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In the Shade of the Throne
Channel: Bilal Philips
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“Dr Bilal Philips explains in depth the 7 categories of people who will be in the Shade of Allaah’s Throne on a day which there will be no shade except this shade – The lecture also touches on critical issues of worship and creed of a believer.”
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim Allah and he was Hobie woman is standing beside Nigeria within all praise to Allah, Allah Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day. The topic of this evening's presentation in the shade of the throne
is a hadith narrated by Abu huraira radi Allahu anhu from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
in which he said Cybertron your Villa home Allahu taala feelin Li yo ma la villa in the loo.
Seven will be shaded by Allah Almighty on a day when there will be no other shade besides his shade. Mr. Moon it was Shabana Shafi Eva Tila
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A just ruler, a youth who grows up worshipping a law and man whose heart is attached to the mosques. What are Jelani to have bath in law? HDMI, Ira Waterford, Raka la hora de Lune. That will attune that amount of Libyan war Jamal in for call in the a half a law
to men who love each other for the sake of a law. They meet on the basis of it and separate on the basis of it. A man who is invited by a woman of high position and beauty and he replies indeed I fear a law.
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a man who gives charity and hides it so much so that his left hand is unaware of what his right hand gave. And a man who remembers a lion private, and his eyes become filled with tears.
The Hadith describes seven categories of people. And these categories are all linked by common factors. Among them is the love and the fear of Allah and the desire to hide one's acts of righteousness from people. There are links together also with regards to how each one is a product of another.
That the Imam who is ideal the righteous ruler, he, when he establishes a an environment of righteousness, then young people will grow up worshipping Allah. And those who grew up worshipping Allah will be attached to the masks. And those who are attached to the masks, they will develop amongst themselves a love for each other for the sake of Allah.
And if they are called by
who is beautiful and has money, and she calls them to corruption, they will have the strength of character and faith to reject her saying, indeed, we fear a law.
And those who are have reached this level
of fear of a law, when they do righteous deeds, they do them not seeking the admiration and the praise of others. So they willingly give charity without anyone knowing who gave the charity. And furthermore, such a person or such people with these character characteristics. They indeed will worship a law privately remember a law and their eyes will become filled with tears.
Now when we look at the Hadith, they had it seems to refer to men.
Ages ruler, the term used here is a Mr. Moon ideal, a just male ruler and then
A youth a male youth who grows up worshipping Allah and so on and so forth. The term man or the male terms are used throughout the Hadith. However, the reality is that Hadees of this nature
as verses of the Quran, which addressed similar issues, they are not restricted to men,
but include females at the same time. And this is a basic factor, which is found in the Arabic language, in that we commonly will use male terms to address females. So it is only where the term has aspects which are only applicable to males that it is restricted to males. But in general, the Hadees addresses both males and females.
Furthermore, the number seven, though the prophets I send them began saying several newly lahoma law with infp Lily Yama lives in law in the law, there are seven who will be in the shade of a law Most Great most high on a day when there will be no other shade.
The reality is that that number has no special significance.
We can find many references to sevens mentioned in the Quran, whether it's seven times tawaf around the Kaaba, or between Safa and Marwa, when a child reaches the age of seven, you know, he should be taught Salah, or she should be taught Salah, and so on and so forth. There are many mentions of seven, sometimes those seven has specific relevance to that particular circumstance. Other times is just a number, which is mentioned. And we know that in fact, this is just a number because of the fact that there are other narrations like one by Abu Bashir, in which she says you mentioned from the Prophet Moses alum, that whoever gives time to a debtor, whoever gets time gives time to a
person in debt, they owe us money, and we give them time to pay the time has come up, and they can't pay. But we did give them a chance to pay in spite of the time that the fact that they can't pay, whoever does that, when the debtor is in difficulty or has excuses
or excuses that person all together and cancels off his debt. These two people will be shaded by a law in his shade on the day when there will be no shade except his his hobbies is also found in Sahih Muslim. So here are two other categories mentioned, which were not in the seven mentioned by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, from that, scholars have concluded that the number seven is not of particular significance here. Furthermore, you have even hedger last golani, he found another 10 cases in authentic narrations, which are also of categories of people also included in the shade of a law's throne. Now, the Hadith goes on to say, seven who are shaded by Allah Almighty,
in his shade fee Lily
shaded in a law's shade this
for some people became a problem.
Does the law have a shade
is to have a lighter shade than it is making him like his creatures.
To get shade, you have to have light on one side and you're in between that light and you get a shade.
So this became an issue.
what we understand is that there are other narrations of this Hadith, in which Allah clarifies as in the narration of Sandman, that it was not in a lot of shade, but for Lily Archie in the shade of his throne.
