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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah We start by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala bestowing Peace and blessings upon the Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to proceed brothers and sisters does not love hair for joining us on this voice of Islam platform Alhamdulillah once again, it's a
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true truly successful human a truly successful human and that is, of course last week we we went through the first four habits and check below is going to review the first four.
We're gonna start the show so as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah he three more I need to get some math lessons Jake below.
Three more habits to review. But for to overview, okay, so shake bless salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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As was stated by my brother, use of chambers. The topic of this series is the Seven Habits of truly successful people. And as we explained in the first
session, as an introduction, where this title came from, it's a famous book done by Stephen Covey, back in the late 90s, early 2000s, which he called are entitled, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. And he derived these habits from the lifestyles of well known successful individuals who were successful in all walks of life. He derived from their practices, seven habits, and actually others. You know, Dale Carnegie had written something about this back in the early 1900s. And others have talked about it because of course, everybody wants to know how to be successful. So the book when it was this latest version, the book of Steven COVID became a million
seller when it came out in within a year or so. You know, and it remained everyman seller, you know, probably until today. Anyway, the point is that Muslims tackled this
book in different ways. Some of them said, okay, he has pointed out these seven principles, surely they must be there in Islam. So they went and they found Hadith and, you know, versus from the grind, etc, which, which matched the concepts that were being promoted. I took a different approach, which was that
the truly successful people are, in fact, most people who make it to paradise.
And those whose problems are seldom told while they were living walking on the earth, that they're going to be among the people of paradise. These are the people who need to look and see, you know, what qualities that they had, which put them in that category, that would they would be designated while alive in this life. That
This is what we wanted to study. So this is the I changed the topic, or the title of the presentation, in a book actually, I was I wrote some years ago but never published
as the Seven Habits of truly successful people. And I outline Seven Habits taken from those who were promised paradise in this life. Now, the first habit that we looked at, in the previous session was correcting one's beliefs, correct your beliefs, and your understanding of the law. Because of course, Rockstar sentiment said man color light and the logical agenda, whoever says, There is no god worthy of worship, Allah will enterprise. So what that meant, and we looked into it in more detail, you know, it's not just simply the word said, but it is having understood it, because there are the narrations with said, the person says it, you know, with a certainty in his heart, the
person says it with sincerity and how he, he says it, and so on and so forth. So one, for one to be able to say lie down the law.
And it's carry them to paradise, they have to have known what Lie lie lie meant. So this was all about knowledge, etc. And we gave examples, you know, of some of the companions who had this, quote, knowledge characteristic or might have known subtab, in particular, you know, who alive and revealed certain verses in agreement with some of the opinions that he held. So we said, okay, that's the first habit, that of knowledge, having
good knowledge of the deen good knowledge of the laws, rather Allah, you know, and living in accordance with that knowledge. The second was, to commit self the second habit was to commit emotionally, that
the prophet SAW Selim told us that we should love
Allah and himself more than anything else in this world. And he stressed loving himself also, because separately, even you know, that we should have that love for the process of what it means to have that love. You know, and that is an emotional commitment. We, of course, we need to know who the prophet SAW Selim was, if you don't have any knowledge of who He really was, you know, how can you, you know, love him, you know, I've become something abstract and just, you know, words said, People might cry beat themselves, you know, some people are up in, you know, cutting themselves and going through this is self flagellation, you know, like the old monks of the past has to do with
pride of removing sin and bringing oneself closer to God, etc. That's what they believed. But anyway, bottom line is that
we need to love problems or love, more than anything, anyone, anything in this world, a lot, and also love a lot likewise. And that love
is one which should bring us to tears, when we reflect on the last matter Allah as a processor, but said, some people would be shaded by last thrown on the day when there's no shade. And you mentioned one, who, when he or she reflects on a law, their eyes become filled with tears. You know, this is the emotional commitment, you know, reflecting on a law, whether it is reflecting on a law and his greatness, or reflecting on a law relative to our sins, you know, what do you have done, feeling, feeling ashamed? You know, either way.
The bottom line is that there is a strong, emotional commitment. And the third habit
we spoke about was complete trust in a law, complete trust in God, we should have that
whatever a law has decided for us in this life, this is what's best for us.
You know, so we're not wavering, shaking, you know, reaching out for this and reaching out for that here. They're everywhere. No, we are clear. We're on track, relative to what our allies destined for us in our lives.
So, that was the first
And we gave examples, I mean, time is limited. So I won't go into that. But just as an example, in the process elements, you know, to the combine in one occasion,
who will guarantee me that he or she will not ask anyone for anything. And I will guarantee them paradise and
a lot of other components, I'd made that commitment. And as they said, We never asked anybody for anything after that the process and even clarify that if you're sitting on your horse, and your crop that you use to hit the horse to get moving, falls from your hand, don't ask anybody to pick it up and give it to get off the horse, pick it up and get back on yourself, you know, to to develop a level of dependence on the law.
I'll leave it's on the highest of level levels. And this is going to obviously affect all of your actions.
So those were the first three.
Moving on to the fourth habit.
Basically develop patient perseverance. We have to develop in this life, patient perseverance, because a lot created life in this world as a means of testing human beings and the gym. As he clearly stated and so on work under the halaqa multiple hyouta Leah Blue akun iu comm absent Rama,
he who created death and life in order to test which of you will do the best deeds.
