Channel: Ammar Alshukry
Person who’s heart is attached to the masjid.
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So, we are continuing last week we discuss a young person who was raised in the
event that that comes from that and how that is a result of the first and how everything continues from this first.
The gesture ruler, to just ruler leads to a young person who grows up in the worship of the LOC, whereas the JustPerson, the young person who grows up in the worship mobilizers, and going to worship a lot, that leads you to a person whose heart is attached to the mystery. What happens when people grow up in the mystery adore their hearts are attached to the mystery, they love one another? Why do they love one another, they love one another, not for any doing your benefit, but they love each other, purely for the sake of allies, they get it and it goes on from one to the next. That person who loves one another for the sake of Allah, that person does not love for other than Allah
sake. And so that is the person who's most able to control their rooms and desires. And so when held on love, or what is considered to be lust is presented to them, they are able to reject it, as is the case of the man who is invited by a woman of beauty and nobility. And he says to her, I fear a lot, or vice versa. And
that person was able to control their desires is also able to control
the desire of wealth. And so they give what their,
what their right hand, what their left hand does not know.
all of that. And all of these attributes are controlled, or embed from the common aspect of the fear of allies, which is manifested in the last person who remembers a lot to get in seclusion, and they tear up. So now we come to a person whose heart is attached to the message, a legend because the license says I love you. And I'm not being massaged a perfect man whose heart is attached to the message. Now, this concept of a person whose heart is attached to the message, a person whose heart is attached to the message, why not? Why not literally means like, you know, something that's hanging so you get so much real. He taught us when
he gave the example of this, like a person's heart is attached to the mission to his heart, he leaves the message but his heart comes back.
He leaves the message, but his heart is just always going back. So you get this idea of a person who whether or not they're physically in the message. It's not that's not the issue, even when they're outside of the message. It's not like they're people who are sitting in seclusion in the message that they never leave. No, they do leave. They live their lives. But they always want to come back to the message. They always feel
they always feel
solid, they always feel comfort in the message, they always want to come back from you come back to the message. They're attached. They're passionate about coming to the messages there are very attached to other things. You know, there are people who are every morning or they're attached to the park to parks, there are people who are attached to, to to, to games, though there are season tickets with the with the rockets, and that's where they I went to
I went to aggieland this past weekend, and that was the closest experience to a cult that I've ever had. Is there anybody here who was text Santa?
I was scary. And they told me that at games, students don't sit. Is that true?
Have you ever been to a game?
I could tell if you weren't sure. What
I was told they were like at games, you know, again, first of all,
they had outside of the stadium 105,000 seats just to tell you that it's a cult they had graves for outside of the of the stadium graves. And I was asking what these graves are for And do you know what the graves are for?
Therefore the dog mascots of Texas a&m, so whenever a dog mascot dies, they bury that dog outside of the stadium, but they keep the scoreboard just for the dog so that they can see the score. So it's just like it was just really weird. But the point I'm talking about is that people are attached to these are people who are attached to people attached to games people are attached to movies, people are attached to theater, people are attached to so many different things. Where your heart find solace where you want to go where people are attached to bars, people where you find comfort, and so this person is a person whose heart is attached to the message. They leave the message, they want to
come back. They don't come for a date. They physically miss it. They want to be in that environment and
And it's not just a man the province of Iceland and uses the phrase allegedly
here because most of the people or most of the obligations with the rest of the massage have come for the men. So the men are the ones who are obligated to pray in the midst of karma lucky and Allah says and pray with those who pray. So that obligation is for the men. As we know women are obligated to trade in the masjid. They're not prevented from praying in the midst of it that the problem is the lesson of said do not prevent the female slaves of Allah as a gift from the houses of a Muslim. So
they are welcomed as well to come and pray in the masjid and to be find comfort in the masjid. And they're included in this, their hearts to be attached to the mission. And the command for Juma also came for the men, the men are obligated to celebrate humanity as the men are obligated with a lot of demand. So a man whose heart is
attached to the message, the private civil ladies sentiment says about the massages that have will be led in a light massage, that the most beloved places to a lot so far the massage
and the most hated places to live those that are where
the markets, you know, and this is an interesting idea because the prophet SAW Selim was actually asked by a person what are the most beloved places to a lot of the profits less than him said? I don't know.
You didn't know. So let me ask you, buddy.
He asked you believe were the most beloved places to live? Jimmy said I don't know. Let me ask a lot.
And so the promise that I sent him doesn't know the answer. He says, I don't know. God doesn't know the answer. He
says he doesn't know. And so
this makes us should make us comfortable. Forever asked the question that we say,
This is half of knowledge, half of knowledge is saying you don't know the other half is actually learning. But half of it is you making sure that you have this protective mechanism, this shield, where if you don't know something you say, I don't know. And you're okay with that. I'm delighted. I'm on a man came to him and asked him a question. And he didn't know.