So what we're talking about is that time which my brother introduced on the Day of Judgment, when people will be standing before a lot, they have been resurrected, the earth becomes flat, they're all standing and
Allah will bring the sun close. The sun will become so close that it will be described as being only a mile away
and this is the source of the heat.
And at that point the heat becomes so intense, that everybody is sweating, and they're sweating according to their deeds, those who have a lot of good deeds, then the sweat will only go up to their ankles. Laws whose deeds are, are less, it will go up to their knees or to their waist. Those who did his evil deeds are many, they will be drowning in their sweat.
This will be a day when everyone will desire the shade of a law of throne, but still the concept of the shade of Allah throne for those who have difficulty accepting how Allah has described himself and the things which belong to him.
They explain that the throne of a law is his dominion, his authority, and his rule groups like the Morteza lights and the cottage rights and the ash trees. These people explained the way a law stone saying no, Allah does not have a throne. what he's referring to here is his dominion.
However, those on the correct path
who didn't deviate from the way that Islam the Quran and the Sunnah was understood by the messenger. By his companions. May Allah be pleased with all of them, those who stayed on that path. They maintain that Allah has a throne as he said,
however, they avoided getting into How is his throne
and explaining how his throne is.
It is enough for us to know, as the prophet SAW, Selim explained, that the footstool the quotacy, mistakenly translated as the throne also, in ayatul, kursi Lakota, see, if we compare the whole of this universe, everything created to the courtesy, it is like a brass ring thrown in the middle of the desert. And the curacy in relationship to the arch to the throne, is like that same brass ring thrown in the middle of the desert.
So the whole of creation
in relationship to the quotacy is insignificant, a brass ring in a desert and the quotacy in relationship to our laws, throne is also like a brass ring in a desert. So what are we What is this creation like in relationship to a lot of throne? virtually nothing. And Prophet Muhammad wa salam in a hadith narrated by Abu huraira al Bukhari said, If you ask a law, ask him for fewer doubts, as it is, it is the middle and the highest point of Paradise, from which the rivers of Paradise spring forth, and above it is the throne of the Most Merciful.
Now if we take as the as those rationalists would have a stake, that the throne of Allah is his dominion, are we saying that allows dominion is above paradise?
I mean, this is the position of his dominion. Or if we take the verse from Surah Hood, verse seven, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala said, What can outshoot who Allah Allah
thrown is above the water will say his dominion is above the water, or worse.
In Surah Al haka verse 17. When a law says there was a mineral out of Shara beaker Yama is in some Ania.
And on that day, a laws the throne of your Lord will be born by eight angels, are we saying that our laws Dominion will be carried by angels on the day. So we can see that this idea of explaining away a lost throne as his dominion is clearly in error.
It is clearly in error. It is the throne of Allah.
in the Hadith
The Prophet Muhammad wa salam goes on, to describe those who are shaded by the throne. The first is the Imam ideal, the righteous and just Imam, one who is just
in himself and in his rule,
His justice is not for show or to establish relationships with others with ulterior motives. His justice is a justice based fundamentally on his fear of a law,
he treats all justly
he, he repels oppression, all before him are equal.
And he implements a laws laws on all of the creation, over which he has authority.
As I said, His justice is from within, it is not just this
as a facade externally, in order to gain certain
positions or control or
power or wealth in this life.
Now, this position of being the Imam ideal, the ultimate ruler of the Muslim state, who is just, of course, this does not include women, because Prophet Muhammad wa salam had said that a people who make a woman their ruler will not succeed. So we know in this case, in this category, the head of state, women are excluded. However, problems as Alan said, color camera in each and every one of you is like a shepherd responsible for his flock. So each one does play the role of beam being an Imam is a leader who has people who follows him or her, she in her home, is in charge of the home and those under her authority. So the issue of being just is still valid, in her case, in this regard,
and Abdullah bin Ahmed and allow us he narrated from the problems I'll send them that he said, The just people will be on podiums of light to the right of Iraq, man of the Most Merciful a law. And both his hands are right, were killed tie a day he I mean,
those who are just in their rulings, and their families, and in what they have been put in authority over. This is inside a Muslim, that those who are just
and the rulings that they make,
in their positions of authority, whether it be within their families or outside of their families, they will be put in a special position. On the day of judgment on podiums of light, besides being under the shade of Allah throne. Following the judgment, they will be on podiums of lights on the right of a rock man. A special case why? because of the fact that the Imam, the ruler, the authority,
has no fear of anyone, any human being, because of which he or she will do the right thing will judge justly. They're in a position which is easily exploited, which is easily abused. It is very easy when a person is in the
upper level at the top of an organization or the top of the state or the top of the family to abuse their position of authority and power. It is very easy, because they are not accountable to anyone. So it's only one who feels a sense of accountability to a law,
who fears a law
who seeks to please a law, such an individual will be able to be just in spite of whatever circumstances arises before himself or herself.
