What Are Your Priorities In Life
Channel: Bilal Assad
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All praise is due to Allah mais prayers and blessings beyond to the Messenger of Allah Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
You who believe Allah says, Fear Allah
in the proper way that you must feed him
in a truthful way that you must feed him
and did not allow your tongues to speak anything but the truth.
You believe Allah says, Fear Allah and say only the truth.
If you do so, Allah will make your deeds righteous.
And he will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger,
then he has surely succeeded. A great success.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said for every new idea that a person brings into this religion and makes it part of the religion, when it is not,
then it is a wrong path. And every wrong path leads to hellfire.
So beware of innovations.
My brothers and sisters in Islam, I begin by greeting you as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
And I would like to begin by saying that as a lot is my witness,
as a brother in Islam, I love you all, because you are also Muslims.
And whoever loves someone whom Allah loves,
then Allah has to love him back. And this is my objective out of it.
What a wonderful bond Islam has,
what a wonderful mercy that Islam brings.
It's a bond that no other ideology, no other system. No other religion in the world war law. Nothing can have a stronger bond than the bond that Islam
has between us.
Even if I
promise you, my brother and my sister that anything that comes out from me towards you is going to be in peace. And then you are obliged after that it's compulsory for you to respond to alikoum salon. And I also promised you
that anything that comes out from me towards you will only be in peace. And when we depart because we've made a contract, we don't backboard each other. We don't slander each other.
We don't hurt each other. In fact, we spread good rumors about one another because we've made a contract this Brotherhood in Islam what law is the greatest brotherhood anyone can ever think about anyone can ever read about but the only ones who don't know what other ones
who don't notice them who don't read about it. And you are missing out on a lot my brother or sister if you don't read about what your religion has in store for us.
So I love you all peace I really love
what you're meant to say is a hubback a low lead Everton, even if you know it, which means May the one whom you loved us for his sake love you back. So please make that up for me.
It's not loud enough, but I'll let it go this time.
Well, today I have chosen a topic which I thought is appropriate for us. A general topic, a topic which I think
because we might die tomorrow.
We might die after a week brothers and sisters, we might die next year.
Who can guarantee that we're going to leave this room alive? Nobody can.
So let us spend this next hour, inshallah, just one hour
of listening and living for an hour, outside of the realm
of this dream, I call this world a dream
and go into the realm of reality.
The reality is what will come after this life.
Brothers and sisters,
the hereafter everybody will stand in front of Allah.
And Allah is going to question you.
If a person is a disbeliever, Allah will not even look at them or even ask them anything. But he will subject them to angels that will not allow a single otter except that they will question for, and judge you know,
that day a lot will judge us.
And we will regret
a single minute that we wasted in our life that we did not do for the sake of Allah.
We will regret on that day when you will see people
entering paradise and the scales, the scales are so heavy in good deeds. And to find out that they spent less than five seconds to say a word that enter them into paradise and that word is law.
The key to paradise.
A few seconds, tablet with me, then it fills the scale on the Day of Judgment.
Or a person who spent one more or a few more seconds in their life to say Alhamdulillah just saying Alhamdulillah it filled his rewards from the earth to the sky. We will regret these few seconds.
While brothers and sisters, we are still alive and hamdulillah.
And we haven't passed on to the reality of the hereafter we are still in the dream or in the examination.
Many of us have gone straight, we've forgotten, we forgotten that we are in a time of a test. We've forgotten that Allah
is writing everything. His angels are recording everything. We have forgotten that every word we utter, we are going to be held accountable for it on the Day of Judgment. We have forgotten the purpose of our life.
Not so long have Anselm and fuson.
Allah says they forgot Allah so Allah made them forget who they are themselves.
When we forget Allah, obviously, what are we going to remember, we are only going to remember what is in front of us now is not true.
I want you to think with me for a minute here. Brothers and sisters.
Our scholars say to us an insane person, yet a third of women who are working on Massoud. They also always affected by what is now in reality in front of them they could see tangible things.
And he forgets the man who was able more rude about the unseen in the future after this that is promised hell in heaven. They forget
that you see many Muslims and even non Muslims people today are always affected by the things that surround them. And they forget the purpose of why they are living, then all of a sudden death strikes them.
And I can't return.
For this reason.
Let us spend a merciful time
to ask ourselves a question.
This is how I'm going to begin by asking ourselves a question.
Well, ah, it is the mercy of Allah that He has allowed us to analyze, and to ask ourselves questions before we die. To judge ourselves before Allah judges us. He has given us that ability brothers and sisters and only for us humans, and for the genes but not for the animals. So utilize this brain.
This mind this frontal lobe at the front of our heads, this frontal lobe,
which can sin or do good deeds I call a frontal lobe because the animals don't have a frontal lobe. The frontal lobe is responsible for analyzing and questioning and thinking
but the animals
they cannot think about this.
So let us question ourselves. I want each one of you brothers and sisters.
