Channel: Bilal Assad
Series: Bilal Assad - The End Series
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah hawala, le wasabi ultramarine brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I welcome you here again, in our series, the end series. In the past few classes we did speak about the person who was in the lowest place in heaven, the last person to enter Paradise, but today inshallah I will speak about the people who actually enter it, that do not go to hellfire.
And the first among them who will enter inshallah, and it applies for the rest of the people that antigen
in relation to the mothers.
I mentioned a, an authentic hadith last week, you will find this hadith it's authenticated by an attorney, not a lie.
It's also narrated by Timothy.
And this hadith is about a man by the name of myopia, not the malware that we always hear of that was the halifa another man by the name of Maha we came to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and he said to him, Yara, sola Allah, I wish to go with you on jihad in the cause of Allah.
Seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Arosa Sallam said to him, would you do you have a mother?
So he approached him from the left side and said to me, Well, Allah, I seek to go with you and jihad is a very less seeking the pleasure of Allah Spanner. Dan. So the probes are seldom said to him again, do you have a mother said I approached him a third time and repeated my question. He repeated the same response and I approached them fourth time, and he repeated the same response. I wanted the pleasure of Allah by going to jihad, he said in India, then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to me, he said, Do you have a mother? I said, Yes, he said, serve her.
And you will find paradise. The pleasure of a last minute dialer is the provision of paradise. In another Hadith serve her feet, you will find paradise.
So the mothers are a walking
paradise, if you like, metaphorically speaking, but obviously there are conditions, the mother has to be righteous. One who is obedient to her Lord Allah subhanaw taala. One who is righteous, she can never be inferior, and she must never accept
anyone's accusations of her being inferior, if she is righteous and obedient to Allah Spanner died as she is superior. I mean, just as a personal observation
as I was growing up, and now I'm past 30, looking at my mother
when I go to visit or just a very regular basis, 111 I always watch her. Either she's making food for us, tending to guests,
ironing some clothes, washing some clothes, cleaning the home, preparing for the family and her children.
I swear it probably
I'd say 90% of her day, seven days a week she's doing that.
And I say to myself, well, here is a woman and I'm sure all of you have mothers like that. Here is a woman who inshallah is righteous to Allah ask Allah to make her righteous into place her engender, that if at any moment the Angel of Death were to take her life?
In what state will she die?
Most likely, compared to us? What do we do?
She will be dying, serving other people benefiting others for the sake of our last panel dad.
And truly here, the Hadees count came to my head.
You know the meaning of the Hadith. It's not exactly how it stated, but the meaning of the Hadith that we gather is a paradise is at their feet. I thought the closest thing I can get to Paradise is to serve my mother as well.
So it's something I wanted to share with you, in relation to the mothers in a modern time that we live in.
duty of the mother has been defined, the duty of the mother has been looked at as something inferior.
So the mother is the greatest asset to our society.
And she makes up the generation to come. I have another
example of the women of paradise. There is what there was a man by the name of July babe who existed at the time of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam July babe You
Even by hearing the name, you would think to yourself what kind of a name is that? Why this man, in fact, so Pamela, it happened to be that he wasn't attractive. In the eyes of many people. He wasn't a handsome man.
His stature wasn't handsome, his face was enhanced, and he wasn't one of those that you would call tall. And in fact, it was so
unattractive to many people that one man
didn't, you know, set it and didn't feel alone in saying and he said, If I were to see him one more time,
because I find him so unattractive. If I see his face one more time, I'm going to beat him.
I'm going to beat him up, just because he doesn't like looking at him.
This manual he wrote the Allahu anhu was beautiful at heart and the men.
And he never, no family would give him their daughter in marriage. No woman would accept him. And he had grown a little bit, you know, now getting to his middle age and he complained to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So the prophet SAW Selim stood up in his service, and he went to a family he knew of, and he asked them, they welcomed him and they said it also saw celibacy. He said, Yes, I have come to seek your daughter's hand. And they said, Wow, this is the greatest honor that has ever occurred to us in the history in the history of our family. I also saw Selim shaking the hand of our daughter, obviously, they got it wrong. He said, it's not for me.
They said Who was it for them? Now keeping in mind, their daughter was inside. She wasn't outside as I was speaking to the Father. And the law and maybe the mother was there.
And he said it is for July, babe.
At that point, the father didn't know what to respond
except to say Rasul Allah, and Allah he, you know, it's a complicated situation. Anyone by July be? Yeah. So he basically said no.