And I will Herrera
he narrated that the problems are seldom said
through there are three whom a law will not reject their two eyes. There are three groups of people whose do eyes whose pay whose supplications will not be rejected by law. One who remembers a law often
oppressed, and the just eat ma'am.
These are all in special categories. But at the same time,
there are for whom Allah subhanho wa Taala is angry with
as narrated by the province of Salaam,
the trader who frequently swears by a law, everything he sells, he tells you what law he This is a good product.
By a law you have the best thing here, nothing better than it on the market.
Such a person is hated by law.
The proud popper
the proud popper, one who is poor, destitute, and instead of being humble, humbled by his state of destitution, he is proud
in spite of it all, he is proud and his hockey
such an individual is hated by law.
Because, that is a situation where pride has no place.
Pride has no place there.
destitution, poverty is a means of humiliating people bringing the proud download to their knees, but such an individual in spite of it all, still maintains an an aura of pride. He or she would try to live beyond their means to create a facade around them that they are living well. They are doing good. You know, they are this they're that they're the other. Such a person is hated by law. The adulterous old man,
the adulterous old man, it didn't just say the adulterer.
The adulterous old man, meaning that a man who has grown old, who knows better, who really has no justification for adultery, not that there can be a justification.
But in the sense that a young person driven by hormones, etc, etc, may commit these things because they're all this pressure is on them. But the old man who doesn't have the pressure anymore, he has no nothing pushing him and forcing him into adultery, but he still falls into adultery. Such an individual is particularly hated by Allah subhanho wa Taala and the sinful
the sinful Imam,
The leader who is corrupt
one who Allah has placed in his hands,
power control authority, and he or she abuses that control. Such an individual is particularly hated by a law. The second category, the category of the young man or woman who grows up worshiping a law. Again, what we're looking at is a circumstance where
the pressure is on the most, what we can see when we go and look at all of these categories, people who have the greatest pressure on them to commit evil to commit sin. These people who restrain themselves in those times, they have the greatest reward, those who do not have that pressure, but yet go ahead and commit these sins. These people have the greatest punishment.
So we see there's a relationship between the reward and the struggle that one has to do to earn it.
And this is why the scholars have pointed out a principle which most people find difficult to grasp Initially, the idea as MLP Mr. Put it that patience in times of ease is greater or more difficult than patience in times of difficulty.
having patience in times of difficulty is easier than having patience.
In times of ease, how is that?
In times of difficulty, the disbeliever can be patient.
Men are raised
under the principle that men don't cry. So calamity strikes them. There are men, they can hold themselves, they can be patient, don't cry, or a calamity strikes them. And they think logically.
What is my reaction going to bring?
If I become impatient, I go crazy, I start breaking things around me, what is it going to change, it's not going to change anything. So as a non believer, not believing in a law, I can get a hold of myself and be patient. So in this regard, the believer is in no special position over the disbeliever with regards to being patient in times of difficulty. However, being patient in times of ease, only the believer can do this. Only one who believes in a law can restrain himself or herself from evil,
in the times of ease,
when wealth comes,
when one seems to have gain success,
the success that this world offers for the person at that time to control himself or herself. And thank Allah, thank God for what he has given them, and restrain themselves from squandering the wealth, abusing that wealth.
It is only believe in a law that can restrain that individual at that time. Otherwise, people just let go. When success comes, that's it. Forget God, forget everything I have succeeded. And the time to enjoy.
This is most difficult Patience, patience from the Islamic perspective does not merely mean restraining oneself
from doing things. It also means
restraint restraining oneself from stopping doing things.
In other words, if you are praying regularly,
when times of success and everything comes to you, and you feel to be lazy, to restrain yourself and to continue to worship a law
in those times, that is the peak of patience,
to stay on the right path,
to continue to do what is right at a time when you are successful.
This is the greatest difficulty and this is why
all of these cases as we're looking at, of individuals who will be shaded by the throne of God, on the day of judgment, when there will be no shade. These are all people who will be driven by circumstances, by emotions, by hormones by whatever
to commit evil, sin and to be corrupt. So the young man or woman who grows up worshipping Allah, this is a special case.
An individual at the time when all the hormones are on them,
calling them to corruption. They restrain themselves and instead, worship a law stay on that path, control themselves and do the right thing.
For those who grew up in that state, that is a special reward for them.
And the problem is I send them said the Hadid found in Suna tirmidhi. The two feet of Adam's descendants will not move on the Day of Resurrection when they stand before a law until they're asked about five things.
Once a day, age and how one spent it
one's youth and how it was used. One's wealth and from where it was earned.