And he said, I don't know. And when the man left,
the library was happy with himself. And he said he was asked about something he didn't know what he said, I don't know. Right? He was happy with himself because that there's a level of breaking your knifes that is required for you to say you don't know, you might notice it in yourself. When you're with three people in a circle, and someone comes up to ask a question. And you're kind of waiting for your turn to answer that waiting for your turn to answer. That's something that you got to bring. Because that's not what the so How bad was it? Actually, if a person came to them and asked them a question, they would direct them to somebody else, hoping that that person would answer and
remove from themselves the obligation of answering that question, because they recognize that every question that you answer, you're answering on behalf of EU allies. And that's a heavy signature to sign. But no David wrote a book he called the aluminum obtain out of the land. And it's you know, addressing those who signed on behalf of the Board of the worlds because whenever you say this is hot out of this armor, this is what should be done. This is why I did this is you're signing the signature of Eliza solos. However, they were always very cautious of doing that. And I remember last time I bought and by the way, this is also something that you learned in the massage. It's something
that you learned in the massage. I remember last time along
his in click, I was with God, Sunni. And, you know, people are talking to me, they're like, you know, a shift. You know, a lot of people have a lot of questions, you should answer your questions on your Facebook pages, have people ask questions, and they'll answer your questions on your Facebook page. Just like you know, that's a good idea. People have a lot of questions from Obama to do it. So he posts up on his Facebook page. I'll never forget he had posted up you know, he's got hundreds of 1000s of dollars on his on his page students mostly.
Or people who know him and trust him and things like that. So he posts up what questions you guys have.
So people post their questions. You know what the most popular question was?
The most popular question. Just think about every year. It's the most popular question.
When there's other that's a very popular one. But even more basic than that does. Brushing your teeth, brake fast. Yeah.
I remember that question being the most popular first. You look on that. And I know what Shipley's is gonna do. He's gonna look at all the questions. He's gonna look through his nose. He's gonna prepare his his answers. He's, you know, he's gonna do his homework also. And then he's going to record the answers for these people.
I look at the question I see this is the most popular question, the first comment that I see under it. Yes, it does. The next comment after it. No, it doesn't. The third comment after it. Here's a link of share so and so answering this question, right on YouTube. And I just couldn't, I was thinking to myself, like, why would you take it upon yourself to answer a question that was never directed to you in the first place? Like, why? Why would you take it upon yourself? This person is answering asking this person of knowledge, he's got his qualifications. And they're as they're directing it to this person. And you are undercutting all of that to take upon yourself the burden
of having to answer to a lot as I did about this question. And then I realized, I'm like, you know, where you learn to not do that type of stuff. You learn that by growing up in the mystery. That's where you learn to not do that stuff. If you're growing up, and your religious education is coming to you from YouTube, while you're wearing your pajamas in your living room.
You're not going to you're not going to have that tibia. But when you grew up in MSG, and you're coming, when you're sitting down, and someone walks up to you in the masjid, and they ask you a question, and the Imam is sitting over there. What do you end up doing?
What do you just naturally do? someone comes to you with a fifth question. They say, Hey, I have a question about Zika. What do you end up doing?
I mean, apparently, you guys will answer the question. No. You point to the mom years ago, I have a question about the Hata. I have a question about Salah.
Right. Why? Because I'm not going to answer a question that somebody else can take it upon themselves to answer someone who's more qualified than me. This is actually a really, really, really crucial important pull up characteristic for a person to learn and to implement in their lives. So the province of Elias ended up did not know.
And a lot as we did revealed to him that the most beloved places to a lot on Earth are the massages and the most hated places to a lot.
Are Yes. What are the marketplaces the Prophet sallallaahu to send him he says about the message and message you debate coolly Muslim, that the massages are the houses of every believer. Square every believer finds comfort. That's where every believer finds serenity, tranquility, the province of a lot, it was seldom
near the end of his life. I show the line I was asked about the final days of the province of all my views.
And she said to the asker, the province the lady who said them in the last days of his life was so ill, he was so sick.
And he asked for a mobile. And so they brought him to the province of LA I send them did with that look, I'll share after we break for salah and come back with some of the lights and a hammer died at a soccer field. I thought let me try to just pull up a cliffhanger and see how it goes.
The last last hour so now I'm sending sympathy and so we're gonna jump right into our first presentation
by Dr. Simon jazzy
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on the development of the messaging the time of the bumps, let's determine the role of dementia please. Throughout history, so publishing
is different back here.
My name is Hassan.
I was asked to be the standard person for the person that's supposed to do this presentation. So I'm gonna try to do the best that I can. And cellos some people with actual knowledge here that correct me on the things that I get wrong.
So the topical asked to speak on was the role of the budget in current in modern day society. And I think,
how to tackle it I tried to do I always think is the best thing to do is what do the generations before us doing historically, you know what needs to happen? So one of the first things I noticed is the prophet SAW liason when he first moved to Medina, and one of the first like, priorities that he had right off the bat was to establish a machine and to get a machine going. I think that really shows something that that's one of the places that you're starting from is that it shows what his priorities were for the society and therefore passing on to us what our priorities should be as a society. And then I will try to look at what are the different roles of the prophets as much it had.
Traditionally, we think of it as a place of prayer.
