Channel: Bilal Assad
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hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah my brothers and sisters, what an amazing community you are. Look at yourselves Masha, Allah, you've come here. You're all together, your brothers and sisters, you are amazing. But you know what? I want to take a little moment right now you're going to share this with me and share our love, please. This event couldn't have happened without some people.
Brothers and sisters, who you don't see up here on the stage. Nobody knows about him except a few. They are the backbones of what's happened. They've come hundreds of kilometres from their homes, some of them left their parents, their spouses, their children behind some of them dedicated night and day just taking us from place to place and Subhanallah I can't thank them enough met last month I reward them the volunteers of this event everyone took pity for them. Come on Allahu Akbar. Round of applause if you want as well. Allah betta Korean, once again for the volunteers. Allahu Akbar Allah.
May Allah Subhana Allah reward them and their families and their parents say Amin, may Allah reward you my dear brothers and sisters. You know what? This is the thing. This is what Allah loves to see. He loves to see the true brotherhood and sisterhood among us. Allah loves to see us loving one another working together. Allah Subhana Allah loves that and he says, I am with you. I mean your support. Allah doesn't like individualism, people just isolating themselves and others not asking about them. We are like one body, we share our pain, we share our feelings. We share our support, and we defend each other.
We respect each other. And if we see somebody doing the wrong thing, we advise them from our heart
and we want the best for them. We try because we are truly brothers and sisters Allah subhanaw taala called us
you know brothers and sisters, those people who are like that, the volunteers yourselves coming together. This is called Taqwa. Insha Allah and you know what almost Pankaj? Allah says in
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gardens and vines, spouses youthful and beautiful mega four glasses of wine they will hear no hurtful words and there are no lies a reward well and above what they deserve mellowest Mandela make us all among them. My dear brothers and sisters, Janna paradise, it's not for everyone. But this is the life in which we are preparing for it. Not only Jana but to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and today I'm going to share with you something as people are going to paradise in sha Allah, I want to talk about something which insha Allah you will love.
Remember when I said that we love each other for the sake of Allah.
You love people not because they're famous not because they're wealthy not because just because they're related to you. Yes, that's love as well. You're gonna love so much because they're good looking. Because whatever. We love you all because you are a Muslim, you're a believer, you're a good person. We can even love non Muslims, for their goodness as well. Sometimes you might have a non Muslim parent or a non Muslim family member. Islam doesn't deny you that. But the love as in faith is something else. The love and faith is something special.
My brothers and sisters
there's a hadith inside Timothy, Hadith number 2390 and others were the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Those who love each other for me, Allah says Allah, those who love each other for my majesty will be on high towers of light on the day of judgment that even the prophets and the martyrs will admire them.
And you know what?
Listen to this beautiful story on the Day of Judgment in how the believers and people will be towards each other.
The hadith is in Bahati
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or So sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
when the people have crossed the Sirat the bridge bestowed above hellfire.
And the believers who deserve paradise, they cross. Finally, some people cross as fast as the wind. Some of those faster the lightning, some of them as fast as the eyesight, some of them run, some of them crawl and some of them fall even from among the Muslims that will fall depending on what kind of things they died with, that they did not repent from.
But listen, those believers who crossed the Siddharth, they reach it,
and they are so exhausted. But at the same time, they are extremely relieved. They cannot believe that they finally made it. All that we're worried about is for them to make it.
And suddenly, when they make it past the setup,
they remember something. They forget about themselves. They turn around and they remember their brothers and sisters, their friends, their family, their neighbors, their mates at school, their colleagues at work. The people they went to to this event, the people they did charity work together with the people they met at the masjid in Ramadan for taraweeh. The people they visited when they were sick and when you were sick, they visited you, the people who you shared a journey with some people who you sat around and had a good time with people invited Jr. invited them the list goes on you remember these people? You remember their faces.
And the Rasul Salah Salem den says something is said by Allah who possesses my soul.
There is no one in the universe, who is more,
who is greater
in insisting and pleading to Allah subhanho wa Taala
then the way these people will be on that day, they will be pleading to Allah to say, Oh Lord, so and so Mohammed, Fatima ESEA. My mother, my father, my brother, my sister, my friend, my neighbor,
Europe, they have fallen.