So success in the test of this life depend primarily on having patience during the period of testing. And of course, I should mention that a lie is not testing us because he doesn't know how we are who we are where we are, of course he knows everything. So he's not testing us, in order to get knowledge which he did not have
this test is to bring out from ourselves who we really are.
And to know that none of us will enter Paradise without his mercy.
But it is related and connected by deeds, the better our deeds, the better our chances.
So, this is for us to
our state. This is what the test is about not for a lot to know where we are, how we are what we're doing. So success in this tests of this life primarily depend on having patience during the period of testing.
As a law to listen to our bahara when I Neverland Akuma shame you know how fuel jewelry are not the same minute I'm wiling Well, amphis what some are odd or bat[???] is forbidden. I will test you with some fear and
give glad tidings. Those
patients is the winner. Glad tidings what are the glad tidings glad tidings of Paradise to those who are patient. So it's been laid out in front of us very clearly. A lot also talked about the things in this world. Right? in which he said,
in Niger on my island of the Xena 10 la, boom, I you Rama, surely I have created all that is on Earth as its ornaments that I made test which of them is best in conduct that I may test which of them is best in conduct that I may bring out from them the best of conduct. So, both circumstances of difficulty and ease require patience because people tend to think that it's just the difficult times that need patience, but actually it's from both sides. For the true believers patience earns them a reward.
or a Stephen Covey identified it in his habit number four, think Win Win was his.
It had number four, think Win Win, don't think win lose that if this happens I will lose if this happens, I will win. So I tried to do this thing and avoid that one. You know that if you're dealing with people think from the perspective that I need to win and he needs to lose, I need to make sure that I don't lose so that he will win. No instead think, how can I win and he win or they win or the others win? At the same time? So instead of thinking that one
is either a winner or loser, one should think how can I be a winner in all circumstances.
However, only the true believer stands to consistently gain during both ups and downs of his or her life. So a bit even Sinan, quoted as messengers saying, I genuinely am removing in the Umbro kulambu prayer, the fear of the believer is an amazing thing.
The whole of his life is beneficial. And that is only in the case of the true believer. When good comes to him. He thinks a lot he or she Thanks a lot and it's good for them. When evil befalls them, they are patient and they're rewarded for it. So whether good times or bad times,
Patience when the difficult times come and
being thankful to Allah gratitude, when the good dads come.
A number of those
who suffered trials during the time of the promises of them were promised paradise for their patients. For example, among the women promised Paradise by the Messenger of Allah was a woman by the name of Zafar. So hair,
I thought even Abby raba.
Related that a boss once asked him
May I show you a woman of paradise?
When he said, yes, even my boss responded saying this black lady came to a loss messenger and said, I'm suffering from convulsions, which knocked me down and cause my body to become exposed. Could you pray to Allah for me.
She was one who used to come in and clean the masjid. She wasn't like hired to clean the bathroom. This is her voluntary, you know,
sacrifice of her time, whatever to keep the masjid clean.
So she was to have epilepsy. epileptic fits. When people who have epilepsy fall down and they start shaking and that their bodies, they don't have any control over their bodies anymore. So if your garments are loose garments, as they were in those days, and that they're supposed to be,
then these garments in those movements may shift around and of course, people in those days didn't wear underwear. They didn't have you know underclothing like we have today, which has become part of the norm. So if the dress or whatever moved, then it would expose parts of the body which of course are supposed to be covered. And she felt shy and shameful for this happening to her. So the Bronx wa salam responded to her saying in CIT D sub T will occur.
If you wish, you can be patient with it. That patient with the convulsions and paradise will be yours if you're a patient with it. idi severe, the trial which a loss prevention and if you
are patient, accepting it as a loss, Destiny etc, then Allah will reward you with paradise.
But if you wish, he went on to say,
I can pray to the Lord to cure you. So the option was there, as he asked him to pray to a lot
He said, I can do that for you.
But the other option was if you are patient products will be yours. She said, I'll be patient, but I become exposed when I suffer from convulsions. So can you ask a law that I not be exposed to a lot technique in that way so that parts of my body should not be exposed to the process I prayed for
she was among the people promised paradise.
Her name was Lucifer, Sire.
Among the men who are promised paradise was raffia, even holidays, was promised paradise for patiently bearing a severe battle wound.
He was shocked by an arrow during one of the battles along with the prophet SAW Allah. And he told him
abou raffia if you wish, I would remove the shaft of the arrow and leave the head inside you. And on the Day of Judgment, I will testify on your behalf that you were a martyr
and the process I love
with our affairs, go ahead.
Again, that is a trial fizzle, you know,
overcoming us and being patient with it.
Another example can be found in the story of the two martyrs, the first two martyrs in Islam. Among the prophets, I send them as followers of mine relate to that you heard a lot of messengers say to Amar,
his father, Yasuo and his mother sumiya while they were being tortured by their slave masters, it's true.
And we as you know, a Dooku genda Be patient family of
four, you will have an appointment with paradise. oh four, you have an appointment with Dr. dice. And both of them were killed the father and mother, Yasser, and Soumya. Now Amar, Eben yasim, the son, when his turn came,
he couldn't take it. So whatever they asked him to say he said it.