And on what it was spent,
and what one did with one's knowledge,
one's youth, and how it was spent, that every person will be asked about their youth. How they spent their youth, did they spend it in the worship of a law? Or did they destroy themselves in corruption
and linked to this, in order to protect young people from the trials of the hormones of the teens and the early 20s problems are seldom said Yama*a, Shabaab Minister tomine como la familia Tessa watch all young people, those of you who are able to marry, then go ahead and get married.
And if you're unable, then fast, because it will cut your desires. Young people are encouraged to marry, to marry young.
Unfortunately, in the Muslim world today, Muslims discourage their young people from marrying young,
they are told you should finish your education first. You know, and you know, complete your university studies got your degrees and so on. So then get married.
And not only that, they may add Well, for the young man, you better get yourself a house together and get all these other things together, you know, you have everything prepared, then you go and get married.
And what it does is it causes many young people to go through the most difficult period of their lives unmarried.
And when they finally reach their late 20s or early 30s, this is now the time when they go and get married. So what happened in those almost 20 years between 13 and 13?
What happened to them?
What happened to them?
And whose fault is it? Primarily it is the fault of the parents.
It's the fault of the parents, of course, they having reached the basis of adulthood in puberty are held responsible for what they do. But the parents carry also a greater sin
for having not helped them out of that situation. And furthermore, what we find parents doing something common here in Toronto, unfortunately and elsewhere, where a young man comes and wants to marry your daughter. And you see he is a pious young man. He has good character. He has the means to look after your doctor. But
he is not an Egyptian.
And you tell him you know I really like you. You're a nice guy. I think you're good, good. But
you're not a Somali?
No, I'm sorry. We only marry our daughters to Somalis.
What is this and Islam? What does this got to do with Islam. And then we find young girls and young boys involved in corruption here as a result of them having not gotten married. This is a great sin being perpetuated and perpetrated by Muslim families here in this part of the world and elsewhere. And we need to address this issue.
If we are to try to build wholesome communities, which fear a law.
The third category is a man whose heart is attached to the mask.
A man whose heart is attached to the mask
meaning that he feels a desire to be in the mosque. He is driven by a desire to be there when he leaves the masjid. He feels a desire to be back there not that he spends all his time in the masjid. This is again a mistaken view where people go overboard. It goes problems as lm came to the masjid on one occasion and saw a man in the masjid and he came back again and find them in the masjid find him in the masjid a number of times and he asked
who is looking after this man's family and they said his brother and he said his brother is better than he is.
So the idea of just locking oneself down in the masjid like a monk
and avoiding one's responsibilities in the world around us. This is not from Islam, this is going to extremes. We have a responsibility but at the same time Our hearts are attached to the masjid. We want to be there. We are driven to to find
A way or a means to be in the masjid.
And this of course includes women.
Though Islam does not require them to go to the masjid, in their homes, they set aside a place to pray. This is their Masjid masala, the place of prayer. So in the same way when the time for prayer comes, they find themselves going there to pray. They do not delay on their prayer. This is part of that attachment to the masjid is praying at the beginning of the prayer time as Francois Solomon said, a humble man in a law he dialer as Sala fee our new aka the most beloved of deeds to Allah Almighty, his prayer at the beginning of its time.
So we try to pray whenever this law comes in. The individual tries to catch the first deck beer, not just pray whenever this law comes in, meaning you catch the last rocker
right? Or you come to the masjid, you know, and we have what we call a second Gemma, and the third Gemma, and the fourth and a fifth and a sixth, which is not from this or not. Which the major scholars of Islamic law the Imams rejected, considered to be not acceptable, but which has become a common practice amongst us today. Where you come late to the mosque you make a new Germano. The way of the companions of the problems are seldom as described in the books of our far either Fatah Tomas Gemma solo for Radha, if they missed the congregational prayer, they prayed individually,
so as not to create the idea in the hearts of the believers. That congregation is anything you catch.
The congregation is the original Gemma and it is only in places where there is no established Gemma a mass mosque on the roadside which people just on their way in the travel they stop off and pray there you can form different Gemma's but where you have a Masjid where there is an Imam who has been designated prayer times have been designated there is only one Gemma.
problems as alimed said, low talamona math is suffering hourly mechanic mechanic Illa Cora
if people knew what in terms of value is in the first line of the prayer,
people would only get there by drawing lots.
But being attached to the masjid means trying to catch that first dark beer being in the first line of the prayer
for them Furthermore, it involves remembering Allah after Salah.
It also involves going to the masjid for prayers like salata Doha
about which prompts us and them said whoever does it will get the reward of O'Meara
and it also involves training our children to go to the masjid regularly to develop a love of the masjid.