I also saw Selim stood up because that's the nature of the man with honor stood up would not repeat his question and plead to them, he walked away, said they have the right to say no.
Now their daughter was incited overheard a little bit of conversation. She came out and she asked her parents what did the prophet SAW Selim comfortable? They told her a lady came to seek your hand in marriage for July beep.
And she was extremely shocked. What did her Eman make her say? She said, I also saw Selim, in himself was here to seek my hand in marriage. It doesn't matter who it was for he was here seeking my hand for someone and you refused him. sallallahu alayhi wasallam Well, he I will accept no one bet Julie be
and so she put her parents in that position.
And she was given to July babe
The night of her marriage before they actually consummated it. Should I be but not consummated the marriage it?
Just the contract was done.
consummated the marriages in he did not have intercourse with him.
They're just done the contract and ask questions. Yeah, see like that. Man, listen, you can ask those questions just joking with you.
So the consummate the marriage the call to Jihad was made.
So he went to jihad.
And July before and after the battle Rasul saw Selim went around looking for July VB
or lohana. And they said yeah, Rasul Allah, he asked, Who is martyred, who has been killed in this war that said so and so So, and he would ask Where is July be, but nobody would know where he was. In fact, nobody really asked about him because he wasn't an important person. Hardly anyone knew him. Everyone's talking about giving names and also sometimes asking where is my JV mine? He is mine. He searched for him and found him amidst the martyred ones.
He had been killed, and it also saw a cell and grabbed his head, brought up close to him. And he said, July babe, is mine. He is of me, and I am of him.
And he told us about him being in paradise with his hotel in his wives in paradise. But July babe, is not the point here. The point here is the woman, Ansari as she was from the unsorted tribe, whom her name her name is not known to us. But this extraordinary response for the love of our souls, Allah wa sallam the love of Allah, the love of gender. This is what the woman did. And this is an example to all of us. The beauty is the beauty of a man for a Muslim.
And how many handsome men with extraordinary bodies and so on and so forth as the common 21st century puts it to the women today
have gotten married, and divorced with only a couple of months, within a year or two, set up like how many of them and the wife wishes that she had never seen him and she finds him repulsive, when every other woman may find him gorgeous women. This is happening to them many before and how many men who are not very attractive, and even women, vice versa, they get married, and you find them that they see them the most beautiful thing that ever happened to them. It is the nature and the treatment which beautified them. And Islam is the best purification. For it is the religion in a way of Allah Spano. Tyler, who created the men and the woman and knows best what kind of guidance would
attract them both to each other and make them live happy lives.
There is one more those who raise daughters in righteousness and look after them will also enter Paradise daughters.
This is because especially in the Arab world, sons are those who carry and inherit their father's names and their family. And they are as they say, the backbone of the family. And because they have the authority in power, the woman or the girl is looked at as the secondary part of the household. For this reason, Islam put extra emphasis on girls being the fruit of the Hereafter, rather than the biggest fruit of this life since we already see the sons in many cultures and nationalities, the sons something that a little bit favored. In many cultures, nationalities are also sauce and I'm told us that it was reported that I should not be alone of the mother among many mothers of the
believers. May Allah be pleased with that said, a woman with two young daughters came to me asking for something to eat.
I had nothing then to give her.
But one date.
It doesn't mention if this woman who came to her was married or not, Allahu Allah and these children were orphans. But the point is this woman came with two daughters of hers to eyeshadow, their loved one.
And I showed them and I had only two dates. She said, I gave these two dates to the woman and she took the dates and divided it between her daughters. She divided the date and divided between her daughter's leaving nothing to herself.
Then she stood up and left. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came, I told him about this. And he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a person whom Allah tests with giving him daughters or her and he treats them kindly and brings them up well, they will be a shield for him or her against the fire. This is narrating Bukhari and Muslim. According to another version of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Allah Almighty Almighty will admit this woman in Paradise is talking about the woman said Allah Almighty will admit this woman in paradise or will keep her away from the fire, I also find this a real solid thing. So here is another woman as an example, raising
these daughters Subhanallah in a time, where daughters were looked at as a taboo, almost like a taboo, and is to bury them before Islam alive. And till today, even you'll find many nationalities and cultures, you'll find that the daughter is not something very favored as the first child or so that would look at the sons, as you all know, and Islam came to bring this relation to daughters, but you will not find the same narration about the sons being a shield on the Day of Judgment. Rather, the sons are more of an obligation. Even though the daughters are an obligation.
The sons have a different test and trial to us.