I remember them and then they say Europe I remember them. They gave him charity. They were at a charitable event. They were at a religious event. They were helping this person or that person. We did something together Europe they came to eat prayer or they came to the masjid yard up I saw them gifting this or doing that or help they remember and they tried to say to Allah spatula, even the tiniest thing they can remember to so that Allah subhanaw taala will save them. You might be asking why doesn't Allah Subhana Allah just save them? Are they more merciful than Allah? Allah? Allah Allah is our hammer Rahimi. But you see, this is out of Allah's mercy and generosity. Allah will
save them if they deserve it, but he wants to give you he wants to give you an honor to show us now now as we're listening to this hadith, you and I, to show us what Allah wants from us. He wants us to be brothers and sisters, to the point that he tells us about the hereafter how he will give you that honor to share it even in the Hereafter, but it cannot happen then unless it happens here.
And then Allah says, Go and another Hadith he goes, they go with the angels. And Allah says take out of the fire. Anyone who you can remember doing a good deed even the size of a coin.
They go there the hadith is long, the angel start taking out you point them out.
The fire doesn't burn you.
Then they say you're up. We don't know anyone else. We can't see them but there's others they've gone they've they've been, but we still remember them. We couldn't find them. Allah then says go take out anyone you can find who has half a coins worth of good deeds they've ever done in their life. They go with them and they take them out.
The prophets intercede the angels intercede you isn't it Allah insha Allah the believers intercede and Allah gives you that honor. And then Allah says all of them have interceded and now it is my turn.
And that was also our setup says Allah subhanaw taala takes out
uncountable numbers of people who had fallen deep into hellfire, until the last person, Allahu Alem how long they're in there. You've probably heard the Hadith about the last man to enter paradise. And Allah Subhana Allah saves them eventually.
So there are three types of people whom they intercede for, number one, people who died with major sins
I never repented from those major sins.
they are the people
whose level is not very high. So then they intercede for these people to the level to go even higher.
And number three, the people who
are about to fall into hellfire and they know it, but they say, Oh Allah, just let them off, then let them fall into the fire. So taking people out, saving people from going to the fire, and those whose levels were low, even higher. And I'll give you an example of those who intercede for people whose levels are low.
First and foremost are your parents. Allah says in the Quran, Levine
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mean I'm early him in che Allah says and those who believe, and offspring follow them in true belief and guidance. Allah will reunite their families with them, and he will not bring anyone downwards, he will bring those of their families upwards. So let's say for example, your parents are up in the higher level, or you are in the higher level and your parents deeds are not enough, or your deeds are not enough. Instead of Allah subhanaw taala bringing them down, he unites you with them upwards and nobody comes down. Subhanahu wa Allah He is so merciful and compassionate. So Marvin sisters, two things, don't take for granted righteous friends, those righteous friends are the ones who will
remember you in the hereafter when you need it. And the signs of them are the ones who remember you now in this world, you know how when some people they feel that nobody really asks about them until something goes wrong, until they need you. If you have been in that situation, they never asked about it until they need you.
And some people that complain about that they say what they've never called me and now because they need me, they call me Where were you in the past five years. And at the show, don't talk to you like that. I want you to look at it in a different way. You're ready. These people have come to you because all their other friends who've been who've been with them and all those other people.
They can't help them.
When everything else is dark around them, you are the only light they see.
You are a light and if you are in that position, my brother and sister
say Alhamdulillah and make a sister to Allah because Allah has chosen you to use you for something he loves. And when Allah chooses you, what do you think you're going to end up where Where are you going to end up and you're gonna end up with Allah subhanaw taala. So brothers, sisters are Muslim doesn't think like that.
We think the other way.
My brothers and sisters, we've talked about those who will intercede. You will vouch for your friend insha Allah. Now here's my question to you. Do you want to be the person who intercedes? Or do you want to be the other person who they intercede for you?