Right. But people could have prayed at home. And it would have been, you know, they would have been kept to themselves and do all the prayers at home with their family more and fulfill all the obligations that they had. But they were told to go to the massages. And if you think about it, what role does that play? I think, to me that one of the main things is that you have a lot of Muslims or a good Muslims meeting each other on a regular basis. And that builds a sense of community. And what that does, and when you're seeing each other, it's kind of like, Alright, someone's missing. Is anything wrong with him? Is he okay? After the prayer before the prayer, you sit down, we meet each
other, you get to talking, you have ideas about like, Hey, I was just thinking about, you know, we should do this. This was good for the community. And if you're interacting with other Muslim people, or other people that are like minded on a regular basis, then you can come up with things together. The province has his Majid was not just a place of prayer, as well as a place of prayer. It was a place of government. It was a place where he made you know, his big decisions, if there was a head of state or someone that was coming to visit him, they would come to the machine, if there was people that wanted to learn about Islam, or people that you know, to become Muslim, or just to see
what was going on with it. If there were people that were already Muslim, they wanted to learn more, they would come to the pleasure to learn about it. If he if there were people that needed, you know, charity, if there are people, I needed something from the community, they would come to the masjid to look at it. So it was really a central key place in the way that the society ran itself, rather than just being a place of prayer.
And then kind of going forward, I don't know how many of you all been to Turkey. But the way that they establish what I went when I visited there is that the way that it wasn't the Ottoman Empire, every time there was a Masjid, there was a place of prayer in the middle. But then around it, there was always like a school, there was always a hospital, there was always a place that people could become like a soup kitchen type of a thing. And then it was made like as a community center. So it wasn't just, that's a place of prayer. But people, you know, I would imagine that people at that time were like, Alright, where are the measured is, you know, it's a center for places, and it's
essential for good. So people, even if you're not like, you know, connected to Islam connected to God in a way, but those are basic needs in the studies that people need in a community, so they're naturally inclined to go there. And then you just know, okay, this is the place where, you know, if you're in trouble, this is a safe place for you to come to, right. And playing that into modern day in the society that we live in. I think there's a lot of similar benefits that we could do if we continue to establish what you know, our parents and grandparents have started for us over here or on the people who work in the last couple of generations have already built a base for us to work
on. And it starts as a place for prayer. But then as the community starts developing it as more and more and more things to it. And like alhumdulillah ROI see our Majid, we have the five daily prayers.
Shameless plug, then,
you know, if the RS people where people can come to on a regular basis, there's a class every Sunday for people over
Missouri kasi has been teaching with another guy who has been teaching for years and years and years and years. For anyone that wants to know about Islam, or is new to Islam, they want to learn more, they only get plugged into that community, they come on Sunday, that's classes for people that want to you know, at different levels, want to learn more, but then I see other massages are doing even better things like I really like massage that I've seen to have like a basketball court, right. It's not like an Islamic thing that people think of, but people you know, are drawn into the legit and the interact with each other. And, you know, it builds a sense of community. We have a green team,
you know, ways things that the positive things that people can do, you know, to help learn from each other. So I think it's really worth our time to kind of continue to invest in images and to build in the machine. And that's really like the prime institution that we will have on as a Muslim community. And then to think of ways that we can benefit, not just ourselves with a greater community. And two final examples that I want to give for that are a mom sirajul Hodge in New York, there was a big, like a rally that people wanted to do. And it was more related to like the cause for African American civil rights and stuff. But they had it like started and legit. And it started
from the legend. It wasn't like a Muslim cause or anything, it was just a cause for the greater good. And they said, this is a starting point for us. We're going to help facilitate everything that you need for us to do. And you guys can start over here. And then another really important thing I see is over in the fifth Ward, I don't know how you got into the fifth Ward, Majid. But every Sunday, they have like a communal dinner for anyone that wants to come. They teach skills for whoever wants to say, people that are ex convicts, people who are just they don't have a lot of job skills, they can come over there, they can learn how to sew, they can learn communication skills,
and things like that. And they've actually created for the community, a place where sisters can come and so when they sell things, and they can sell it for money, so it's a way to kind of get your foot all the way from whatever, you know, circle that you're in and to get a leg up and get adjusted to the rest of the community as well. So those are just a few of the ways I think that we can contribute or massage and contribute to the community and show up
Rachael has so beautifully articulated
and well presented at home, they laugh. So a couple of thoughts that I have, but I want to get your feedback also. So this is the province of Alliance. And the first institution that he built when he came to Medina was the first thing. So what does that mean to us as a community? What do you understand from that?
I know it seems simple, but
what do you get from that process? That's the first thing, if you're analyzing the seed like we're doing in this moment, what does that mean to you? First thing that robs us
of your foundation, gives you a foundation very good. As far as like fulfilling the needs of the community. That's where it should start. That's where it should start. Very good.
Very good. Right, you see the importance of the message. So first, if you have a community, for example, where the minister is not active, that's actually a disaster for that community.
Like if they catastrophe,
because the message of the province centralized means like, if there's any institution that's going to be up and running ASAP, as soon as possible that cannot be afforded to be delayed. It is the message.