They asked him to declare the prophet SAW Selim was a
magician, a fortune teller of everything but a prophet, you know, and that a law wasn't a law as abrupt as an upset but I loved
it, gods of the ancient
and the Polish peninsula. So he said these things later in the process, and I asked him about it and got to him that he had said these things and he felt very ashamed of it. But I'm so sad I'm asked him if when he said it, his heart was filled with the man or had his faith left him at the time. And he also said, Amar said
I had the faith, faith was there, but my body just couldn't take it I. So they brought us upset if they do it to you, again, they torture you again, say whatever they tell you to say, don't worry about it. So, that was he was not on the level of his father and mother
able to to bear the suffering and
earned that greater reward.
Also, in the process of setting up time, there are a number of cases where the death penalty was applied. Few not many, but there are a significant number enough that the cases were recorded in Ibiza and handed down to us.
And of those who were executed because of sins they committed.
And they confessed to them. We have one of the companions a male by the name of buys a bin Malik And lastly, he was stoned to death for adultery. After confessing four times.
Java reported that when my eyes was stoned to death the prophet SAW said love said I saw mine
splashing in the rivers of Paradise, because he came, he could have kept it to himself. He didn't. But he came and confessed to the rough saw Solomon, once you confess to the process alone, you know, then now the law has to be applied. So we can say, Okay, I'll let you off. Don't worry about it, you know,
he can do that. The law, the head is fixed.
Similarly to his case, is that of a woman from the johannah tribe,
referred to normally as a lot of media. That's how they refer to her.
She also committed adultery and became pregnant.
She went through the process of them confessed to him and told him purify me or messenger of Allah, He replied, won't be on you. return home, ask allows forgiveness and repent to him.
She said, but I'm pregnant.
So he so he instructed her to go home until she delivered the child. He did not want to apply the had the death penalty, which would now endanger the child that she was carrying.
So he told her to walk home after lots of forgiveness, and repent and he gave her a chance to not come back.
Give her a chance to go home repaired and not come back.
But she insisted, I'm pregnant. So he told her Okay, go home, when you deliver the child come back,
expecting that she was not gonna come back. But after she delivered a child, she came and he told her at that point.
Go and come back after you finish breastfeeding the child, giving her another chance not to come back
after two years when she finished breastfeeding with the child to return with a child with some bread in his mouth to confirm that it has been weaned from breast milk. The prophesied send them then gave the job to one of the answers and had her stoned to death.
Then he prayed the funeral prayers for her. Omar asked, Are you going to lead prayer for her when she was an adulterous or messenger of Allah wa sallam said she made such a repentance that if it were divided up among 70 of the people of Medina, it would have been more than enough for them all to get to paradise.
Do you know our repentance better than her sacrifice herself in order to please Allah
subhana wa bonobo.
So, this is where that patience in the time of trial
Since patience is an acquired treat, if no claim suggests suggested the following three steps to achieve patience in difficult times.
The first was to reflect on the great reward that lies ahead. The more people believe in the rewards awaiting them the easier it becomes to have patience.
If it were not for anticipation of rewards, no goals pertaining to this life or the next would be achieved.
Human Nature loves instant gratification.
But reason and maturity makes the person focus on the long term outcome which helps to strengthen the person's patience in enduring difficulties.
Point number two above no pay him was expect and have hope for a time of ease, as I said in the monastery, so this hope in itself offers a measure of immediate relief. If you have that hope
you will feel better if you don't have the hope. And of course, you're going to feel worse.
The third is to contemplate the loss countless blessings. When a person realizes that the loss blessings in this life are too many to count. The current trial will seem like a raindrop in the vast ocean of loss favors and exercising patience will become much easier.
Now that's patience in
times of difficulty.
is also required in righteousness.
And this is in times of peace, just as it is required in the times of calamity. Nope I am listed
three main areas based on look man's advice to his son
in the 31st chapters who are local man, verse 17, oh my son,
Yabu Nia, establish regular prayer and join what is just and forbid what is wrong and patiently beer, whatever befalls you.
So, first point was patience in worshiping the law and following his commands.
acts of worship should be done regularly and sincerely with knowledge. According to the Sunnah
human beings have a natural aversion to carry out acts of worship, like salaat due to their inherent laziness.
That's how people are.
And this is why when people
say, you know, we as Muslims, worship God, mechanically, like robots, Father, toddler ossur, mother, Asia, every day, just like robots
say, Isn't it better to worship God, when it's in your heart, when you feel that good love of God, that turning to God, reaching out for him, and, you know, it's much better to worship God like that. But the problem that we would raise is that, yeah, sounds good. Sounds like a good idea. However, if you don't feel it in your heart this week, then you don't worship God this week. If you don't feel it in your heart this month, then you don't worship God this month. If you don't feel it in your heart for a year, you don't worship God in the ear. So, you know, human beings are human beings. Regular worship, is to help them keep that connection in place, and operational.
Point number two was patience and abstaining from wrong actions. This aspect is achieved through fear of punishment for sin, or through shyness before a law for using his blessings to commits it.
The best way to help oneself abstain from wrong action is to break all bad habits and avoid all those who encourage one to come in said, habits have a strong role over human behavior. If a habit is accompanied by desires, they become to soldiers of Satan fighting the motives of reason and religion, which cannot withstand them.
The third principle as identified by
his patients in accepting a loss decree, the Kaaba and other Divine Decree is of two types. adversity beyond one's control is like natural calamities, death,
and adversity caused by the acts of other humans like slander, murder, etc.
