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Brothers and sisters
alaminos salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi woman Sarah Hyland de la Yami. Dean.
I'm about as far as to come forth.
I place the last month either witness before me and yourselves
in that I do love you all for the sake of Allah.
This is the Brotherhood, which Allah commands us to have.
did not say only because he commanded it.
But because he commanded, I have come to love my brothers and sisters in Islam.
A person who does not love Allah subhanho wa Taala will not love their brothers and sisters in Islam at all. They will love them for other reasons,
or they will hate them
for wrong reasons.
And this is the type of love which the prophets of Allah while he was sending them said,
on the day of judgment, there will be a certain type of people who will be guided with the prophets and the show had that are the masters of Islam.
And there will be on a level difference in the level
of the martyrs.
Some have said that the profits in the marches themselves will envy them for that position.
a better one asked a messenger of Allah tell us who they are, so that we might be likely in
the Properties couponing laughed. And he said, they are normal people like you. From amongst you can nothingness.
The only difference was that when they died, they died loving their brothers and sisters only for the sake of Allah
and would not hate any of them except me for the sake of Allah.
only fee Yeah, I mean, no the normal piano.
lamb was sure had that.
How can I call that the ones who love each other for the sake of Allah will be on towers of lights on the Day of Judgment, the prophets in the martyrs envied him for that position.
So this is what I like to open up my topic with and I hope that inshallah you will practice the same and endeavor to do that in the best of your ability to try and concentrate on that brothers and sisters. And after that, you will find something developing in you, which maybe some of you have already tasted, and some of you haven't reached it yet. But once you taste that you can't take enough of it. And that is the taste, or the sweetness of the men, the sweetness of the man, the man as the promise of the lies, instead, none of you will show the taste the sweetness of the man until the love for the brothers, but the love for themselves.
So, and also sweetness have you managed to love Allah and His Messenger more than anything else by loving them, you love your brothers in Islam.
Let's move on to our topic. This is a topic which I have delivered maybe about two or three months ago here.
like usually repeating the topics. But I found that this has to be reminded.
Because the way I see it, and Alan knows best is that the gathering here is decreasing, stop increasing.
And don't think this is the fault.
have anyone else
but the individual who comes here
because you see if everyone's intention is made for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and the love each other for the sake of Allah,
which means that you forgive mistakes.
If you don't have these two qualities, you will find yourself lacking in not only coming here but also lacking in your prayers and in your concentration in the prayer. And when you are reminded about a lot you don't find your heart shivering, or loving or reacting. Maybe if a person talks about Islam, you would think that this is something new to me so you will not find yourself reacting to it as you used to be
I bring to you a story of a normal common man or a young man who was among you.
He became religious.
And he became strong in the religion.
You would find him always calling to Islam and to the man wherever he went. And I believe that some of you right now brothers and sisters are probably in that process right now, the initial process.
I say this so that you will not fall back like these other people. So this brother, he began calling to Islam and he man and he began calling his family and his friends and his colleagues to that which is good, commanding the good and prohibiting the evil in the manner which the professor was selling us to do it.
He used to listen to all the cassette tapes and bring all the books and spend a lot of his wealth on things that were reminding about the last panel without and would find himself issues. Yes, think about as there is nothing more important and beloved to him on the face of the earth, that would bring comfort to his heart, and for him to enjoy anything, but that would give out these pamphlets and books and cassettes to other people call other people to gatherings. When he sat with bad gatherings, he would feel very uncomfortable. If there was a mix of males and females who is not allowed to be sitting within indulging in envy, talk,
vain talk, he would find him becoming very uncomfortable. And he cannot wait until he lives.
But then all of a sudden, after about maybe two years or even less. This brother began to feel as though it was a normal routine. Now I
began to feel bored. That was the first thing I began to feel a numbness.
And then the email began to grow weaker.
his prayers, were no longer his enthusiastic and as concentrating as it used to be
when he restarted the core, and he would find himself not reacting to it. In fact, the Quran was little read after that,
into the enthusiasm and motivation to the good things such as the gatherings of Islam, were not as much anymore.
Slowly, you found him going right backwards to the way he was. And probably even worse. When you remind him you feel nothing.
You speak to him of the state of the art around the world.
And he would not react to it as though it's just a normal thing. Rather, he would say this is really none of my business. Or what can I do?
gatherings of haraam, you'd find them laughing when people would sit together a bit of music is turned on he would smile until finally this rather you would tell him why have you not? Why have you lifted our Why have you left being close to Allah? And he would respond by saying brother
I cannot get back to that situation. I can't get back to the way I was. I just can't. I cannot motivate myself to do so.
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Verily, We have displayed this
this trust upon the mountains and the skies and the earth and they all refused to hold it.
So then we decrease some of its trust made it lighter, we lighten the burden. And then mankind took it on.
Verily mankind is an oppressor to himself and an ignorant one.
This is a trust given unto us what Allah subhanaw taala wish we had accepted before we were born, as in the Quranic stated.
And if there is a trust, it is the trust of holding the religions to trust of informing it is the trust proper practicing it is the trust between us and Allah to covenant between us and Allah, His Messenger towards people towards the end towards holy sneezes of trust in a manner and Allah says the skies in the earth and the mountains.
They cannot hold this trust they crumbled, meaning the trust are so heavy.
If we have gone against this trust
if you ask this person what is the aim of life he doesn't know and the reason for living you'll find that he doesn't no longer knows.
His only concern became
to eat, drink tea and coffee in his various different visits to people or at his own.
spent his nights in visits and his day early at work, without the remembrance of Alon wasting his time and talking gossip and slander doesn't care about the state of the oma.
In fact, his pride and feel so much neglect as though nothing worries him anymore.