Right? So that that shows us how urgent the presence of a message is in all of our lives.
something I heard once that I really liked is that the mission isn't a country club for the righteous, it's a hospital for the broken.
the message should be a place where everyone is is welcome.
where everyone can come for healing.
And they're supposed to come in battered and bruised, spiritually, they're supposed to be able to come to the message for that, and they're not supposed to come to the rescue then get more better and more bruised. Right, spiritually.
And so, you know, really creating an environment where I share it, probably last week, doctor had them statement about
some people come in at sea, and some people come in at a right. I don't know if I shared that here. Yeah, yeah. But you know, appreciating people's journeys, that if a person is coming, and they're coming to domestics
coming, distraught or broken, or things like that, we really don't know, the type of places people are coming from, we don't know. You know, and so a lot of times, we, it's just very natural to assume that people are coming from
a similar place as you are, or we that they should know better or things like that. And what you really realize, when you're involved in dow is that you don't, you can't really anticipate what people know or what people what people are going through at all. And so making sure that you're somebody who's welcoming the progress on the latest cinema is so beautiful, and that he would respond to people in the way that they would talk to him.
So a better one would come. And he would just raised his voice really loud. Yeah.
And the problem is that I sent him would respond.
but he would respond to him in the same tone as that man. Right, so a person comes, and they're speaking to you with, you know, like using really high language, then you respond to them like that, of a person who's coming to you speaking very simple language that you don't use high language with them, to flex on them, that you speak to them in the way that they can. And someone is coming and speaking to you in slang, that you respond to them in slang, like, do you match their you match their? Their?
what's the word I'm looking for?
Nobody knows. Huh? state of mind match their state of mind or you match their style? Yeah, you match all of these things? oils in for a different word than all of that.
But you respond to them in kind. And that's the way that the province of all is limited. So there's something beautiful about being able to walk with people and meet people where they are, right.
the importance of that institution, and I really feel like the creation of
I have my own thoughts. But you know, in America, we have this movement now of creating these separate spaces other than massage. Right. So whether it's called make space, or whether it's called a third space, or what have you.
And I wanted to get your thoughts on this. Is anybody familiar with this?
Yeah. So it's basically the idea is we're going to have religious programming, but we're not going to do it in the messenger.
Because the message is too uncomfortable for some people, and the message is to this and that, so we're going to take it outside or we're going to have it we're going to rent a place.
That's not a message, but we'll use it for those purposes or reserve a place and use it. And it might be right across the street from a minister. Right.
I haven't formulated a judgement on it, because I haven't experienced it myself. But I can't say that it's that my initial feedback is that it's it's what's distressing is having generations that grew up feeling antagonistic towards massage, right, this whole unmasked movement, because the the message is so important. It is the institution that the prophets Elias ended up
creating, built, and was divinely legislated. Yeah, do you have some thoughts on that, that you wanted to share? I mean,
like, like, like you the first my first experience, my first emotion to it was sadness, because I just felt like you said, sad that people are feeling the need to create a space outside of them to express themselves or feel able to express themselves. But the thing is, it's hard to judge from where we're sitting and the experiences that we've had on everyone else's experience. So if someone grows up around a Masjid, where they're very, very strict about certain things, and they're not welcoming to other people, then they're going to feel ostracized, and I feel in those situations, maybe it's better for them to have you know, another space where they can at least get together and
talk with other people or the type of like minded people. But ideally, you would want to space with it, you would want to create a space in the machines will just feel comfortable coming into the legend. And then I feel like we should take it upon ourselves, whoever emerges that we go to, are there people that are being left behind? Are there people that don't have a friendly environment? And what can we do to help solve that issue?
Any other thoughts?
If I may, you may
think that third space is important to a certain component.
If you already know that people don't want to come to the mosque because of this stigma. And why would you continue to host programs for them to hopefully come, you know, to the market, you know, that they won't, so perhaps have your third space, establish something there and then intermittently have something where every time you have something that this third, third space average, also for you have similar
capacity as a must. And eventually what you may see is that people from the earth space may also begin to come to the mosque with those events. And then you can continue to to keep this third space, while now producing bigger programs.
And if it continues, generation by generation, that's fine. Because you have the third space that transitions people back into the machine, I think there's a method to the madness, they have to be I think that's a great idea. As long as that's a goal to bring people to the match that has to be the goal, you can't say I'm just not able to just choose that. Sometimes it's not sometimes the goal is not to bring people to the mission at all.