And I should mention that when we're saying, remembering a law in the masjid, it does not mean you know, group remembrance where we gather groups together or the mom. He says some Hama law and everybody repeats after him so behind the law, because this is not from the Sunnah I went up to live in my strode came into the masjid in Damascus and he found people doing this. He
chided them, he spoke out against them, they asked them what are you doing? Are you changing the laws religion and the prophet SAW Selim is still warm in his grave.
So remembrance of Allah must be in accordance with the methodology taught by Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
It means not doing it in groups. It means not making up our own versions of Vicar of remembrance of Allah, as some people taught that when you want to remember Allah, you just repeat the name, Allah.
So you say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and you just keep repeating that over and over and over again.
Or you say instead of saying Allah, which is Allah who you just say, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo hoo hoo. And you have people say claiming to remember a lot by screaming this. You hear them in their so called circles of victory. It sounds like a bunch of wolves, who like This is madness.
They think that they're remembering a lot. In fact, they're insulting a lot.
This, this is an insult to Allah, just as if somebody
were to call you
one by your name and keep repeating it. Your name over and over again, Mohammed, Mohammed, Mohammed, Mohammed, Mohammed, you look at this person and say, What is wrong with this guy? No, we need to take him to the hospital.
And if instead of calling you Mohamed, he keeps calling you moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, you say, What are you doing? My name is Mohammad not move, you know. So similarly, this kind of practice of distorting our laws names, saying them in ways which we're not, we're not taught by problems or sell them, or like some say, you know, there's one study,
which teaches that when you say a law's name, you're supposed to start by looking at your heart. And you say, a lot.
You know, this come from,
where did this come from? The problem is, I seldom do this. No, we even have those you know, of the men that we order, who stand up and spin themselves around in circles,
in circles, like ballerinas and they say, well, we are remembering a lot. This is remembering a lie. Where Where did this come from? Surely not from Rasulullah saw Salah. So when we speak about remembering Allah, we speak about remembering him, as he was remembered by Rasulullah saw Salaam as his companions understood the remembrance of Allah and this also includes liquor beads.
This also includes liquor beads, those who remember a law by counting on these beads.
Who started to do this practice. Many years after the death of Prophet Mohammed Salah right, he died in the seventh century. If you go to the encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Britannica, the biggest encyclopedias most authoritative encyclopedia in English and you look under rosary.
You will find that the Catholics began using Vicar beads. Back in the second century.
They began it and they describe the vicar beads of the Catholics. And it is the same description of the Zika beads that Muslims are using today. And truly, when I was studying in Medina,
we used to see in the shops that were selling these thicker beads, the cases in which they came they came from Italy. These are the specialists in making liquor beads, and what would be written on the outside of the case, Mohammed and rosaries
because that's what they were Mohammedan rosaries
is not from the sun now. The sunnah of Rasulullah Sallam and his companions was to count the remembrance of Allah on the fingertips. So we don't have any religious artifacts. You see the other religious systems, you see them caught up in a bunch of artifacts. They have different objects, which they use in their worship, we don't have objects, which we use in our worship, we worship Allah, pure without the need for any objects, even a cap for example, some people turn the cap which is from the Sunnah of the Sahaba and the others natural so not to cover their heads. But some people turn it into a prayer cap.
Right, so you have some mosques, where they have a pile of caps by the door, when you come in to pick up the caps to get on their head, they pray when they're finished, they take it off, put it back on, they step out.
Or they carry the capsule in their pockets or handkerchiefs, you know, and when the time comes to pair that ticket out, they tighten some knots and they put it on the head.
Sometimes it's handkerchief, they've blown their nose in
and it's sticking on the head feeling you know, I must cover my head at any cost.
the remembrance of Allah should be as Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam taught us to remember him. And the fourth category is that of two men or women who love each other, only for the sake of Allah.
It is the nature of human beings to love others for what one gets from others. So on so helps me so on so gives me I love that person. When they don't give me I don't love them anymore. Right. This is the nature that we tend to love people.
For what we get from them, whereas the true love the higher love, the love which is pleasing to God which God rewards us for is to love our brothers and our sisters, for the sake of Allah.
Only for the sake of Allah,
we meet them for the sake of Allah, and we separate for the sake of Allah. There are no ulterior motives.
There are no ulterior motives. And this means that our brothers and our sisters have a right in our wealth.
We help them whenever the opportunity presents itself. And there are a number of rights of brotherhood about which amongst us alum spoke.
And, in general,
we can say that the rights of brotherhood not only involve the giving of and sharing of what we have, but it also involves the protecting of our brothers and sisters honor.
When we love somebody for the sake of our law, we protect their honor, meaning that if people are speaking about our brothers and our sisters, we stop them, we do not allow them to backbite to slander, etc, we are not silent. In times when their honor is being destroyed. Also, we are silent about their faults when there is no need to, to express their faults. There are certain times of course, when we will speak. And we should speak about the faults of our brothers or sisters. In the times of marriage, for example, somebody comes and wants to marry so and so. And they asked What do you know about so and so at this time, one cannot say, oh, his wonderful Muslim, she's a wonderful
Muslim, you know, just say good things.