This is a person whom Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran,
what made you believe in Allah who had whoever alarm is guys that he was going to guide them again. In fact, there is a hadith that the prophet SAW Selim says
that a person in the meaning of the Hadeeth may refuse and turn away and turn away until finally Allah seals upon his heart.
When the heart is sealed, it can no longer find light anymore as a law says, however, we do not make light for feminine women nor How can they ever find light again.
After this, like there is no like brothers and sisters.
There was a story of one of the women she's an old woman. And it's strange that we find older women or older men that cling on to their religion better. You find the older women, they're held better than the young ones.
And the young ones think that veiling is when you grow older, because that means you're closer to your grave, which is what the shaitaan wants you to think, because the veil initially came down
for the young, attractive women.
In fact, the older women who no longer find any hormonal reaction, the far end has part of them from wearing proper veil.
And a male is even allowed to shake their hands or touch them on the shoulder and come up to them and talk even about jokes or laughter.
So these, this older woman who might recall, she hated sitting around in the gatherings of the heroine and gossip, funding entertainment unit.
So all she did was she went back to her house and she would pray night prayer and and read the Quran and make the remembrance of Allah subhana wa Tada. Until one day she was frustrating and then all of a sudden she screams out to the sun. And the sun came out and found her prostrating on the ground. And she said here born am
love story or heartbreak album ingest it. At this point, I cannot move any, any any part of my body.
He took it to the hospital and the doctors could not do anything. So she said my son returning back to my home into that room which I used to pray because she knows what the last sentence said. The best pray for a woman is in her is in her room.
Leave me in my room which I remembered Allah for the color of Allah shall come whether you like it or not.
He took her back to her room and in a week later she died. She died My dear brothers and sisters in that position or close to that position. They had to widen her grave in order to bury her in that position. The position of prostrating
Allah subhanho wa Taala.
He looks after those who want him he looks after those who come close to him.
He gives a gift to those who want him and love him and stick with him. Because the key is not for you to grow your beard and wither and carry this to work and start to pray and give Dawa and some of us keep going the wrong way. By the way. We forget the way we were when we were misguided. So we try to force it upon our family members and we get angry and slammed walls. However, the Wisdom is not for you to pray and to fast and to do all these things and then think that you are righteous. However, the area the miracle of you becoming a good Muslim, is when you become steadfast to your death as Allah. Allah says I live in manual, those who believe and practice and then he says
levena hermano, and then from Stockholm to Mr. Han forma, which means and then become consistent all the way to the end the way they initially started off.
That's what a luster diamond was the scene is service and it's the comma and
the long consistent, steadfast way the same way you were, if not more, if the increase in your email
this is how we must
some of us, when you asked him, Why do you no longer give down to the people? And then they would say, what's it got to do with me? Why do you no longer think about the matter of the Muslims? They say, What can I do? Why do you waste your valuable time?
You used to recite the Quran and attend all the classes and read the Sunnah of the prophet in the night in the day and used to find comfort in them. What happened to you? What happened to you?
What is your role in assisting the Muslims? Do you know? A lot of people don't even know anyone.
Some people just read the newspapers and like to switch to Channel Nine and 10 and watch the news. And when they see Americans sending the Muslims they say that
but more than that, they do nothing
to move and do something that cannot eat when every myth hell
because some of them have clung to the earth.
Yes, now this person has become and he's not longer amongst us. By the way, this person now lives the life revolving around his business, his shops, not today discussions about the dounia and that's all it has become the concern.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, beware of the dunya for whatever the dunya comes upon them, it will eat them and consume them until they will forget everything of what they have been created to do in his life. He also says
the servants of the determined that do not mean the servant of wealth.
a loser is he miserable is he
if you ask a certain person sacrifice something for the sake of a long they will say my children, my wife, my house needs, I'm buying a car. I want to dress like so and so act like so. And so. This is why I need the money right now. I don't want to donate it in that which Allah loves. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In the Quran was a boon and give from that which you love. And Allah spent Allah also says, What is wrong with you?
The who will offer Allah
I learn which Allah who save it for them and invested for them and multiply it for them and then repay them back with interest on the Day of Judgment.
You'll find that a lot of us at least that point
and the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam says mechanical movement dunia la la.
La is only concerned and worried is this life. Allah will make his life become his guardian.
Can if you if you let this will become your guardian, who was really looking after you. You're alone. You're left alone, because it was fantastic assisted. He said this a long time ago when he created the Antonia
lucky serve those who serve me and turn away from those who serve you.
When he came to migrate to Medina from running away with this religion of yours, because he found comfort and bliss and wondering if he was originally mostly men. Wherever he went, he was known to be the rich and wealthy famous man so Hayden.
And then the machines stood in his way and would not allow him to leave.
So then he terminated from all of his wealth and paid these people off to let him go. So he paid them off all of his wealth and all of his cameras and everything he owned until he migrated with only one pair of clothing.
And he migrated giving up all of his wealth. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
In aloha shirt on, meaning
a lot has bought from the believers themselves, their souls
in exchange, that Allah will give them a paradise. So So how you have sold his soul to Allah subhanho wa Taala in exchange for gender, his wealth and his money meant nothing anymore.
And he knew that Allah was going to look after him as he did.
There are some people who were first in the beginning very religious, and then after they lost it, and they lost that spirit. When you sit with them.
Sometimes they speak nicely and they discuss very eloquently and they may
but when you ask them to work and sacrifice from what Allah has given them, you find nothing coming up from them.
They talk about the Muslim state etc. But when they have to work and do some effort, they do nothing.
a last minute Allah says, Yeah, you know,
are you believe? Why do you say that what you do not do
is a great deal.
esteem for law, industry say that what you do not do yourselves.
