Humility in Prayer 03
Channel: Ammar Alshukry
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the beginning inshallah Tada, this is the third session on this book, humility in prayer.
I wanted to begin tonight Just by reminding ourselves with regards to a headache, a very beautiful Hadith in which the province of Allied is said that he says that there's not a group of people who gather in a house from the houses of a lot.
Doing a number of things you have learned a lot with adults when obeying a home that they recite the book of a law and they study it together, except that mercy descends upon them.
tranquility, or mercy embraces them and tranquility descends upon them have forgotten when melodica and the angels surround them with a lot of human and, and allies or gel mentions them in his company. And so this is a benefit, a great benefit, a great number of benefits that come every time that we visit the houses of law, we sit together even if it's for 45 minutes or an hour
reciting the book of a lot trying to learn about our religion, study the book of allies.
The feeling that a person gets when they're in the message, that's the tranquility that descends, that's the mercy that embraces that's the angels that are surrounding and
contemplate how excited you would be if one of the kings of earth
the president of the country if they mentioned, you know, imagine if you got a tweet tomorrow.
From POTUS, right.
President of the United States tweets out to his 70 million followers, your name praising you. You'd be getting calls from your family, your cousins, people who you haven't talked to in 10 years it'd be congratulating you right how excited you would be but the person who remembers a lot is agenda in a setting like this a lot is mentioned in your name.
You're getting it from the King of Kings inshallah tada to a company that is better than 80 million million followers anywhere to admit it. Right, the angels the closest angels mentioning you by him and hence,
obey the capital of the lion when the prophet SAW Elias and then came to Him and OBEY Him. niqab is a great companion from the onslaught. He was approached by the province the lightest I've ever met, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to him, all they have been commanded to recite to you sort of intervener command to recite it to you. And the wavenet God, His question was so telling, right of the concerns of the companions, he said, as a manual. He said, What do you mean? Did my lord name me? That was his question. It said that my Lord made me and he said, Yes, he named you from over seven habits. And so babe macabre then
broke down into tears, just a thought that a lot, as Jeff mentioned in his name. And so we asked a lot as I get to make our gathering here, a gathering that receives those benefits, that a lot has, again, named us in his gatherings and not a lot as we didn't involve us in His mercy, and embrace us
and have his tranquility descend upon us and have the angels surround us.
now, the way that we've been doing this is that we've been reading, for those of you who have the book, it is humility and prayer. For those of you who would be interested in getting the book, we might need to do another shipment as far as I just messaged agency. Okay, yeah, we may need a few more. If there's any people who would be interested in getting the book, I mean, you can get this book, I'm sure at any local Islamic bookstore. Otherwise, when we began the course, we we distributed the book.
So if they have somebody who's next to you reading the book, or someone who has the book next to you, then you can read along. Otherwise, yeah, we're just going to continue inshallah. Tada. So we need a reader on page 31.
We need a reader for page 31.
What do we have?
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lack of volunteering means you get to do it.
So we begin as usual, the law set or the author of the law set,
for which page 31 beginning of 31 beneficial knowledge and just read very loudly so that people can follow along.
So the author
It is for this reason, that in his book
Love Gloria says he describes the scholars as those having fear.
And then there's a there's an ayah Thanks for letting us know how about you read it
in my actual work about a llama,
it is only the learned amongst his servants who truly fear Allah.
Allah, Allah Alayhi salat
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Let me just read these what of Him who stands the night hours and prosper in prayer prostrating and standing up mindful of the hereafter hoping for the mercy of his Lord? Say Are they the same those who know and those who don't know? And so here these two verses number one, not having a bath. Allah says in Nima in nama for grammarians here in nama is a phrase that restricts is literally saying this and only this, anytime you hear in ama whatever is coming after is a restrictive clause or restrictive sentence or however that works. So when the province of a lightest and if he says intimate I might have been yet there. That's where the phrase only comes in. That's why in the
translation will say actions are only by intentions because of this phrase only in number. So Allah says in nama yaksha law.
This is a very powerful phrase, Allah says, Only those who have knowledge of a law, fear of law, only the roadmap only those who have knowledge of a lot fear Allah. What does that mean? That means that if a person has three PhDs
in Islamic sciences, and has all of the research printed in the world, and can quote the Koran in all of its spirit, and has he's a half of, of Hadeeth, half of them, how do you guys remember what that meant? Having? How much had you memorize? Anybody remember, don't make me feel bad.
100,000, right, 100,000 or more, that's a half of it. So this person is just a scholar are excellent. As far as information goes. If that knowledge information does not make that person, the more fearful of a lot,
then that person, by definition of this verse is not it.
And if a person has fear of a lot, then that person by definition of this verse is a adding even if all they know is the three poles or the four points,
because knowledge is what brings about consciousness of a line here, hence the province of the lightest and that my consciousness and by that I mean fear. There's two things. Hope is a phrase in Arabic, which means fear, hope.