Right now as you're sitting in your chairs, young or old, without thinking about the person beside you, without thinking about your parents, or your family, or your brothers and sisters out there, without thinking about a person whom you think is non religious,
I want you for this few minutes to think about yourself,
yourself, just by yourself. Ask yourself this following question,
just to you,
within your mind, and then try to answer it.
Are you ready?
The question is my brothers and sisters?
priority? in life?
What is your most important thing that you want to achieve?
What is it that you love the most? What is it? ask yourself that question, what is it that I love the most? What is it that I want? What is it that I prioritize? Make it more important than anything else? That when make it easier for you that when I'm at work, or when I'm studying, or when I am doing something for myself for whatever, trading, selling whatever I'm doing, that's meant to be important?
What is it that I will actually put above that? What is it that you prioritize? Be careful now?
Because your answer in your head has to be sincere. You have to be honest. Don't be hypocritical brothers and sisters. Think about it deeply. And when you think about it, use some proofs that could convince you that this is really what you prioritize in life, whatever your answer is, because my brothers and sisters
analyze this carefully.
Whatever you prioritize
whatever you love the most, it means that that's the thing which you occupy your life generally,
in working towards.
It is the thing, which if you are
it's still important, you are working, you will stop your work for it.
Whatever you are doing, if you are praying,
you still find that more important, what is it that you find important? Another reason why I asked you to ask this question to yourselves is because if you ask the person and you wanted to reply in open, you wanted to hear it with your ear.
Generally, Muslims especially will not give you the right answer of what they really are working towards only a minority.
On the face of it on the outside, people will answer things like
well to please Allah subhanho wa Taala This is what I find more important in my life.
Or they say, to work towards paradise, to work for the Hereafter,
or to die a pleasant a pleasant death which pleases Allah, this is my objective, they say this is my priority. My priority is my prayers. For example, my priority is to have Quran recited everyday, my priority is to be a good Muslim. This is the type of answers generally a person would say if someone else was listening to them.
Yes, but Allah knows best is a very small minority of Muslims in the world that would answer this Oh, that that really? This is the true and honest answer.
If you were to really analyze, and study and investigate what each one of us really prioritize,
it's not really the hereafter. Be honest to yourself. It's not really pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's not really loving, to please Allah really.
Because our mouths say that which is different to what our actions prove.
Probably some proper answers more honest answers from the majority
is maybe and think if you apply this applies to one of you, maybe to achieve a respectable career.
Maybe that's what I prioritize in life to achieve a respected career.
Maybe to prepare my future, work towards buying a house, getting married and living in it and that's, you know, working towards it retiring at 35. This is my priority.
Maybe some people find education as being the most priority, we're talking about the best thing which you really want the greatest priority before anything else.
Maybe to be rich money together a lot of money.
To have a nice car one day,
I want to drive that Ferrari one day I want to drive a Jaguar one day, I want to work towards that.
Some of them will probably have a great name in the community to have a great name. And I've heard this many times before.
Brothers out there back in Melbourne, I remember this particular brother. He's sitting there smoking a cigarette and very depressed.
And he's saying, you know what, one day, I'm going to get myself a name.
That's what's occupying his mind. So panela.
Some people prioritize to be respected. They want people to feel them to respect them.
Or some people just plainly, don't prioritize anything whatsoever. They just don't know. And some find that too much to think about. Just too much wasting our brain cells about it, so they get exhausted. And so they say we'll see what happens. Just we'll live our day to day and see what we what Tina will decide later on what is more important to us.
My brothers and sisters, generally, the honest answers around and we have to say the truth is that we really work for this life more than what we work for the hereafter. This is the truth.
We love the dominance of this life more than the hereafter. Brothers and sisters Come on.
The money is in front of you the pearls, the pressures of dominance of the world are in front of us. Why not?
we work towards this dunya more than what we work with the hereafter.
Voila. If you say to a person, but you are going to die one day, they believe it they know it.
Really that's the sad thing. You talk about Hellfire they know it's going to come judgment day they believe in it, gentlemen, they believe in it.
But how often do they pray?
How fast do they pray? Because they've got some important things to go to. How often do they recite the end? In the day when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
recites 10 verses of the Quran,
then he will not be written as one of the forgetful ones. The ones who have neglected Allah, any less than 10 verses they've neglected Allah Who is there, that does that.
Who is there out there that
considers even the small things in Islam is something important to them. For example, a few weeks ago, or about a week and a half ago, we had something called the 10th of Muharram. Ashura, as they call it, the 10th of Muharram. It's sad to say that even many Muslims don't know what Mahara means. That's how important Islam is to us. Muharram is the first month of our history calendar. From the first day the prophet SAW Selim migrated from Mecca to Medina. This is our Muslim calendar, the 10th day of Muharram, the prophet SAW Selim, used to fast this day. And this day, any person who fasted Allah will forgive a whole year that has passed of the minuses all of it forgiven. How many Muslims
monitor this day and faster?