But if it is, then I can definitely see that it becomes no different than doing an event outside. Right where you're intended to go to an audience where them sadly, they're not
the prophets, the light SNM says that whoever builds for allies who is in the house, even if it is
like the nest of a bird, super small, then allies will they will build a house in paradise. Now, how do you build for allies? We get a house that's that small, like how do you build a mystery that's like a nest of a bird? The scholars they looked at that, and they said, Well, you can understand in the sense that it's a figure of speech, like even if it's really, really small, even if it's tiny mustard, and two, they said even if your contribution is small, like even if your contribution is just like a bird's nest, just 20 bucks,
you know, then five bucks $1 even then a lot of it will build for you a house in paradise. And there's a beautiful concept in our religion that is that we can just say that you are rewarded in accordance with your deeds. And so if you built for our lives, or you had a house on this earth, a lot of bills for you. A house in Paradise, you remember a lot as we did on this earth, Eliza did remembers you you mentioned him and your company a lot, as you mentioned, as you engage a company and punishment is similar to that island. He said,
doesn't the the dominion of Egypt belong to me? It doesn't the the mites of Egypt belong to me the MOOC, the kingdom of Egypt belongs to me and these rivers flow underneath my feet. And so because of his arrogance, and because of his claim of the rivers of Egypt, he ended up drowning in
in Egypt, right? So the reward and the punishment are in accordance with the action and so allies are getting rewards for a person who builds for him a house with a house in paradise. The province of Alberta is and he also
He mentions that from the signs of the Day of Judgment is that people will enter into the masjid and leave the message to that praying to Allah has in it.
And so this is something interesting that you'll may come across, people will come into the message for a meeting, they'll come into the message for, you know, for a million purposes, and that's, you know, as I miss it, they expand and they become, you know, places that are in abuse, big centers, person comes into the message, and they leave without being to us. And not every sign of the Day of Judgment, by the way is considered bad. You know, some of the signs are just science, that's what they are, some of them might even be good things. But this is definitely not a good thing, right? where people are coming into the houses of Eliza. Yeah. And they are not.
They're not praying at least even total house, the province of Elias and also he says that whoever goes to the masjid in the morning or in the evening, a lot as we get prepares for him, like prepares to host him like a guest would be hosted by their host. Every time that person goes in, they comes back, every time a person goes to the message, it's like a lot as it is preparing to host you know, when a person goes to the messages, remember that all these actions that we do, you have to be on a guest list for you to be able to do that you have to be invited. And so when you look at the house of Allah as a,
as an invite only affair, then you become appreciative of every moment where you're able to go to the message because it becomes if I don't go to the message for six months, if I don't go to the message for a month or a week or three days, it What that means is that I haven't been given the opportunity or I haven't been inspired or a lot as it has not allowed for me to go to the message. And if I am able to go to the message if I have someone who has been blessed to be here like this on a night like this, where we're remembering a lot as an agenda and we are in a gathering that's where members of a lot and we're in one of the houses of a lot and so we are inshallah tada experiencing
all of the things that come with that, that the angels descend, and surround us with their wings and mercy and develops us and tranquility descends upon us or that mercy descends upon us and tranquility envelops us, and a lot as it remembers us in his company. That's all from the the blessings of allies. Right. And that's all from the bounty of allies or that we are need to respond to with gratitude and thankfulness. And so of the
or the greatness of
the heart that's attached to the prayer, the example that I ended in this last session with, I want to continue with that and that is the province of the province of a licen them as you know, he says the jury, let's pull it down into his solo. He says the salaat the pools and my eyes is in the prayer. The province of the lighter somebody used to ask me that and you say excuse to say that'd be a Buddha give us tranquility through the prayer belied by give us comfort us with us obey the promise of life cinemas, he said when he was in his last days, he was so ill. He asked for water.
They brought him to water. The province of Milan I said it said I saw that NASA the people pray.
He said no other way. So the proper size of the needle.
And then he fainted.
He collapsed in his state.
And then the province I sent him to where he lost consciousness. Problems I said never came to a sudden the nasty people break. He said I also lived there waiting for you. Promise I said no at all.
And then lost consciousness comes back again. I sullenness the people break but this time he got up with a little bit of energy.
And they said no, he sat up.
And then he made
and then he lost consciousness again. Three times the province of Elias Allah is trying to a he has every excuse at this point in time if you're that ill, you don't need to try
to get up and make it to the prayer I show of the law and how to stay in the province of cinemas making the model and she describes his last days of him being lifted by companions and she's seeing his feet. He's like as if I could see his feet being dragged on the ground as he's trying to go to the restroom. The minister just outside of her door. It's outside of his house, but he's trying to lie to us and look and when he fails three times cellulitis and he's unable three times even saying fails is just gave me goose bumps up the wazoo. But he tried three times to make oldal and to leave the Muslims and he wasn't able to so finally he said Moodle Ababa is a command that will work to
lead the people in prayer, what receives the command and he tells him that he's like, Oh my god, you need the people in prayer. And the Lion says no, you're better. You're more fit for this. So so I'd love to lead to the
The Muslims for a number of days before the prophet SAW said and passes away. But the importance here is the consciousness of the province syllabus and then the attachment the love that He has for this congregational prayer, there's a sweetness to it. You know, there's a love to it, there's a serenity to entering into the question. And these are things that we have to consciously check our hearts for. Like, do I enjoy the prayer? Like, do I enjoy it? And if I don't enjoy it, then let's talk about for sure. Let me let me work on that. These are all internal metrics. No one can gauge them for you. Nobody knows. But we know that. These are things that we actually have to continuously
monitor monitor in ourselves, and we have to check. And so do I taste the sweetness of prayer? Do I ever get lost in the prayer? Do I?