And hope is general fear has yet is a fear that is tied with knowledge hush yet is a fear that is tied with knowledge, and hence a lie. So don't use this question here when he's talking about knowledge. Those who have Husky have a lot are those who know him. And the more they truly know him, the more they have questions of allies. And if they don't have much of a law, then doesn't matter how much book knowledge they have, how much how much they actually memorize, then they don't really have it. Because they are both pair, and hence the profits of the line. They send them used to period a lot and he used to say I am the most knowledgeable about a lot of you. And I have the most
fear of him.
Because they go hand in hand. Okay, yes. So I don't
know for sure. It's different. Yeah. For sure. Because I'm sure it has an aim at the end of it. And he doesn't.
He doesn't. Okay. So in them if so not having anybody here.
But that's a very good
it's a very good
what's the word I'm looking for? deduction, extraction.
Hmm, observation. That's the word I was looking for.
So the next one allies are Yes, men who are planning to and what is the one who spends the nights in hours prostrating and prostrating, pair and prostrating and standing up mindful of the hereafter hopeful of the mercy of their Lord?
Are they the same? Those who know and those who do not know? Yet the last point here is yes. This person is a person who has had the caution of the hereafter they're worried about the hereafter. They're, they're concerned about the hereafter. You know,
he he mentions seven, or he mentioned the number of like check marks for a pure and healthy heart. And he mentions in his book The law through law, and he mentions check marks with regards to signs that a heart is disease and of the check marks that a person has a pure health
Heart is that they don't make the dunya their concern, their concern is the hereafter. And so even though
we are commanded to ask a lot, and we make,
and us, right, by enlarge, or a number of us, we need to just reconcile the fact that we don't even make that. And we talked about that over the past couple of weeks, like we need to get into the habit of just making more. But then there's a higher level than that. And that is when you're making
you have to make sure the healthier Your heart is the more your drop is not just for the dunya Oh, a lot get let me get married. Oh, Allah, this job. Oh Allah, this issue, oh, Allah, this and that this exam that this is this 80% being the dunya. And then Allah, Jenna to right at the end of it. No, the more a person's heart is healthy, the more this dunya becomes a concern, but it's not the majority of their concern. And so you'll probably hear the hopefully by the end of June, they're dry, they'll say we'd like to die to dunya Kabbalah hamina, would have loved a minute or loaded now to see Elena. And don't make the dunya the majority of our concern, right, because we believe at the end of the
day, our theology is that this is a very transient existence existence, you're 67 years here, and hereafter, forever and ever and ever in Jenna. And so Jenna, that should occupy more of your or paradigm should occupy more of your contemplation more of your reflection more of your hopes, more of your drives more of your dreams, you see, and hence even in the famous dialyzer just teaches us to sail but at the end, if it dounia has enough, you'll ask that it has no okay. And I love it not. So the beginning of it is Oh our Lord grant us in this dunya goodness. We're not completely, like forgetful of the dunya know, a lot teachers have been attina continue to give us goodness in this
world. If you ask Allah has enough data that he has enough and goodness in the hereafter will clean it up enough. And then there's like an addition. Right? So it's not just it's not completely balanced. Know that and then save us from the Hellfire as well. Right. So that's important. So of the first thing that he mentioned his name, and I'll probably be referring back to the list throughout the presentation tonight. But the first thing that he mentions is that you don't make the dunya you're the majority of your concern that you are looking through the dunya towards dunya is actually a tool that you're using to build for your asset. You're not focused completely on building
the dunya. And hence one of the what I thought
he was at he asked one of the roadmap.
He asked him and he said, why is it that we hate death? Why is it that we hate death, and he said to him, we hate death. The reason why we hate death is because you've completely constructed your dunya you've built it up, we'll have optimal and you hate and you've destroyed your hereafter. So anybody would hate to go from that which is built to that which is destroyed.
It's just not true. You You build yourself a great place here in the dunya. And so the opposite is true. If a person spent all of their time investing in the hereafter investing in thereafter investing in their after they've kept their dunya good, but the majority of their investments is in the hereafter then they would love to transition to that which they've promised and hence this habit of the line dividing the devil even though he died in his early 30s. I mean, he died in his 3334, right, he didn't he didn't reach mid 30s so much life to live right. But when he was passing away, he said what happened with Mt. He's like Welcome to death, like welcome death. I've been waiting for
We live in Nevada. We all know Villa de lado de la who was
passing away is on the throes of debt. And his family's crying around him. sadness and below the line who's like
What are you sad about rather than having within his bed, tomorrow, I'm going to meet my beloved hominid his companions like I've been waiting to catch up to them, you know, you've got to believe that. We also have one of the one of whom once the Prophet some of life's in them left, they were just
to catch up to him.
Who would constantly say, you know, me and my my two companions, we're going on a path, and I'm following on their path. My two friends are going on a path and I'm going on their path. I'm just, I'm just following down them in whatever they can follow them model the law and six months after the prophets lesson it passes away. When he says to her, you're the first one to catch up to me she's, she's not happy, because she doesn't want to live in a world without the province of a virus and a mathematical model the line after 30 years or 20 some odd
years after the province that the license passed away, or if mom and dad fund the day before he passed away, he went to sleep that night, and he had a dream. And he sees the whole show lots of a lot of setup will walk around aroma. And also the loss of a lightness in him says to him, oh, man, break your fast with us today.
model the line on the day that he was assassinated, he was fasting.
