Deeds & Intentions
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All praise is due to a law and the laws peace and blessings be on his last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and allow those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
In this morning's
we'll be looking at
some selected sayings of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, all of which are authentic statement statements.
And each and every one of them has guidance,
guidance, that we should seek, to find and to understand
and to implement, to put into practice in our own daily life.
peace and blessings be upon him,
by Allah as our guide
to show us the correct path
As the prophets before him, were a guide.
Carrying with them not only scripture, but also explaining those scriptures
and demonstrating practically in their lives, how
God wants men to live
a life as a righteous believer, one who has submitted himself or herself
to the will
the statements of Prophet Muhammad,
peace and blessings be upon him, which he
expressed during his lifetime,
or memorized by his companions,
and handed down
to the next generation of Muslims
and from them to the generation following them.
They were recorded in books,
which we refer to as the books of Howdy.
Howdy means, a saying, of the Prophet,
God's peace and blessings be upon you.
we are enjoined to read
and to study as we study the plan,
two should not consider
the Quran is enough for us. We read and what we understand we do and then the rest of our lives we deal with according to our own culture or reason or likes and dislikes.
for it to be implemented correctly is must be taken along with the explanations of the Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him.
Those explanations in words and indeed, are referred to as the Sunnah.
Or the way, the way of the Prophet.
The same way about which Jesus said, I am the way
when he spoke of being the way the truth and the life
all of the prophets made that clear to their companions that they represented the way their Sunnah, their way of life was the way which would lead to salvation and paradise.
So, for a Muslim,
to be considered a proper Muslim,
he or she must hold on to the two sources, fundamental sources of Islam, the Quran and the Sunnah.
This is not something which nature Muslims devised.
as a modification in the religion which was brought by Prophet Mohammed they got peace and love to be abandoned. No.
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We have revealed to you Mohamed
the reminder the plan in order that you may explain to the people what was revealed for them,
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will not end in the house are in who are in Washington you have referenced the Prophet Mohammed Salah. He does not speak from his own desire.
What he says is revelation, which has been revealed to him.
The revelation was not just the
the revelation was both the Quran and the Sunnah.
revelation came as the direct WORD OF GOD recorded as direct quotation of God
in the Scripture. And it also came in the form of inspiration to Prophet Mohammed, may God's peace and blessings be upon him
to say and to do the right thing to show people the right way.
And the law emphasizes, inquire and saying,
My takamura Suzaku pomada ha, come on, who Fanta, who, whatever the messenger has given you, you should take it, whatever he has permitted you, you should leave it.
And in order to further
the importance of what the Father has to say to us, a lot equated to the Koran.
Not only is he commanded to follow it, but he equates it to the Bronze Age equate this to his own command, saying in the crime,
tacos, aka law, whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed a law.
obedience to the messenger is obedience to Allah. Therefore,
all of this
tells us that the Sunnah,
in word and indeed, a prophet Muhammad SAW some of the religion of Islam
has to be
studied, has to be learned as we learn the Quran itself.
The Prophet Muhammad wa sallam
said to us
with regard to guided
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I've left with you two things,
if you hold on firmly to them, you will never go astray
Kitab la Watson Nikki, the Book of Allah and my son.
So, the brothers and sisters
it is with this
feeling of reverence
that we should listen to the words of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
with this attitude
giving the correct
importance to what he has to say. It is with this attitude that we should listen to what
he conveyed to us
to his companions
as guidance for us in all aspects of our lives until the last day, until we meet God.
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A Muslim, the two most authentic collections of the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed.
I heard the messenger of the law, from ally to ascendancy, sure and the actions are judged solely by their intention.
And everyone will be rewarded according to his intentions
are judged by their intention.
This is in reference
the good deeds
that we do,
not the evil deeds.
Because the best of intentions
will never change and evil deed into our good deeds.
But bad intentions, can say change a good deed into an evil deed.
Let me say that again.
good intention cannot change and evolve into a good.
However, evil intentions can change a good deed into an evil.
Something we need to reflect
whatever good we do
and good is what Allah is defined as good.
Not necessarily what we
feel is good.
But what Allah has defined as good,
whatever of the goods that we do,
if our intention is not for the pleasure of Allah,
then that good deeds,
though on the outside, it remains that good deed becomes an evil deeds on the Day of Judgment, one of the most evil of these
this is why Prophet Mohammed, they got peace and blessings be upon him said
that among the first people who will be thrown in the Hellfire
move along with up. What did you do with the wealth the bank gave you?