Do I enjoy it, too? I longed for it. Do I want to come to the masjid? Right? Because one of the signs that this hobby used to fear very much about are we going to sell it on your own and that's what I've gotten
a lot as he describes them when I 15 as if they stand to the prayer, they stand up leisurely, like that's the last thing they want to do is to get up for this pair. Um casada they get up leisurely, you're on a nice if people see them, then they'll get up and if people don't see them, then they're gonna selected Asia. Right? When I click on the light luckyland they don't work. They don't remember a lot as much. There's no there's no focus there. There's no humility there. There's no experience there and there prayer of lightning. miscibility says the lightning wizard is the sixth person to accept Islam and he's a great companion of the Prophet civilize a member talking about one of the
earliest Muslims. He's a great school in and of itself isn't a tuna. He says I remember when
I made 204 and a half in LA, munafo luminita I remember a time when the only people who would stay away from this prayer were a hypocrite whose hypocrisy was known. Like even if it was a hidden hypocrite they'd still come to the prayer. The only people who would stay away just openly from the bear is a hypocrite whose hypocrisy Lin was known or a sick person even though a sick person would be dragged by two people so that they can come to the salon meaning that they would be carried by two people
allegedly and they would come being carried by people like this is the level of love that they had and commitment that they had. And so he says and cinematic is you guys notice me right right.
Edison pneumatic his mother is just someone who I consider to be like one of the smoothest genius women of the seal. Just amazing.
and as a pneumatic like, how did he end up with the progress otherwise?
Okay, so I'm going to give you guys a gift tonight. Okay, this is a gift. I love this story so much.
The province I set it up migrates to Medina.
But I've been through it not everybody's so excited. Right? People in Medina are welcoming him. They're so excited. And they believe in him. Now.
Everybody's coming and they're bringing gifts to the province the lesson. Now I want you to imagine if you're getting a gift for the horrible loss of life, send him the first time
that's a pretty stressful like choice, right? Like is you put some thought to it? What gifts are you getting? No. So loss of light isn't? What gifts are you getting? So people are bringing him gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts.
On Celine brings a gift. What's her gift?
Or gift is Vanessa numatic her son
she brings him
he's 10 years old at the time. She says the opposite a lot. My gift is my son. He's going to serve you. That's over 10 years. And this idiomatic service also will last a lifetime.
And I'm just thinking like what a genius move. Right? Right.
In one, one shot. She gives the province I send him a gift that lasts 10 years. And in the same shot, she gives her kid the best education the best that he could possibly ever have. And nse numatic of course becomes symptomatic one of the great proliferators or Hadith the prophet SAW sent and made to offer him for him to have a long life and lots of kids and wealth and assembly my religion very long life but he was very wealthy and he had lots of kids and grandkids
he says I served the province of lesson for 10 years. And never once did he tell me what I did something. Why did you do that? I never once did he telling me when I didn't do something had enough Azteca. Why didn't you do such and such? Never once, right? And the true test of a person's character is not how they deal with their their brothers. Right? The true test of a person's character is how they deal with the week right? how you deal with your your kids, your servants, your your spouse, right? He's intimate, intimate settings. As me Mike is testifying this great testimony of the prophets character. 10 years I served him as a kid with all of the trouble that
comes with adolescence and all of the mistakes and all of the lapses of judgment. Never once the problem is the lightest, and then tell me, why didn't you do that? Or did you do that? I never touched a velvet that was softer than the palm of the prophet SAW the light is that no, I never smelled a scent that was more beautiful. Then the sweat of it also will last of Elias. And
move number one. I won't say.
The second one is I will don't hang on sorry.
Is he wants to marry her. She had her husband I believe my dad had passed away. And she was approached about how he wanted to marry her. But he wasn't bull[???]ting. But because she's super smooth, like we said, well, the lawn and a genius. She says to him, I will have someone like you there.
Their proposal is not rejected. Like he's letting him know, like, you almost have a green light. But she says you're almost sick. And I mostly become Muslim, and I will marry you.
Except this law, the narrator says, we used to consider that no one had a greater dowry than homeschooling. Her mother was Islam.
It's like amazing.
I will tell her loves her. They get married. They have a kid. He loves the kid. So this is now season three.
They love the kid. He loves the kid and
in the middle of the night,
or not during the middle of the night, but at some point in time the child passes away.
homeschooling hides this fact from her husband. He comes home, how's the baby? How's the kid she says as good as peaceful as can be.
She beautifies herself and her husband, they enjoy a night together. In the morning, she tells him
what would you do if one of our neighbors or if a person had lent you something and they had asked for it back? He said give it back obviously. She says then
seek the reward of a law as a given regarding your child passed away.