Do you monitor it? Many Muslims find that a superficial something which is not very important. And so then neglect this single day, for example, they neglect the day of the hedger For example, when we fast if we fast that day, a whole year have passed and the whole year forward will be forgiven. When you click that day, we neglect our as soon as that we pray,
we neglect making a certain time in the day when we recite and memorize the Quran, we neglect those things, we consider them superficial. And the Muslims today, find you find them practicing the minimum, just the minimum of the religion
to the point.
And then handle Yeah, this is a very, it'll be very good if we find just a small amount that practice the five pillars, five daily prayers and others. And this is the minimum, they go to the point where they're only interested in finding out how severe is a heroin thing. Like some people, they come up to me, and they say, brother, we know that such a thing as heroin. But how big is that? How big is the punishment on a day of judgment? So Pamela, do you want to know? Well, the minor most minor punishment of the Day of Judgment is to cause a fire beneath the soles of the feet and the brain boils. That's the least punishment. So what are you going to say? You want to try and think if
you can handle the punishment, they have judgment. So they consider it superficial, something not really important.
person who asks about how Haram is such a thing? Do you think that this is a person who places the pleasure of Allah pleasing Allah as being the most important thing?
You are lying if you say that this is the most important thing to you while
Islam is not the most important thing to you. Why? Why is it that we find most Muslims when it comes to trade or business? If somebody rips you off?
For $10, or $15 $100,
we're ready to sue, we're ready to go to the courts. We're ready to write letters and spend time
to do all of that.
Because we can't accept that someone has ripped us off. Yes, many Muslims do that.
And we'd rather kill that person. Because it's important to us. That $100 or $200,000 is important to us. We're not going to allow even 10 cents to go away. Some Muslims are like that, we'll look at
that. Yes. If you said money is my priority, I'll believe you then, because the actions prove it.
when it comes time for work,
they want to wake up for work every day at seven o'clock 7am.
Instead of putting the clock, the alarm clock to budget, which is at the moment just after five, or just below five.
They rather put the alarm for 7am. And they pray they pray at that time they pray the sun has already risen and Allah will not accept the prayer at that time.
What do they really prioritize the Select for their work?
So a little
a little drawing the other day at the mosque at Preston mosque back at Melbourne. And it's quite humorous. They've got like the image of drawing a current image of a young man.
And his mother's waking him up for fudger
and he's putting a pillow over his head and he's saying please fire alarm and give us some rest. We have to relax. My buddy needs the rest of Allah he's saying
that Harmonix give me mercy. I need to sleep for a bit
and then not at the bottom
they've got like he's woken up late for work.
And he's rushing and dressing up and he's saying firelight everyone give me mercy. Why didn't anyone wake me up for work? The opposite?
How do you not wake me up for work? I'm gonna miss out and it's wearing and going off. For such a person. Do you think that pleasing Allah is more important, or is going to work more important?
The other day a friend said to me
when I asked him, brother, we're not seeing Juma anymore. He said, Brother, I'm working on Jamal. I said, Well, they have some friends that work that you can pray with the drama because drama is compulsory brother, my life from my heart. I want the best fame. He said hold on a minute. Doesn't Islam say that you've got to work.
So Panama, what can you call this ignorance? arrogance. Just foolishness? I don't know.
Islam says yes, you have to work and provide for your family. But what does the last pantalla say?
With regards to priority?
Yeah, you have nothing.
either an odns fanatee me Amina Jamaat dfsr illa decreed.
of you who believe when the call to prayer of the Juma is called, then all of you walk and go and strive to go into the mosque, to the masjid. Whether obey and abandon old business and trade.
Allah says, for either GoDaddy assign a tissue fill
in when the prayer is over, then go in the land which Allah has spread for you, and seek from the bounties of your Lord. But after the prayer, after the priority, one supernova.
My sister the other day, or yesterday, she was asking me
is this life like a dream?
I was very impressed by her question, because that's thinking, using his brain which Allah created for us to think about why we are here. She said, Is this world a dream?
said what do you ask? I replied. And she said, Well, we are going to die out we I said true, she said, and when we get to
Sleep doesn't know. So sort of depart from our body a bit. I mean, we go unconscious, so true.
And now the smiles from one ear to an ear for me, because I'm very happy that she's thinking like that.
She said, so death is kinda like going to sleep, you lose consciousness and you have dreams. And then when you wake up, you're back to reality. So is this life a dream, and that we're going to die and wake up in the hereafter and that will be reality?
I said, Absolutely. This is exactly how it is. But the difference is only one. When you go to sleep and dream, whatever you do in that dream, you're not responsible for it. But this dream in this life, you're going to be asked about every single at every single moment.
And you can see the tears rolling down my eyes, I was very happy that they haven't Did
We are have forgotten, why we are here.
We have forgotten
that we have been created by Allah from nothing.
And we have forgotten that a lot can just take us away in a single minute.
out of our control, where did we come from? Where are we going?
Any 6070 years? 80 years? We live? How long? 100 years? And then where are we going? Have you ever seen anybody die in return back here? Never.