I bring you now to a next topic in this in this great long series. The question is, will all Muslims enter paradise?
Will all Muslims in Tibet I was asked this question several times. And here I have a hadith about Abu Dhabi, or the Allahu anhu. who reported I came to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam while he was wearing white clothes, and sleeping
is the love white clothing because white clothing can easily see any mark on them pedestals or sell them like to be clean. So white clothing was one of his favorite colors. I went back to him again after he had got up from his sleep. And he said, I also saw Selim said
nobody says La ilaha illAllah.
Nobody says none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and then later on he dies while believing in that, except that he will enter Paradise. I said, even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft. He said even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft, I said, even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft again, he said even if he had committed illegal sexual intercourse and theft
Have a Blue Lotus disliking it meaning he didn't like that people take this for granted and take it away and thinking that you can do this and still into paradise. Rather people did not understand this. Abdullah says, said the writer, this is at the time of death or before it if one repents and regrets and says none has the right to be wished but Allah, He will be forgiven his sins. This is a person who says let alone believing in it, but then repents from their sins. So the understanding of this had is not that you can go off and do all these acts of major sins and just because you say now Elena legging into paradise with it no means that those who repent from it before their death, and
they say the word Layla still believing it without making partners with a lot it'll be all the sins will be forgiven, if they truly repent to a Lost Planet Allah.
At the same time, Allah spent Allah says in the Quran, in Allah hola yo fill me Shaka v while Pharaoh madalina Danny Kelly Masha, Allah will never forgive that a partner should be made ascribed onto him, but he will forgive all other things.
except him He wills not.
On the Day of Judgment person has committed partners with Allah Spinetta Allah they may with the will of Allah. at the discretion of Allah Spano, Thailand may be forgiven for all major sins, so long as you haven't committed ship. This does not mean that they will be entering paradise straightaway. Some of them will be punished some of them will enter Hellfire in accordance with the sins which they have done. We've discussed this in many classes before
and this word lead in a in a lot obviously has conditions for another Hadith Sahaba says Yara Salalah Should I inform people this? And he said don't say a tequila, even a tequila then they will rely on this hadith too much meaning they'll go off making sense because they don't understand what this word Laila halal law means for listen to the following Hadith he said yeah, my wife tomorrow the majority Allah Han
ma'am if I hadn't yet Chateau La ilaha illallah wa Nero sola la Siddha come in Colby Illa ha Rama who La Ilaha Ramallah Who? haram Allahu la Hina Kalia Rasul Allah Allah, buenas festa michiru Kala eternia turkey from Salim said oh my god, no one who witnesses that there is no God but Allah and that I am allows messenger truthfully from his heart, except Allah has made him unlawful for the fire. My other line was said a messenger of Allah. Shall I not tell the people said that they will be glad he replied, If you do that will rely on it and leave everything else the rated by Muslim and Ahmed and anybody healthy from Anna's Muslim says, more I've narrated it at the time of his death to
avoid sinning by keeping it to himself. My brothers and sisters in Islam,
there are great scholars and predecessors who speak about this and some of them who said
the key to Paradise is La ilaha illAllah but every key has teeth. So there are conditions to entering it. But also Salim is saying here said the con, honestly. And what does the word honestly mean when you say La? La La? That is the secret that is the point. La la la la silicon holism in Colby sincerely from his heart, how can a person be sincere? There is only one God worthy of being worshipped and I don't wish you'd been there. don't pray to Him. They don't remember him. They go off and they disobey Him left right and center. They take his warnings in in the Quran and Hadith about Xena about alcohol about theft about back but they take it for granted. And they say so long
as I say let Allah and Allah this person is deceived. He or she does not know what lane lane ally means that all
lane Allah is a pledge of allegiance to a law a loyalty to Allah Spano, tala, you have promised the law something you are saying I will worshiping My Lord. And when I do since our repenting person who doesn't do that, they have not fulfilled Laila. They have not said it sincerely from the heart. So the meaning even if they commit theft and adultery, meaning that they repent to a loss pan on what odd
they don't just take it for granted like that.
Now we move on to the descriptions of gender.
This is the most beautiful part of this whole series. And I would like to begin just with introduction to the eight doors of gender.
There are as the prophet SAW, Selim explained to us there are eight doors to gender
and Allah describes in the Quran but there are also eight doors to gender we mentioned in classes before
in Al Buhari
in the chapter of fasting, it names for particular doors
and these doors names
Ah Babel Salah, the door of prayer select another door is called Babel jihad, the door of striving and striking, striving and struggling with your miton blood and property in the cause of Allah subhanaw taala there is also a door called Babel right in the door of Ryan and Ryan.