He goes to the province of Elias endemic complaints in the province of Assam system allows you to bless the night that you had.
neriah says they had
10 Kids after that all of them were from the memorizers of
homeschooling or the Lionheart
who was just a person who was incredibly This is the person who's behind that as a pneumatic, I was going to tell you about anything pneumatic, but then I was just like, let me just back up and tell you about his mother. Because honestly, pneumatic is who he is because of the mother that's behind them. So you get an idea of who these people were. Were in the city of the province of the lightest and and why these unsolved? Why these Mahajan? So
NSE pneumatic, he says,
because he lives for a very long time after the prophets of the Lyceum. So he lived in solidarity. And he said,
you know, he's 20 years old on the promises and passed away. So he says, you do things to the tablet and he said you guys do things that we used to consider from the mortal sins we used to consider minimum will be used to consider these like dis destroying things. What was he talking about? He was talking about staying behind from selective Gemma, like a person that is right down the street. And this is like
I don't remember like we'd never used to do that. That was not our mo as different kinds of horrible loss of assets, we should consider those motions. So in the time that we have, I didn't forget you.
If you could come up with all of that and present on your voice your topic making them as Ajit sister.
You want to present from where you're at or do you want to just come up and face the sisters yeah
Yeah, that's fun.
it's not like I was going to tell the brothers to leave or something.
Okay. So I actually had a couple of sisters write down some thoughts before they left last week. And then I asked on my Facebook and had some others response.
One of the more common reoccurring things was having more accommodating space for women. I don't know if this is experienced as common amongst other women. But I haven't been to a motion for I'm shoved in a closet with no AC. But apparently that's very, very common for other girls, which is really, really unfortunate. So making sure that there is comfortable prayer area for sisters, it's really important. Having other women there, a lot of the times they feel like it's just one or two girls. And I think that's really important in bringing a friend or bring your sister with you.
Women lead Holika. And more talks about women of Islam.
Women in positions of power. And this was something that a lot of people agreed with that having someone have with knowledge of Dean as well as the ability to counsel on various topics, anywhere from marital issues to women in Islam, finances and things of the like, and making sure that they're easily accessible.
Which brings me to my next point, easier access to the mom, I think that a lot of women unfortunately, kind of struggle trying to get in touch with someone who might be able to provide them with guidance. And so we need to make sure that that's not so much of a struggle, because it shouldn't be
the option but not obligation of being separated by a barrier. I know we don't have a partition here. But a lot of students do have walls where you can't see the 50. Or
it really hinders a person's experience when they're going to a talk or even just to Gemma. So just keeping that in mind would be really important. babysitting was another big thing that a lot of women wanted or felt like it would really help their experience with the motion.
I actually wanted to share a point, I have a group of family friends. And during Ramadan, once a week, all the guys take the kids, all the brothers take the kids so that the sisters can go and enjoy peaceful night at the masjid having to worry. And I think that is really, really important. Everyone thinks that it's just woman's job
to help out. And
options for women who can't enter the prayer area, such as if a woman is on her menstrual cycle.
Making sure that she can still come to the masjid here with
you know, her taking classes and go to a holiday is really, really important. And I know someone's gonna this last one's gonna sound a little out there. But I think having study spots at the motions would be really important. Because, yeah, and I'd say that because
it would be so much easier for kids to study and be able to pray comfortably without having to worry. I think that would just be an awesome idea. So
yeah, that's what I had. If anyone wants to add anything, please do.
There's nothing to add, like having women in the leadership of
getting that makes a huge difference. Yeah, making sure that women are involved in decision making processes.
Absolutely. I like to laugh about study spaces. I was telling boys.
Like this past week, like I just started school this past week, I spent like, four or five days, like considered to Asia here, because it's free Wi Fi is basically sit down. Not many people use it. And it was really relaxing because we studied and it's not afraid to pray and get back and study. So if there are more places like that, or more machines like that, even though you know separate for smaller components to it, I think it'd be really beneficial to encourage people. Oh, absolutely.
Because nothing I mean, do you have to like unpack your stuff at a coffee shop and then pack it up? drive to the masjid come back. Yeah, it'd be so convenient. And honestly, I think you'd see a lot more use as much as you were working on a coffee shop for sure.
Okay, so the last thing I want to
wrap up with is how can a person's heart be more attached to the message like what can we do?
To attach ourselves to the mystery.
So the first one is guarding the prayer times.
The boss also asked what's the first one is guarding a prayer time and being aware of the prayer times. And different people do that in different ways of that is having an app
of that is printing out your calendar and putting it on your refrigerator apama times and things like that. But just generally, that's Yes. Okay, just plug real quick that for this module, if you download the is g h app, the economy comes like always up to date for each minute. So if anyone's ever imaging for this measure, that is at least I don't know, if the entire ICT community has the same thing. Very good. But just putting you're in a position to win, as they say, right, just like putting yourself in a position where you know, the common times in your local message, figuring that out. Number two, is,
and this is very important is making the message a decision, if you have the opportunity to do so, make a mess today, an important decision of your location, if you ever choosing a location, maybe I'm shocked sometimes people move to a place that's like 30 minutes away from a Masjid or 40 minutes away from missed. It's like, how are you picking your apartment or your house? Like how do you expect to be close to the Minister, when we learned about this issue of you know, the the importance of the message.