Know, if there are things which are wrong, then they should be told they should be, the people should be informed about it. Because this is now a question of trust, and a manner where people are trusting you to give them the correct information. And this was the methodology of the prophet may God's peace and blessings be upon him, when fought him of his face came and asked him about marriage to
Abu sufian and to ambrym. Now, as you know, both of these people had proposed to her problems as Ellen said to her, to her, that American Alas, he is known to beat this woman.
And I will soufiane is stingy. He doesn't share his money.
So he wander. And he said, If you really want a good husband and marry Osama bin Zayed, he recommended somebody else. Okay, so those circumstances it is permissible for us to speak about the faults of others, or in cases where we're going into a business deal. You know, you ask a brother, or you ask a sister, you know, I'm planning to enter into this business deal to make this person a business partner. What do you think? What's your opinion? Now you just finished getting ripped off by this person? You cannot just sit there and say, Oh, it's a good brother, good sister. Mashallah, you know, because you don't want to speak bad about the person. No, this is not the time, because it
is your responsibility to protect your brother and sister where they may be harmed by that individual. So there is a time when you must speak. But that doesn't mean you just let loose. You know, you didn't just tell them what you needed to tell them. But you went into everything else. The clothes they wear, you know, how they blow their nose, you know, you don't need to go into all the things that you feel you don't like about them, you just deal with the things which have to do with that particular request which was made upon you.
So that second, or that fourth group are those who love each other, for the sake of Allah. They meet
out of the sake of a law and they separate for the sake of a law. They advise each other. For the sake of a law when they see each other doing wrong. They advise each other what they've also been hoc, but to also be sober. They advise each other to be patient and they advise each other to be truthful. Furthermore, they excuse the mistakes of others. They tried to have a good thought about their brothers and sisters. And the process and Matt said and mcminn murottal moment that a believer is a mirror of his fellow believer or her fellow believer.
As believers should make dua for our brothers and sisters in this life as well as after their death.
Because our sentiment said throughout the AFI bizarre La La Yura
this application of a brother for his brother of a Muslim for another Muslim
in their absence, where this is not rejected by a law
and we also give them the benefit of the doubt, where circumstance appears that they have done something wrong. We tried to find some excuse. Maybe we have misunderstood, maybe they misunderstood. They didn't intend this, as the law warns us.
And as the prophet SAW, Selim warns you this one is also in the Sunnah. You know, when Allah told us in the Bible, London, indeed some forms of doubt is sin. Rosa Solomon said er comb was one find one acceptable Hadith. Beware of doubts.
For a For indeed, speaking about doubts, is the worst or the most lying form of speech. And the fifth category is a man who is called by a beautiful and powerful woman, a woman who has both beauty and status. Right. Such a man who called by such a woman rejects her, or a woman who is invited by a man who has wealth and has status and handsome or whatever she rejects him, for the fear of Allah. Such will be under the throne of Allah on a day, when there will be no shade other than the shade of a lost throne. Because this is the height of temptation,
beauty, and status.
And we have in Sahih al Bukhari,
a situation where three young men or three men were trapped in a cave, a boulder had come over the mouth of the cave, they'd enter the cave seeking protection from rain. And in that state, it seemed as though they would die.
So each of them may they do are calling on a law making tawassul with some righteous deed, which they did.
And as a result of seeking intercession,
through their righteous deeds, the goal there was removed from the cave, by the mercy of Allah. One of those three was one who was in a position
to exploit a woman who was indebted to him.
But he restrained himself from doing so, when she reminded him to fear a lot.
a male or a female
restrains themselves, and they're in a position
to fulfill their desires,
Allah rewards them greatly.
As he said, through Prophet Muhammad wa sallam, mantero, cache and the law, our Wada who law who hire on men who, whoever leave something for the sake of Allah, Allah will reward them with what is better than it is Hades is one which we need to reflect on, especially in our lives here as we live in a society belonging to the disbelievers. One in which our faith is tested daily.
Where we are invited by the society to disobey a law,
whether it is through mortgages, or insurance, or a variety of other things.
We need to reflect on this hobby.
Whoever gives up something for the sake of Allah,
Allah will replace it with what is better than it
Similarly, that individual who gives up that opportunity, an opportunity to corruption wherein one is only accountable to Allah, there's no one around one to prevent one
and they give it up for the sake of Allah.
So, great is the reward, that they would receive the shade of Allah thrown
the sixth category
one who gives sadaqa
in such a way, so secret, a way that his right hand or his left hand is unaware of what his right hand gave.