He was fasting, right so that he could break as fast with his beloved son the lightest as a man his companions and so that you don't make, you know, when the person is building their dunya. And this is where I want to be. And this is what I want to salvage. And obviously you're going to want to you're not gonna want to depart. It's like the senior who's graduating college and they were a big man on campus. And they were just having an incredible time. There's four years in college, but their GPA was horrible. Because they were too busy partying it up, and everybody knows them, and they they live like kings on campus. Are they going to be excited about graduation and moving back
to their little small town and, you know, living back in their parents house with no jobs and no opportunities? Obviously not. Right? Because I'm Muslim with dinya. They completely, you know, established themselves for that particular four year period. And they destroyed what's going to come after, but the opposite is true. The kid who, you know, has an amazing job lined up and they're finally going to be making a lot of money and you know, that person can't wait to graduate. They can't wait because what's after it is actually better. All right. So in must ot says, The time between our accepting Islam Okay, so this is where we're sorry. So he this page 32 of the top page
32. He describes the scholars of the people of the book before us as how I think for sure, in a Latino tourism and notably he is I utilize him up Rona lilla. Piney Suja. We are following so Pamela Bina in Canada, I've been at Emma for hula Runa been at pioneer Guna is certainly when it is recited to them those who are given knowledge before people of the book before they would fall on their faces and prostrations saying Glory be to our Lord, weeping, they fall to the ground and prostration and it increases them in humility for sure the word which word is used. So here it is just mentioning the verses that are talking about this concept of humility of brokenness in front of a
lot of you know, the feeling of, of concentration in the prayers, connection.
This word eulogizes those who when they hear the book have a lot attained for sure in their hearts, a lot of the Most High says, flyweight casita, grupo de la la, la la de movie a lot when I said accent Hideki Tamati, shabby, hamadani Takashi, a Roman hoodoo Latina of shannara, bombs on methylene, blue, Tahoma pumila, tequila will be to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah, just stop right here. This has to be a practice that we develop. This is part of our training here, that when you're reading these books, don't connect it to anybody other than yourself. When you read these verses, don't connect it to anybody other than yourself. So here Allah
is threatening, who is threatening you and me. He's threatening you. He's threatening me will be to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah. So the question that I should be asking is, is my heart hardened from their members a lot. There's a lot threatening me with this rush right now.
Such people are clearly misguided Am I clearly misguided?
Because every verse is meant for me every single verse in the Quran, it's meant for me it's a lot of talking directly to me. So my someone who when I hear the horror on it doesn't affect me.
Do I get goosebumps when I hear the the vs. Eliza? Yes, essentially, I clearly misguided Li sat down the supreme discourse of book consistent and its frequent repetitions. The skins of those who fear their Lord tremble at it, and then their skins and hearts yield softly to the remembrance of Allah. Does my heart react to the words of a lot? They're members of a lot? Does my skin tremble? Do I get goosebumps? Or are is my heart heart?
Is my heart heart?
Right? That's the these are the questions that we need to be asking ourselves. Every time we're listening to the Quran. Every time we're reading the Quran, you position yourself and you present yourself to every single eye in the book.
Every single eye is a yardstick for me and I gauge myself. Right and that's what the companions did. And that's what we've been talking about the past couple of weeks. The softening of the heart removed refers to the removal of its hardness due to the onset of tissue and gentleness there
a lot as we didn't denounce those whose hearts are not humbled when they hear his book and pondered allies I guess that's very powerful verse and sort of headed Eliza yet he says hadn't yet needed Latina widow and duck shampoo medically legible man I said I may not have what I have. punakha Latino to Nikita women public
Boom, okay, Film Festival. Allies Oh yeah, he says, has not the time arrived, for the hearts of those who believe, to death shall
have for sure, to the remembrance of Allah, that their hearts have for sure to the remembrance of Allah, and that they don't be like those who are given the book before
for thought it would emit and the time seemed so long, I've been Muslim, I've been doing this for so many years.
Two decades, I've been Muslim three decades, five years, I've been doing this my whole life for God, even when
it just became routine. And over time, it just became long over time. It just became basic over time, I thought it was meant for us at Hulu, boom, and then their hearts became hard. And then what's the symptom here? What Cathedral minimum classical and many of them were facade, they were people who committed
they come and they pray.