You want to be the person who intercedes. You want to intercede for your mom and dad, you want to set for your brothers and sisters, for your children, for your friends. You're the one who wants to intercede, isn't that right?
Well, I'm going to tell you something. All of you insha Allah. If you live a life of righteousness, you avoid your major sins. And if you fall in them, you repent again and again.
And you pray your five daily prayers. You fast your month of Ramadan, you do your soccer,
and you never commit shidduch and if you do you repent to Allah immediately. Brothers and sisters and you don't take people's rights.
Most likely you'll be an intercessor in sha Allah. There are only one type of people who are Muslims. They believers, they used to pray probably even night and day. Some of them probably used to do night prayer every single night. They probably fasted more than me and knew that probably gone to Hajj every single year of their life. They probably must shut Allah when you look at them. You think they are saints walking on Earth. But guess what? There is a type of them who will be prevented and denied to intercede for anyone. Not only will they be denied to intercede for anyone, they will be denied to bear witness for the prophets and messengers that they delivered the message
in truth. Do you know who these people are? The believers? They've done all the acts of worship.
You want to know who they are. So that insha Allah none of us is one of them. I want you to listen very carefully to this is very important.
very close to my heart and I take this very seriously and I hope in sha Allah era, any of us who were like that to truly and honestly think about themselves and look into themselves and judge themselves and in change, who are they, but also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
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those who curse and degrade
will not be intercessors or witnesses for the Prophets and Messengers on the Day of Judgment, Alon May Allah curse that person or the people who say to other Muslims who are careful or to say about other Muslims your affair superior corruptor you're a this and that when they don't deserve it. Allah Rasool Salah Salem says they will not be able to be intercessors for anyone on that day of judgment. They are not qualified.
Rasul Allah Allah wa sallam said in Neelam Obatala and and we're in the Middle East Rama. I have not been sent as a cursor of people and at the greater our centers of mercy. You want to be like the prophets of Allah selling them following his sunnah rasa Selim says Larian Bellini Sadiq Ania Cornella iron this a deacon Ania Cornella iron Sahih Muslim, it is not befitting for a person who is honest and truthful in their deen and to themselves to be a cursor of others, Allah and means Oh God, take them out of your mercy, they don't deserve your mercy.
My dear brothers and sisters, these types of people who degrade others based on what they have seen if something small out there ambiguous or they hear something about them without verifying and without even going and speaking to them and they immediately start to talk about them and degrading them and calling them and labeling them with things.
These people will not be able to intercede on the Day of Judgment brothers sisters.
Yes, we advise one another. But we have to verify and not the great one another.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam.
And then the believers arrive at the doors of Jana.
After they have interceded they arrive at the doors of Jana. Now some people haven't come out of hellfire yet, but the intercession keeps going.
And they arrive at the door of Jannah. And they're waiting there. And everybody gets into a group
or salsa Salim said, everyone goes into a group the like the person is in a group of the people who are like them. So the people who use the love and imitate and be like here in this world, those are the people you will be gathered in the hereafter. The scholars for example with the scholars, the prophets with the prompts, for example, scholars with the scholars, the righteous with the righteous, the people who were excellent in their fasting, they'll be with people who were excellent at fasting, people who were excellent in charity and giving there'll be with the people who who excelled in charity and giving those who excelled in Salah and prayer and worship, they'll be with
the people who excelled in prayer and worship and so on and so forth.
And that's a little hint over here, brothers and sisters that in the world, the the the the 21st century of social media trends, be careful of attaching your heart to celebrities and influences and making them everything in your life.
Because it is also our Salem when Maya Radi Allahu Anhu came to him. And he said the other day for sorry, $100 he said the rasool Allah, when we leave your company, we kind of our demand goes down and we kind of forget how wonderful it was when we were around you. But when we're with you, our demand goes high and we're more conscious of ourselves. Are we hypocrites for us also our salami smiled and said, Oh, no. Do you love me? He says I love you. Yeah, Rasul Allah, He said, I'll murder or mom and her. Every person will be gathered with those whom they love.