This is a metaphor for secrecy, once left hand is not aware of what the right hand gave
this is a recommendation
is not to say this is the only way that we can give charity charity can be given openly,
sometimes it is good for masala encouraged it on certain circumstances to encourage others, you know, when we have a need, and we say who will donate and somebody there stands up and says I will donate salts also. This is halal, this is acceptable. This is a means of encouraging others. But the danger in those circumstance, circumstances is that one gives, seeking the admiration the admiration of others, that others will praise them, say how generous they are, you know, honor them, etc, you know, respect to them, because of their willingness to give.
This is the danger that that enters into our hearts.
But if the need arises, we have to do it anyhow.
But this is the danger when one gives, in a circumstance where nobody knows.
So under those circumstances where they're calling and some people have to step forward, other people who fear that this will enter their heart. After it is all over. They put the money in a package or they write a check.
And they put it in an envelope and it is given to the project. Nobody knows who gave it. They only know that the money came. When one gives like that. That earns the person that special reward. Because it is our nature. It is our desire to want to be praised
to want to be thanked.
This makes us feel good. And this is why Prophet Mohammed Salim said,
Man lamea shkodran nasce lamea Shula, whoever doesn't thank people doesn't thank Allah. He prescribed that thanking people is obligatory,
we must thank people. Why? Because it is encouragement to them to continue to give. It is our nature that if we give something we do something for somebody, and they don't thank us that when the time comes a second time to do something for them, we say Hmm, why should we give them they were not thankful? They were not grateful they were ungrateful. So why should we help them?
This is our nature to do this. So, problems are seldom taking into account that nature, he required us to thank those who are generous and who helped us.
the higher level is to give without seeking any thanks, seeking any reward, to do it purely for the sake of Allah.
And this principle, the principle of doing actions or acts of worship, in secret is something encouraged throughout the religion.
Something encouraged throughout the religion. This is why the problems are seldom had said
that of the lasala salado Murray, Fie Beatty lol mokuba the best prayers are the prayers of a man in his home with the exception of the compulsory prayers
It is preferable far better to do the Sunnah we call the sooner the no Artefill in our homes, far better to do that than to do it in the masjid. Why?
Because doing it at home, the chances of doing it for people to see far less.
But we do it, it is sincere.
Secondly, it also encourages the members of the household to establish the prayers in the home, that the children sees their parents praying all the time in the home, it is also further encouragement.
And also the prayer at night.
That the reward for it is great. Why because it's again, a person wakes up from his or her sleep, and turns to worship a law, no one knows that they're doing so except a law. So the reward for such worship is events.
And the last category
one who remembers a law in private, and his or her eyes become filled with tears.
Their eyes become filled with tears,
either, because when they remember a law,
and they reflect on the greatness of a law,
they are moved to tears. And is so great. A law is so great.
when we watch a football game, or some other game that we are addicted to.
And our side wins. We're so happy we are crying with happiness.
We do that. But we can't cry with happiness. When reflecting on Allah
is telling us we're in a state.
It's telling us we are in a state
or we cry
When reflecting on our sins, what we have done,
how disobedient we have been.
The fact that our Lord knows everything that we have done, and we will see it on the Day of Judgment. So we cry,
out of regret, out of sadness, out of knowing that the law is aware of everything, and he will bring us to account.
Instead of crying, remembering a lie this way, we cry when our team loses.
When their favorite team loses. We thought they were gonna win the championship. And at the last moment the other team defeated them. We are so sad. We're driven to tears.
We cry for the wrong things.
And it's a reflection of the state of our Eman.
We don't look into ourselves
and realize our position before a law. We don't feel ashamed of our disobedience.
This is when we should be crying.
As the Prophet Muhammad SAW Solomon said, in an authentic narration.
We should cry before Allah. And if we cannot cry, we should make ourselves cry.
We should make ourselves cry.
Somebody might say well,
that's like hypocrisy. You're crying when you really don't have the necessary sadness or whatever to cry but no.
We cry we make ourselves cry. In order to break the hardness of our hearts.
We are forcing ourselves to cry that perhaps having done that enough times. We will cry when we should cry.
And of course this crying is not a public crying
like the 27th of Ramadan when people think it's Laila to other
And the mom is making the keynote and people are wailing and crying and all this is carrying on. This is not from this one. Now.
This is not the crying which is pleasing to Allah.
The crying which is pleasing to Allah is the one which comes spontaneously, the one which comes in private, if it comes on a spontaneously because we cannot control it, that's one thing, but this crying this, this artificial wailing on that particular night. No, this is not from the sooner This is not what Allah has called us to do.
And the prophet SAW Selim said, Men vacarro law for fall but I
half Thai you see when
men do more a lamb you either be Oh multi Amma,
one who remembers Allah and his or her eyes become filled with tears from the fear of a law.