Accepting the situation and being contented is actually a higher level than just patience. If a person sees adversity as blessing, and thanks a lot for the opportunity to be contented, he or she has reached a level even higher than that of only acceptance.
Now, although most people only consider having patience as a challenge, during difficult times, patience, at times of adversity, is actually easier. Then, at times of ease
of not playing quoted an earlier scholar of the Salah, saying both believers and disbelievers can have patience in times of adversity. But only people of strong faith can have patience, at times of ease.
Even a disbeliever can realize that impatience at the time of calamity is pointless, as it will not change one situation
Consequently, he or she may resolve to be strong and patient and bear the burden of notify him went on to say that the reason why it is so difficult to exercise patience during times of ease is because at those times a person can choose how to believe
they can choose how to respond to it.
A hungry person has better patience when he has no extra food than when food is readily available.
When he has food, his patients with him Wigan's, that's human nature.
paradise for perseverance, we talked about patience, and then perseverance to be perseverance keeping on doing the right thing. billable in robot was one of the promises lm was promised paradise because of patient worship.
I Barrera quoted a lot of messengers, one saying ob Lau, tell me about a deed you have done since becoming a Muslim, for which you hope to earn the greatest reward.
For last night, in my dream, I heard the sound of your sandals in front of me in paradise. And of course, the dreams of prophets are revelation are true?
Bilal astonishingly replied, but I haven't done any special deals which I hope to be of great benefit except that whenever I make will do our ritual purification water during the day or night. I pray after it as many units of prayer as a law wills
he would regularly make what they call this
a will do. This was from Bella Casa Salaam affirmed it. So this is not an innovation to the religion. It was affirmed by revelation.
So that perseverance in praying with every Voodoo witch he made, put him in that position of
paradise of being in dice
and handed it out. So by law
now, habit number five.
Strive to be modest.
Among the famous 10 companions of the process, who are promised paradise was the third Caliph
of the Muslim nation after the Prophet sauce and death are smart enough five
he was married to do all the problems ourselves doctors Rokia Ahmed and consume this bint Hamad
Calif with man was particularly known for his modesty, so much so that the prophet SAW Selim himself made special mention of it.
Ayesha wife of the prophet SAW said that religion on one occasion, while the last messenger was lying on their bed, to their home, with his shin exposed
abubaker came by and sought permission to enter her apartment. And I should mention here that some of the orientalist have mistranslated this hadith.
And instead of saying or translating it to the browser, Sam was lying on the bed their bed with his shin expose, they put with his private part exposed out a bit
that he was just like like that. And I will Walker came in
and so did Omar etc. I'll complete daddy's, but this so gross.
It's a lie. And they have promoted it on the internet. And, of course, they gave credence to the Hadees you know, it's in Buhari, you know, howdy so and so on page two also.
So people were shocked many Muslims, you know, what in the world is this? You know, we've never heard of this before. And sure enough, when you go there and you if you know Arabic, you know, it's clear what the word was.
As translated they translated as his
organ, private part. And it was in fact referring to his Shin Shin, that's between your knee and your foot.
Anyway, carrying on the province also gave permission without any hesitation, but aboubaker sought permission to enter the apartment. So I shall let him in.
And they began to converse.
In the same way he was without readjusting his garment because Shin is not our anyway.
It's between the navel and the knee. So this is like below the knee.
So they continue to chat until Ahmadinejad came by, and sought permission to enter. And the promises some of them also gave him permission.
And the three of them conversed without him adjusting his garment he didn't change.
Then off man came by and requested permission to enter a last message, messenger setup, adjusted his clothes, coverage shin and then gave him permission to enter.
When they all left ice asked the processor, whenever walker or father and Omar entered, you didn't shift your position or just your clothing.
Why didn't you straighten them when a man entered? processor lab said, shouldn't I be shy towards a man who the angels are shy towards, indeed, of man is extremely modest. And I was afraid that if I permitted him to enter, in my earlier relaxed state, he wouldn't have informed me out of reforming of his need, out of shyness regarding my informal state.
So behind the law,
was the key factor here.
I will Moosa ashati narrated that once he found the process and I'm sitting on the edge of a well, in the suburb of Medina, called bitter Iris, and later abubaker and Omar came and joined him without any formality. But also man came to join them the process Allah told Abu Musa admit him and give him glad tidings of Paradise, along with a trial which he will have to face. This was the rebellion took place during the time of his Caliphate, and which led to his assassination.
Anyway, the point is that
was given a premium it was given a value, which today, modesty doesn't
seem to hold at all.
Of course, there are numerous statements of the prophets I send them praising modesty in Arabic is called HIA and stressing its importance in Islam and its relevance or its relationship with faith, Eman. On one occasion, the process Allah was reported to have announced to his companions, Allah hyah Oh, well, he Manu. Kareena jabby on fader raffia huduma ruffian,
modesty and faith are linked together. If one disappears, so does the other.
On another occasion, the process I love informed his companions Elia or mineral EMA while he mano Finn, gender
modesty is a part of true faith
and true faith leads to paradise.
So the special link of modesty to faith is that one who is truly modest, based on his or her belief in God will be shy to do anything displeasing to Allah,
who they know is watching them at all times. This is the level of faith known as raw
assessment, where one is conscious of a laws overseeing all of it.