And loving just doesn't mean by word loving means that you do what means what love means. A husband telling his wife I love you, but there's nothing about and doesn't show it. She's not gonna appreciate it. Same with the wife. She never shows any love for her husband always complaining and everything about everything all the time. He's gonna say well where's the love your children telling her I love you, but they rebel against you in every way. You're not gonna believe that much and children, their parents telling them I love you, but they abused them then where's the love? So brothers and sisters love has a big meaning, even in Islam.
So everybody's gathered with those whom they used to love and imitate and Allah Subhana Allah says, What's the coin lezing
Bang Boom Ilana, Jen, Nadine Zuma, and those who've feared their Lord who are of piety in this world, they will be escorted,
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they reached the doors of paradise and who is awaiting for them. They're the angels Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam arrives and he knocks on the door. And he is the first one to whom the door or the main door of Jannah opens, and he enters it. And in the believers, they see the angels. And they all call out to them, the angels welcome them. And they say, welcome, Peace be with you. Meaning that the world that you lived in before there was hardly any peace. You never found full security everybody was there was anxiety, there was depression, there was claustrophobia In this world there was and then they say this is true peace and security forever. LibDem Oh, how beautiful you are the
angels say LibDem You are beautiful because you enter Paradise and the faces change. light emanates from your face from your beauty. You don't enter looking the same way and you don't enter old or you don't enter in the way that you didn't like about yourself or whatever you enter in a beautiful, beautiful way beyond your imagination.
And angels say how beautiful you are. They validate your beauty. They look and they say Oh, you are so amazing. Can you imagine the angels, the beautiful angels calling you beautiful? They admire the way you look. And Allah honors you that way.
And also as salam he describes how the people of paradise enter I'm going to show you again, this is the meaning of brotherhood and love. This is why I'm telling you right now it'll mean a lot over there. They all hold each other. As they're entering paradise. The believers they hold each other. Can you imagine that each one holding on to the other one why are they holding but also SLM says they enter while holding on to each other because they're so excited and nervous. We're going in, we're going in let's do it reminds me of when we go on
the roller coaster. And it's the first time you've gone in with your mates. And you come up and you go Hold on to me hold on and I'm so excited.
He's have so much fun. You guys want to do it again? I want to do it again. Remember your childhood
Subhanallah that's how they were in paradise. You returned back to the childhood
attitude and you say let's go and go and what are we going to expect? And as you enter the angel start coming in from all the doors of Paradise. Allah subhanho wa Taala he describes this image by saying
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and those who are patient and persevering throughout their life,
only wishing and doing to see the Lord and for the sake of the Lord. You are patient in this world. You copped a lot of a lot of hardships left, right and center. You had so many,
so much grief, so much pain.
So much turmoil, family, marriage or divorce or loss, death, hunger, sickness, loss of wealth, bullying, hurt, struggles, pain, everything.
Allah Subhana Allah says and those who are persevering and patient during all that time, do you think Allah is not going to remember that? Do you think Allah doesn't know what you're going through my dear brother and sister, Allah He knows. But don't worry, he is not going to leave you alone. And just wait and see Allah says, And they used to pray their prayers, meaning that they kept their connection with Allah subhanaw taala would you will you believe that a friend really likes you? But they hardly ever contact you. You probably send them a message and then
Just look at it, then. So I was I was busy or something. Yeah, have you probably done that to your mates too, haven't you? I'm busy. Because Allah says if you want to have your connection with me then pray to Me. I was talking saying in my last talk, my little daughter wants she she saw me praying and she said when she was little when she was about three years old, she said, I want to let her to go up to Jana. I said, Why do you want to let her boba to go up to Jenna? She's because I want to say Hola, and I want to hug him.
I said, Do you love Allah? She goes Yaga What do you love Allah? And she said, Because he gave me my dad gave me my mom.
And he gave me food. And he gave me a beard. And he gave me a blanket that has colors on it. I said I gave you that bullet because yeah, yeah, but like Allah made you get it.
And this was so cute, saying all that stuff. And then she hugged me and I said, all right.
If you want to really hug Allah in her language, I said you gotta pray to Allah and pray and you're still little right now but this is how we hug Allah we pray and it because Is that why we do this? We're hugging.