Then when they go home, they break the limits of the lives. They commit sins left and right. some minor some major doesn't really bother them. Right? These are the symptoms of this hardened heart, this description of the people who are came before that a lot, is it a saint, don't be like them, have a heart that's alive. Don't Don't let your heart die. Don't let your heart be rusty, don't let your heart be hardened. Where now you the remembrance, the Koran brings about no emotion, it doesn't affect you, it doesn't it doesn't inspire you, there's no action that comes from it, it doesn't change you in any way. You know, it's just bouncing off of a hardened heart
focuses on faster code, and at the same time, they're
committing major transgressions, committing sins against the lies we did, they're not bothered by it. That's one of the signs By the way, that in no claim says about healthy heart, a healthy heart is a sin. Number two, when it does sin, it's bothered by it. It's not it's not comfortable. It's not okay with it. And a sign of a defective heart or an ill heart is that a person commits sin after sin after sin, and it doesn't change their day in any way. It's no problem. It's business as usual. They do a nuisance that doesn't bother them at all. Business as usual. Right. And so, you know, this habit of the linemen their hearts were so sensitive, that handler comes to our work of the line who
and he says to him,
I'm a hypocrite.
I was like, What do you mean?
He's coming declaring his hypocrisy. He says, When I'm with little subtle muscle, the light is sitting on my mind is just like, all the way up here.
But then when I go back home to my family,
it just false.
And then what are the Lion says to him? Well, I feel the same way.
So let's go to the progress on the lion center. And so the province of the light is and then
they both coming to him with that same complaint, like are you mine is like all the way up here. But then when we go back, we go back to our homes. It just, it's not the same. And so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to them, if you stayed at the same level of a man that you had, when you were with me, when you're in my company, then the angels would shake your hands in the streets of Medina.
But it is so sad. It's one hour like this, and it's one hour like that, okay, it's one hour like this and one hour like that. It's natural that when you're, you know, in a class when you're sitting with, you know, scholars, when you're learning when you're, you know, that your mind is gonna go up. Hi, it's natural. You're hearing the requirements of the law, as I get your hearing had evolved, the problem is little lies, and it's natural that your your mind is going to go high. And then when you go home, it's not going to stay like that it's going to go down. But here's where the difference is. But the point here, the reason why I'm mentioning this is because you see the sensitivity of the
Sahaba to their hearts. We're not talking about falling into since we're talking about them just noticing that they're, you know, their hearts, their emotion is the gauges lowered. Right?
The difference here is that they're not talking about falling into sins. And so the prophet SAW the lesson and another Hadith he says every, every action has its high point and it has its low point, whoever is high point. Whoever's low point is upon my son that that person is the person who was okay.
Right? So you're gonna have your high points, you're gonna have your days where you're super energized, right? You're gonna have your days where you want to fast on you know, you're gonna have your seasons where you fast on Mondays and Thursdays, you're gonna have your nights where you want to do
you know, you're gonna have those things, you're gonna have your high points. The problem is the blessed enough says
You're also going to have your low points. The key is is that your low points have to be on the son of the Prophet. So what does that mean? That means that on my lowest point, I'm still praying my five
then you're okay. Right at my lowest point, I'm not falling into a major sense, then I'm okay. Right if my low point has me, you know, committing committing sins. If my low point means that I'm foregoing obligations, I'm not praying my salaat that person's low point has put them in a danger zone prophecy the lightest and says as long as your low point upon his sin upon his guidance, then you're good to go. Okay, then that person is safe. So allies it says enemy needed at the end. I'm gonna talk Shaka una de la
Okay, what's the next version? So with that, Heidi?
It's not here. So I want to just give you guys some hope, because it's a very beautiful pairing.
After this first verse, this verse here makes people feel like horrible about themselves and makes them feel like what am I going to do a lot as we get? He says, a demo and the life out of the bad demo.
Allah says no, that'll No.
Let's be very clear understand that a law as though again, revives the earth after its death.
You've given you the signs, right. And so when you feel like your heart is died, and is hardened, and you're like, what am I going to do? Am I going to jahannam Allah says, in the life of the battle, nausea, Allah says, know that a lot as we heal gives life to the earth after its death.
And so these are signs when you
are the one who gives life to the earth can also give life to what, through your heart.
There is nothing beyond what he can do.
And so have faith in a lot as a human, but you have to ask him, you have to walk towards him, you take a step towards him, he takes multiple steps towards you, you hastin towards him, and he raised us towards you. But you have to make that commitment to our lives. One of the most beautiful things that I've heard
with regards to a person who is burdened by sin,
a person who is burdened by sin. And sometimes the problem is not just the burden of the sin. If a person hates the sin, they're already in a good place. Because that's going to make them want to get rid of it, that's going to make them repent from it. But what does a person do when they are burdened by sin, and this sin is becoming rusty on their hearts, and it is it's overwhelming their hearts. But at the same time, they love it.
They love that. They love that relationship. They love that whatever it is, and they can't just so they don't even want to make to end it. They don't even they don't people are like I'm gonna go to hygiene, I'm gonna make die and you're just like, Yeah, but you list like five things and you leave this big six thing off the list. Because you don't really want people to make up for it, you don't really want it to end Why should you do that. So there is a that that person should then learn
and that there is
a lot of them
had the the man was uh, you know, if you're gonna be a fraud. So
basically what the person should do. Even if they don't memorize this stuff, what the person should then make the app for is to not love the sin anymore.
allows us to change your hearts right? as passionate and as a person loves somebody. human experience for 1000s of years has shown that that person can very passionately hate that person later on, right with a few alterations few changes. And so the point being here is not to hate anybody but the point is, I want to not love something that you hate. And so what is this draft that this draft is a lot more than happy belated email or a lot make a man beloved to me and adorn it in my heart and make hate it to me I have this belief what forsook and transgression and disobedience. I want to hate this obeying you. I want to hate transgressing against you. I want to hate this
believing in you. I want to love believing in you. I want to love I want to I want it to adorn my heart. Right? So that the drought again I'll say it in English. Oh Allah Habibi lady might make a man beloved to me
and adorn it in my heart and carry and make hated to me a golf disbelief and ad for so. And transgression and
You know, there's a it's a reminder of a story. This guy called
hauled into a shed.
