Channel: Bilal Dannoun
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I heard this is like a very nice area. And that's that's true. I mean, all of us show you to me has been a very nice area. But I heard this one is especially nice, as the brothers were telling me all the way from from Sydney so I'm very happy to be up here. And to be in association with agenda.org Mashallah, I keep getting the end part mixed up no matter what side it is. agenda.org for the brief time that I'm here, I didn't make it up here on my last tour. So we're here this time in shoreline, and this will be the hopefully the first of many, the love coming to Australia. Except for the 22 hour flight. It's a brilliant place.
Because that flight is long, Montreal, LA. It's like Jalen the sky.
And I came with Air Canada, otherwise known as starvation airlines. So
so they really taught me a lot about you know, that's a brilliant airline to take when you're fasting, right? But Mashallah, but I wanted to talk to you today about a place.
And this is a place that you're all living in, whether you're in Australia, whether you're in Canada, whether you're in America, Africa, England, Ireland, wherever you are, this is a place that you're living in, and it's called a dunya.
This world, the life of this world.
Now, this is a very interesting place.
it really tends to trick us quite a bit. Would you Would you agree with that? It tricks you a little bit.
It makes you it's very interesting how there are so many different
sides to this life, that really, I mean, even though you know that the graveyards are full of people you think you're gonna be here forever.
You have funerals every single day, yet you believe that you will live forever many of us do. Because we treat this place like its home sweet home.
Well, hamdulillah we are not Adam was not here first, Adam was where it first.
First he was in the gentleman. His wife also was not here first she was as well in the gender. So gender is actually where we came from. You can tell me all you want how you're from this country, or that country or from this place, or that place, or this tribe or that tribe. But really, you are from Adam, or in salatu salam and Adam lives in Jenna first.
So you're not this isn't really home for you.
Now we, we understand that we have to live here and we have to get the hell out from here. And we're always asking a lot urbanite enough edenia has enough of your authority has an eternal pinata. No, we're always asking Allah subhana wa tada about that. But I wanted to just remind you of the damage that this place can do once it is
the focus of some of someone.
I wanted to share with you four stories in the time that we're here. Two of them are a hadith. And two of them are parables. They're not exactly true.
And I wanted to share the the first one which is a hadith and it is found in the Sunnah of your mama tirmidhi
And it deals with
a sad answer to some
Hamas asylum has told us about this story. But the story deals with Jesus at a salatu salam. And we Muslims, we believe in a PSA. For those who may not Are there any non Muslims here.
In any case, those who are listening on the website, we do believe in a scientist that I'm Jesus, we believe that he was born from a virgin Maria or Mary, if you want to say it in English, we believe that he did many miracles by the permission of Allah. And we believe that he is one of the highest messengers of Allah, we do not believe that he is the son of Allah, we believe that he's the son of Mary, and we believe that he was taken away not killed, and he will be brought back to us one day, inshallah after after some time will pass. And that's just a brief outline of the beliefs of, of the Muslims, regarding Isa. But this hadith deals with Isa and his companions.
They were about to go on a journey.
So he said, he sent one of his companions to get food and he gave him some money.
So he went out to the market and wasn't that much money, really, it wasn't a whole lot of money. So he bought three loaves of bread.
And he wanted to be, you know, he got a little bit hungry on the way back. So he took one of them at a time.
So he came back to LA salatu salam, and he gave him the two loaves of bread and, and he said, I said to him, said, who ate the third loaf?
This man said, there are only two
didn't really answer the question. Is it there? Only two loops. It's obvious, right? It's only two.
So I became quiet Jesus, he became quiet and they went on their journey. And they traveled together with their companions.
They came upon a deer. You have deer in Australia.
What do you call it? deer? venison, right? You have it here. Okay, the weather's too nice. I thought there's only four cold places or whatever.
So he said his companions, they came upon a deer. And they, you know, they hunted him and they killed them. And they were cooking him. And they were eating from him.
So at least silence around he made a drive to a lot. And he said, Oh, a lot. Give this deer back its life. Can you imagine
you're eating your kid Bay or whatever. Your kebab, all of a sudden, comes back to life and runs away. He imagines you guys never recovered from that right? It'd be in hospital. And they would like give you a electric shock to make that memory go away.
But at least I saw to ceram he did that, by the permission I'm allowed to dear after being eaten from came back to life and ran away.
So he turned to his companion. And he said to him, he said, I'm asking you by the one who gave this deer back into life again, who ate the third loaf?