So this is a way to connect to Allah just like everything else in if you've got a pet who's got a pet at home, he's got pets. What have you got? What do you got? What have you got a cat dog stuff?
What have you got?
What is it? You got a cat? It'll got what else who's got another pet? What have you got my dear brother? A cat. Oh, how cute. Who else who's got a pit sisters? What pets have you got?
Who cats? Everyone's cats? Yeah. Gotta understand. All right. I know cat's meow. I've got a cat too. By the way. I got two kittens. The cats also pregnant.
She can meet Zina every day
naughty cat. Yes, brother.
What have you got?
A dragon. Con brother.
Lord of the Rings is you know, it's just a fantasy. Sorry. habibi.
A lizard dragon. Has anyone got something else? That's that's pretty unique.
Bro, it's illegal. I don't know what's going on there. How did you import it, you gotta give me your ways.
Brothers and sisters, you know, the pits that you have. Don't you communicate with them in a special way.
You got your cat, you got to do certain things you can't talk to like a human. Some of you do. I know some some of us a little bit cooked here. But, you know, in order to establish a relationship with your birds, with your cat with your dog, if you have a dog, let's say guide dog or a guard dog or shepherd dog or, you know, whatever kind of or you have some other pets, there's a way to connect even with the animal is a way to connect with your spouse, with your children with your parents. There's a way to connect with even nature. And Allah has a special way to connect with him.
My brothers and sisters, and those who come who establish they're solid. And then Allah says, and those who when they do bad deeds, they always follow up with good deeds. That's such a relief for me. I don't know about you. But if I fall into bad deeds, I always know that Allah Subhana Allah told me I've got a special sponge. It's called the sponge of good deeds. All I have to do is go and do a good deed and in sha Allah automatically my bad deed will be raised in sha Allah. So when you do Salah when you smile to someone when you say settimane come to someone when you're here you came for the sake of Allah right now, in sha Allah your bad deeds are being wiped off. When you make will
do when you do Salah Rasulullah sallallahu spoke to Muhammad and he said, you know, always follow up your bad deeds with a good deed and He will wipe it away and he said, Yeah rasool Allah if I say La Ilaha illa Allah. Is that a good deed? He said among the best deeds, see how easy it is my brothers and sisters.
It beats being on Tik Tok for two hours until 3am
C'est la ilaha illa Allah after it. You're gonna say shut below todos one, go two hours on tick tock. And then when it's 3am I'll just say La ilaha illallah everything will go i Okay, that's a lot overboard because then your eyes will hurt your stomach will hurt your heart will hurt. So look after yourselves.
Allah says that is the beautiful end for them. And now finally brothers and sisters. Jana is not the most beautiful thing. It is amazing when you enter it the stories are huge. I'll just say this. But also I said I'm said fee hammer Allah. Allah.
Allah, Allah Allah Colby Bashar, Allah Azza wa sallam said in paradise, there are things that no one has ever seen. no ear has ever heard, and no human or creature has ever even imagined and called me his heart it's not imagine with your mind imagine with your heart because you know with heart You've got feelings so nobody's ever even had the imagination of such feelings or senses. That's what paradise is like. Working forbidden Allah and Allah Samantha Russell Salah Salem, he says, but in paradise, the greatest thing that people will receive is meeting speaking to and seeing their Lord Allah Subhan
are also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the Hadith must not Achmed 1894 And it's just a hadith in accordance with the condition of saying Muslim, also unnecessary 11234 and even huband 7441 and a dark apne 155. And as a Muslim, you know, I'm sending all these evidences because I've seen on YouTube and everybody just wants to talk right when they put these comments, gosh, these comments, they come up and I go, where's the reference? What's the source? And these guys don't even know you tell them even happened ago? What's that? They don't know what the source is.
But it's true. You got to ask for the source. But some of these people they ask because they don't believe it. Even if you give them the source, let Ilaha illa Allah it is an authentic hadith and the belief of all the Muslims who follow the right path that you will see Allah subhanahu wata Allah without any doubt Inshallah, if you enter Paradise, and also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that someone will call out in paradise and Angel and he will say,
Yeah, hello, John, oh people of paradise. You have a meeting and a promise from your Lord that He is going to give you what she has not yet given you.