And he said to him,
share, you know, I'm in love with this girl. And I don't know what to do like, I just I'm just completely lost. I'm completely like
enveloped in love of this girl and so the chef said to him said
make this a lot make a lot of money as a mom you know like make make an order in front of me. I mean hopefully you know a lot and from behind me No, I'm Yemeni and all that and from the right of me nor which is life and from the left of me know and above me nor and the bottom of me nor and the guys like shift stop.
What's going on? You okay? He said her name is no
you're killing me.
Sometimes these things, I just remember that because it says Aloma Happy belated. Like what are the girls name is Emma, I make a man beloved to me. beautified in my heart
Okay, or the guy's name could be united both known and the monarch girls and guys.
Okay, so even matchup on the top of page 34. Even manager reports, the Hadeeth of admins,
who said there are only four years between their accepting Islam and the revelation of this verse by which a lot rebuked them in my job is one of the six collections of headache for call us acid that the six authentic collections, even as severe have to live in severe after five minutes of it is the sign of severe even now one is a very minute one is the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And he is the disciple of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam the province of license said, every prophet has a disciple, and my disciple is Tibet. And I'm delighted minister bed was
one of the, you know, the great young companions, absolutely incredible of the line. He's the son of his debating that I want, who's the cousin of the prophets level vitus and smart men to block a smart, the older sister of Asia. And so you see from both sides as debatable that I want this father, of course, is one of the 10 whose promise paradise at the same time, the lighting is a bad is one of the you know, that the young generation of companions, and he's one of the four Habad de la for the for our loss, and of the libraries debate, it was a warrior of the lightness of it, it was a great companion, he was
crucified at the GABA biohydrogen usif because of his contention with Ben Mejia for the law firm. And you know, he has the his famous story that his wife a smart, sorry, his mother, a smart, you know, who had traversed in her age and she lived towards that time. And she
she had become a blind old woman by that time in Mecca and hydrogen news have had surrounded up to Lyme disease a bit in Mecca and started casting catapults at the Goblin. And it's said that if he said, You know, he was just known as being a very vicious general tyrants like he he had, you know, he had, he had quelled many rebellions against me and he was a very,
like vicious, ruthless, General, he had no problem killing, and all of these things. Obviously, I've divided this video as a companion. So when a smart his wife kind of gave her son of luck, goodbye, have a parting hug. She had felt armor on him, she said, Are you afraid of death? What is this?
He was like, No, I'm not afraid of death, but it's just
they, they usually bodies disguise mutilated bodies. So she said her famous statement was what does it harm a sheep if it is skinned after it is slaughtered?
She's like, what does that matter to you? And so I believe in this debate eventually, and it's just
the strength of a smart is motherhood the line and she later on? She was summoned by a hijab after her son was killed and crucified. And she
she was able to argue she sold that had judge because he was from Benefit TIF. She said that the province of the lightest and then told us that there was going to be a false prophet, a liar from the thief and a fact like a slaughter someone slaughters, asked for the liar. There was a man from who had claimed Prophet said we know who he is. As for the slaughter, I have no doubt that it's you when she's speaking to this tyrant like that. And anyway,
She was able to release her son's body of the live and I bust the cousin the other cousin of the profits that I sent him who was who did not challenge me and in that sense you have a few people who challenge but it will Mayor you had Hussein the son of it I never thought it goes well as of the lightness of it
off the light live now bass he says and he was looking at the crucified body of
his cousin right to live in a stupid sorry he's not his cousin but he says to him he says that Didn't I tell you to not like go out? Didn't I tell you to not do this? Did I tell you to not do this Didn't I tell you not did this he's saying this to the dead body right to crucify bite off of it was great. And then he says to him I've ever witnessed that you were so one go up. I've ever witnessed that you were a person who always used to fast and always used to pray in the night. And no matter you are the worst of them is the best one.
Like speaking about the companions if you're though if you're the worst, and he's not but the point being is like if you're the if you're like the lowest we've got or this and that where this is the best one. Right so even in his like, rebuking of enemies praising optimize the likeness of it. You know, it was known that when he would make little good and we're talking about the shoe and the pair, he would, you know, from his stillness, and from his duration, animal would come and perch on him birds would come and perch on opposite sides
of the line. So nonetheless, I'm delighted Newbury Zubair, he says, there were only four years between their accepting Islam and the revelation of this verse, by which Allah rebuked them.
So he's saying that four years later, it was such a short time between Allah azzawajal people accepting Islam and this verse being revealed, telling them, don't let your hearts become heart. And so what that shows is that you need this is something that's constant, this is something that, you know, it's, you know, for sure, is not something that you just study, once every once a lifetime. Oh, I took a class on for sure. Yeah, I took it five years ago. Okay, measure your fourth one, and this is your prayer right now. Right? And that's why it should be it was very correct. After he stood up, and he said, Do you know, gay Jewish prayer, and if you know, you're 100% satisfied with
your shipper. And then you don't need to study this, right. Six months ago, I had given a class on for short here, and six months later, I need this class, I need this one. We need to reflect and contemplate on our prayers regularly. Okay, so
he says, many of the righteous would be greatly affected when this verse was recited to them, some would die because their hearts burst at hearing it and others repented and abandoned whatever they were previously doing. There was a famous man whose name was affiliative. netbios is one of the great scholars of the early Muslim generation. And he was a highway robber use a bad guy fellated me I was a highway robber, he was a bad guy. And in fact, the story is that he was climbing upon who's either climbing a wall, or he was climbing, like he was climbing the wall of a house to go meet up with some girl like in the middle of the night. Okay, this is literally it's in the books, everybody
knows it. That's what led him Yeah, he was climbing the wall to meet up with a girl in the middle of the night. And then he hears this verse. And I mean at that the shop
has dropped the time come for those who believe that their hearts be softened and humbled to the remembrance of Allah, and that they don't have this verse changed his life. And that they don't become like those who were before for thought I didn't
get to middle class support and their hearts became hard. And many people of them were transgressors. Many of them were evil, they were wicked, they were wrong with us as well. They didn't they have transformed literally because of hearing that verse. And he became one of the great scholars one of the great saints, one of the great aesthetics of earliest about the law. And so
this is what he's alluding to, or I'm sure many other examples too, that he says many others repented and abandoned whatever they were previously doing. We have mentioned their narratives in our book and he's still no good which is sufficing oneself with the villain and that's another book I read your alarm was high says low and didn't have a plan Allah Gemini, Allah Ito Hashimoto, sogdian, McClatchy de la if we had sat down this Quran on a mountain, you would have seen it humbled to pieces at a fear of a lot of weight and a lot of God says By Allah, our Lord has directed such thing to us in the Koran, which were he to have directed them to the mountains, they would have been
humbled and obliterated them. Right. And so that's something also it's a competent plate that the mountains themselves would have been crumbled to dust had the full arm been brought down on it and it's been brought down onto us human beings were made out of simple flesh and bones and we are commanded to carry it. Medic Indian Army
He says, may Allah have mercy on him would recite this verse and say I swear to you no servant believes in the scoreline except that it causes his heart to burst meaning this verse of if we had brought down to the quote on upon a mountain, you would have found it humbled and crushing to piercers out of fear of Allah. It is reported that it hasn't may Allah have mercy on him, said, son of Adam, when she whispers to you, enticing you to commit a sin or your soul desires to commit it remind yourself of what Allah has burdened you with of his book, which were amounted to bear, it would have been humbled and broken. Have you not heard his saying, if we had sat down this Quran
onto a mountain, you would have seen it humbled to pieces out of fear of a lot.
We make such examples for people so that hopefully they will reflect a lot has only propounded parables that you ponder them. So a lot has only made parables so that you reflect over them, carefully consider them and refrain from disobeying a lot, the mighty and the magnificent, you set up Adam have a greater duty to yield to the remembrance of a lot, and to what he's burdening you with of his book, and giving you up his laws, since you will be judged and then find your final abode in paradise or help. The Prophet subtle light is said and we seek refuge with a law from a heart that doesn't have for sure, as recorded by Muslim with the words, Allah, I seek refuge in You
from knowledge that doesn't benefit from a heart that has no fear, meaning a heart that has no for sure, from a soul that is never content, a soul that is never satisfied.
And from an invocation or a draft, that is not responded to. So this hadith is reported in many different routes, as reported that cop about he said it is written in the
meaning in the gospels of an ISA the deeds of a heart that has no fear are of no benefit, His voice is not heard. And his supplication is not raised.
So this concept of if you want your dog to be heard, make sure that your heart is present.
Make sure that you that you prepare for your dog to be heard. For it to be lifted, make sure that you're focused that you're attentive, I think one of us would get offended if somebody directed conversation to us, but they were looking away. Right? Don't get offended by that. I don't like Personally, I don't like when a brother is coming in. He's shaking hands in a circle. And then he gives he shakes hands to me like this. I don't like it. Anybody here like that? enjoy that. All right. So what I'll do is I'll grab his hand, and I won't let him move on to the next person until he actually looks at me. And I'm like, hey, so I'm glad you could join us. Right? So something to
indicate that, you know, and if that's something as simple as a system, and I'm just a random person, right? Nobody,
you're gonna stand in front of the King of kings, and just recite and talk and do all of these ethika. And your heart and mind is completely elsewhere. Sometimes you're sometimes you're even looking up, you're looking in a different direction, right? You're doing that exact action. And that's the province of a lighthouse and he says,
a group of people, they better stop raising their eyes in the Salah, or else Allah as within might take their site and it never returned to them ever. Which is an incredible threat. The prophets are sending this threatening people who would be so disrespectful, the person whose insula Allah as it is in front of them, they have an audience with Eliza Yeah. And they're looking at who's walking into the mystery.