And this man said, Teresa said, you know, there are only two those.
So they went on their journey continued on their way and they came to a river. And that river was flooded. You know, it was really flooded up.
And he I saw Jesus peace be upon him. He ordered his companions to join hands with him. So he was like in the middle and they all join his hands kind of like that. And they by the permission of Allah they walked across the top of that river.
Can you imagine again, can you imagine that he you get to the, you know, a river here, and you wherever you want to pick it and all of a sudden you're not getting wet is walking across the top of it very nicely.
So they get across the river and he turns to his companion again. He said I asked you in the name of the one who allowed us to walk across this river who ate the third loaf
This man said there are only two.
He kept that story going there are only two loaves of bread.
And Elisa is very patient. Right? And in salatu salam very patient. So they kept on their journey. And they came to a desert.
And he said he took three piles of sand.
You know he put them together and piled them into three piles and he asked the law he asked he admitted to a lie and he asked him to turn that sand into gold.
You guys, we pay back home like 15 $100 an hour.
For Gold, give you an idea. These are piles. A lot of them how big they were, but they were piles. They weren't like just an ounce, like that was a pile three of them.
So he said he turned to his companion again and he said, Listen, the first pile of gold is for me.
Second pile is for you.
And the third pile of gold is for the one who ate the third love.
This man now became you know,
well, guess what?
I know. You know, he became very greedy. Now he starts to when they say back home, he had diamonds in his eyes, right? Say that back home.
He was saying he said, Okay, listen, um, yeah, I
I did that as my love.
I did it a
So at least now he said to him, he said, All right. All three piles of gold are for you.
But you cannot travel with us anymore.
Many of us would look at that man and say, you know what a fool.
What a sellout. How can you sell out a PSA? Jesus, we love Jesus more than you know more than any of the other faith groups. Do we love him? We don't worship Him, though. We love him, like, more than we love our parents. So how do you sell out? eisah? Well, my question to you, you should ask that person who makes $15 an hour or $20 an hour or $25 an hour? By the permission of Allah. Why don't you pray?
Why? This man at least had three piles of gold. Okay, it's not good. But we sell out for paper.
Gold, at least it's worth a bit more than paper and plastic. I remember I used to. I used to tease my mom when I was a kid. She would tell me what do you think money grows on trees? Yeah, it's papers, all paper comes from trees and money grows on trees. And then she'd hit me. And I wouldn't say that again.
But we are selling out for a little small game constantly. And we ask a lot to remove that from us. Because that's what happens when you chase this life. This man was no different. He sold out a PSA for three piles of gold. Now,
the story is not done. Not even close to being done. Because, you know, the desert, people traveled through the desert all the time. And this man was left by himself with his three piles of gold and he's very happy.
This is mine. No, birds don't land on my gold.
You know, for example, that's how we would behave you walking around them all the time. You think it's a fun model, alright, passing through the three piles of gold. But there were thieves in that area.
Those thieves came upon that man, there was three of them. And they killed them.
They killed that man. And they took a pile for each each of them and they took a pile for themselves. So each thief had one pile. And that man is dead now. So his goal is no longer his
should have stayed with ERISA, right.
So these three thieves now are planning out their future.
They've come upon this for long in the desert with three piles of gold to kill them, they took his property and now they're planning out their future. They sent one of them into a nearby area to get food.
And then the other two started to plot against him. So listen, let him go get the food. And when he comes back, we'll just get him give him and take his will take his goals and split it amongst ourselves. You know, one and a half is better than one.
So this man, he's going in to get the food he doesn't know what they're planning, because he's too busy planning for himself. So I'm gonna get this food for them. And I'm gonna poison it.
Um, kill all and people man and I'm taking all three piles for myself. That's it.
So he gets their food for them and poisons it comes back to their group. And they they jump on them. They get them right.
And they kill him. And they divide up his gold amongst themselves. And then they ate the food that he brought for them.
So now you have four guys, four men
Because of this three piles of gold
Elisa is salatu salam and his companions, they come back.
And they see these four people, four men dead behind these three piles of gold. And he said, turns to his remaining companions. And he says, This is what will happen when someone puts his focus on this world. And this is what this world will do to someone who makes it their focus.
Because if you think about it, this gold was there.
This one man had it, he died, was murdered, killed. So he lost it, that gold doesn't have any loyalty to him. It didn't go with him when he died. It stayed there. Some other three people they took it.
One of them went in to get food the other one stayed in the in the in the gathering. Anyways, they ended up killing each other for it, that gold stayed by itself had no loyalty to them. Just like our property in this life right now. It doesn't have any loyalty to us. When you leave from here, brothers and sisters, no matter how old or how young you are, you will leave your big houses and you will leave your money and your nice cars and your pretty wife brother.
Mashallah Allah who does all the hair, she may marry someone else that's halaal in Islam for to do that. Your principal husband's sister he may marry someone else, probably will
allow for him to do that.
But Mohammed wa sallam, he added something to this story.
He said, when someone makes an aha, their focus,
Allah will join their affairs for them.
They will never see poverty in their heart like they'll never know poverty. See this man when he stole the loaf, he was hungry. He was thinking about being hungry. He wasn't thinking about traveling with Isa.
So Allah made him see poverty, he saw his hunger. So allow him know that person will not see poverty. And this life, the wealth of this life will come to him or her even when they don't need it. Even when they're not asking for it, they will get from it. incredibly quickly. If you look at the story of Abdullah monument of Raja lon, there were caravans of wealth that were distributed on his behalf after he died. He came into Medina and the only thing he said was show me the market.
He did his business he was blessed in his business. He gave for the sake of Allah Allah gave him more and he gave and a lot gave him more and they competed with each other Of course,
in the law, what was
the source of all wealth is a lie anyway, that's a lies Mashallah has everything it needs absolutely nothing. So you as a servant of Allah get everything.
But there's another side to that story. Mohammed Salim said that if you make this life, your focus,
you will see poverty before your eyes.
Meaning you could live in a nice house in the Northern Beaches, the nicest one. You could have the nicest car, you could have the nicest clothing, you could have the nicest appliances, and you will think you're poor. You don't have I don't have anything. How can I? What what are these people want from me all the time asking?
I'm poor, I don't have anything.
So that person will see poverty before their eyes. number one. Number two, his affairs will be disjointed. You see if you know the stress levels in the wealthier countries, I spent a year in Kenya. And many of the people that I stayed with were, quote unquote, poor. you'd call them poor.
Canadians would call them poor, but you'd see them in the morning doing their work singing.
I see North America we go to work and it's like
singing we don't even smile.
How much do you make brother $100,000 a year man, but I really deserve more than that.
He's on the train looking like Scarface like he's gonna kill somebody.
doesn't even look at you. If you get this alarm. You might get the bobblehead, right.
You might get that nod.
You'll see poverty before his eyes his affairs will be disjointed. And he will only get what a lot Oh for him.
So brothers and sisters, which side would you like to be on? We should everyday we should be asking ourselves that question every single day. I
have another story for you. This story is a bit comical. It's not true though. The characters in it don't exist.
But the lesson in it is, I believe accurate.
And this brother, this man,
he goes out man, he's looking for a wife. Some of you brothers in here like that. Looking for a wife Mashallah. They'll never say because they're shy right?
beneath his heart is going Yes, that's me. That's me.
So is this man is looking for a wife and he finds this beautiful girl.
So beautiful. She's amazing. Amazing man. Like, to him. She's perfect. Martial Law.
She is perfect.
To him at least. So he goes to his dad and he says, Baba, right? Abby?
come with me and talk to this girl. I want you to see our men. She's so perfect. And I believe I could really marry her and she's amazing. I'm so in love with her. Whoa. piata hota hai Divina. Sonam
I love her
My martial law the dad goes with him and sees this amazing vision of a lady girl goes to the sun and says listen man,
she you're not good enough for her.
I want to marry her myself. Who are you?
So this dad now became in love with this girl.
so this this son of his he's upset with his dad, right? You might give your dad a lot man but you get in when you're in love. No one else matters right? Mashallah.
So he's really upset with his dad. So they agree to go to the local Amir of their area.
So they go to the mirror. Here, I'm here. Here's about this lady's bring her to me. I wanted me here
was this lady that you guys are so obsessed with? And they bring her and Amir comes out and says listen
both you guys are no good.
I'm here I wonder for myself. I didn't know she was in.
I didn't know she was here. I'm taking it from both you guys. So you have these three guys upset with each other about this girl.
They agree to go to the salon.
I think you know what I'm going with this right?
They come to the salon and they state their cases. And
so tan brings out the girl and he says listen all three you guys are no good. I'm the so fun. She's mine.
I want her for myself. So this girl finally speaks up.
She says listen, I'm going to do a test.
I'm going to run as fast and as far as I can. And the one of you catches me is the one who's gonna marry me. Now I know right this is why did you make the Why did you make her like that four guys chasing him? Because four of you would never chase one of us right? You wish brothers four sisters we eat so much we couldn't run very fast very far. Anyway, so Masha Allah. So we have four guys chasing after this, this lady and they're running far and fast and over hills and through valleys and through forests. And all of a sudden this girl goes down a hole
falls down. Oh.
And they're all standing around her in this hole looking down. And she's looking up at them.
And she says to them, I am the dunya and this is your grave.
They chased her. They fought with each other over her. They lusted after her. And none of them got
none of them. This is the dunya I am the dunya and this is your grave
No matter how much you chase after this dunya and I don't mean to offend my sisters, you know. But again, four sisters would not chase one brother.
Mashallah, we'd like to think they would in our dreams they do.
But in reality, they don't. Right.
So, this dunya as much as you chase it, as much as you bleed for it as much as you sacrifice for it as many prayers and fasting days and opportunities that you've missed for it. You will never ever catch it.
So how do we get the dunya and earn the pleasure of Allah to
those who want right we want that. You want that
You want both? Right? I want both Rolla
Jr. Has in our field, he has an Okinawa now, Allah created both. So I want both. inshallah you guys want both, too. So I'm going to show you another story, which is a Heidi, about three men.
And I'm sure you've heard of this idea before. It's a very famous one.
You have a leper. You have a bald man and you have a blind man.
Not the person who can't see, like someone else I know.
Right. So this leper angel came to him,
said, What would you like? said I would like my leprosy to be healed. Because I don't do people don't like to look at me. You know, leprosy is a very dangerous and very, very debilitating disease. That is still with us today. People have it in like, parts of their faces kind of disintegrates. So they look very, very Allah healed them. They look very, very unattractive, quote, unquote, to the people. I never seen them to look great to me but other people don't like to look at them. Fair enough. So Allah healed that man of his leprosy.
So the angel asked him, he said, in this world, what property do you like? What do you you know? What do you like?
Said I like camels. I believe his camels any case.
I like camels. So the angel gave this man, a pregnant camel.
And time went by, and his wealth filled the whole valley. Can you imagine
we have houses men and it's like a castle ties. This man's wealth filled the whole valley, entire valley.
So the angel came back to this man disguised as a leper. And he said, I'm alone. I'm a traveler, and I'm alone in this world and I don't have anything
except a lion you to help me on my journey. Just give me something from your property that I can take it with me that it can get me to where I'm going.
And that man turned to that leper, and he said, I'm busy man.
I'm busy. We say that now right brother Can you donate for the mosque?
Is guys always asking for stuff man? Why don't they go get jobs? Yeah, I'm busy.
I have $300,000 this I'm busy. You know get lost.
this leper says you know I heard about you did not heal you have your leprosy Weren't you like this before? And Allah gave you all this property? And this man said, Nah, man I properties mine is my family I inherited this is not a lot didn't give me this I this is my family's inheritance for me.
So that Angel disguised as elaborate disappeared.
And the bald man, angel came to him the same way. So what would you like? said I would like hair. And I would like to people to you know, when they look at me. He was bald. And I guess people didn't like to look at him for some reason.
So Allah gave him hair.
So what do you like in this life? What property Do you like the angel asked him said I like cows.
So the angel gave him a pregnant cow.
And time went by his wealth eventually filled an entire valley.
angel came to him again disguised as a bald man with the same condition that he had before.
He said, Tim said I'm traveling in this world and I don't have anyone except a lion. You to help me on my journey. I've lost everything. I don't have anything. Give me something from your property so that I might make it to where I'm headed. where I'm going.
That man said, I'm busy. Same as the first one. I'm busy man. Get lost. Go away. Take a walk. You know, get out of here man.
So that bald, that Angel disguised as a bald man said you know what I heard about you? Didn't a lot. Weren't you bald? And didn't allow give you hair? And didn't Allah give you all this property? This stuff you have right now? said nope. Nope. This is my inheritance. My family left it to me. I wasn't bold.
Like us, right? We were never without a law gave us because we are from whatever
So that Angel disappeared. Now we have a blind person.
And the angel comes to him and says, What would you like?
said I would like to see what the people see. I would like my eyesight back and I would like to see what they see.
So all of a sudden, now this this man can see him the villa.
Angel asked him he says in terms of property in this life in this dunya What would you like said I like sheep
and he was given a pregnant
cheap, you know,
after time, his wealth filled an entire valley just like the first
Angel disguised as a blind person came to him after some time and said, I am alone on my journey, and I have no one except a lot and you to look after me. Could you give me something from my property from your property that I can make it to where I'm going now? And this man smiled, and he said, Take whatever you want, from my property. Allah gave it to me, and he can give it to me again.
Now think about what he said.
He didn't say take the skinny, you know, sheep, that one, you know, the old one. Take her man, she hasn't given milk in five years, but whatever. Just give him the crap that I don't want to get him out of here. He said, Take whatever you want from my property, meaning that man could have taken the whole valley away.
said Allah gave me before and he can give me again.
So that Angel disguised as a blind person who said, you know, I'm a test for you. Allah is pleased with you, and upset with your two companions angry with your two companions.
Allah doesn't need that you're tested in this life, you're tested either with difficulty or you're tested with ease.
Difficulty is how will you handle that difficulty and ease? How will you handle that is will you share it with the people as that blind person did with the knowledge that Allah will give him again? Will you share it with the people as Abdullah mandibles did with the knowledge that Allah will give him again? Or will you do like the bald man and the leper? The Last Man, you guys are building mosques. You guys are doing whatever you're doing. Go away. Get out of here. Go get a job.
Do what I did. I built my wealth. You build yours, man. Quinta, this ain't for healing karate.
But this life has a funny way of changing sometimes.
And I'll close with this story. This is not I don't know if it's a true story or not rely on him. But again, the lesson is true.
Because the dunia has a funny way of changing and people have a funny way of
losing what they have sometimes. We ask a lot to protect us all.
There's a brother eating dinner with his wife
someone knocks his doors
finally like this
poll is not like that.
So, you know you're not the man comes and knocks his door smells disturbed and why you disturbed me from my food strong with you.
My wife only makes kibuye once a month is your problem
wasn't I don't know if it was given by the way but he comes to the door is a beggar
I'm hungry man. Like Can I can I get some I'm hungry. I'm really hungry. Man slams the door in the beggars face get out of here man goes bang slams the door as
time goes by with this with this man his wife and and they grow apart. They get further and further apart and sadly enough they divorce happens. happens sometimes people you know they don't get along. They're not compatible. They sadly they divorce.
Time goes by this sister. She remarries. Remember what I told you.
She remarried, right? she marries another man. And they're sitting together and they're eating chicken
for dinner, eating dinner, and not comes to his door.
He gets up and he answers the door and the beggar said I'm hungry. I don't have anything. I have nothing and I'm really starving. Can you help me? This man takes the whole dinner the whole plate
and gives it to that beggar. He closes the door and he turns around his wife is crying.
Why are you crying? Are you crying that I gave all our food away? our sisters worked very hard on our food man. So
cook that all day. missed all the soap operas just to make his food. So
I know our sisters don't do that. And this one didn't do it either. Right? She wasn't doing that either. She was crying them. Why are you crying? What's wrong? What's your problem? What What's up, you're upset that I gave the whole food away?
She said no, I'm not upset that you gave the whole food away. That beggar was my first husband.
So that man He smiled at his wife and he said Yeah, and I was the first beggar
That man was your first husband and I was the first beggar Remember, the one has been through way, get him out of here go away. That's the first. That was the first beggar.
The position changed, a lot changed them.
And the first husband became the second beggar, and the first beggar became the husband.
Be very careful, be very careful when you bleed for this life. When you give your essence for this life, when you try your best, be very careful. Because this life is not loyal to anybody. this dunya is not loyal to anyone. The loyalty that you get comes from the one who put the sun in its place. The one creator of everything that is created, the one Lord of everything that exists. Allah subhana wa tada is the source of all wealth. So put your trust in him and him alone.
One of the LMR of the past and I'll close with this, said to us an amazing statement. You said to us, you're living in a place that's beginning and its end have already been determined, and you are headed to a place that is endless. So you should put your best foot forward best effort forward for that place, which is endless.
And dissolve como la sairam for coming out. I really appreciate it. You know, it's a Saturday morning and you guys are here. It's a relatively full Hall. That's not normal for a Saturday morning. Usually everyone's sleeping right, Mashallah. Sokka manoharan, we have CDs outside, you need to see the brothers for that. That's how we sustain ourselves. The CDs, it's a six CD set. It has it's a six lecture set on one CD, that's actually better. And it's we're selling it for $10. So you guys get support that my email address, I'm gonna shout it out to you. It is Malik Ma Li k
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