The Urgency of Life

Ammar Alshukry


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The conversation is about the concept of death and the importance of investing in one's life. The speakers emphasize the need to stay aware of one's surroundings and not let fear or short-term short-term pressures hold you back. They also discuss the benefits of investing in one's life and the importance of prioritizing one's health and well-being.

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a my bad all praises due to Allah. We seek His guidance and his forgiveness and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the whispering of our desires, whom Allah guides no one can miss guide and whom he allows to be misled. No one can guide and I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah alone and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and His messenger and his perfect worshiper. Allah says in the Quran, oh you believe, fear Allah as he deserves to be feared and do not die except in a state of Islam.

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And Allah says, Oh, mankind, Fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and produce from that soul it's made and made from their combination many men and women so Fear your Lord whom you ask each other by and by the ties of kinship. Verily, Allah is Ever Watchful over you. And Allah says, Oh, you who believe, fear Allah and say that which is correct, he will correct for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, then they are indeed victorious.

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This week,

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has seemed to be

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overwhelming in the news of sudden death.

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We had nearby in Houston, Uncle Tada Bedouin, who passed away in a car accident. Rahim Allah to Allah having left his wife to run an errand at 6pm and he never made it home.

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And you might have seen on social media Mr. Volta 16 years old, who was running away from a dog. And he got hit by a drunk driver. And he passed away to him a whole lot died.

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And then the overwhelming news yesterday, Chef Muhammad Sharif

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47 years old, who passed away suddenly in debate, a man who was a giant in the field of Islamic Dawa in the western world or himolla to Allah, a man whose imprint is on Islamic education and changed the standard of education in English over the past 20 years, not after illness. But suddenly, and death doesn't wait for anybody. Allah subhanho wa taala. He says in Saudi Arabia and Iran called Luna I've seen that remote, every soul shell taste test. We're in the Matua Adora communal piano, every social taste death.

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And part of the pain

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of hearing about death of our loved ones is us feeling that they still had so much more life to live.

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Or you'll hear people saying I was not able to give them their full do. I wasn't able to give them the roses, I wasn't able to thank them properly for everything that they did. There's no person who leaves here, this earth and was thanked properly by humanity because humanity does not have the ability to thank anybody properly. And so Allah says for eating them out to a fellow Georgia communal meal piano.

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You will get your full do on the Day of Judgment.

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But still, when a young person passes, you feel like they weren't able to test they weren't able to test the taste the success that they were on the path to accomplishing.

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They might have been close to graduating they might have been on the verge of getting married. They might have been expecting a child they might have been they might have been there was so much goodness around the corner. Allah subhanho wa Taala redefines for us what success is as diverse continues he says Femen Zaha and enough

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would feel Janita for catfights

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says whoever

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is shifted away from the hellfire

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and enters into paradise

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they're successful. If they lived on this earth for 16 years, or 20 years or 30 years or 40 years or 50 years, however long they lived if at the conclusion of their stay here, they are shifted away from the hellfire, and they enter into paradise than they want. Well malha to dunya Illa Mata L or, and this life

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is nothing but delusions. This knife is nothing but an abode of delusions, a life of delusions. And so I wanted to speak briefly about what the Prophet sallallahu Sydenham told us to constantly remember he says at futile, Vic Raha the millet that he said constantly remember the destroyer of delights, death, and almost every day, you and I come across someone status saying please send your prayers from my uncle, grandmother, brother, a friend who passed away today, and you give your condolences, or maybe you simply scroll by. But there's always that disconnect. We don't see ourselves in these people. And as an ambassador, he says model aid to your kid and Lasha Kofi ashba

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will be a bishop can Latina middle mode. He said I never saw and has an opposite. He said I never saw anything that is certain about which there is no doubt that people take as if it is doubtful that has no certainty like death, the one thing that we're certain of, but we push it to the back of our minds.

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As if it's somehow doubtful for us, when we see people being snatched away around us, when we see people who are younger than us when we see people who are peers when we see people we used to see in the masjid when we see people who we used to see this past Ramadan no longer here

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it's Islam does not talk so much about death from an angle of morbidity.