The origin of the word right is abundance of provision you call rain as abundance as well right? So the abundance of provision such as rain they still use it for rain and water and this door is for the people who fast the first thing people fees will fast Ramadan and voluntary fasting before and after.
are raising the question.
Sarah yeah and many quenchers for those who first and keep themselves away from food and water during prescribed times. Number four, Babel sadhaka or Babel soda caught the door of charity those who are giving charity voluntarily other than desert cat so bubble salad the door of prayers are the ones who do their five daily prayers including the voluntary prayers as soon as in the no effing and the night prayers, Babel Jihad Fie Sevilla in your mind, in your blood in your wealth in your struggle. This is the door for the people of jihad babble ray of the fast way babble saddlecloth voluntary charity in other idiots in other Hadees different sources and versions.
There are also a Babel, amen, the door of Amen. It's called element These are the people who will enter it without any judgment or accountability on the Day of Judgment. Also babble
cow they mean alive. When I feed on the nest, the door of those who restrain their anger and pardon people forgive people for their mistakes
is also bad. What are all the gene
These are the people who are satisfied with the law had given them in this life and they don't they don't grovel over the world and it's, you know, and fight for and get jealous over it and compete for it. And it's also bad but over the door of repentance. This door of repentance is open all the time, all the time. But also someone told us that Allah has mercy and His door of repentance is open all the time.
As far as it is, and the doors of Jenna are huge.
Between each door to the other integrations that speak about 500 years distance from not from door to door from the width of the door.
The doors are beyond their understanding and imagination. They are beautiful. They are full of light. They are full of gold. They are full of jewelry. They're full of beyond what we could imagine
and had been hijacked. Alas Kalani, the one who interpreted or described explain the Buhari has recorded the possibility that those doors are found inside paradise after entering the main gate. So there's a main gate
and there is an angel who is standing gatekeeper. His name is when
our associates have told us
what to do and who has no one is the gatekeeper of journey. So maybe there is a gate which everyone enters, and then you are entered through the doors that you are most deserving of. We never met when we we spoke about and also saw Selim saying that there will be people who will be called to enter from any door they wish.
And among them was a woman who came to the province was Abu Bakr delana and a woman who came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam saying he had a solemn Salalah I have a complaint. Men have been ordered to do jihad and to go out of their homes to strive and struggle whereas women we Jihad has not been written upon us for seven years in fighting for Sevilla.
what do we do, Russell Sallam said, Go back to the women and tell them this. Any woman who obeys her Lord, faster month praise her praise and obeys her husband except in that which Allah has forbidden or she is unable to do then she will be called on the day of judgment to enter through any door she wishes of the doors of Paradise
does not mean that women can participate in battles. He served in law and protection defense of Muslims in the oppressed. But there are many integrations such as which I didn't I could have talked about them last week, such as no say battle their loved one who fought in the Battle of sudden props or send them would say, I'd look to my right and I'd look to my left and there was no cyber
the woman companion. She was there defending the process of selling with her body and with a sword. Yes, they fought. They fought vigorously some women.
So they are allowed, however, it was written and obligation upon men, before the women.
The doors in general from Jews, as I said, and they have door knockers, as I said, with any
Angels that attend the doors from one door to the next door is the same as the rider have a running horse going for 500 years before he will stop to reach the next door.
And the distance of these doors
is 500 years in width are also saw Selim says there will come a time in the hereafter where these doors will be jam packed, jam packed. This tells us from the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah and the generosity how many people who will admit into paradise? And when he says jam packed, it doesn't mean in a negative sense that everybody would push, shoving and pushing No, no no.
In other words, it is to describe that even though these doors are so wide, that the people will be waiting in large amounts to enter one after the other.
And it will be not enough room for everyone to enter all at once. It's out of the generosity of Allah spawn our tyla and today insha Allah I will explain to you at the doors, how this entrance will be and the welcoming as soon as they enter
the first welcoming of the believers engine.
And I start first of all with a hadith by Abu hurayrah the Allah one who narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
the first group of people to enter agenda will be shining like the moon on a full moon night. Then will come those who follow them, who will be like the shining planet in the sky.
They will not stand in need of urinating or relieving of nature or of spitting or blowing their noses in general. Their curves will be of gold and this sweat will smell like musk. in there.