The man will answer
a lot. I gave it in charity to the people
for your sake,
for your pleasure.
And the law will say,
No, we didn't give it for my sake.
You gave it so that people would say what a generous man he is.
How noble he is so generous and
you will be praised for your generosity
and your kindness.
That is the evil intention
doing deeds of righteousness,
to be seen by other human beings,
doing these of righteousness, not for the pleasure of God.
Believing that these deeds are good for us that we need to do them,
but doing them to impress other human beings.
This is a major evil,
It is called an Arabic.
And the prophet SAW Selim said that Aria is hidden,
There's the outward shift. Of course we all know about when we worship others besides Allah
or others along with a lot.
But this is the hidden ship
where we seek approval from other human beings
We seek recognition for them from other human beings
in doing acts of worship, which should be for a lot
because we need to do them
and for Allah, because he has commanded us to do them
not caring whether people like what we're doing or I don't like what we're doing,
whether people will think that we are better people or what
we're doing it because our law has commanded and because we know that we need to do it.
So this is
the issue of intention.
intention, the bad intention, can turn the best of these into the worst of these
relative to ourselves, to other people's may still remain a good deal. If you are generous and you give money
to build a Masjid, for people, they will benefit
the good aspects of it.
Others will take benefit from
but you do it
for your own aggrandizement to be praised by others. When you finish building the mosque, you put a plaque on the door saying donated by
so and so on. You know
why you need to put this slot here for everybody who comes Oh, yes, she was a generous man he does look like he did for us.
Go for him who did it for that?
That Masjid is of no value to him. No prophet Marcus Allen said, Man Ben Allen lahemaa
ben Allahu Allahu beighton Phil Janda. Whoever builds
For the sake of Allah, Allah will build a house for him in paradise.
If you like motivates, you know, you wonder why he wants to do this must reflect everywhere, because this is the promise.
But allow me the condition. Man Bana.
Whoever built a Masjid for the sake of Allah.
That is the point that they forgot they just said whoever builds them up to the lower house in fact, that they forgot for the sake of Allah.
So many masters have been built,
which will not benefit those who build them in any way. In fact, it will come back as a curse against them on the Day of Judgment,
but people benefit from the
people, the common people, they will take benefit from
the good deed, when we say that it becomes an evil deed with an evil intention. That doesn't mean there is an evil deed relative to the people is an evil deed relative to the one who made that evil intention.
So, this is something we have to keep in mind.
Because many times
very easy for us to become
When Muslims are around
the grand Muslims another round then
we are something
very common phenomenon.
When Muslims gather,
some women will wear long dresses and all these things.
But when they leave the conference or the gathering, they go back to their daily lives and they take off the scarves and everything else. They're back to their own selves.
Common phenomena you will see in many parts of the Muslim world especially over in the the Far East, in Malaysia, in Indonesia, Philippines also
you will find women when they go to the masjid. They will bring a particular skirt that they will wear. They will put on the scarf as they go inside the mosque. When they finish spraying everything else when they come out. They take it all off put it in the bag and they walk
short skirts Dyson here out everything
very common phenomena
Similarly, you will find some men for example, whenever they go into my studio put on the cap
when they keep them in the back by the door and put it on when they go into my seat when they come out and take it off.
They have attached certain significance to the job. Of course, in the case of the woman wearing a job, this is different from the capital demand, but they have a certain religious significance to the cap.
One has to think,
is a law only in the masjid.
The question, what is the intention?
The intention is fulfilling a ritual.
Everybody else is doing it. You don't want to appear different from everybody else. So you do what everybody else does. What is pleasing to the people
you DO what is pleasing to the people
that will keep you in good standing with the other people.
Not for the sake of Allah, but for the sake of your good standing in the presence of others.
This is the evil intention
which the Proverbs are seldom called hidden ship. Why did he call it hidden ship? Because it can creep up on us without us even realizing it.
It is not something which is obvious and open all the time. Something can sneak up on us.
As it was described by one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam, he said this hidden ship is like a black ants
crawling on a black stone in the middle of a moonless night.
Can you think of anything else, more invisible,
a black and on a black stone in the middle of a moonless night
that this thing can come up on us without us even realizing.
A person stands up to pray in the masjid
or in the group
and somebody comes into the masjid or some people come into the masjid or somebody comes into our presence, then our prayer becomes more intense,
it becomes longer becomes more sincere.
Who is this prayer for?
me it was for a law. That's the way it would have been from the beginning.