It's crucial, you know, like, if you're not, if you know for it, and then when you have a family, you're talking about loading up the kids and moving people with you, and you just add another 30 minutes to that, or 20 minutes or 15 minutes. So you want to again, make sure that if you have the opportunity that you make this something that's as important as any other decision that you make, whether it's the commute or the kids schooler, I really believe that it makes or breaks a person's
he makes sure that you're not just by any mystery, but by a mystery that you know,
you know, you're going to benefit from the community and the community is going to benefit from you.
The second, the third is
making sure that you
when you can to, to spend time in the masjid, you know, to not make it even if a person has you know, the prophet SAW similar. He said that a person is in the prayer as long as they're waiting on the prayer. So if I come 20 minutes before the slot, I'm in prayer, while I'm waiting for this little the province of the lies and praise the person who stays from one period to the next. You're in the prayer as long as you're waiting for the prayer. So, you know, this is something to take advantage of. I know in the northeast, sometimes in the wintertime, like we kick it like it's bull hold on also come right after each other moment of inertia. I don't think that happens in Houston.
But I think Mother diminisher come close. Right? Like right now we just 738 30. So even if that becomes a habit just or even even not that but a person who schedules like time to come into messenger, I don't spend more than a week away from the message. I figure out that I can play a show on Thursdays or like what you're doing now on Tuesdays coming here for this. But just making sure even without this in whatever communities that you are, that use a lot some time where you where you come to the mission to spend some time. And then remember most of the lies we did as long as you are in the room. So a lot we're waiting for the prayer, you are in your insula.
Also, you know, I didn't I wasn't sure what I could I should share this or not like when you read about the massage and the way that the setup focused on the salon. It's actually like it can be inspiring, and it can be overwhelming. I kind of found myself going both ways. Like you'll read, for example, say he didn't say one of the great scholars in the Senate. He said, I haven't missed a beautiful home in 40 years. Two beautiful homes and the map says a lot of you know that first year, he says I haven't missed a good development for years. That's five times a day
for four years.
Never right so it's like some of the setup. They were like if you don't find me in the first row of the salon, they look for me in the graveyard because I'm either in there
you know, so
I wanted to just share a show that just so that but realistically, like I don't I don't know if there's anybody who who isn't just secluded, right? They're just there. They're all of their needs.
needs are taken care of as far as finances and family and things like that, and they can just do that. I
I don't know how realistic something that is. But the province and lesson did say that whoever catches the military forget for years for 40 days.
So this is like a summer project, one of you has a summer off and wants to try this out. For 40 days. They've been safeguarded from two things. They've been declared free from two things.
The first is an Tifa.
And the second is the hellfire.
if you have a project that you want to do you have a five week vacation or something, and you just want to try really hard to do that. Try it out. I remember one time a chef was talking about this. And he said,
he said, You know, sometimes young people, they try to pull off this Hadeeth 4040 days, Sala.
And they go for like,
three weeks. And then they miss it. They miss us a lot for whatever reason. You know, he was getting the example of someone who
overslept, and another person who
he over, he came to the masjid, but they had a janazah. So they made the karma fast. Like they just pasted the prayer in the masjid. And so he came on time, but they had already started praying. So he missed the beautiful. His world came crashing down, right? So he was saying, what do you do at that point in time? Is this person supposed to stop like a loss and restart over it? Or like completely be
crushed? He said, No, you continue to finish for the 40 days. And what do you expect from Allah you expect from Eliza get the reward anyway, because that's what was benevolence and that's his generosity. That's that's something to aspire to. And it's something a little bit easier inshallah, to added in what
are great example of this edifice.
What if a person
is not able to do all of that one of the things that a person can do is still, at least in the very least on the day of Friday, try to spend a little bit more time on the mist coming a little bit earlier for person has the ability to do so person is at work they can. On Friday, afterwards, come to the masjid come spend as little time on the weekend, come and spend some time in the mystery be attached to the message whenever you can. So that if anyone has any other suggestions on how we can become more attached to the message of our love, for your participation at this point in time. Other than that, we're going to wrap up because we've already passed the 930 mark. What else do we have
this all the time, this would be a nice list to create
what you want anything else that made you more attached to the message made your heart more attached to the mission? getting to know people? I think that's incredibly important. I'm sure many of us when we became attached to the message at some point there was some charismatic figure there was some person we youth group leader, the mom what have you just random person who we met that made us feel more inclined.
Maybe attending a class that's consistently occurring.
Okay to make it a point to like come every Tuesday. So seeking knowledge in the ministry, very good consistency. And that also comes from blocking out time right to come to the message. So when it's consistent, what you're doing is you're basically blocking out on your calendar Tuesday nights so even in the absence of the class, that's something that we can still do. Say when this class is over, or what have you that a person blocks out time to be in the midst of Yeah, I think contributing to them I didn't like either help to start a class or like plant a tree or just like donate some books or whatever. And then you're
and I feel like if you do that you feel more attached to it and then you like you can watch it grow very good.
So investing in the message yourself contributing to the industry
bring people together.
You don't even need to fast the show for the
So in here, so next week, we'll go over the two brothers, two people who love each other for the sake of Allah. They got on that we have our esteemed mafiosi with us today. We have Alicia shad. If you have any
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