Allah has never chosen for anyone to live forever because there is a purpose. Yes, there are poor people. And there are rich people that people in high positions and lead positions. A person would think this is unfair by God. But you say Allah did not create us to live a life as in paradise. This life is no paradise. This life is a test and a trailer. It's an examination because Allah has created heaven, and he has created hellfire. Hellfire will have a people it will be struggling. And breathing is saying y'all have given me people who Allah said, I will fill you up with those whom you deserve. And heaven says Europe, I'm empty. My Documents are everywhere. I need them to be used.
Allah says, Don't worry, I will also fill you up with those who deserve you.
So there is a fairness on the Day of Judgment. There's heaven in this hell, my brother and sisters, a Christian once debated with one of my friends and said to him, Are you telling me that we have to worship God? He said, Yes. He said,
he said, and that we're going to be judged for our deeds, as your Quran says. And our friend said, Yes. He said not and believe that we're going to be judged. He said, Do you believe in heaven and hell? He said, Yes. He said, Then how?
Then how? Then why are you living?
Shouldn't there be a purpose?
He said, none of God has forgiven everyone. Everyone is born. And you are free from all sins. And if you're just a good person, you don't get to heaven. That's it. He said, whether you be whatever you are, everybody has been forgiven with the death of Jesus Christ. Peace be upon him, said so why is the heaven in hell?
And he scratched his head and said,
I don't know.
So brothers and sisters, we have forgotten what to prioritize in our life.
It's mainly the dunya let me talk a little bit about the dunya and pass it on to other people my brother and sisters.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran,
Allah Allah wilhemina shaytani r rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim
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means to feel body when
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It has been decorated to men, the dominance of this life
the love of desires and lusts. What do you desire? The desire money, it's decorated desire women, they decorated it desire men, therefore, you you desire What do you desire, they they decorated
and children. Like boys, how many cultures love to have boys so they can have pride in their boys. This is what they love the most.
And adornments wealth and money well groomed horses in our time.
Transport which is very impressing to the eyes.
They rarely come at all higher to dunia What does Allah call all of this? They are just taking
Temporary enjoyments of this life.
Tell me something brothers and sisters?
Are they not temporary? enjoyments? Have you seen anybody into the grave and take their house with them? out with them? The family with them? Even their clothes, their clothes? Did they take them with them? No a lot.
The end he took the shroud with them
and they deeds.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In the Quran,
the habitants abetik will hate the dunya there are people who have followed all the wonderful things of this life and forgotten the wonderful things of the hereafter. So, they made the objective and the whole important thing this life only and turned it into a paradise and sold the hereafter. So Allah says, You sold your hereafter and you sold and lost. You lost out on all the wonderful things of the hereafter in exchange for the wonderful temporary things of this life.
Allah subhana wa tada says, woman higher to dunia illa matau. This life compared to the hereafter to Paradise is nothing but temporary short enjoyment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once came with his companions at one time, and he and he came to the beach near the sea. And he placed his pinky finger right here. See our smallest pinky finger as we call it, he placed it into the ocean, like that he dipped it. And then he released it. And a few drops fell off his finger. And the only thing that was there was the wetness.
How much water is there, just a little witness. And he said to his companions, this whole world and everything that is in it, compared to the hereafter a paradise and whatever is in that
is just like the comparison of this amount of water which is wetting my pinky finger compared to the rest of the ocean.
Imagine brothers and sisters, a paradise where a normal simple house for a believer in there, it's bricks are made of gold. Gold,
it's cement between the bricks is made of perfume, Musk panel,
the pebbles on the ground that you walk. But when you get outside of this hole, there's rocks on the floor, right?
These engender uphills and diamonds.
Panama, the rivers in general. Therefore, there are four main rivers and there are many others. Water that never goes off milk that never ever goes off.
Honey that's overflowing with many different tastes and never goes off. And rivers of wine that is not intoxicant. What can you find this in this life?
in general, there are trees that you can never pass the shade.
If you kept walking for 30 years,
and there are trees with leaves so huge
that when a breeze hits them, the leaves hit each other, and they produce the most beautiful melody, melody and music that you've ever heard in your life ever.
In general, the singer is Allah subhanho wa
Taala sings with his voice.
In general, there are things that no one has ever seen or has ever imagined. How can we compare and prioritize this dunya this life where we get hungry and thirsty in sick in tired, depressed, stressed,
poverty, pain? How can you How can anybody compare this world
to paradise where you will never ever get hungry? that never gets sick? never get bored, never get tired, never get distressed or depressed and you have anything you ever desire. And more. As we read in the verses before how can you compare this led to the hereafter my brothers and sisters? How
the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam
he gave up on this dunya and he took what he needed. Now I'm not asking you and we're not asking for us to be exactly like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam maybe we can't handle it. But we should try and get the concept into our heads and let it be our priority. That no matter what we do what we gain in this life, then we must be careful that our earnings are pleasing to Allah our spendings are pleasing to Allah. Our life in our living has to be pleasing to Allah. We don't do things in Haram.