There's a danger
if we find ourselves
beginning with a good intention to do a good deed.
And then somewhere along the line, our intention changes
and it is no longer for the sake of Allah anymore but for in order to impress others
then we need to catch ourselves. We asked a lot forgiveness and reset our intentions for the sake of a law and carry on.
if our intention was evil from the beginning, if we began to do something from the very beginning with the wrong intention, then that deed we should just if we catch ourselves, cancel it and start a new deed
if the foundation is rotten you cannot make it good
as you start prayer
without What do
you remember is you got you didn't have will do? What do you do? You continue to pray? No.
You have to stop that prayer
will make will do to make that prayer.
However, if you came to the masses believing that you are invisible
because you know when you left your home you're in will do
and then you started to wonder Did I break my was one of the ways
you can't remember. Did you do anything to break with Huawei?
What do you do now?
You assume that you have Hulu because that's what you left your home with. That's what you are certain about. And you go ahead and pray forget the other one. That other ideas in some shape on some Satan to make confusion in your mind and put doubts in your mind so that you you know you cannot get into prayer and do your prayer.
And if you get caught in those kind of doubts you will find
That one doubt leads to other doubts and more doubts and more just
so what you do is you build on what you are certain about, you left the home with what do you assume that you have will do you go ahead and pray because your foundation was correct.
In the case of the evil deeds,
there are times
due to the pressure of circumstances
that we may be forced to do, what is forbidden
force to do what is forbidden.
on doing something which is not permissible.
In such a circumstance, Islam
does permit us to do that which is forbidden.
But under strict conditions,
not just an open license.
Where need and necessity
is according to our own whims, our own desires and intentions.
This principle comes from a circumstance two things, one from the salon, one from the client.
In the Quran, Allah after describing the forbidden foods, the animals that are killed by a blow strangled, you know, falling
The law says that one who eats of these things
dire necessity, their life is threatened. A law is forgiving.
A law forgives them.
The airplane crashes on the desert.
There's no water to drink, no food to eat.
In one of the bags of the passengers, we find a bottle of alcohol
and some bacon.
What do we do?
are allowed to drink from the alcohol
We are allowed to pour what is enough
that one mouthful.
We find ourselves we were dying before that point we take the one mouth well.
We feel better. That's what is allowed.
Not we take the first mouth. Whoa.
Then we're taking more mouthfuls acting we're nowhere finishing off the whole bottle.
What is permissible is that first mouthful
dancing with the bacon
what we cook of it
piece which is enough to remove that feeling that you're dying you feel your soul leaving your body. When you eat just a piece you feel you're back to life again, that much is permissible.
But once you have that
then you desire comes for food. You had the first taste. You remember how good it was? You know, those of us who came from non Muslim backgrounds who used to love pork before Islam.
Do you remember how good it was?
Want to finish off that piece of work?
This is when this has come? What is beyond that first bite in
the first bite for your survival is permissible.
The reasonableness of Islam, that if it is a question of you dying, or drinking a little alcohol and eating a little
better to do those little things which are forbidden
to prevent a greater evil which is you dying
the principal in Islam
you may do a lesser evil to prevent a greater evil
Only do of the lesser evil, what is absolutely necessary to prevent the greater evil, this is not the end justifies the means.
This is not that one Machiavelli principle is a different one.
That is by any means necessary, no limitation at all another
line of reasoning, although very similarity because in both cases you are doing what is forbidden, what is evil.
But in one,
you are deliberately choosing a keyboard when you had another choice of what to do
is a different that one of his lines is when you have no choice, you don't have a choice between water and alcohol. When you're choosing from alcohol, you have that choice and alcohol is forbidden.
All you have in front of view is alcohol because alcohol or die.
That's a different choice than the Machiavellian choice where you choose evil because of some greater good that you see in the end for yourself.
But it's not for the people.
When the ends justify the means he's not talking about for everybody talking about for oneself.
Not the same principle. Also we have in the simultaneous Bahamas I fell in love.
One of his companions are mad at me out here,
who used to attend his circle of learning all the time.
On one occasion, he didn't show up. And the problem was,
compilers will find a mark.
So they went looking for him, they found him.
He asked why he didn't come.
He said, I don't want to go.
I don't feel I should be in the presence of the Prophet because of what I did.
So what did you do?
My master because he was a slave.
My losses were torturing.
And they told me
you say that Mohammed is a magician.
is not the true God is a Latin oza monarchs, our gods, the idols that we worship,
or you will die.