Right completely distracted.
a person for their drive to be benefited or to benefit it has to be present. I want to conclude
now we still have some time Okay, so this next chapter is the true strength of a lot and I'm just going to read through it very briefly
who are the true slaves of a lot so this is from source and for con. We're allies and this is really about automatically the names of the slaves of the All Merciful or honor those who walk lightly on the earth and then there's a list so as I said in his book at what are Mubarak aiming for and what are basically means it's another form of asceticism is that you're avoiding You know, you're not being satisfied with the dunya Mubarak even forgotten he narrated to us that it hasn't whose it hasn't by the way we've heard it has his name a couple of times now has an issue
hasn't been busted right the master of the cavity
Hey, may Allah have mercy on him would say when this call from a lot reached the believers they believed in it certainty quickly settled in their hearts and as a result their hearts limbs in sight were humble, but allow you to see them you would have seen a people who truly exemplified this verse. These verses by a lie they were not given to argumentation or false would they found nor source, no source of tranquility, except the book of Allah. They didn't display what was not in their hearts when a command came to them from a lot they believed it and so in the Koran a lot described them in the best of ways, right all of these qualities that they have to worry about the
romantic Latina I'm sure a lot of the holding up the sleeves of the All Merciful are those who walk lightly on the earth. Okay, and hasn't said walking lightly or this home in the Arabic language means
Walking with tranquility and dignity,
right? They're not walking with something called swag. Something we Asians, or Africans, or whoever, right? They're walking with dignity. And they're walking with humility and they're not walking with fake humility. They're not walking with their heads lowered, or anything like that. Because when he saw a group of people walking like that walking weekly, he said, What's the matter with you lift your heads, you guys are destroying our religion. Right? not walking like a weakling or walking like you have no strength or that you're sick or you're ill or anything like that. It's just walking with tranquility. Right? Then he commented on way the hot tub of Mojo carcinoma, and when the ignorant
speak to them, they say peace not getting into every argumentation.
You know, so and so commented on a YouTube video or on a Facebook comment. And now I have to debate with this person for 45 minutes online, or two hours right? With a hot tub bomber jacket, oh, no carcinoma, and when the agent speak to them, they say set up a piece. And they move on. I've got better things to do with my life than to debate with anonymous people or people that I've never met on the internet or even a person with a hotter moon.
They were forbearing and didn't behave ignorantly. forbearing
and means restraint. Okay, if you're like me and forbearing doesn't really mean anything to restrain the restraint, their anger, right? They restrain they don't unleash themselves on everybody who, you know, deserves it.
They hold back, they were forbearing and didn't behave ignorantly. And when they were treated foolishly, they forbore the restraint themselves. By day they would accompany the servants a lot in the way mentioned. And then he mentioned that their nights were the best of nights with his words when Medina de tu and a little beam sujeto makia. So he describes their date and how did they spend their nights? Those who passed the night prostrating and standing before their Lord, they will stand before a lot on their feet and live their faces on the ground and prostration to their more their tears flowing down their cheeks in fear of him by a single command of Allah they spent the night
worshiping Him and by a single command They spent their days in humility to him.
And hasn't may Allah have mercy on him set then he says when Medina Kowloon are better have been asleep and nada, nada Rama. Those who say Our Lord avert from us the punishment of health its punishment is inescapable pain. When lithonia Coronavirus, arachnida Jana Minagawa, Carnival Rama, the word here LA is the word that needs to be explained. So here it's translated as inexplicable pain or inescapable pain. Everything that afflicts a person and then leaves it is not a lot on refers to something that never leaves for as long as the heavens and the earth endure. They were truthful by Allah besides whom there is none worthy of worship, they work deeds and did not rely on
vain hopes. So may Allah have mercy on you. Beware of these idle hopes for a law does not grant any good to a servant in this world on the next merely for idle hopes. He would say what an excellent exhortation it is, if only the hearts were alive and thereby preservative. So a couple of things here a lot on means.
The punishment of the Hellfire is eternal, and it doesn't get any better. Right? It's inescapable, and something that never leaves. You know,
one of the scary aspects of the Hellfire, if not, the scariest aspect of the Hellfire is that it never ends. And it keeps going on and on. And it's always worse. Right? The, as far as our human experience, we've been able to outlast every calamity, everything, right? So famine, drought, disease, war, natural disasters, you'll find people survive them, they survive them. And they survive because there's something that's ingrained in us, which is called the human spirit, which is if I just hold on tonight, then tomorrow, there'll be done it'll be better. It'll be better for my children, I'll be able to survive. There's light at the end of the tunnel all of these things right?
It pushes you forward. When you have nothing left or you think you have nothing left you're able to pull something out of you to be able to continue
jahannam the Hellfire is what finally kills this unconquerable human spirit. It dies in the hellfire.
The verse that the scholars say is the most severe verse in the Quran, like the scholars debate, which is the most hope inducing verse in the Quran and which is the most fear inducing or the like the most severe, what is the most hope inducing and what is the most fear inducing person. So the most hope inducing version of Allah, the scholars, they debate and some they said for example, it is
The laziness of wild, unforeseen lack of knowledge of the limited law
or law says, say my slaves
say all my slaves who have wronged against themselves, never despair from the mercy of Allah. Verily Allah forgives all since.
A lot of hope comes from that. Write a lot of saying no matter what you've done, don't despair from the mercy of Allah Allah forgives everything.
Others they said the most hope inducing verse in the Quran is in Allah Allah Allah you shouldn't can beat us through Medina daddy Kadima, Sha, Allah does not forgive that should be associated with him, that partners be associated with him and he forgives whatever is less than that to whomever He wills. How is this the most hope inducing verse they said, it induces hope in that if as long as a person comes on the Day of Judgment, not having associated partners with a lot of law says that he might forgive it. But there's a lot of hope. I didn't ever die below the line, he has a beautiful reflection on this. And he says, I might not know every bit. As for us the family of muscle loss of
lightness and that we believe the most hope inducing verse in the whole iron is what a sofa erotica buka
promises the problem hasta la la they sent him and he says to him, your Lord is going to continue to give you until you are pleased until you are pleased. What's the relationship here?
It's a beautiful testimony to the prophets of the light. They said that Allah azzawajal
the prophets that I sent him will never be pleased until What? So every last one of his oma is security in general. And so I did what the Bible says this is the verse that gives us the most hope, right? That the prophesy centum is going to argue on your behalf and might happen on his own behalf until they enter into paradise.
With regards to the verse that brings about the most feared or the verse that is the most severe, it's in sort of the never where a lot as it exists for the Pope. But then as he does Illa adapt.
A lot he says to the disbelievers and the Hellfire, he says and taste, because we are never going to increase you in anything except for punishment.
Right. So this whole concept gets to reverse where you are holding on because tomorrow is going to be a better date, the day after it'd be better for your kids and all of that there's light at the end of the tunnel in jahannam, tomorrow is always worse than today. And the day after is always worse than tomorrow. And the day after that is always worse than the day before. And it only gets worse and a lot as it says we're never going to increase you in anything except for punishment. We're never going to increase to social punishment.
So then here,
he says. He talks about idle hopes, beware of these idle hopes for a lot doesn't grant any good to a servant in this world for the next merely for idle hopes. Meaning that if a person believes
then don't be a person who
is only concerned about just seeing the level of what Rahim Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. You know what, maybe when we're talking about jednym right now, I might have become uncomfortable. I might have like, Whoa, this is heavy. That's good. That discomfort is good. That discomfort is healthy that's come through it as needed, and hasn't mostly himself, this master preacher who just gave us this brilliant exhortation, right for the last two pages, and hasn't mostly was asked by a person he said to him, you know, it hasn't. He says, I sit with a group of people who terrify me so much that my heart almost jumps out of my chest like these guys scare. scare the life out of me.
talking to me about
you know, the grave Day of Judgment.
said like, should I just keep sitting with them? So it hasn't said he said it's better for you to sit with the people who will terrify you until you reach safety.
Then a people who will make you feel feel safe until you reach
what you fear or what you will fear the shoe will add course Yeah, of course, the progress the lessons that give glad tidings but the process of licensing also said under two common law around the member, he said under to go now and then to come now to come on now three times. Right. The point is there needs to be a balance. And you know, just ask yourself, when was the last time you sat there and had a discussion about the details of vellfire
I feel like we go years here without it. So we need to we need to have a balance.
All right. So I have no idea how long we've been going but I'm assuming that we're not too hot. So let's end here inshallah next week. We're gonna do next week is actually chapter two, where we actually get into the prayer chocolate.
And this is the next week we actually start the meetup the book where he talks
about the different positions of the prayer, and the secrets behind all of the prayers are the things you do in the prayer. Why is it that you say a lot, but when you start, why do you go like this with your hands when you start? What's the secret? So for whatever secret substitute, why are the different phases? What are the meanings of the phrases that you say? Right? So I hope that inshallah next week it will be really fruitful for everybody.
If there are any more comments, I'd love to hear them. And comments, questions.
Do I do any other classes?
No, just this one. The semester ended at U of H but I used to do on Tuesdays before this class, literally right before this class I would teach at U of H we were doing heavy stuff before tidy remote. So that's going to restart next semester. And right after this class right here we have our class
Arabic Yeah, we do this we're actually going to shift as soon as this class is over. We're going to sit down on the ground and do Arabic inshallah. And everybody's welcome to attend that if they're interested as well.
Cool. Anything else?
I can help. Excellent. Good, so I can leave.
Yeah, you're very welcome.
I got hustled into this Arabic class. It's a long story.
Definitely. People you hustle as your new hustlers are.