Even if you go to the toilet
And you enter with your right foot and say out of the lane.
And you stay quiet in the toilet, and then you exit with your left foot and
you have gone to the toilet. And please Allah,
you have gained rewards just by going to the toilet just by eating by saying Bismillah and pleasing Allah in that. What we are saying is not to give up on the dunya. But to transform your actions of the dunya to please Allah because that's our priority.
Our priority in life is to please our Creator, the one who created us for a purpose and for a reason.
Otherwise, why do we keep seeing new births of new human beings into life without our ability, and then we find deaths happening without our control? Why does this constantly happen? Think about it? Why does the sun rise from where it rises and sets where it sets? Why are the stars always coming out at night? Why is there night and day? Why is this sleep? Why is there this? Why?
That should tell us something because there is a reason and a purpose for our living and that is to be trialed and tested. Who is going to heaven who is going to help a lot is just Allah God is just
and He will give each one what they deserve.
So who is there that prioritizes this life?
There are people who sit, for example, at home.
And they're watching their favorite film of the day, the favorite episode
Days of Our Lives or
Bolden the beautiful warm by Luton and by clicking some other films that and I want to watch it and the time for us that has come for example.
And they wait and wait. And I said upgrade a little bit later. Just wait until the next episode comes on.
wait and wait. And the good ones out of them are the ones who pray in the commercial time.
I pray very quick.
Now what do you think they're prioritizing they pray
for this episode this film and television
that week we have to prioritize a movie
above the main reason why we are here on earth to begin with Panama
you find the brother is selling a car for example.
And he clocks the Automator backwards
in order to trick the seller the buyer
to make him think that this guy's only done a few kilometers
even if they are Muslims, they'll still cheat them
in order to earn a few more dollars.
Last minute the prophets of Allah sent them says he says in a hadith
there are people there are people excuse me for saying this but I'm not applying it to a single individual This is in general
describing the hypocrites hypocrites. His describes the hypocrites and says a hypocrite is
came out on
a donkey in the day. And what does the donkey do? He eats and works. eats and works him out on G fed to build a stinking carcass in the night. Just sleeps and sleeps throughout the night doesn't wake up for any budget prayer for any night prep anything like that. Doesn't say Bismillah when he goes to sleep doesn't say Bismillah when he wakes up rather than when he wakes up he starts swearing the F word that is late to work
dzifa timberlane. eliminated. dunia is so knowledgeable in all the affairs of the life of world. Ask him about money he knows ask him about business he knows asking about insurance policies he knows asking about bank bank financing he knows asking about interest rates he knows
asking about anything of the world. He is the master of knowledge in
but completely ignorant about the matters of the hereafter about the affairs of the religion.
Ask him what does Islam say about interest? It doesn't
ask him what kind of money are you allowed to earn in Islam? He doesn't know.
what are you meant to do when you go to the toilet? He doesn't know.
Ask them how do you make
You find them still making mistakes and
ask them to recite Al Fatiha
still make many mistakes in recycling and fair.
But asking you about anything else? legal policies legal rights he knows Mashallah.
are very knowledgeable, even if they don't know. They'll try to sound as if they know they know.
So what do you think a person like that is prioritizing? What.
And then you say, I want
God to make me into paradise I deserve it, I deserve it, they say.
my brothers and sisters, our last panel data says In the end, what at least early
soon stone ages and ages,
men will not receive anything except that which that which he works for, and strives for.
And that his striving is watched and observed by his creator, always Allah is watching our striving and our work, then in the Hereafter, Allah will reward you, or punish you, according to the work that you yourself chose to do. My brothers and sisters, we have a choice to choose between this life and the hereafter to prioritize. When it's time for prayer, and last night, that doesn't bring someone to force you and drag you out of your seat to pray know, when it's time for fasting, Allah does not send someone to torture you and punish you so that you can fast while not even choosing your religion. Allah forbids anyone from compelling anyone else to even choose Islam.
So where is the force in the religion, it's completely your choice. Only your work my brothers and sisters that will make you end up in the destiny that you want to end up in the hereafter.
Whatever you put out, prioritize is what you love. And I say to you, this brothers and sisters, think about it, think about it deeply and analyze it.
Tell me if this is true or false,
isn't it that anything that we love, we love
anything that we love, it means that we prioritize above certain other things, right?
And anything that we love, if you want to prove that love towards it, you will find that you're acting towards it. For example, if a wife loves her husband, she'll do things that she doesn't have to do. Like
other things she doesn't have to do I know that.
Right? For example, it gives them money so that she can buy food today. But instead she goes and cooks and she has the option. Or the husband does things towards his wife that he doesn't have to do.
I'm not going to mention what. And the point is, if they love each other, they will not ask about each other's rights too much. They'll forfeit their own rights. And they'll forgive each other because they love one another. You see it in their actions. But what a husband comes in and says I love you. But he screams at us shouts that a Yoda treats it like a slave treat like a servant. When he enters the house, his feet have to be on top of the table so that she can massage them every night.