The worst thing is to preach to others and forget yourselves, brothers and sisters, and I believe that a lot of us are engaged in that. Don't be a fool and think that you are not one of them. For him, I
would always think of himself as being a monastic, a hypocrite, without fear, he would never have been safe from hypocrisy. And if you do not have that fear that you may be falling into poverty right now as we speak. Now, because a lot of people forget themselves, when you find yourself preaching so harshly when you go to the mosque, or meet people who are meant to be religious.
But when you're around people who are stronger than you,
we find that religion and the power going away or when you are alone in the room, you find yourself penetrating the boundaries which Allah has made against you because no one else can see as though their religion is for every other person except for yourself.
Sophia, Allah subhanho wa Taala from hypocrisy.
Once upon a time, you weren't here for this religion, when someone spoke about the religion, when you saw something bad amongst the people, you will find yourself having a feeling sorry, and sadness.
When you found yourself doing something wrong, you feel sadness in your heart.
And then all of a sudden, this diminishes away.
Before he used to become uncomfortable at witnessing heroin, and now you become smiling to heroin, only to become to fit in. You go home and you switch on the television, you see the heroin everywhere, and you just don't care. You just don't care.
You sit out on the street in the market, you try not to lower your gaze. As one person said to me, Well, brother, they're just everywhere. How am I supposed to lower my gaze? I said to him, What brother? Aren't trees everywhere as well? In fact, more than women themselves is that yes, okay. When was the last time you actually looked and analyzed the tree.
He visits his relatives and friends and sits premix talking about idle talk.
And doesn't feel anything negative towards anymore.
The constants change it changed. The mental state has transformed the attitude transforms, they wasted time constantly. Ask him how he was before and see how we use now. Ask about his sleep. I bet you that he now sleeps the whole 10 hours
and does not wake up for pleasure, does not care about treasure. The treasure pray comes he may wake up but then he says what's that man? Why should I just wake up and then wakes up at 11 o'clock either praise it or doesn't elicit pass.
You asked him for favors for the sake of Allah. And he will always tell you I have no time I'm busy. I'm busy. Busy with what Jessie?
Who would like to offer the time to sit Allah subhanho wa Taala. When this person is asked this, you find them now saying I cannot commit myself anymore. I cannot commit myself. I cannot go back to my whole state. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Oh, you believe be the victim of a law. As Lisa, the son of Mary said to his people be the victim of a law. This is not a new thing.
You can no longer run away or avoid bad sites in the market. As I said before, then you've given up the fascial spirit and many of our brothers I feel that they have lost the spirit now.
Probably even music has entered into your home.
lost the spirit of being with Allah let yourself become lazy. And out of date, you've expired yet. It's as though you had an expiry date. And now you've expired. It become rotten material.
What will you do with your children when you get married? Or if you're not married? Or you do have children when they grow up? Where will you put them? How will you raise them? If you yourself have changed now? What kinds of raising Are you going to raise them? I bet that you no longer know how you work.
To raise them or what is going to become a thing?
What are you going to do? How are they going to become? What would you say to almost Aparna? What would you said a lot of big witness that you are my little homies messenger.
And Allah says to you,
you openly sinned against me and gave up when I gave you all the means, and all the rewards of coming to me that if you were to make a ball, and go to the mosque, seeking a lot of pleasure, for every step you take, you'll have 10% net. And since they had taken off, for every step, for validity of the claim that you recite, you will have 10% 10 for every letter, the
or not say that mean is one letter, but I say, what
is the letter means a letter stating?
How generous is
when you now have become out of date, and you can no longer take on this responsibility?
It starts good, and then ends quickly. So what are the reasons? Yeah,
maybe some of these reasons, which I'm about to put forth in front of you, maybe one of these will hit you. Maybe one of them will be your state. And then if after that, you still find yourself as the way you are, then do not blame anyone except for yourselves. For you're not doing the necessary means even if you come to this lesson and cry.
You are still not doing the necessary means it is not just coming to one lesson, and then going home and then coming back the next week and go home. No, you have to take along with you what you learn and practice it.
Maybe it is a Yeah, yeah. Maybe when you became a Muslim, maybe you found yourself
entering into the
like you began to show Tom began to speak to you and say to you, maybe you're just doing this for the sake of the people.
Maybe you're confused. And so you lose that motivation. Some people they think if I'm able to do for the sake of a law that I'm doing for the sake of the shape on and this confuses their mind, sooner or later you find that person's motivation diminish, automatically will because the devotion for Allah subhana wa tada is no longer there.
The trust in Allah is no longer there. The Selim gives the medicine to that and he says,
which means have a good assumption, a good assumption about your Lord, assume well of him, assume that he will accept your supplication as humans, but fear that you will fall into her into the
last Montana seasons.
whoever hopes for the meeting have a lot in peace and goodness will listen to righteous acts and do not do any association with a law. So you must have heard in the last time,
maybe it is not that brothers and sisters, maybe it is the dounia that is making you fall behind.
Maybe it is the fact that you are finding yourself
missing out on gaining riches and money and wealth as the others or your peers are doing or gaining.
us in the new series,
fear and be aware of the juniors, the state the sea and be aware of people from them deceiving you. So he says look at those who are below us and not look at those above you.
Also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he explains to us and we understand that whoever enters into this religion, you will understand that you will only receive what Allah has given you. And whatever he has not written for you, you will not get did not blame it upon the religion. In fact, you are rich, richer than every rich person if you do gain this religion, because it doesn't matter how much money you have, and how much wealth you have engaged in this life. Very little of those wealthy people and famous people receive the richness of email. The outside means are there for them, but the enemies of the conscious and mental state and psychological state in their heart
It is missing.
Last month Allah says in the Quran, yeah, you know in the kumars logic model
And also the way from your wealth your children, your family, there are those who will be your enemies beware of them, meaning Do not let them stop you from the worship of Allah
because it is your partner or your children, but Allah responds to that. Also Allah subhanaw taala says, bye saying,
know people and let this be a knowledge to you got the worldly life here is only play and entertainment
and decoration of things.