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Islam speaks about death so much so that we can treat life with a sense of urgency if that was backed up a lot on Thursday Ron Messiah would say to for Latin tabula rasa that if you woke up to see a new day,

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then don't wait for the evening. whatever good you can do. Don't wait for the evening. And if you live to see the evening, then don't wait for the morning. whatever good you can do. Make sure that you take advantage of the life that you have the prophets of Allah Allah who is sending them he says in the Hadith as reported by a dummy that he says man us Bahaman come I mean, and he said it became what Alfred fee but then he he Yumiko, Yamuna, Coco to me, forgetting the Mahi, that Allah Who dunya he mentioned four blessings. He says, Whoever Have you wakes up. First blessing is to wake up. Right now the fact that we woke up

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on this Friday

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is a blessing that billions of Allah subhanaw taala servants did not experience. And then if you pair that with safety, and you're dwelling and health in your body, and you've got enough sustenance for today, the province level lightest, and I'm sad, it's as if the entire world is rolled out for you.

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What causes us to forget death so much. It is a disease that the province will allow it is setting them sought out to rectify, and it is truer than men. It's the expectation that I'm going to live until I have white hair. It's the expectation that I'm going to my story is going to continue just like my grandfather's or my great grandmother's or whoever I'm going to live into my 70s. I'm going to live into my 80s I'm going to live to being a grandfather, I'm going to be able to delay this until I'm able to reach a particular age.

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I didn't ever thought about the law and one time he gave a hold by and he said you had nice in Aqua Maha for a day control and mn wavetable Allah. He said the thing that I fear the most for you is protracted hope. Just that expectation that you're that you're somehow going to live

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until you reach your goals.

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That protracted hope. And number two, he said following desires. He says a mouthful that I meant for you until after one night diva Idaho fair. So do I need help. I allow in an era Mark biller. He says the X era is coming closer to us. And the dunya is not Billa. The dunya is when you and I entered into this world, every single day that comes it takes away from our from our existence here. Every day brings us closer to the station that we're journeying towards which is the Hereafter. And so he says protracted hope it makes a person forget the hereafter, but the dunya is a station that is departing and the after is a station that is arriving. So be from the children of the hereafter and

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don't be from the children of the dunya because he says every one of them will be followed by their children

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as reported by Behati he drew a square in the sand

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He drew a square in the sand. And then he drew a line going beyond that square. So he drew a square in the sand. And then he drew a line that was going through it.

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And then he says the line, that long line that was going through it, he says, haha, I'm a loony Adam. He says, this is the among the hope of the son of Adam.

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That's your hope your hope is a long life. And that he cut through that line. And he said, Well, hi the Agile.

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And this is your lifespan.

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There's nobody except that their lifespan, cut short their hopes.

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There's nobody who goes into their grave without something that they still want it to do.

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Something that they want it to resolve something that an action that they want it to present an act of worship that they want it to do. And so chasing. And being aware of the urgency of life is from the characteristics of the believer. I love Isaiah, he said that false expectation is caused by two things, ignorance and love of the dunya. As for ignorance, it's because you assume that you have some sort of immunity to death, that it's something that's for some reason or other won't touch you, even though you've known people who've died since you've known life in primary school, secondary school, college university. And as for the love of the dunya he says if they seek it and love it and

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are attached to it, it becomes heavy on their heart to be separated from it. One of the qualified he asked them to hire him and he said to him lemon alcohol note and he said, Lana, come up to Medina. Well, I'm not normal. akhira Fattah Corona, the hobby minute, Emraan Illa Hara.

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He asked him and he said, Why do we hate death? He said, Because you have invested in the dunya. And you've destroyed your hereafter. And so you hate to go from that which is built up to that which is destroyed.

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Anytime students are graduating from university, you'll always see the ones who have their job career lined up. And the ones who who worked really hard in school and they're there, they've already got an offer. They're so excited to be graduating. Because what they're expecting. Post Graduation is better than everything that they've done so far. What they're expecting of relationships, what they're expecting of adventure, what they're expecting of living on their own, what they're expecting of family, what they're expecting of travel, what they're expecting, of actually being paid for their work, all of this is so exciting.

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But it is only because they're graduating to that which is better. And so when a person invests in the hereafter

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then inshallah to Allah when the angel of death comes,

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they might be like my dignity about law, the law and who says Mohamed Bynum out?

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I've been waiting for you.

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And he says, I don't want to stay in the dunya. For the planting of trees, or the building of palaces, my other needs evident I mean, this is high level. This is a person who the dunya is completely removed from his heart. He's 30 something years old, about the ALLAH and he has a family he has all of these things. But he said the only reason why I want to stay in the dunya is to fast, difficult days, and to pray long nights and to race with my knees to the needs of scholars to continue to seek knowledge to worship Allah subhana data that's the only reason that I want to stay.

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But the love of the dunya

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We ask Allah azza wa jal to remove the love of the dunya from our heart and to make us of those who the best of our days is our last days and the best of our moments of the day that we ALLAH called the Master Master Master for the lady. We're looking for stuff thrown all over Rahim.

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Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while audio CIBJO Selim Steven K. TLR. One of the great fears especially when it comes to when it comes to parents

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is and this concept of death is the fear over their children.

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And Allah subhanaw taala and says in Surah Nisa, he says, well, Yaksha leadin Hello telecom and healthy hematuria Tom they often call for it again, failure Takala where your cooler Conan sadita Allah Subhana Allah says those who let them fear

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those who are leaving behind children and they're afraid for them, what should they do? He says so let them fear Allah subhanaw taala let them fear Allah and let them speak that which is correct. The scholars interpreted this in a number of ways of the ways is that if you fear over your children, and you worry that natural worry that parents have what is going to happen to my parents were there what was going to happen to my children, if anything happens to me? Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, Fear Allah, Allah will take care of your children.

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Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in surah Al Kahf and we're told the story of Musa who's taken to a lady and they go and they build a wall. What's the reason why all of this happens? Allah subhana wa Tada says what kind of boom outside the house.

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Their parents were righteous, that righteousness protected their children, and grandchildren and great grandchildren. We talk about building,

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transgenerational wealth and worrying about retirement and worrying about building houses for our children, all these types of things, the greatest thing that you can preserve your children with his or her own righteousness. Muhammad Demeter monka. Did he said, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will protect through the righteousness of their parents, their children and their children's children and the town that they live in and the homes that they're in.

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Imagine a person's righteousness may protect not only their children but protects their grandchildren not only protects their grandchildren but protects Plano not only protects Plano but protects Dallas, a person's righteousness, the town that they live in.

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They all become enveloped in Allah's protection and concealing of their faults. The best thing that parents can invest in to protect their children in this world is to invest in righteousness. There was a great scholarship see it, Muhammad niqab and karate. He was gifted a lot of wealth and he used to spend it. And they asked him and they said why don't you leave some of this wealth for your children. He said something beautiful. He said it the heart to malinovski and Bobby,

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with Dr. Rob Bailey Abernathy.

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He said I'm investing my wealth

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to benefit with me with my lord. You're saying to invest my wealth and my children. I'm investing my wealth to benefit me with my Lord.

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And I'm investing my relationship with my Lord, for my children.

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You saying the two of us suffer Allahumma Anta Sahib of his suffer, while khalifa to fill Al. When you travel, you say Oh Allah, you are my companion in this journey. And it's a metaphor for the journey of the dunya.

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And you say and you are the one who I leave behind over my family. And so investing in the relationship with the one that you will leave behind over your family.

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Back to I want to conclude with Chef Muhammad Rahim Allah to Allah. He had a beautiful quote that sums up a way that he lived his life. He said the world is temporary. Death is real, and the punishment of the grave is quite serious. So spend your nights and days in bettering yourself and getting closer to Allah. At the time of death. All the arguments and needless World Wars won't matter. Word wars won't matter. All the money you amassed won't matter. All the sins you earned by indulging in backbiting, gossiping or lying won't matter. What will matter are your good deeds, the amount of Quran you read, how you treated others, how you helped others how much you prayed how

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often you sought repentance. This is all that matters when your soul is about to be taken away. Ask a bot as though God to have mercy on him and to have mercy on our debt and to have mercy on us. When we journey to our eternal destination. We ask Allah azza wa jal to allow us to hear this speech and follow the best of it along me known as Erica gentlemen Kabita him and call him I met when oh the becoming a narrow Makabe hum encoding Rommel Allah who match in fusina Taqwa the content of ailments aka antibody home hola hola Maximilian me pleasure to come out who will be here in an hour the animosity I'm into it come out to Bella gonna be genetic. I mean, we are clean Emma who will be at

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