This is not love. This is using love has to be shown in different ways. And therefore whatever you love you work towards. If we love the hereafter and we love Allah, we try to do the things that Allah is pleased with. We try to imitate the ones who are close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Brothers and sisters, how do most Muslims dress like today? How do most of our sisters wear their clothing today? They know for example, that our last panel dial it says that it is more honorable and is more pleasing to Allah, for you, oh sister in Islam, to cover with your veil, your dominance and not reveal it except for your husband in order to create a closer bond between you and your husband. And
then he says to you, Oh, brother, to pray your five daily prayers and grow your beard, for example.
What do we do? A brother just before I was telling me there's a new trend going around here in Sydney, amongst the Muslim sisters.
They're starting to draw tattoos on their bodies,
you know, on the backside, like just on the back or on the arms? Where did you get this from? This is a fashion which is now developed amongst people who are not Muslim. And now we have imitated them.
How do we talk? How do we speak? We are imitating people who do not who go against what Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded or prohibited. My brothers and sisters if we do that doesn't mean that you are worshipping someone else. Of course we are.
When you have to wake up every morning and go to work whether you like it or not. Even if it means passing all your prayers. I'm not doing anything of that even if it means breaking your fast just so that you can go and work that day, then you are actually priority.
As in your work and worshiping your employer more than Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because Allah doesn't ask for much. Oh, sister in Islam, when you wake up, wake up in the morning. And normally, maybe you don't put makeup on for your husband.
You wake up every morning, whether you like it or not, you have to put that makeup on. You have to dress in a certain style so that you can go to work because this is what is appropriate for your work.
For example, hairdressing you have to show your hair, otherwise, it won't work. Who are we really worshiping at that time? What are we really loving at that time, we are loving money, income, we are loving our career. We are loving and prioritizing our work and what we do more than the purpose of life. When Allah Spanner died, I made a very simple solution. My brothers and sisters, you can keep working, you can keep earning money, but just earn in hell anyway. Just work in a parallel environment. Don't let it be a cause. To stop you from your obligations to Allah. That's all you have to do.
Because brothers sisters, we mentioned you're going to die and you're going to be asked about it. Are you going to take any of it with you to the grave? No. So what's the most important thing, sisters, let me tell you something in Islam education is important, very important. But it depends how you use your education and what you use it for.
This so called the green,
which people prioritize. If you are in the world of, you know, degrees in university and things like that, you will find that this is all they really prioritize in some countries, if you don't have a master's degree, you're considered to be inferior in the community. inferior, you have to have Master's minimum
this degree, what is it
and you're going to university and you choose a certain sector,
or law, psychology,
agriculture, which is all good
or whatever you want to study, and you specialize in that particular area, then you get a degree.
How I don't understand how this person is so much more important
and more honorable
than the rest of the people.
Did you know that there are some Muslims that are doctors Masha Allah. But what did I put forward to Islam? Nothing? Nothing.
You ask them to donate, they donate nothing? Or only a bit just a bit.
Where are they in the community? You find that the people these days they were less educated in the secular system are working more towards reviving
and carrying the message, this wonderful message of the Quran and Sunnah to the rest of the world. And so panelo when you ask even educated Muslim, who is ignorant about the religion, how to make although they don't even know, so what are they teaching the children? Well, like this form.
This form of this habit, makes the person become proud and showing off. If you're not educated, they look down on you. Don't invite you. This is
let us listen to how look man advised his son.
Not like today.
Some parents advise their sons at their deathbed, especially when they die. They be questioned. They tell them you know your auntie so and so. I don't want you to ever talk to her.
Your uncle so and so you have to avoid them. Listen, son, your cousins are going to try and
you know, take your money away from you. You have to be cautious before I die. I need to say this to you, son, you have to be careful about your money and your possessions.
But any advice about his prayer? No. Any advice about the purpose of his living? No. Any advice about him being righteous and having good character and manners according to the proper size? No, none of that just dunya dunya dunya and this is what they die on. Listen to look man, as he advises his son, and he says to his son
to his burning letter.
Do not make any partners with a lot. This is his advice in Shere Khan. Now the barely making partners with a law is a great depression.
While Adam Schiff will around the Mirage
do not walk on earth out of pride. You lift your chest up and your nose up and you walk a type of a walk that you are better than the rest. He said to him Do not walk out of boastfulness in
My son, if you walk with pride, and you think you are better than others, then remember, no matter how much pride you get, and how strong you get, you can never penetrate the earth nor can you reach the high mountains in your pride. You're just going to remain a simple human being made out of soil and you return back to that soil.
And then he said to him, while at Osaka Deccan in,
do not turn your cheek away from the people as if they are inferior to you, someone is talking to you look at them and respond to them like they are important.