They tortured him to the point and nothing left, but to kill him now.
And he said,
How can I go to CES with the profit?
So when the companions came back and involved the apartment,
and he asked him,
How was your heart? When you said these things?
Was it filled with the man?
Are you believing our you actually believe in what you're saying? He said, No messenger law, my husband sent me the mind.
I only believed in a law that you are the Messenger of Allah. Allah said those things to stay alive.
And said, if they do it to you again, say it again.
To save his life, to say those things. If I told him Go ahead.
Now, it is not to say that this is compulsory
is up to you?
In such cases, it's up to you. Whether you decide to say or not. It's not a must. Because I might be asked his mother. So maybe
she was also a slave.
And she was tortured. They tried to get her to give up belief in a line His Messenger and they tortured so many different ways. She refused to finally when they threatened her with death, she refused. They stuck a fear of her genitals and killed her.
refusing to give up
and Mrs. Father Yes sir. He was also tortured to death.
And he did not give up the
the problems are solid didn't say no, they should not allow
their markers. They died for their faith.
But if one does not feel himself on that level
on that level, it is permissible
to save one's life
by saying things that you do not believe,
which may be an affront to God.
For example, maybe some of you sisters, you accept Islam here.
And you go back home to the Philippines.
And one sister told me,
her brother was from the NPA.
When he found out that she had accepted Islam,
he came home for servos open and put the grenade and
threatened to pull the pin.
If you didn't renounce her Islam
such a circumstance
to renounce Islam,
in front of those people, not in your heart.
If one does not renounce Islam, that is only for survival.
Now, this principle
in that, if what you do affects others
If somebody kidnapped your daughter, or your son or your father or your mother or your brother,
if you don't kill your neighbor, we will kill your father or your son or your daughter.
This is not the circumstance now where you say is necessity to save the life of my child, I'm gonna go kill my River. No,
Where your action goes beyond yourself to harm others. No, not allowed.
You all are stranded
on a desert island, an island in the Pacific.
Both crashed your ferry going to one of the islands crash you're stuck on an island.
No food, days go by
So you decide
we have to eat somebody.
Now if you wait until somebody dies,
and you eat that one person enough to survive, not roast them all up into a big
no but just enough of that person to survive.
for survival, suddenly you die.
But now, if you are hidden say well,
we can't wait until somebody dies. We're all very weak. So best we take the weakest among
the one who seems to be the weakest we just go kill him and eat him. No.
Not permissible now, because one you're judging the future. You don't know maybe somebody else who died before this person does even though he does what appears to be more likely to die
Yes, the ship may come the next day and
nobody needed to die in the first place.
So, in those circumstances, is he where your action
involves harming others to prevent harm to yourself or to those close to you this is not permissible.
more practical sense is talked about in the very theoretical sense because I don't think it's too likely anymore for gonna get stuck on an island. You know, our plane crashes in the desert. But in a more practical sense, in terms of the job field, we what
we have to work may be working for non
Muslims who don't care about Islam.
And they require us as women
to take off our thoughts
to wear clothing which attracts customers and they say
now, what does a woman do
survival depends on that job.
A father is unable to work or brothers and sisters are not contributing anything. And she has no means to look after herself and her family for her parents or children or whatever her circumstance is such that she depends on that for survival,
then according to Islam, it is permissible for her to take off.
if the boss suggests to her, that she must go to bed with him, if she wants to keep her job.
Now, now we're going to a point, which is beyond is not just ourselves now. But we're involving other people in major sin not to start off with a sense of ourselves, major sin.
But now to be involved in fornication or adultery. Not only are we sitting, but we are having that other person in that sense, even though it may be his choice. But still, we are facilitating sin for that other person is not permissible anymore.
In the case of men,
it is compulsory in Islam to grow the beard.
For men, and this is for men, grow your beard, and shinier mustaches.
distinguish yourself from the pagans, is compulsory for a man to grow his beard.
If a woman finds his growing a beard, she's allowed to remove it, lonely for men.
Now, if the job that is available,
if you're working for insists
that you must change.
And that is the only way for you to provide for yourself and your family.
it's a shame it is permissible.
It's wrong. But it's permissible for you for survival. But if you can find another job, maybe less pay, not pay as much, but enough for you to survive, where they permit you to grow your beard, then you should give up that job and take the other job.
So in the end,
we cannot say
Islam is in my heart.
Because this is the famous statement of those people who are disobeying align their lives.