It is the first and second levels of the state of Exxon. When jabril asked about what is Islam, the boss explained the five pillars, then what is the man and he explained the six pillars he
Then ask them what is
the perfection of faith,
doing the best that one can
apply one's faith.
So, that level of excitement at two levels in itself,
wherein we should worship Allah as if we see him. And if we are unable to achieve that we worship him knowing that he sees us.
So it's consciousness are all too rigid. To reiterate this point, the prophet SAW Selim was reported to have said, a lawful a haka, and you stuck, yeah. men whom villainous.
Allah has more right
than one be sure before him,
then to be shy before people
along with hochkar, and you've
been with us on yet another occasion the process that I'm
saying to them
in the liquidity dienen protocol, we're in Hello, Paul, Islami and higher. Every religion has a particular moral characteristic. And the main characteristic of Islam is modesty. So by declaring modesty to be the most unique, moral principle, among the moral principles, which the prophet SAW, Selim revived, and made the foundation of the religion of Islam in its final form, the prophet SAW, Allah guided us to raise our children modestly. And to put a very high premium on modesty in the Muslim civilization.
They should not typically ask assaulted global Muslim modesty.
No, women covering themselves is oppression,
men wearing long and loose clothing, this is out of style, you know, backward, etc.
So male and female dress,
public displays of affection, you know, people kissing in public and all these things, which are now taken as a norm, you know, children's dress, when little girls are wearing things which are exposing their little bodies to me, of course, it's not our job. But when, when the little girls
grew up being used, or being used to be half naked, Muslim kids, for example. And then when anybody would tell him that, okay, no company is alpha.
They're not gonna feel comfortable, they're gonna be in rebellion. Whereas if they were raised, let's say, put them in fully job, or you can see their eyes, we're not going to that extreme either. But they should wear
their garments that cover their bodies, and they should be aware of that. And when they're changing it, change them privately not open in front of everybody. In the West, it's, you know, it's common, you have your kids bed with you in the shower.
This is islamically It's a warrant in Islam. It's not
allowed, even though Yeah, your outline is not really out of them, but what it's going to do to their heads, to their minds to their understandings.
you know, where
other principles emerged, where art
is, was really informed of pornography, you know, the Greek statues of ancient Greece and Rome and these societies which came along, even though there was, you know, Judeo Christian, modesty herot you know, all the Middle Ages and, you know, upper middle ages, all the way up till the 20th century, you know, people are covered. If you see pictures of people, you know, on the beaches in the offseason, I've seen them available on the net. You know, how people dress what needs to go swimming
in the 1900s 1910 1950s they were completely covered from head to foot, you know, from neck to foot. Right? You know, long garments that govern themselves today, if you want to put that on a clip
In a public pool or whatever people have you are.
So, you know, the whole sense has changed of what is modest and what is immodest.
I will say the laundry described the process I love saying, Kevin, maybe you shed the hayyan minella Adria, minelab Ra, fi
the boss or seller was more bashful than emerging girl in their private compartment.
processor was very shy. I've been mentioned the thing about his shin and all this. But, you know, as I said, this was an hour. But relative to the case of
us monetary law, I know. He got into account.
Also the process I described
modesty as one of the last attributes in milazzo agenda, how you, city ruin your hip good hire, was it. Fair enough, Salah Dooku. Finally, a study.
Indeed, a law, most gracious and glorious,
and concealed. And he loves modesty and concealment. So if any of you Bayes he should conceal himself from the public, important, his ID.
You know, a lot of great modesty is manifest in his shyness to refuse anyone who raises his or her hands to him in supplication, he made this statement across our southern coaching allies saying that
he feels shy, not to answer their prayers. So this is what we're talking about here. However, his modesty is not related to a fear of rebuke or reprisal, as in the case of humans. Likewise, as he also concealed from humans, and the jinn, he loves the sins be concealed and not publicized. So this is the principle with regards to hire, and the loss to Allah.
Now, this head is actually has been
misunderstood by some where the processor is saying,
if any of you baits because of what modest and concealed, if any of you base he should conceal himself or herself, and they leave it like that, conceal himself ourselves.
Thinking that, in other words, when you go into the bathtub, and you have to take a bath, you must work.
You should not your home should not be uncovered.
So there's a part of the world, India, and some of the
societies where people do that.
They don't be naked. But this is not what was meant. He should conceal himself from the public, you can go to different parts of the world. I've been to Indonesia, etc. Where people don't have, you know, places are limited, they don't have a place for sure. So they were there when they called Sarah, this is
like a wrap of cloth, and then themselves in public.
They bailed themselves.
So they've concealed their IRA, while being themselves in public. That was meant, that's the meaning. So for you who are following this practice, this is a, you know, an inadvertent practice of doing that. You know, you can relax and take a proper bath, an easy bath you have all through the shower in there, take your clothes off, it doesn't mean that you are now you know, not shy. You are bold, you don't care about this is not the name.
is both not an acquired. modesty is something that every human being naturally possesses, as is evident from the story of Adam and Eve, covering themselves in the garden believes when they were conscious of their nakedness,
though among modern psychologists, it may be considered among children and youth how
Flex, which should be overcome,
leading to common stop shower stalls. You know, when I went to school in Canada, you know, they didn't have shower stalls and like, if you're gonna go to trade football or whatever you came back out to shower, you know, shower stalls were there, you know, individual compartments with a door on it, etc. No, they just had a big room with shower heads, and you have to shower, everybody's naked there, you know, this ended, they felt that this is based on their understanding that this kind of shyness about your body, and that this is like some kind of, you know, complex that people have developed, they need to break this down. In fact, when we used to go swimming, in a swimming pool in
the school, they used to require us to go swimming without swimming trunks, start making you have to swim naked, unless you got a special letter from your parents, from the doctors saying you've got some kind of deformity or whatever, and others will laugh at you and things like this. So it's okay, you're excused. But otherwise, you had to go swimming naked. So they're basically breaking down shyness, because they looked at it as being
a mental quirk something was wrong mentally needed to fix that.
However, you know, the reality is that the man's natural shyness, this is part of our nature, you know, and
practice should have been to support that,
and to minimize, you know, any kind of
behavior which exposed nakedness to the society, but now it's become a norm, you know, whether you have,
you know, bars, etc, with naked women, dancing for men, and you know, it's an IT, they also have men now dancing naked also. It's just madness. In that respect, from an Islamic perspective, of course, in this last sight, it's accepted as a norm, you know, but it's a loss of modesty and the loss of shame.
So, we have both aspects, both what is natural, acquired, acquired now involves work, where you have to raise the society with that sense of China's, you know, not kissing each other in public holding
things, and this is for private.
And that's one approach.
The West looks at it to be antiquated, you know,
people lost last
night, not keeping up with society.
But for us, it is a part of our faith.
Now, on to habit number six,
we can say that this habit is how a clean art
out a clean heart.
And the prophet SAW sanlam
had made statements
talking about clean hearts on numerous occasions.
For example, there's one well known Hadith in which he said,
Allah were enough in just any Buddha, indeed, in the body is a clump of flesh, either solid or hot. Sala has just said,
if it becomes good, the whole body becomes good. Well, a lot faster that faster than just a Dooku. And if it becomes bad or corrupted, the whole body becomes corrupted, bad.
Allah, we're here.
Indeed, it is the heart.
And a lot of talks about
the heart and how sins can
Cover it, so it's not able to distinguish between good and evil.
the prompts are seldom also taught us
be in control of what our tongues say,
in terms of our actions, you know, not to slander, to have jealousy towards, don't listen or look to those below us, not those above us. So we have in our high jealousy, you know, which becomes fixed in the heart
and becomes a drive for evil.
So he stressed a lot about purifying the heart cleaning it out, by having ill feelings towards others, and even a lot smarter Allah had mentioned in the Quran 59 chapter, verse 10.
He said there were Latina Jah who embody him. Yoku, Luna robina affair Lana, Willie Hawaiian in a alladhina sub akuna been a man with a lotta jiangshi polu in Kendall, Linda Nina, Armando robina in Nakuru for
this law, a lot of thoughts are very important to I in our times,
where we have all kinds of
negativity out there.
And there is a shear for those who came after them talking about the believer.
They came after the end, gentlemen, those who preceded them
that they prayed, they should pray, our Lord forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith.
And do not put in our hearts any resentment, hatred
towards those who have believed our Lord, indeed, you are kind and merciful?
Well, that's a geography in the middle and the nominal, this is a key principle.
We're asking a lot, don't put in our hearts hatred towards our fellow believers. Very important, because this is one of the key principles for distinguishing between
dialogue, which is right, you know, and we have people calling to a variety of different movements, organizations, etc.
if we say, okay, it's from the sun now, that people are people of the sun, now,
they're calling to righteousness, there's goodness in it. But in the middle of their call, they call us to hate other Muslims.
Those who preceded us earlier generations to hate them.
It's one thing to point out errors,
to clarify that
this wasn't right. They didn't have sufficient knowledge. So they did things incorrectly, whatever, but not hatred towards them, towards those who preceded us with faith, as well as those who are here along with us,
that, that we should hit, you know, I, back in the late 90s, early 2000s, you know, your groups in the UK and the US, etc, that we're calling people to not even give salons to others.
They labeled me as a innovator.
And I remember going to some towns in England, and people from the group who call themselves selfies, you know, they would leave the masjid early, so that they wouldn't have to give salons to me, and they will go to the other side of the road.
first time I'd ever seen that behavior in my life. You know, what, really, people reach that level
down. Because if they according to them, it gives alarms to me. And I've been labeled as some kind of an innovator, I'm a fake Salafi, or whatever, you know, if they gave salaams to me, then that would be submerged their own image. If somebody saw them giving salaams to me that they
was one of them,
of his followers or whatever shared the same ideas.
May Allah protect us from that evil
one of the companions of the province and sell them.
Not no one for extra acts of worship
was promised paradise due to this unique quality.
Out of Sydney Malik, the
sermon, volunteer voluntary servant of the prophets, I seldom said we were sitting with a loss messenger when he said, a man from the people have products in the masters of the universe.
There are also some said a man from the people of Paradise will appear before you now.
So, of course, once that's up said that all the components turn to look who was coming in the door, the door of the masjid a man from the answer. That's the people of Medina, who supported the module and those who made Hendra immigrants.
immigrants from Makkah.
A man from the answer appeared with his beard dripping water from his ablution
holding his sandals in his left hand.
The next day, the promises on them said something similar to what he had said the previous day. And again, the same man appeared in the same state.
The third day, the promises I'll send them again said something similar. And again, the same man appeared in the same state.
When the prophet SAW said love stood up,
and being the session that was going on in the masjid, Abdullah, and I'm gonna ignore loss
right after the man followed him.
And he told him that he had gotten into an argument with his father, and had sworn an oath that he would not enter his father's house for the next three nights.
of the law, I asked him if he would, if he could spend the next three nights with him, and the man agreed
of the law related, that's applied, as related that he spent those three nights with the men and found that he did not get up for tragedy at all. And those three nights, he didn't get up for tahajjud, which is the believers who are sincere.
Making the best efforts to worship a legate close to a law pageant is one of the things that they're supposed to do, but not obligatory. It's good enough, but they would strive to do it, they would almost make it obligatory on themselves.
But this man didn't get up for the 119 once in those three nights. However, if he woke up at night and shifted his position in the bed, he would remember a law out loud, and make tech beer until he got up for fudger prayer.
So he was doing something.
But it's not considered like powdered.
He also never heard him speak anything but good.
You had breakfast with him,
lunch with them, dinner with him.
And the chocolate, of course, times the days of pasta three days. But you never heard him say anything. But good.
Abdullah was starting, however, to despise the man.
So he went to him and confessed to him. There was no argument with my father, and no strained relations between my father and myself.
But on three different occasions, I heard the prophet SAW Some say that the one that one of the people of Paradise would appear before us, and each time it was you
So he said, I wanted to spend the night with you to see what action you were doing, so that I could emulate you. But I didn't see you doing much.
What is it that you're doing to reach the station mentioned by the messenger of the law that he would be among the people
The man replied, nothing more than what you saw. However, I bear no malice, though in feelings hatred towards any Muslim, nor do I feel any envy
of anyone for the good was alive granted them a blog economic loss, then explained, that's what has brought you to your special station. And that's what we are capable of the rest of us can't.
that status of having that clean heart, not having any hatred towards or envy,
ill feelings towards any other believer or non believer
puts him on the status that the prophet SAW Selim would say, he was among the people of paradise. So, habit number six is have a clean heart.
If we move on now to habit number seven,
it is basically make the sacrifice,
we have to make
As a law said,
in the last straw in a minute, and for some
level, the unallowable agenda. A law indeed has bought from the believers, their lives and wealth for paradise.
Giving up their lives and their wealth. For paradise, this is a sacrifice. The biggest sacrifice you can make is up of giving up your life.
The next biggest is your wealth, what you consider valuable giving that up for the sake of Allah.
For the true believers, Allah has bought it from us.
May Allah make us all love the true believers.
He has bought from us
our lives and our wealth,
that if we give it up willingly
in sacrifice, a law will give us
in return Jenna
and the famous da
suellen arm verse 162.
Where a lot teaches us to pray in the salon T. When do Suki for my DIY my T
my prayer and my sacrifice, my living and my dying are all for the sake of a law, the Lord of all the worlds
that is the motto of the believer a life of sacrifice.
What that means in practical terms
is that the believers should be generous.
generosity is a key
factor characteristic. I will related obrera related that one day allows messenger asked who is fasting today? abubaker replied, I am He then asked Who among you followed a beer today? janaza. Boubacar again replied, I did
he again asked Who among you fed a needy person today? I will Walker replied. I did.
He asked who visited a sick person today. And I will Baka replied.
I also did.
The prophet SAW London said one who combines all of these
must enter Paradise.
Sacrificing of time and of wealth
honoring others looking after them.
has as its reward. Jenna
is related that a man said
messenger of Allah
Indeed so on so has a dead palm tree and my wall is held upright by it.
So I instruct him to give it to me to keep my wall up right
there also Sallam told the other man give it to him in exchange for a dead palm tree in paradise
made that sacrifice,
you will be given a dead palm tree and badass all over the mind refused.
abou da da.
went to him and asked, Will you sell me your dead palm tree, in exchange for my garden of palm trees, surrounded by a wall
he had for himself, he had his own
a farm of the palm trees, which was had its own wall and everything.
So he offered to exchange it with this the man the man who refused, This avoids the problems US alone had told him
that if he
exchanged if he gave him that the palm tree made it is
he would have in exchange for it, a tree in Paradise is guaranteeing and the law would give him a tree in paradise. Obviously, for laws given you a tree in Paradise, it means you're going to be in paradise to receive that tree.
So it's a ticket to paradise.
So, I will die.
He saw this opportunity
and he sees that immediately he offered him a full palm Grove with a wall already around it, take this just give me that tree please exchange that would be the lead readily Sure.
So I will die, went back to the process on them and said O Messenger of Allah, I have bought the date palm tree in exchange for my palm tree garden. processor love said
give it to him.
Give that palm tree now to him. I will die that said you can have it to the man would come to the process of asking about that. That
they don't treat.
A lot of messages said repeatedly repeated a number of times.
How many dead prom shoes have been given to Abu Dhabi
I will die then went to his wife and said
Dada, leave the garden for I've sold it for Dane palm tree in paradise. She replied. That was a profitable sale. Mashallah, that's the sacrifice.
Anonymous for a woman was also promised paradise. I shall report it. The poor woman came to me carrying her two daughters. So I gave her three days. That's what she got available. She gave her three days, just starving.
She gave each child that did
and when she raised her dayside, one, which was for her to put it in her mouth.
The doctors asked for
they had already finished eating the big machine she gave each of them and they were asking for more. Can we have some more food? So what is so she took that same day that she was about to eat divided into two halves, to give it to them.
I just said she amazed me.
So much so that I mentioned what she did to a lot of methods. And he said a lot has made paradise obligatory for her for what she did,
or tax free or he has freedom from health.
That's the sacrifice self sacrifice
will report to the Bravo service saying a law is guaranteed to put in paradise. Anyone who fights in this way. Jihad Fie Sabina
with only jihad, and confirming a last words
taking him out of his home. That's the only reason he's not going there too.
Get booty or,
you know, show how
great a warrior he is, etc.
He's only going there
because Allah has called him to this.
And he's either returned to home
with some bookings came from the bathroom, or he
doesn't return home.
Such a person
a lot promised and guaranteed paradise.
So this is the self sacrifice.
there are many other examples
in the time of the process
where the prophet SAW send them during battles,
called on some of the those who are fighting
call on some of those who are fighting
meet the enemy and protect the rest
by saying to them, who will drive them away from us and get paradise and
made that sacrifice,
stepping forward, being killed
and relieving the pressure on the Muslim army.
They went into fight into situations where
there was like no way out.
And he did that
on several occasions, and seven of the people from the hands are died.
And drops are seldom guaranteed them all paradise
arrived in acid, he related that a man in an iron helmet covering his face can do the process element set or messenger of Allaah Should I go to fight? Or should I accept this
process. Alan said, accept Islam then go to fight.
So accepted Islam and fought until he was dead died to be died skilled allows messengers messenger said concerning him a small amount of deeds for the great reward of paradise.
And the promises on them and also mentioned a number of different groups of people were labeled as
martyrs. You know, having died by drowning by fire, stomach ailments from the plague
from being crushed by falling buildings, defending families, their wealth and their honor. Those get in the way of law, but not on the battlefield.
Killed by corrupt rulers, after admonishing them
women who die in childbirth and a number of others who the process of called the martyrs, of course being martyrs, they would be guaranteed by that but of course, was conducted with this statement is that these people did
it, you know, when they suffered or whatever. They didn't say anything they shouldn't say about a law Why did you do this to me, I didn't deserve this or whatever. These kind of statements which nullify that sacrifice, which you know a lot vise color has taken their lives or harmed them in one way
or the greatest martyr
process alum had mentioned
to a will do to prove to people that he is God, because that's what he calls people to believe that to worship Him.
He will chop people in half chop off their heads
and tell their heads their body parts to come back together again. They will come back
and he will do this in different places, you know to convince the common people that he has gotten fat
And people will follow him believing that he is God.
he will do it. So until one occasion, a young believer will confront him
calling out to him say you are that job, the prophet SAW, some have warned us about you, you are not God,
the job will grab him
and a solid input to his head.
And he will be sawn in half
of his head is brought by two halves, they would fall on
And then he would tell them to come back the boys young bands to house we'll come back together.
Law Firm now that he is God, however, the young man will say,
when is asked by the job, do you now believe that on your lawn, you ever say to him, I'm even more certain that not my Lord.
At this point, the job will grab him and try to chop off his head.
he will have a color on his head is armor whatever, which prevents him to cut his head off.
So what he does instead is he drags him by his neck
and throws him with his neck and his feet and throws him into a river of fire because one of the things that just the job will be known for you and how behind him what appears to be a cool river, sweet River and the other a river of fire like lava.
So it'll grab him and throw him into that river of fire. And of course, it will burn up.
But the boss is upset that he actually when he goes in that will go to Paradise.
Because that river
is actually a river river the cool, sweet looking will be
a river to help and the fiery etc.
to buy dyes. So he said that if this is ever presented before you if you ever caught and you had to
end up in one of them, then put your head and refire
to see marks and real you feel the heat and everything else. But the process Having said that,
when you put your head in
check your whole body goes in, you'll be going on to die.
And of course we have to believe this you know as the process alone is not speaking for himself is speaking from what has been revealed to him. And so about this man he said, haha, I will now see Shahada.
This young man is the greatest martyr
of the Lord of the worlds.
So that concludes or
should emulate just to reiterate them. We said the first habit was to correct our beliefs and understandings of the deen.
The second habit was the emotionally commit ourselves to lie in the law, loving a lot is messenger more than anyone else.
The third habit is to put a complete trust in the law.
The fourth habit is to develop patience, perseverance. That's the fifth habit is to strive for modesty
to be modest,
and the sixth habit to be contented with destiny. But Allah is destined for us to be patient with it.
And that habit is really the habit of the clean heart
to develop a clean and pure heart.
And the seventh habit is to make the sacrifice of ourselves and our wealth. And what is most beloved to us, for the sake of a law.
One who achieves any one of these
is guaranteed paradise, by the messenger of the law, as he guaranteed for those before us.
Similar reward, and that's what we should strive, strive all seven.
And if we managed to do any one out of the seven, then we are in good standing before a loss of Allah. And this is the ultimate success of being given the blessing of Paradise is not a lot of people.
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habits which we need to develop sacrifice for his sake.
Having a clean heart, and
really, really coming back to our ourselves as Muslims as people that
you know, desire paradise.
I asked Allah subhanaw taala reward you check
for the incredible sacrifice you've made.
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