Don't turn your cheek away as though you are better than others. And then he also advises him and says
what we'll see the fee machico
song will take in Kerala,
de la song to me, he said and when you walk, walk in humbleness and moderation
and lower your tone of voice don't start screaming and yelling. Verily, the greatest, most annoying and disturbing voices are the noises of donkeys. Does anyone like a winner when you hear the noise of donkeys
if you raise your voice and keep shouting,
that this is a person who is similar to a donkey according to the court and
then scream and yell for no reason, especially the husbands to their wives.
Especially when the husband and wife disagree in the house in front of the children, they begin to scream and yell at each other and swear at each other. Your child's going to come out the same way.
But when you prioritize the Islamic teachings, and you try to imitate the prophets in the messages, for example, like growing a beard
when you stop monitoring,
not just the compulsory things in the religion, even the Sooners in the religion, even the things which we call must have
the recommended things to do in the in Islam for example, the sea whack,
the sea whack it's like a toothbrush in Islam. This is a pseudonym, which is recommended to be used all the time in order to keep your mouth clean. How many people use the miswak here,
put your hand up those who use them a sweat
Some people with beards that are used in this work.
When the good Michelle the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when a person prays,
an angel sits behind them and asked to forgive them. But if they have used them as swept to clean their teeth, the angel gets up and gradually comes closer and closer to you, with that beautiful breath that's coming out of you. And then he places the angel places the mouth, his mouth on your mouth, and begins to breathe in your core and, and then does not breathe it back out until the day of judgment to be witnessed in front of a lot.
Now, this is a hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. How if we prioritize the religion, would we not have known this a long time ago? They will not Allah, how many rewards that we this missing out on brothers and sisters. So Panama, imagine this making model. There are people who make will do it once a day, and they hope they will do all the way from Europe to Asia.
And they claim that they haven't broken they will do but I don't know.
In Islam, yes, you're allowed to hold one Moodle all the way to the end, that's fine, so long as you don't get to the toilet or break it. But a person who prioritizes the Hereafter, they will not only do that, in fact, I will make will do every time they broke it whether or not they're praying. Like if it's time for prayer or not, they still make widow just so they can remain will do throughout the day. Even if they have what do they make will do again, when the prayer comes? Do you know what you're missing out on if you don't do that?
When they make will do instead of doing it three times each day, do it one time? Do you know a missing item? If you prioritize the religion, you would want the best of it. The professor sent them says on the Day of Judgment. I will know my beloved ones, the companions said jasola How would you know your beloved ones outweigh your beloved said no, you are my companions. My beloved ones are the ones who have not come yet. They said yeah, Rasul Allah, how will you know them? If you have never seen them? He said, on the day of judgment, I'll be waiting for them at the fountain of God at the fountain, where I will be holding water and everybody is coming. The only people that I will choose
to make them drink on that day, we'll be the ones who have no more light emanating from the arms in their face in their heads and their legs. He said, just like a farmer, just like a person has many horses. Majority of these horses are dark and black. And amongst them there are horses that are striped with white stripes on their legs and their noses. Do you think that this person will find that hard to know his striped horses from his black horses? They said no jasola it's very easy. He said on the Day of Judgment, my brother my brothers and my beloved will come striped with North coming up from their faces and their arms and their legs. They said the other sort of law where did
they get this news from he said that he can misspell Hello when they used to make they will do they used to make their will do completely and correctly is bad means to do your arms for example, three times all the way above
The elbows and making sure that you get every point properly. You say Bismillah before you say eyeshadow and ley line Allah Hamada. So after you complete your will do if you say that the eight doors of gender open up and if you say so panic alarm will be handing a shadow la Atlanta to LA the angel seals that word and places a seal on it it is never broken until the day of judgment and it is a witness in front of Allah. And the prophet SAW Selim said a person who makes this will do often he will come with treasure
on every part of where he used to make or she used to make will do. And wherever the light reaches to a law, imagine that sparkling light shining above everyone extra to that jewelry, of pearls and diamonds also on your arms.
On the day of judgment, what are we missing out on so Panama for a person to say just one word?
How long did that take? Alhamdulillah less than two seconds Alhamdulillah.
It will fill your scale on the Day of Judgment. To say Subhana Allah He will be hanged in less than three seconds. It fills between earth and the sky. To say now in the law will make your scale heavy and it is the key to paradise. How long does it take
to walk to the masjid for every step you take 10% at the place on and timber deeds are taken off.
For every job that drops from your face when you make although there is a sin that drops with it. When you do a sin, and then you do a good deed immediately after that even by saying let it expiate the sin how many of us Mexico on our melts? In fact, if you want to see what you do more when you prioritize more, do you normally backbite more or do you normally make thicker more? Do you normally swear more? Or do you normally read more and more?
Do you normally lie more? Or do you normally tell the truth more, which one if you lie more, it means you prioritize something else other than Islam, you are lying for some gain, and that is what you love most. If you swear the most, then you have also another priority. If you cheat and backbite then that means you're obeying your whims and desires. You want to backbite people because you want them to lose their reputation.
In anything you do brothers and sisters, this is the level of how much you love something or hate something
is a tournament.
I would like to end it by mentioning some more things that we are missing out on with regards to the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala
because I don't want to leave you here in a negative feeling. We are not here to make ourselves afraid. It's quite the opposite brothers and sisters. When Allah subhanahu wa Island warns us about hellfire.
It's not because Allah subhanho wa Taala
is oppressive. It doesn't mean that he is cruel to burn. But rather it is His mercy. That he told us what is installed in the hereafter installed for us in the hereafter. And he told us about heaven to tell us what is also installed for those who obey Him. Then he gave us the guidance. Then he gave us the Quran and the messengers. It's there for you to read. He gave us the words of our messenger it's there for us to investigate. He gave us everything we need. by him warning us of this which is coming in the Hereafter is a mercy from Allah. Allah has nothing. It means he wants us to avoid falling into that trap.
He wants us to avoid falling into that trap. Yet many people still insist on throwing themselves into Hellfire
by selling the hereafter for a small gain in this life epidemic.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is so merciful, my brothers and sisters,
that all you need to do is just work towards it.
Calling out to Allah
is one way.
If you do not call out to Allah's mercy, he will not give you mercy. Because I personally received that when she asks.
If you say Allahu mcfeely Now Allah forgive me, Allah subhanho wa Taala is too shy, to not forgive you. Because you have acknowledged that our luck and forgive Allah subhanaw taala is so merciful
that the prophet SAW Selim one time, was standing around with his companions. And he saw a mother searching for her child but she had lost and she was crying and sweating. And so afraid. Finally she finds a child and hugs him and processing them said, Can you ever imagine that this woman this mother can ever burn her own son? This scenario Rasul Allah. They said, he said, Why? Because of her mercy. They said, Yes, he said, Well, I'll
Law is more merciful than that mother.
To a child. Allah is more merciful to his servants to us than that mother to a child. So how can we burners?
What we are missing out on?
is smiling to our brothers and sisters in Islam, just smile. Prioritize that make your priority to please Allah by smiling to your brother and sister in Islam. The prophet SAW Selim said when you smile to your brother and sister for the sake of Allah, it is a sadhaka it is a charity.
One man went to visit another brother for the sake of Allah, for no other reason, just because he is a Muslim, to bring that bond on his way Allah sent an angel down in the shape of a human being. And the angel said to him, where are you going? He said, I'm going to visit so and so he said, Why do you have some money? I went to sydnor. He said, Do you have some business which you want to trade with? He said, No. He said, What do you want from him? He said, I've only gone because he loves Allah and Allah loves me. The angel said, I am an angel from your Lord, that allows me to tell you that because you love your brother, for the sake of Allah. Allah loves you because of that.
Imagine this, my brothers and sisters, that on the Day of Judgment, a woman who was a prostitute, gave water to a dog to drink the dog made it still far for us to forgive her.
And she corrected her actions and on a day of judgment, Allah gave everything.
Imagine this. A woman, a woman
or another man, he used to say all of his life. Yeah, Hannon Yemen.
Woods. Oh, the one who is patient, oh, the one who was merciful.
He had so many bad sins and on the Day of Judgment, our Prophet tells us that Allah subhana wa tada I forgave him, because he said, my angels do not torture my servant, he used to call out with my Beautiful Names of mercy.
Men on the day of judgment will come.
And he will only need one single good deed to enter Paradise. His scale is not in proportion, and another man will go looking around or sorry, another man will only have one deed that he has ever done in his life, the difference? So this particular person who needs one deed, our Prophet tells us on a day of judgment, he will go looking around for one person to give him one deed. And when he finds this man, this man says to him, You know what, everybody rejects him, his father, his mother, everyone says, No, no, I need this one single day this day. But this man says, Hey, take my DD. It's not gonna benefit me in anything. Then Allah Spano died. Our messenger tells us that Allah subhanho
wa Taala calls out and says, Is this someone who is more merciful than I am today?
No one is more merciful than I am. Both of you enter Paradise. Both of you. how merciful is Allah subhanho wa Taala
when we are missing out on acting towards my brothers and sisters, always remember Yes, Allah is merciful. But if you did not seek that mercy shouldn't seek it, it means you don't want it. How then would Allah be just giving MSE if you don't seek it?
But it still does.
If you do certain things in life, the minimum requirements of the religion that insha Allah on the Day of Judgment, Allah, Allah may forgive you.
Someone is you do not make partners with a lot.
My brothers and sisters, I would like to end it here by saying
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran
minco mejuri to dunya Kwame Nkrumah, you read when
there are some of you who want this life and there are others who want the hereafter. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran
Allah will be let him in a shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim many can you read will naginata Jenna
you know i
those who want this life, Allah will give them everything out of it. But in the hereafter they will have nothing left and who ever wants to hear after
then Allah and works towards that, then Allah will give him the best
of this life and the hereafter, and Allah will be thankful to him. My brothers and sisters, choose your priorities from now and see what is the most important thing for you. Prepare for this was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.