So then the people of paradise go to a meeting place. And then they hear Allah subhanho wa Taala speaking to them. And he says to them, oh, people of paradise, or the tomb, or the tomb? Are you happy, pleased and satisfied?
Are you happy, pleased and satisfied? And they will say you're up? How can we not be satisfied and happy when you have saved us from the fire and given us things that no is ever seen or heard as ever? Imagine you didn't give anything like this to anyone before? Allah says asked me when they say what what will get what is there to ask you how Allah has asked me asked me. And then they'll say, oh we miss right now is just your own pleasure upon us. And Allah says, I'll tell you, my pleasure is bestowed upon you. I will never ever, ever be displeased with you, no matter what you do from here to eternity. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala releases the veil.
And you see, Allah
Rasool SallAllahu Sallam says, and there is nothing more beautiful
that they could imagine, more beautiful
than when they look at Allah subhanho wa taala. In fact, though, Allah Matt said, they will forget all the beauty in paradise that they had seen up to that point.
And Allah speaks to every person in paradise. And he says to you remember this and remember that reminiscing on this life? And you say, Yes, Yarrabah Have you not forgiven me? And Allah will say, What are you talking about?
I never exposed you in that life. And today, I will not expose you. But I just want to show you that I knew that I forgave you. You see brothers and sisters, we are not more merciful than Allah subhanho wa taala. So let's have mercy to one another. And finally, just a very quick one about paradise. You know, in paradise, some people they say, oh, then she get bored. Allah says no, in the Quran, he says, we have taken boredom away from them, you don't get bored. One brother, he said to me, it's a student about 15 years old, he goes, Ah, if you don't get bored, then that's boring.
I gotta know what you're what you're on. Right? But you know, the.
If you don't want your place in paradise, I'll take it.
Just don't bother me. I'll have Do Not Disturb for the next 70 years.
Brothers and sisters, there is no boredom in paradise. It is not like this life. It's not the same. Allah says we take away all the negativity from their chests, and they will be pleased forever and ever. It's always everything's always new. In fact, one man also saw Selim said, in paradise, I'll finish it with this. He said there is a person in paradise also, oh Lord, who would like to farm. He's in paradise. He was the farm. He goes, I want crops. I want to plant he remembers the form of life. You remember the former life? So Allah says to him here, he puts the seeds and they start growing faster than what his eyesight could catch. beautiful blossoming, I can't even there's no way
to describe the colors and the beauty. And he's amazed in paradise that I saw Selim says, and then one Bedouin man who was sitting there listening, he said, Yeah, rasool Allah come on.
We're not farmers. This guy is something's wrong. They they like farming and stuff like that. We don't like I don't want that. What's his farming business? We want something else. The point that I'm trying to say is, everybody will be satisfied in paradise and you will receive everything that will please you insha Allah and everybody is unique. And don't worry, Allah knows exactly who you are, what you're doing, what you need, and where you're going. And Allah is with you wherever you are. Sale hamdulillah May Allah
Santa Allah grant us all. The Union once again in Paradise, and Appleseed, I'd say, I mean,
last thing I want to say before I get off the stage, I forgot to say this, which is very important. Brothers, sisters, there's a group of believers on the Day of Judgment. They will be in custody. They're not allowed to move. You know who they are.
They're the ones who have harmed other people, taken the rights of other people are in debt.
Allah Subhana Allah will delay these people until the rights have been sorted out on the Day of Judgment. So if you owe someone something, you've upset someone you've hurt someone wrongfully. You've called someone something you owe someone, whatever, even a non Muslim, even a non Muslim because Allah says, Well, I have the more of Buka your Lord is not an oppressor to anyone. You better resolve it now before the day comes. If you can't remember them, make dua for them or give sadaqa on their behalf. Even if it's something small. Just suck Molo, hydrophilicity mela Samantha bless you, my dear brothers sisters was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.