What the third home a nickel and a challenge between amongst amongst you, you are challenging each other.
And to bring more of wealth, expansion of wealth and children and family
in a law says, Can I say anything
a cloud that has come past, it drops, it's raining, and then a plant grows, it blossoms into a flower, you smell it, you love the way it's decorated. But and only after a few a little time you find that withering away, it becomes ugly, the only one to look at it, it loses its smell, it loses its taste, and then it withers away and turns into soil as if it never existed. No cloud is there, no rain is there anymore. And no flower is there for you to see and entertain yourself. So Allah describes this world like that. You are born in this life. So you are the cloud. This world has rained on you. And then it doesn't look like a flower to you. Although this flower is poisonous, it
will wither away and look ugly. When you fall into it and smell it too much.
A lot has been he says Allah has to be a punishment and a reward with him. And the world is nothing but deception.
At the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say when when the companions would look at them and say to them what you know, go out
and do things in the way of Allah and practice as we practice them with se.
Luna, our wealth and our family have visitors from doing any of these things. Of course, I'm not saying that you keep up on the your worldly gain, as look man said to his son when he recommended dunya and do not forget your provision from this life, your gain from this life. However, when this light enters into your heart to make a stop, and we forget the last one our dialer in any of its ways, then remember that the dunya is now deceiving you?
What harm is there if you wanted to go out and buy some Muslims to fear Allah? Would that diminish from your wealth? What harm is there for you to get and deep down to your neighbor who lives next to you once in a little while? Would that diminish from your wealth or make you lose your house or your family? What happens to donate a few dollars a few pennies from your wealth when you get to watch a movie or rent a video anyway, or you feel like eating an ice cream or a pizza today and then you waste a bit of your wealth I'll probably pay the delivery guy a few more tips, what harm is there from using those few more tips for the ones who are truly in need but for the sake of a lot
to take your car for example and use it for 10 or 20 minutes for the sake of Allah in any means, which you may have an idea about that could service learn or serve the dollar or make a loss pleased with you.
us your pixel to go in every other places. Sometimes if it means entertainment you will do it.
Do not be like the hypocrites who say our wealth and our family and our time is busy does because they are the ones who say Time is money is not the saying of a Muslim.
Time is not money all the time.
Time is all for Allah. Because money becomes your God if you say time is for many
The one who controls time is a lot you cannot control time. Therefore it belongs to Allah.
I don't know brothers and sisters.
You think are servants of Allah to go and listen to a class of Deen? Then you go home and sleep
I asked you about your timetable in the day of the day in the night, and you may reply to me, I go to an hour of religious class or a discussion in a week. But for this class to make any changes to you or act upon it, there is nothing.
Maybe you must change your timetable. Let's look at the business people. Whenever they meet, they talk about white brothers. They talk about business,
when they depart, what are they thinking about?
business, they got an idea from such a person, they go home, wanting to draw out a plan. They think about inflation, rising and falling of wealth and money prices, going overseas to gain and so on, and so on, and so on. So if a person worries about their business debt much, and you find them reacting in such an attitude in life, then look at yourself and see what kind of attitude you are reacting to, in accordance with Islam in your life. And then place yourself on a scale, and you judge yourself and see whether you are truly a person who was concerned about their religion so far, or is not. And then that would finally conclude your distance or your closeness from Allah subhanho
wa Taala. But if you were to die tonight, where you will be
maybe thought that maybe it's your sins, maybe you found yourself
that you used to call to Allah in front of people, and you save people from sins. But when you became a loan, you burnt yourself, you burnt yourself. So you became depressed. Maybe it's because of that. Maybe you thought to yourself that I'm doing too many sins, why am I calling to Allah, I'm surely a hypocrite, and therefore your motivation was lost. Maybe it's that
you close the doors, and you practice heroin in secret.
Don't say I am alone brother or sister. But say that there is a watch over me Allah that will cure you, inshallah.
I recall a little story of a man.
He wasn't with the last panel dialer.
And although he was married, his wife had a child, a girl, and she grew up to become five years old. He loved her and adored her.
He was not practicing Islam. In fact, he would go and sleep around with other women.
And he would used to go out in the night to play cards with his friends and then to go out and drink and meet other women.
One day, it was the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala that this person went and found that his friends had deceived him and left him and went without waiting for him to some sort of entertainment.
So he felt really upset. And he thought I have overnights as a gift for me on a Saturday night to fill and entertain myself. His wife is at home and his child is asleep in the room with his or with his wife. So he went out to one of his close friends and burn up in a pornographic film.
He came in the night and place this pornographic film. And he began to watch it.
And then all of a sudden, he sees the room. The door of the room of his bedroom open.
Who is it?
All of a sudden, his little daughter is standing in front of him.
Obviously he's not he's not looking around in the she looked weird. But she's looking straight into his eyes.
And she signal with a hand like this and sitting.
Oh, father. Shame on you. Fear Allah.
As you said three times, yeah. My father, Daddy, shame on you fear.
And then she turned around and went back to bed. He said I raised to the door and found her sound asleep.
And then while he was just sitting there contemplating what had just happened, he did not realize that the whole two hours had passed in the night which descended to the first heaven to ask who is the who is calling out to me, son, I respond.
And then he heard a voice, which he has never heard for about seven years.
His voice was Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar, Allah
It was the end of the session.
He said, so I went in heaven based from Geneva.
And then I went to the mosque to pray.
And I prayed behind the email imagine
and then I wanted to keep on staying in the mosque until the sunrise and a friend came to me
and he said to me
What are you doing here in the mosque?
And he said, I said to him, leave me alone. It has been seven years, my head has not touched the ground in frustration to a last minute dad.
And then the time that was working, so went straight to work without going home.
But because his
employer found that he was tired, he said to me, You better go home and get some rest. He said, so I went home.
And then my wife screamed at the door and said to me, where have you been? And she was crying and asked her what is wrong with you. And she said, we call the ambulance and they could not do anything Your daughter has died.
He said, so I felt very sorry for her. And we took her and buried her. And then I said, something that made everyone else cry around me. And I said, I am not.
I don't know what I'm hearing.
I'm not very, my daughter. But I am very more than my daughter, I am very in the path which has opened my heart after he had been still for seven years of my life.
There was variation that he saw in her drink and his dreams, although I think this was another scope. He saw his same five year old daughter who became who was also on the same path. And he saw an old men with a dragon following behind behind him, and he saw an old man on the beach and asked him to save him and old men sort of pointed towards another direction. And he ran towards that direction and found that they were all tiny children in debt. And then all of a sudden, he sees his daughter and his daughter was *ing she was dead, racing up to a father. And she went like this and the dragon went away. And she said, Oh, Father, from the Quran.
is enough time for those
who are about to shoot for a lot to return back to him. And the father woke up in crying and saying, Yes, I think it is time,
consistent consistency and steadfastness my brothers and sisters in Islam.
Maybe it is not that.
Maybe it is the fact that you think that alone will not forgive you. When the last one out, Allah says in the Quran.
Cosimo been missing the web, I swear by the hereafter. And I swear by the soul that regrets and blames itself. So Allah swears by solace brings itself and the law says Kalia I bet the levena
Lucien and my servants who have blamed themselves for a similar problem.
Do not feel despair from the mercy of Allah in the life through the Nova genya. Allah forgives all sins in the hole for him, he is the merciful mess.
Maybe it's not that maybe the reason why you are falling behind brother or sister is that you do not know your aim or objective in life.
Maybe if I asked you what do you want from life, you will say, well, to get married, to have kids to buy a house and then to live together until we die.
If that is your aim, then you will know you will not find a loss of a job.
Or to get a degree or a status in society. Your aim is to be changed. Allah subhanaw taala says, and I've not created the gene or genes for any other purpose, or maintain except to recognize me and wishes me.
Let it be the same as one of the companions who is a man who was walking with his cousin one time his name was
he said to his cousin when I came to Atlanta was full of greenery.
And he said what are you thinking of Oh, cousin at this stage? So what do you think is an objective is and I'm gonna reply then he said, math center her the margin. how beautiful this wonderful large beautiful greenery it is.
Now one of us will probably think how beautiful dislodges greener places for me to buy.
And then to build my beautiful house on and raise my children.
This many says what a beautiful land is one.
And if you were to be called out right now, a worry is of a law right your horses and fighting the cause of the law on this land for shahidan.
And for me to be dead to be killed in the course of a law and then to be buried in this land. And then all of a sudden, they heard the call of jihad being called out they fought
and he died in that land.
Maybe it's not that maybe there are obstacles in your way. Yeah, fee.
Maybe you lost some money or you found calamities, or the people began to abuse you and teach you in this way of Islam.
Allah, Allah says in the Quran
be sufficient enough for them to say we believe without being tested.
Allah says is
And when they look at the people before
me hmm and depression attempted, and people attack until the messenger is people would say what is the victor? What is the victory of Allah?
Allah says Allah, Allah.
Verily the victory victory victory of Allah is very soon did not fall into the spirit from Allah. Remember that must
lay Hakuna Matata in the believers that do not fear what people say about them. This is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being called a madman and a crazy man who'll be frustrating.
They will come in with a few of his colleagues, and they would spill the feces and intestines of a camel over his head.
What did they do? This is when the Jews would come up to the cinema and say definitely upon you. The nakisha would reply the anger and make it be upon you Oh sons of pigs and monkeys melaku the Prophet would say to them, yeah, Isha. Did you know he replied to them
on a coup and upon you
don't feel despair or feel less motivated because people call you names just because you're a good Muslim, or you find that calamities come to you.
Maybe the problem was that when you became a good Muslim, you thought that you are embarking upon an easy shredder, it was not easy.
Maybe you thought that you will not lose some money or go through hardship, etc. Loss of wealth, and so on. And soon you give up. This is the money you are sending him and his companions.
And they used to go to you or think their handler wasn't in their time. And he thinks of himself as a big warrior.
Valero the Allahu anhu, the Ethiopian
having the rock on his chest in the middle of the desert. We know the story. He said his brother died
when he was being tortured and cut
ligament by ligament. And all they had to say was this. They would say to say I wish the problem was in my place and we'll let you free and he would say whether or
not even with the prick ovenu
until he died.
Who said that Islam and Eman does not come with a bit of harm. A lot of us I see a lot of new people brothers and sisters sitting back
cushioning themselves laying back on the back home on their behinds.
At so much Mashallah. And growing that a lot of new buddy
honey wants to get the comfortable mattress to sleep on.
I wanted to have an easy life, moving away from business. If someone comes to you for help, you can't be bothered.
What kind of a movement on
the front squat center is to say I will be letting
I seek refuge in Allah from laziness.
This is our mother blessing his mother being striked with the spear in her private path in front of her.
And she was split in the face of
another sister was saved.
She spent in his face and said I spit on you and those in your worship until we brought the sphere
and his son is watching
his father today.
What do you think brothers and sisters?
What do you think?
There's a Hadith of the process and that he says if Allah loves his servants, he will test him. He will test him. He will test him with calamities to see whether he is truthful or not.
I mean, I bet so the luevano says about a mother whose father and mother were killed.
He said he was tortured so much
He could not even stand up or sit properly for months.
He would say a shadow.
And he would be beaten every time he said, until there was blood everywhere. For three days that would beat him up.
There is a story of a woman at the time of Moscow alayhis salam.
She is called mesh. She's
the hairdresser of the daughter of
this woman, she had five children.
And one of them was breastfeeding. At one time, she was brushing the hair of the daughter of fear, when all of a sudden that kind of fell on the floor.
And then she said, this
is the name of Allah, and then the daughter
and said, To clarify,
In the name of Allah, Allah, my father asked me, are you saying the name of Pharaoh? Because at that time, Pharaoh had told people, I am a lot.
And then she said, No, but the Lord of your father, and yourself. So she went and told her father Pharaoh.
And then I got here in front of the people, and said, Who are you believing in? He said, I believe in the Lord that created you and created the people. So that he got a water and boiled it. And then he brought her first son, and said, This belief, she said, No. And they bought her first son in front of her eyes. And they bought her second son and boiled it in front of her eyes.
And they boiled in front of her house. And then, and then finally, her son was breastfeeding. They took him off her. And then she made a noise. And she wanted to give up.
He let his son speak in the cradle. And he said, Yeah,
he was at home, my mother, don't be afraid, but be steadfast in you and the truth.
And she gave up.
She said, No, I believe in Allah. And they buried
her son in front of him, until his flesh fill up his bones, these bones within a way. And he died until she could he no voice no sound of him. And then they brought her. And then she said, I asked for one more thing before I die.
I asked that you get our burns, if anything is lifted them and you bury us together under a tree. And so they did that and she died. The Solar System says when I sent it to the sky, I saw the masters of ground playing with her children engine and they were birds, like birds flying around.
majority of us now have no other concern brothers and sisters anymore. That's a wake up, go to work in the morning, come back home, go to visits here and there with no valuable purpose at all, and repeating days wastefully visiting this person calling that person wasting our time in this scenario. So pay to see and going in the morning for a morning visit. And the afternoon visit is something that women the old generation
says Do you think that you will enter Paradise without being
harmed in this life?
Maybe brothers and sisters you do not feel or realize the challenge that is ahead of you in Islam? No brothers and sisters that there are enemies of Islam and expect the challenge to come to you? Or have your brothers and sisters have been killed and raped while you are relaxing at home safely. Maybe you have not realized that. Maybe you just no longer wants to take some responsibility anymore, and that it's not working out anymore. Or maybe you forgot yourself. Maybe you forgot to cook. Maybe you forgot to read the code and
ask anyone if you want a patient
today in Arabic, how many of us who are inhibited do sir?
How many times did you listen to music in the past month? On television? Yes, on television, watching a movie or just walking through a commercial? How many music went on? Literally on a cassette tape? And how many of them did you hear? How many judged yourselves you have forgotten yourself.
And this JSON is entered into your life without you even realizing.
And the promise of a lot of it was similar says Melinda confiture fee.
For her work and Baker can break the hype. However, it does not happen inside of themselves. And they are like a deserted home which is haunted. Now haunted. This is so piano somebody
who when he said about him this famous scholar of the past. He will pray night prayers and he would recite the Quran until finally
At the end of the night or in the morning, you would lay his back down and he would raise his feet up. And when he was asked what do you raise your feet up, he would say, so the blood can recirculate into my body, because I'd be standing up all day, all night.
Who was one of the tablets.
He was known to be Cathedral in the matter of the Quran. And I mean, literally, the Quran killed him.
Every time he would hear a verse, he would either cry immensely, or he would faint. In fact, the people will try not to recite the Quran in front of him, because they know that he will fall to the ground and faint, until finally, they said, We met the audience. avi bimota, Ani type before his father has told him, bye,
bye, bye by short time, he was praying behind his father for days. And when he was reciting it first from the court, and it fell to the ground. He lost consciousness. But because he had been losing consciousness so often, repetitively in his life, his body, no longer home could hold it anymore. And he never woke up after that, except he died until he was called copied in court. And the first that he died upon was this
eterna and oral.
And when they are placed a lot of talking about the people of the hereafter. And when they were brought towards the fire, They all stood there and said,
Oh, if only we can be returned back to this worldly life, so that we may change our ways.
So Panama, what kind of an understanding and faith which this man I leave nymphalidae in had gathered in his heart?
So when you see brothers and sisters, you lose that enthusiasm.
You lose that
I finally ended brothers and sisters, by saying that some of us when we enter Islam, we probably look up to some people. And we think that this person is an angel. And then you find that this person is not what you expected them to be. And so you lose faith and you lose spirit, my brother and sister, you're not becoming a believer for the people, you are becoming a believer for yourself and for a loss of time for yourself first and to save yourself and seeking the pleasure of the last panel. And also some people find that when they come into Islam, they find a lot of quarreling and arguments and debates amongst the peers, brothers and sisters, these arguments should not lead to
the separation of each other.
A sheffey members chefin and
when they used to make sometimes they would quarrel over certain meanings of verses, until finally one day a chef he said,
he said to him, why do we have to, you know, hate each other or depart with a grudge in our heart. If we disagree upon something which the companions themselves disagreed upon? Should we not at least depart was love which Allah Spano Dinah, united us upon. Look at us today brothers and sisters, as soon as one of us argues with another person if I understood a certain verse differently, and you had understood it in another way which you had heard from different scholars and I have heard from another scholars I've met there was just enough amongst the scholars and companions themselves, which are not making it up in hellfire.
We find ourselves hating each other because you see the intentions are not because we want to uplift this lamp. No, it is because really to study yourself. He doesn't like the fact that someone else had a bit of anything you.
You don't like the fact that you could not outsmart the person. You don't like the fact that you are now this
smarter than him. You didn't like the effect. And this mighty brother, his new feck is hypocrisy.
Absolutely. My final advice to you is to look at yourselves and judge yourselves and analyze yourselves be like
a diary writing about himself. And when he has something good he was saying handed in the past the symmetry had done during the day. It would cry until finally he had marks of to tears on his cheeks when he died because of the amount of crying that he did. Obviously was not a crying of depression, but a crying of head loss turns out I will forgive you.
And through this you will find the sweetness of Eman and happiness in like brothers and sisters.
There was stuff in the lobby we're looking for stuff. So panic alarm, Moby Dick.
What you like, and we will leave now a bit of time for questions and answers. So anyone who has any questions may do so.
No, brother, this is a good question. And I'm glad that the brother asked it. Can a person
go into Islam step by step? Or should they go into it all in one go? Then no, you should go into a step by step. But the way you go step by step is the you start with the compulsory things, and then the less compulsory and the less important, although religion is important, however, there are compulsory things, there were two things, there are highly recommended things, there are certain things, there are things and then there are major scenes, and there are minor scenes, and so on, you have to stop with the major scenes. If you are practicing major scenes, such as if you are drinking alcohol, you try to stop the drinking of alcohol. If you are committing Zina, you start by stopping
that you don't try to concentrate on the tiniest things. For example, stressing yourself out with not looking at any single female on the street. Sometimes your eye may fall on it. But some people think that if your eye falls on a stone, a female they they fall into despair. And I think we'll since I can't even avoid looking at a female that continue this, you know, they continue what they used to do, and they continue that better.
Some people that enter into this feminine went to take it all in one go. Sooner or later you find that they become exhausted, they become exhausted, Islam did not come down all in one go.
A person should start with the important and then the less important. And the important things are the compulsory things that are most relevant to a lot. The important things are to know your Lord, who is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Who is he? Why are you doing what you're doing and so on. If you miss out on that, as sooner or later you will find yourself losing the spirits talking manner.
So slowly inshallah you stop. You don't know. But once you start advising everyone about everything, no, no, no, no, you start with the important things. And when you see other people start also by advising them in the minor things, because also you will lose hope you become exhausted, you start with a major things.
So step by step as the program dealt with the people. However, you are not to stay at the first step, you want to keep going. As soon as you
establish your compulsory things and establish saying wait for the major since then you move on to the less important things. And that way you shall be consistent. But then let it drag on. There are some people who think that has anything to do the five pillars, as they were only from the five major sins, that there is enough.
There is not enough, there was a one at a time the
they used to pray five times a day and she used to foster love. However, she was fed to the neighbors and the prophet SAW Selim said lovely to see her in nothing. Now, there's no Medina, she's in hell fun. The opposite her neighbor, woman, she used to not pray as much as not,
gives the head as much as she was good to her neighbors in the process. And I've said there is good in her she's in heaven. So
you have to start with the major things and important things, the compulsory things, the important things and then the less important and then the less important, it would be good. If you start all at once and grow up and do everything all at once. That'll be good. And hamdulillah and then he shall read closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But remember, don't overburden yourself with everything all at once, following differences of opinions. Why did these differ? Is this sooner? Or is it a better? A Sorry? Is this a sooner or is this not a sooner?
Am I meant to put my hand up here?
My finger are not in prayer. And then you concentrate and go into a whirlwind all about that when in fact you still did not even know who Allah really is. Or you do not realize that Allah sees you everywhere you go. A little story matters for about for about a minute, there was a young boy his name was said and by the way that the parents This is what you should teach your children. Teach them first of all, this Lamb who Allah is teach them how to pray. And then until they reach puberty, the only thing that they're really meant to be doing is pray. The Vicar is slamming into the toilet and leave the house when they get to sleep what I meant to say and re citation of the Quranic
memorization. This is the only thing that the child is meant to be doing. So if Islam doesn't overburden them, this boy's name was said and he's to hear his uncle always say certain words at night.
One night he said her father told me uncle
Teach more, you know, an uncle didn't want to over burden him. So he said to him, you know, I don't want to give you everything you said, well teach me just a few words. He said, Okay, well man, this, Allahu shahidi, Allahu, Allahu Allah sees me, Allah watches me, Allah is one my witness, he knows them. And he took it as a which means every night I would say this type of Vicar and literally talking to a chef, because I used to go to a chef to teach them manners and, and reading and all of that.
One day he said to his uncle, he said, Oh, Uncle, I cannot be more than an hour with the shape. And uncle said, Why. And he said, I don't want my heart to lose, to become bored. So you see, you need to entertain yourself with other things, and not take all of the burden all at once. Stan is about taking things step by step, entertaining yourself with certain things. And you know, so he said, I don't want to lose my heart. And then one day to shake began to put this man, this young boy in front of him, so he is all in the front line and treating better than the rest of the students. The students complain to their parents. And the parents came back to the chef and said, Why are you
treating better than children? And he said, Well, tomorrow bring with you bring with you a knife and birds. So they brought a knife and a burden gave each child a knife and a bird including sand. And he said to them go out and slaughter these birds in a place where no one could see you. And no one could be with you. So they went and after about five minutes, they came back with the bird slaughtered except for certain
amount of time sad returns about crying and wailing. You know, children are crying, and whatever. And he still has the bird alive within
us and why haven't you slaughtered the bird? And as I said, when he asked me to do an impossible thing shape, you said to me, can we no one could see me or be with me or witness me. And everywhere I went, I found that Allah is with me.
Everywhere I went, I found that a lot is my weakness. And everywhere I went, I found that a lot seasoning.
He established the men, which must be the most important step. And this is why he treated him better than the rest. So we should inshallah, step by step with the compulsory things. And then the least important, and don't overburden yourself with too much, but rather give you a time for entertainment and give you a time for the worship of Allah.
So there is a question here from the sisters. Are you allowed to hold the English version of the Quran? Even though you don't have a dog? Yes, yes, you are allowed to have an English version of a crime even though you don't have another question. Are they caused by a marital Muslim revert just recently? What is the best way to talk about this land to this family? Thank you, sister. Look, I don't know what the best advice to that. But I would say that concentrate on the goodness of what Islam offers, learn the good things and the blessings that make a person emotional and feel the kindness of Islam of what Islam tells us to do and try to concentrate on that.
Try to talk about the meaning of Islam, as you're quoted and placed quotation marks Islam Islam, which means peace which means which means
it comes from the from the source of peace, tranquility of the heart, talk about what Islam teaches us to do in goodness towards other people talk about how the prophets are celebrated people talk about, for example, this, that the Prophet had a Jewish neighbor at one stage. You know, the media talks about us being better disbelievers. Well, tell them to tell them the things that would rid them of the misconceptions which the media tells them, that's what he must concentrate about. The things which they have worry about Islam, as what the media is portraying. And say to them, for example, we take the Prophet as an example for us and he had a Jewish neighbor, and this shoe said
would place his rubbish outside in front of his house every day. So the Prophet would always clean his rubbish and his own rubbish towel from front of the door and would not complain. Until one day the peace be upon him visited this Jewish man.
And he found the Jewish man to be sick. And the Jewish man said to the Prophet, how did you He cleared him? How did you know that I was sick. He said, Well, you had not got out of your house for a whole week.
for a whole week, I did not see your rubbish in front of my house. So I thought something is wrong with my neighbor.
And so I've come to visit you because this is my duty as a Muslim towards him. Although you are a Jew, you are still my neighbor. And it is incumbent upon Muslims manners and etiquette to look after their neighbor.
So the Jewish man said is this What's your religion caused you to do? He said, Yes. He said, verily, this is the fountain of where religion came from. I bear witness that there is only one God and that you are His Messenger. Now these family, non Muslim family may or may not believe you about this story. They might say, Well, how do you know this story is true? If they do say that you say to them, well, this is what we Muslims follow.
This is what we teach each other stories like that.
Tell them about a story when he was helping an older woman. She had
Some luggage with her. She doesn't know she cannot know who the property was. But all she could hear was the man who killed and, and made people leave their religions and to separate families.
So then, and separated children from their mothers.
So this man who she did not know, once saw her walking in the desert. And she had a lot of stuff to hold, she couldn't hold him. So he raised her and he held him onto her camera.
And he held her up onto him as well.
And he took her all the way to her home on the journey helped to bring down her luggage, and help her inside to help and prepare all the food and everything. And then she made a dog for him. Of course, she was from the kurush she was a Christian woman. And she wanted to say something nice to him. So she said, I asked God to unite you with that wicked man.
And then he said,
my old respectful woman, I am Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and she embraced Islam.
Talk, talk to them, talk to them that we used to fight battles. And then one stage in one of the battles the prophet SAW young innocent children did.
He knew that his companions accidentally killed it. This was the beginning of Islam.
And these people cannot from a time of hardship. So the problem became angry, and he cried. And he said to his companions, we have come out to be rulers of just as spread peace amongst the people. We are not being sent to cause oppression and killing amongst the people. They said, a messenger of God, they are only the children of disbelievers. Why are you so worried? and appropriately upon him replied by saying,
we have you not been sent out
as oppressive, violent people to kill innocent children. We're not even to corrupt police or branches. If you're not need them, or kill a man who has no weapon against us.
Tell them about these peaceful things about the religion. Tell them about how you are meant to treat your in laws and your parents. And so
there's another question here from the sisters. Before I move on to the brothers, the question says, I have always been taught to make an intention to pray before, okay, I've always been taught to make intention to pray before you must pray. Recently, someone told me that you don't have to make an intention to pray, please explain as I always make intention to pray. Making an intention to pray is a pillar of the prayer. Without an intention, your prayer is not accepted. However, the manner in which we do we have, the manner in which we make our intention is not by the tongue, or by any means of action. However, it is by the heart, it is by what
is by what Yes, when by the heart, which means that anything that I'm about to do in worship of Allah, the intention has to be in the heart, which means that when you come to create a system, there is no need for you to say with your tongue. Pied Piper, I intend to pray the Lord's Prayer at this time, which is equal to Florida, for example, No, you do not need to say it with your tongue, for saying with your tongue, is in fact in itself an action. If you want to say something with your tongue, you also have to have the intention. And if the intention is in the tongue, then what's left.
You have to have the intention in your heart and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did explain to us by saying a near the intention is all inside of the heart. It is like for example, coming to drink a cup of water.
You don't come and say with your mouth, I intend to drink a cup of water and you take a sip, then you put it down and say I intend to take another sip of water and you take another sip. And then you say I have now intended to throw the rest of the water out into the sink. And I intend to leave the cup on the sink and go back to sit on my couch. I intend to sit on my couch. And then I intend to go to pray after I sit on my couch. And then I intend to there's no need for you to say all these things right with your tongue. However, you still do what you do yes. by merely having the desire to drink your drink by merely having a desire to take another sip, you take another sip by merely
having the intention to put it back on the sink you do so and so on. Also in your prayer by merely having the intention to pray the Lord in your heart, there is no need anymore to tell anyone or to say it in your tongue. Is that clear?
Are there any questions from the brothers?
That means I should feel proud of myself and I go home. I've delivered a very clear
and good speech than Yes. So another question from the sisters. Hopefully Cheryl please read it. Tell us witchcraft. honer These are questions from the past.
How many questions from last week? Do you know that you
from last week
when we perform auto if we don't do auto in order Do we have to restart to perform auto again? Yes, yes, you have to do the widow in order otherwise you have to repeat it.
More questions before we go on to Asia
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formula for Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.