There will be great provision, their wives will be large eyed maidens. All men will be alike in the form of their father Adam alayhis Salam 60 cubits tall.
We already mentioned about women in paradise last time In brief, and what they will have and why most had this is a talk about the women's features more than what they talk about the men's features.
In another Hadith I was idle Audrey the last one and double hora de la Han say that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, when the dwellers of Jenna antigen, and announcer will call, you have a promise from Allah that you will live there in and you will never die, you will stay healthy there in and you will never fall ill, you will stay young, and you will never become old, you will be under a constant bliss. And you will never feel miserable. Narrated by Muslim or collected by second Muslim.
So as soon as the people enter, this is the first news that they hear. One after the other. This is the this is the call, someone is saying Allahu Allah is Allah subhanaw taala or the angels. This doesn't mention, but a cola will say these words to you. So this welcoming, with this glad hope. And this enormous beauty of words will enter our ears but in the layout, ask a love agenda will enter the ears of the people that enter it, saying to them, you're going to live forever, they will never be miserable. So these beautiful words I said to you, they'll also be singing in paradise. So we'll talk about them shall later classes to come.
And now I would like to explain in more detail in Muslim and similar Hadith in Bahati.
There is a hadith from which I will begin from and then we will begin our journey.
As if imagining now as if we are on a storytelling
from the moment we enter and as you are entering and striving and walking through gender and seeing and meeting and socializing and so on and so forth.
So Ben, it'll be a lot more on a companion from solo SLM said, I was sitting with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when a Jewish scholar I
mean I barely heard he said from a Jewish scholars came and said Assalamu alayka Muhammad, peace be upon you, oh, Mohammed.
The companion says so I pushed him aggressively.
In the Hadith in Arabic, he says, I pushed him so hard. That was almost about to make him you know, loses consciousness or loses life, a very hard push.
And the Jewish scholar asked, why did you push me?
And I replied, You should say yeah, Rasul Allah, a messenger of God. Why are you saying Mohammed by his name? Say Yara Salalah. Obviously that companion did the wrong thing.
And the Jew said, we call him by his name which is family named him
Is lm said, it is true. My name is Mohammed, which my family named me with sal Allahu Allah He was in. In other words, telling the companion, you have no right to push him. My name is Mohammed my family name with let's not we should not oblige these people Jews to address me as the Messenger of God when they do not believe so.
The Jew said, I came to ask you questions, and the prophet SAW Selim asked, Will it benefit you in any way if I speak to you?
And he replied, Well, I will listen with my own ears and be a witness. The prophet SAW Selim. He had a stick in his hand and he poked the stick into the earth. And then he looked up at the Jew and said,
and the Jew asked his first question. Where will people be when the earth and the sky chain are changed from their current state Yamato but
they were semi wet.
Because the Jews they believe that and the prophet SAW Selim replied, in a darkness before the setup, fee a little matin do not do not sit all
the Jewish men then asked so are the first So who are the first to cross it? The Surat the bridge bestowed above hellfire. The prophet SAW Selim replied. The first across it will be the people the poor people among the migrants alphacard la mina al Mahajan. Then he asked, what will be their welcoming? What will be their welcoming entree? What will be their welcoming entree in the Arabic He says, format that affair To whom? The Federal Home in the Arabic language a tougher is a kind of spoiling that you do to your guests when they come to you. When they enter sort of as a saying what will be their welcoming entree as he's talking about food. What will be this spoil as guests when
they first enter Paradise and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said
it will be an entree
on tray of meat of Wales made from Wales
have the most tender finger sized pieces of their meat. And he mentioned Salalah SLM from the whale's liver. So there is a piece of meat finger size.
Well, in this world that extends from the liver of the wild fish, fish meat,
and it will be used like an entree for some of the people that enter Paradise. In al Bukhari, it says that this piece of meat that Allah spent Allah serves to the people who enter Paradise as an entree from fish from the whale. It is enough to feed 70,000 people. You might be thinking, what is this particular? Well, it's a very rare piece of meat.
an exquisite meal, you can't really find it here you can go to the most expensive restaurants you cannot find this piece of meat extends from the liver, it's very rare and obviously the whales are endangered. And this is something explaining to a person in in in the desert of the Arabian land, something that they could only just hear of and imagine.
And the word I want to repeat that word in the Hadith says what is their what is their entree or their welcoming the first welcoming spoil the Arabs used to refer to entree of food appetizers, such as special fruits and finger foods. When you say to offer their food appetizers, you ate them first before the main meal.