Right. And when we invite them to obey a law, to make prayer regularly,
to do the various things that Islam has commanded them to do they say, Islam is in my heart
is smoking cigarettes.
show that this is haram forbidden.
Islam is in my heart.
Allah knows my intention.
No matter what intention
is not going to change those actions.
They will be accountable for those actions.
They are thin,
and they're not going to change by our intention because Islam,
as is defined
by the scholars of Islam is the belief in the heart.
And the actions of the body part
is an inner belief and an outward action. That is what makes Islam
believe for no outward action, not Islam.
This is knowledge of Islam.
You may know that there's five times daily prayer that fasting Ramadan, smoking is haram. You know drinking alcohol is Arabi. They know all these things.
But it doesn't translate itself into Islam and faith until we act in accordance with our knowledge.
Our intention is only true when
manifest the truth as why Islam is outer and inner,
and is not only outer
and leave the inner know, it addresses both the inner and the outer. The outer actions are like the shell, around
has a shell around. If you remove that shell and you leave it to the elements, it will be the peanut inside.
The shell protects
the kernel the nuts inside.
So it will be good.
Similarly, our outer actions protect our inner fate.
So, as Tom told us,
surely, actions are judged solely
by their intention
and everyone will be rewarded according to his or her intention.
So brothers and sisters,
it is very important for us
commanded by a lot of messengers
and we're doing it because we know
that is good for us.
Not because we want to impress other people,
to show them how good Muslims we are. But because we truly believe that what we are doing is what we need to do, because the law has commanded us to do it.
before going on
to the next thing of Prophet Mohammed Salah Is there any questions you would like to ask on this?
First thing on the docket?
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Abu huraira stated other laws, messenger said,
Tell them less whoever believes in a law and the last day, either speak good, or be silent,
recorded by the query, and move.
Whoever believes in the law and the last day, either speak good
wisdom, which most of us
If we truly believe
that we will have to stand before a law
and answer for every single thing that we have said.
If we really believe that in our heart,
would we say the things that we say?
which we know is displeasing to Allah.
Talking about people's misery,
slandering others, spreading rumors, listening to tell backbiting testing.
We do these things.
This is a sign. This is our trade. This is our characteristic. And every time we sit down to talk to the people, we're talking about other people. We're not talking about a law and how we can better ourselves about Islam. What we need to know what we need to do. So we're talking about
Jesus and adapt and she did this and that and
he was saying this is me.
This was the last
talking about others, we forget ourselves.
We forget that we are responsible to Allah
wa sallam gave us this advice,
if we don't have something good to say,
it is better to be silent.
It is better to be silent,
told us that if we could guarantee for him,
what is between our jaws,
and between our legs.
That is what we say, what we do with regard to sexual matters, we can guarantee that whatever we say, whatever we do,
When he said, I will guarantee you paradise.
And then we have to
apply this piece of wisdom in our life.
We have to take control of our thoughts of our words, and our deeds.
We have to know that you are answerable for what we say
that a law will hold us to account.
So brothers and sisters,
very important for us to
be aware of what we're saying.
Especially considering, as Alan said, that the one who constantly spread rumors, carries slander, etc.
will not enter Paradise.
the one who's constantly spreading the rumors, around most people, every time something is said they're the first ones to carry it to everybody else.
Such we're not enter Paradise.
It means not only do we have to prevent ourselves from saying these things,
but we also have to present others.
We cannot sit in their presence and allow them to say these things. Because when we do so, we are encouraging them if they have someone to listen to, they will talk. They don't if nobody wants to hear that talk, then they will stop.
So, the one who spread gossip, rumors, slander, etc, is only successful if he has people to listen to what he or she has to say.
So not only we are permitted, to be involved in the spread of evil, through our tongue, our ears have to be controlled. We have to stop others from polluting our ears.
Because these words no matter how strong we might think we are, you might feel that our faith is so strong etc. You know, we will not believe in the things. However, when you constantly hear this information coming into your head all the time, people spreading these rumors saying these things, even though even the beginning you may not do it yourself.
You may not do it in the beginning. However after some time hearing, it's like it's just in your subconscious and it builds up until after some time you find yourself joining in little by little until you become just like the other.
So it is our responsibility to take this piece of advice from
Montana, you know be learning Apple from the apple hire on hourly. Whoever believes in the law and the last day should either speak books or be silent
with that, brothers and sisters
We'll stop here because the land for Pilates Juma has been given. So we'll make our way over to the masjid and continue with our program after Salaam
Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh