.
And that's how I would answer that question for myself most certainly, then it means perhaps we need to give a little bit more attention to the production of that film.
Because you and I are authoring that script as we speak,
through our dress, through our business choices, through our relationships, how we present ourselves online offline, through what we sell, what we consume, what we inhale, where we look at. You are authoring the script of your life and on the Day of Judgment, many people will have to read out their own story 103 doula who do multi multi kita they
Alka Whom are you sure Allah says we will bring him on the day of judgment, a book that he will find is already open. Don't worry about opening those your book. It's open ikura Kitab Allah will say read your book.
Can Fabian FC Kaleo Malaika Siva, you are enough as a reckoner against yourself?
What were the three steps we mentioned so far? To Know Allah to
recite Quran with contemplation and to understand the, the consequences of not acting upon Baraka, I will leave you with the fourth. And that is
to be aware of some of the stories of the people of Morocco
and endeavor to put yourself on that list.
And I'm going to share with you just a few short ones.
Ghazali he mentioned in his book,
that a man called Abdullah Hypno dinar was traveling with a mural minion or marble Hatha towards Mecca.
He said, for our listener, we stopped off we camped in the latter part of the night.
And then a shepherd came to us from a nearby hill with sheep.
Omar said to him, sell me please one of your sheep.
The shepherd said in the Mameluke, I'm a slave
don't have the authority to do that.
He said Homer now wants to test him. He said why don't you
tell you master that wolf came in at just give us one.
Then he gave a response. My dear brothers, my dear sisters, that summarizes the purpose of every book of Artesia that you may have studied.
He gave a two word response that caused the homer to weep.
Give me one of your sheep and tell your master that the wolf ate it. He said for Allah.
Where is Allah and all of this?
The shepherd said, where is the line all of this? I can't do that. I'm gonna began to cry.
The very next day, Omar made his way to the master of that slave when he paid his price in full, and Omar has set him free.
Then Omar gave him his farewell parting message. He said Listen to me.
How do you heal Kelly Ma? At Catholic dunya are you and Dorothy Young? Well piano that word you said yesterday,
has given you freedom in the life of this dunya and I am hopeful that Allah will give you freedom on the day of judgment as
And another story which at the no human mentions in his book and Farah Juba, should, he said that there was a woman who was abducted by a soldier he wanted to rape her. She was a righteous God fearing woman. He took her into the room, her neighbors came out to try to defend her but they couldn't fend off the guards on the soldiers who were defending this this general.
He took her into the room and he closed the doors and he began to entice her. She refused no way haram. Allah is watching maraca.
And so he did what most of these monsters they do. And he began to force himself on her.
Just before he carried out his devilish demonic intent. She said Wait, wait, there's one more door you haven't closed. Close it. He said which door she said the door that is between you and Allah.
He moved away from her. And he said to her, please leave. Allah has saved you.
What saved her brothers, sisters moranga of Allah Jalla Jalla Have you heard of a rabbit hole time? The 32nd generation Muslim didn't meet the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he met the Sahaba even the Mossad set to Arabia if the Prophet sallallaahu Selim saw you he would have loved you.
And every time I see you, I remember those who are devout to Allah. This is Arabic worship of his era, and his peers became jealous over him.
And so they conspired to
seduce him out of his faith.
And they spoke to a woman who was known for her beauty in the city and they said to her, we need you to
tempt a robot Arabia out of his faith. She said no problem.
So he's coming out of the masjid on one evening, and he sees a woman there.
And then she uncovers her niqab, her facial covering, and he sees beauty. The narration says it's like a portion of the moon.
Arabia begins to cry.
So she said Why are you crying?
He said, I'm crying because I am sad to see such beauty. taking such a misguided path for them to be seen as a charcoal skull in the fire of her.
She covered her face a bunch of diversity that became one of the greatest lessons of
what saved him. And what saved her. It was the maraca of Allah Jalla Jalla Lu, and the last of the four I wanted to share with you of the stories. Is that what you've been how you mentioned, this is a profound incident actually, in his book could not have been.
He said that there was a woman who was looking in the mirror in Mecca, in her bedroom, next to her husband. And then she goes,
Do you think that there is anyone who sees this face but then won't be tempted by it?
As confidence, right?
Is there anyone out there who can see this and not be like, Wow, she's Lush.
So her husband goes, yeah, there was actually one man. She said, Oh, he said, all native Dominator. This is the wire of Mecca, the adventure of Mecca student of Aisha, she said he can't You can't get through to obey do not lead with nothing like that.
She said, Do you give me permission to try and seduce him? He said, Yeah, go and try. So any footnote here, this is obviously a swine of a human being can zero. No jealousy. No. Yeah, go.
So he's in the Haram of Mecca next to the cow, but he's teaching and answering people's questions. And she comes along. And, you know, they take to a side of the masjid in this public space. And then she uncovers her face. And again, she was described as a woman of immense beauty.
He turns away he said, I'm at Allah, he study.
Bonds woman of Allah Vale yourself.
She said to him in your cut 14 To bake, she said, You, you've tempted me so much. Louder. This is like in the half. She said Nivea. You've tempted me. So he understands what she's trying to do on what she's getting at. He said to her look,
I have a few questions to ask you. If you're truthful, in your response, I may consider fulfilling your request. She said, Yeah. Ask. He said if the angel of death was to come to you at this hour, and your soul begins to shudder now in its exit, would you be happy that I had fulfilled your request for you at this moment?
She said no, by Allah, I wouldn't. He said, I know you wouldn't.
He said, Tell me
if you are lowered into your grave, and then the two angels make their entry and then they sit you up and they begin the interrogation that will now determine your future. Would you be happy knowing that you and I had committed this act at this moment?
She said bye bye, Ally? I wouldn't. He said, I know you wouldn't.
He said, tell me if on the Day of Judgment, you see the books flying around everywhere the books of deeds. And you don't know if you're going to catch your book in your right or left hand. And you're nervous and scared. Would you be happy at that hour that I had fulfill your request for you? She said by ally with it. He said I know you wouldn't.
He said to her when you find yourself standing at the side of the bridge that leads over hell and takes to paradise and you see people dropping, would you be happy at that moment to know that I had fulfilled this request of yours?
She said no. My ally wouldn't. He said I know you wouldn't.
He said tell me if the scales are broad.
And you see the deeds of people being weighed. And you don't know which side of the scales will weigh in your favor or against you. Would you be happy that I had committed this thing with you?
She said no. My ally wouldn't. He said I know you wouldn't. He said to her tell me when you find yourself standing before Alan Melek the King Jack bar we compare Allah and he asks you about all of your deeds when you are alive. Would you be happy then to know that we had did we had done this?
She said by Allah I wouldn't. He said that tequila in Allah, Allah and Allah alayhi wa Leakey, So fear Allah He said to her, because Allah has done good to you. Allah has not fallen short towards you. She got up.
She made her way back to her husband. Her husband goes okay, how do you go? Juicy goddess, right? What I can zero in Allah.
What how do you go? She goes under baton. You're an idiot.
Why not going to Baton Rouge. We're both idiots and then she turned to Salah.
and fasting and a bad and her husband he said after this incident Marley you or the other he didn't make it I hate or they either donate.
He said I've said the algebra it he's ruined my wife. He said cabinetry coolly late in Arosa. Yahara Heba. He said on each night she was a beautiful bride and he's now transformed into a nun.
Allah was down. These are some of the snapshots of Morocco but I wanted to share with you and these are four ways a suggestion for you and I to
traverse a path on the long journey of Morocco we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us a healthy and wholesome portion of Monaka soul alone and Amina Mohammed Al Hamdulillah.