And it is an act of making the guests feel comfortable and spoiled in your welcoming and your generosity. It's like a gesture of welcoming and generosity. So imagine you come you welcome your guests for you know lunch or dinner. And before that you give them little entrees finger foods, bit of fruit, bit of whatever, right appetizers. Imagine now what the appetizers will be in gentlemen, Allahu Akbar.
The man said the Jewish men so what will be their main meal then? formerly the home if that's the entree, what is really the the main meal the prophet SAW Selim said, a buffalo male cow will will be slaughtered to them in general. And this particular buffalo in general, it's used to graze from the tender edges of the grasses of paradise.
So well, it's organic, food organic. So in other words, beef, and not just of the cow of the female cows because there are a lot of them. But the buffalo cow, which also in those days, if you were a farmer, you would understand. You know, a buffalo is something that you never kill. Whereas in general, there is no problem in that. And a lot of data tells us not just any Buffalo, it is a buffalo. It's made has been
mean nourished from the most tender edges, you know when they start off farmers know this when they graze their goats or their cows or whatever they choose the most beautiful grass, Miss tender, the most perfect grass allotment, Russell's are telling us in other words from the most best, the most Best of the grass of gender, this buffalo has been nourished from all this time, and this will be slaughtered for them and you will eat that. So, the Jewish scholar said,
Okay, what will be their drink with the beef thing? So they're eating now? What will be their drink? What are they going to drink with it? And the prophet SAW Selim replied, It is a drink from a fountain in Jenna called sensibio.
And he and another Hadith Rene and Nicola, it's the word guts is used. Guts mean a glass of wine, a glass of wine, from the river of seltzer be the word sell Sabine, easy, flowing, well, beautifully tasting. It is a fountain that Allah had created with paradise called self service. We'll get back to that inshallah shortly. The Jewish scholar then said to the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim Sadat, you have spoken the truth, and the Jew repeated the whole Hadith to confirm it that he also believes in it. And the prophet SAW Selim smiled until his gums showed when he said do you want me to tell you what you will be fed in general in Buhari, it says it that way, you want me to tell you what you'll
be fed. Now this is just the first bit of welcoming when you enter it, you're welcome. Welcome to the feast, and beautiful words, and an entree and a wine of drink. So basically, fish and beef is your main meal.
Extra to that a glass of wine from the fountain of Sal Sabine, and an entree of appetizers and fruits from Jenna. Now, brothers and sisters, you know, you can go to restaurants, and you can say, I'd like to have this particular meal. And they asked, Do you want beef? or chicken? Or what do you want right? Now,
you can have 100 restaurants serving beef. But obviously, some restaurants serve the beef in a different taste to another restaurant, and you will pay some people pay 100 folds for the beef from this particular restaurant, than eating from any other restaurant. Why? Because the way they prepare the beef or the way they prepare the fish is something extraordinary. So imagine in general, who is cooking for you in general? Is that the angels?
Are they special cooks which Allah has created with this special ability? These are real master chefs we're talking about here in general. Forget about all the chefs you've ever known in this world. These are chefs who have been created by Allah with that special talent of making food. These are the ones who will cook for you. Are they angels? Are they beings which a lot of creatures a lot of created them in general that look like humans but beyond your What are they? The point is Allah has created people they're people of gender that have been created only to be cooks. And they are happy and smiling and beautiful in their
faces serve you with that meal. Now my brothers and sisters in Islam Having said this, there is so much detail in what I just said.
In the next three classes to come. We will only be speaking about this hadith Would you believe it?
Who will serve you? How will you be served? When will you be served? What about your wife and husband in general? What about your palaces? Where will you eat this? Who will be sitting what will it taste like? How will this drink be? What has Allah said about it? What about the sightseeing? What if I want to go and see things What if I want to rush to my palace? I'm not hungry I don't want to eat yet I don't want to drink it what do I want to do something else so we're going to talk about all these things event a paradise and you've seen things that I've never seen
you'll be too busy looking you'll be too busy sightseeing you'll be too busy wishing before the food even comes and when it comes you forget your wishes. And when you see something else you forget what was before Jen and its dimensions in reality we cannot understand that because Allah has created in a physical world where there are dimensions and physics that we have learned
you know such as North South East West physics a triangle has three corners triangle has three sides in general isn't the same what are the dimensions are lost Mandela only knows its dimensions. It's not like this world. So therefore you will find inshallah next classes to come descriptions of things that your mind cannot come to terms with.
For example, rooms, bedrooms that you have. You can see
The outside from the inside and can see the inside from the outside, but at the same time they seclude you. What does that mean? How can you comprehend that? This is a reality which only be known in paradise. Are they invisible? Are they glass? What are they? So and the reality is only known in general.
So my brothers and sisters in Islam,
there are actually three stages
shown in Surah
in relation to this entrance. The first stage is the stage of what I would like to call a refreshment,
a welcoming refreshment, the second stage, the preparation for the feast. The third stage of this welcoming is the feast itself. And then inshallah we'll continue what comes after that, but there's just the welcoming when you enter inshallah Todd. So we begin with the first stage. And this happens at the gates of Paradise at the door. And Allahu Alem, probably just before entering
the paradise, you will be served with a type of coolness and the refreshment after the terrible events of the day of judgment. You've gone through the events now.
What do you want right now? You want to be refreshed and cooled down? Isn't that right?
After nervousness, imagine yourself after nervousness after you've just your lips, lips are dry, your throat is dry. What do you want in this world? So give me something to drink, man just to relieve myself. Give me to relax. So the first thing Allah does for you after the Day of Judgment, is a type of coolness and a refreshment. But just before that, just before that coolness and refreshment, those who are distant to paradise, you now you received your book in the right and you're about to go there are also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wants to meet you. So because you mentioned this in classes before, because of the effect of the widow estimate and the prayers that
you use to make there will be no emanating from the parts of your body that the water reached. So it also saw Selim will recognize you and he'll be waiting for you at the fountain of gopher before you reach the gates.
And he will some of you are also Sam will give you with his hand to drink from cups of gold and silver. In the sculptor. The river was given specially to prophesize send them
it's taste is nice to sweeter than the honey its look is whiter than the milk. And he will give you all the angels will give you a you will give yourself a drink of that particular River. After it you will never, ever go thirsty again.
When we say thirsty, what do we mean by thirsty like some people might say, but they know when I'm thirsty and I drink I love that water when I'm thirsty. No no not like that.
The pleasure of water and the pleasure of the drink remains. But the discomfort of thirst is not there. Only the pleasure stays the dry lips, the dry throat the
the you know becoming lethargic and all that it doesn't exist. Only the pleasure, only the pleasure.
So you will never be thirsty in a negative way ever again. So now that's the first thing. You receive that from nakota What happens next? At the doors of paradise? Allah subhanaw taala describes in sort of the dark in verses five to six of the belemnite shaytaan rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in
I Amy Schumer won't be in law he will find Jonah for God which means but the righteous will drink from a cup of wine sweetened with Canva drawn from an ever flowing fountain with a servant's have a large drink.
So at that door, you are served
with cups of wine from a special fountain in general, that is mixed with a fragrance and essence of care for camphor literally it is Canva Canva is a fountain in the realms of bliss in general. It is a seasoning added to the cup of pure, beautiful wine as Allah describes it is cool and refreshing. Used as soothing tonic in Eastern medicine in this world today, and in minute amounts. It creates a beautiful odor and a lovable flavor. So this is added to the wine that you receive just before your entrance to cool you down and to refresh your body. Notes My dear brothers and sisters in Islam. As I said before, this particular drink is after the drink from the blistered hands of our Beloved
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I will co author which you will never be thirsty afterward ever again.
So now you enter through the doors that you are most deserving of entering from. If you are a person who used to make your select voluntary prayers in the night and use the fast, voluntary use to give in charity, you will have the choice of three gates.
You may want to enter through a gate, and then decide one day to go out and try the other gate. Then try a third gate. Each gate has something in store that the other gate does not have.
Depending on how much you work in this world, you will enter through these gates and take from the property that's behind that gate for every gate has something different to another.
But now you enter the gate.
Let's say you enter the gate of Salat.
The first surprise.
The first surprise is the angels of Allah. They will come in front they will come in from different gates and different doors, you will see them coming to you to welcome you.
And they will come with smiling faces and welcoming words. And Allah describes this in the Quran where he says in Surah 13, verse 23, gardens of perpetual bliss, they shall enter there, the Muslims there shall enter there, as well as the Righteous Among their fathers, their spouses and their offspring, meaning your father's in this world, your children of this world and your spouse's in this world. If they die in righteousness, you will meet them as you enter the gates.
If you go to the higher places, suddenly Allah will let them come to you. You'll meet them because no one in the higher places in general, no one in general, will be taken down to the lower parts you'll rise you will not come lower. And then Allah says in the same verse, and angels shall enter onto them from every gate. You have the Holo Now lay him in Kali Bab.
Angels will enter onto them from every gate and they will say, peace be upon you for what you persevered impatience. Salaam Alaikum Aleikum, emails about atone for now I'm an aqua Dell. And I will say to you now, how excellent is this final home? This is what the angels will say to you. So imagine now you've entered the gates. And these angels are coming from different doors. So what are these doors, beautiful doors, gates opening up
and beautiful angels of light with wings. They come to you, just to you, to welcome you to look at you to meet you. And they come with a smile saying Peace be upon you, for you have strived and struggled in patience. Now look at this. Isn't this a beautiful home to be your final abode? That's what they will say to you.
Now obviously, as you enter, you see things that your eyes never seen you hear things he has never heard.
And no heart has ever imagined. So now you are taken away by this beauty.
And you just want to look and go for sightseeing. You want to see. You want to you know where are you going to start? Where are you going to start? And these words are coming to you live here forever. Where are you going to start?
Abu huraira the Allahu anhu said that the messenger is in Bukhari and Muslim, the messenger sallallahu Sallam said, describing the value of what you see in there, he says, as space in gender, a space in gender equal to the distance between the middle and end of a bow. Now obviously, these people they knew what bow and arrows mean
of a bow because everybody had a bow. So if you've ever seen a bow and arrow, he is saying
any space in general, the distance between the middle and the end of a bow will be better than all that upon which the sun has ever risen or set upon what are called kokosing minha. Hiraman mattala dilations.
The palms length, or the length of a bow and arrow of space in general is better than whatever the sun has ever risen or set upon.
Rasul Sasson lampur his pinky finger in the ocean one time, and he lifted it. And he said, Do you see how much of the water is still on my finger? They said yes. He said, The comparison of this world to the Hereafter is like the comparison of what stayed on my pinky finger compared to the rest of this ocean.
There was nothing compared to it.
And so you look at this gentleman and you see soil beneath your feet grass beneath your feet. It's not like the grass that you've seen not like the soil. You see pebbles and stones that you walk on. You know when you walk outside. Now outside this Masjid, just go have a walk on the footpath. You'll find pebbles on the street, right? Find pebbles on the footpath pebbles here. Does anyone care for those pebbles? They're everywhere. Right?
Soil everywhere little rocks here in there. Well these little rocks and these little pebbles and these little soils and Jenna, what are they had also saw Selim describes an Allah He says, What ha spell or Helloooo earlier
these insignificant pebbles and rocks on earth that everyone walks on in Jenna. They are pearls
as the if that's the most insignificant thing in general.
It's for everybody, you walk on them.
And it's soil is of Musk, you grab it like then you say, Wow, this looks like rare soil. But then you realize that this is actually everywhere. This is the soil of gentlemen.
You don't have to go too far distances. You know, like that movie.
Blood Diamond, Diamond blood is that what it's called, right have done is they kill each other and they chop each other's hands off, you don't have to engender it's this is this is nothing This is just, this is just the most insignificant thing. Like any soil here.
In this world, if sand
of beach can benefit that would have charged you for it, no one could touch it. However, in general, all of this descending gender is pills and rubies. And the grace of gender is being described by the process sell them as zaffar on saffron.
So there is grace and gender of saffron and the grasses are of many types. You know here in this world, you look at grass, I say grass, what type of grass? So you know what grasses but grass is different to other grass? Yes. So in general, there is grass, but beech grass is different to other grass, and it's not like the grass of this world. Now this is what's abundant. What is gender therefore gender is described as greenery, fountains, rivers, mountains, valleys of beauty, animals and fruits and trees of beyond our imagination. A brother asked me one day said what so we live only in greenery? What about beaches on sand and beach and send them on a fish? So of course you can fish
Of course you can. You can see beaches there. How about even better than that you can wish for your own beach, and you can wish for the way you want your beach to be. How's that you can wish for the type of fish they're going to be in. Because Allah says
and when the resin shell and next classes the authentic Hadees that last month I went when a man enters paradise, when you get to meet a last panel with the island.
This is later on and leave this to the end. He will say to the believer, and each person on his own individually by yourself
all at the same time by yourself.
I've determined my servant wish, wish wish forever you have anything you want demand now, the wish for more wish for more until you run out of wishes. And then Allah gives you ideas. What about this? What about that? So imagine don't ask these questions. Do I get a beach over there and it's not mentioned in the Hadith. Allah has already explained it. Yeah, whatever you wish. You can wish for little Earth. If you want to imagine