So much so that the earth becomes wet from the tears
they will not be punished on the Day of Judgment.
So many places in the Quran where a law speaks about the true believers has been those who went to laws versus are recite to them recited to them watching at home, their hearts become soft.
This is among the things that we have to fight against the hardness of the hearts.
Where we are not moved to tears where we don't feel in our hearts. Our hearts don't quiver when a last name is mentioned.
When the Quran is recited,
we are not touched by it because we don't reflect on its meanings. As a law says to us, a fella to the brunette Quran, Allah follow up follow ha Will they not reflect on the meanings of the Quran? Or are their hearts sealed up?
We are not reflecting on what the law is saying.
What we end up liking or preferring is the musical quality of the various reciters. We like Abdul Basit over you know, Aloha, sorry, are you like When shall we over this one? Why?
Because you like the beauty of their voices. So we have turned the Quranic recitation into
a love like those who love the pop stars.
This is something we need to reflect on. The crime is supposed to move us not because of the beauty of the reciters voice, but because of what Allah is saying.
This is why we need to know Arabic, we need to understand the laws words as they were revealed.
This is a duty on each and every Muslim to strive to learn Arabic to the degree that he or she is able. So when they hear our laws, words recited, it moves them
it touches their hearts.
So in summary,
there are seven,
seven shaded by
the shade of a loss thrown
on a day, when there is no shade.
A loss thrown
is above his creation. And Allah is above his role is beyond above and beyond the creation.
He is not mixed up inside of his creation.
A very important concept because the belief that the law is everywhere,
inside of everything. This is the foundation of idolatry.
Those who worship idols, who have philosophize, their worship will tell you I am not worshipping this idol that you see. Ganesh, the elephant had god of the Hindus. I am not worship being this
object that you see, I am worshipping Brahman,
the One God who is everywhere and who pervades everything.
But at the time of my worship of this idol, that you see that God Brahman becomes concentrated in the idle. So I'm worshiping Brockman who is concentrated in the idle and not the idle.
That is what they say. Those who have delved into the religion who know the depths of it, this is their argument, of course, the common Hindu, if you ask him, he says, I worship Ganesh because whenever I wish of being my prayers are answered.
Yes, the idol. I don't have a problem with that. When I pray to Ganesh, what I pray for my prayers are answered.
That's his answer. He doesn't go into philosophy, but those who are more educated the Yogi's their chefs,
the chefs will give you this explanation of the the essence of their worship.
So when one says a lie is everywhere one supports their idolatry. One supports and promotes the idea that a law is mixed up inside of his creation. And that leads ultimately to the claim that a law and his creation are one
what is known as what the till Wedgwood, or monism. This is an idea which was propagated by abudhabi
andalusi. From the 13th century, who made this claim everything Why are you worshiping anyone outside of yourself allies in me allies in you? There's no need to worship any external being.
You can worship yourself,
because you are a law.
This idea is being promoted today by Harun Yahya
Harun Yahya, books coming out of Turkey, evolution, deceit, perish nations, etc, etc. If you go to the end of the book, the last chapter, his last chapter is exactly that.
He says, those stupid people who think that Allah is above his creation.
He ridicules those who believe that the lies above his creation, though when you go to Sahih, Muslim,
to the hadith of Medallia, even Al hakam, who had slapped his slave girl in the face, because some of the sheep that she was guarding, were stolen by a wolf. And he went to Prophet Mohammed Salah salam, to find out what he could do as atonement for this evil deed which he had done slapping her in the face. And the prophet SAW Selim told him to bring her he asked, Can I free her? He said, Bring her. And when he brought her he asked her, I know law. Where is Allah?
And she said, this summer above the heavens, and he said, Well, man, Anna, and who am I? And she said, and Rasulullah You are the Messenger of Allah. And he turned to Huawei, ebenen hakam and said to him, I took her for a minute, free her because she is a true believer. Prophet Muhammad wa salam confirmed her statement that the law is above the heavens as proof of the correctness of our faith.
But how Rania says, those stupid people who think that the law is above the heavens?
He goes on to say allies everywhere, this world that you see is an illusion. And he brings the scientific arguments about why this world is an illusion. Because yes, on the molecular level, this table this, this podium, which looks solid to us, it feels solid, if you go down on the molecular level, everything is moving.
It is not solid.
And if you look at colors, the colors that we see, are these colors real?
Or is it the reflection of the light on these objects as it hits our retina, and our brains create a sense of color in our brain?
So he argues, it is all an illusion. This world is a shadow world.
He's taken from Plato. Plato speaks about the shadow world, you know ancient Greek philosophers. And he argues that this world is an illusion. And he quotes from him in Arabi and praises him as the Imam Rabbani when he was, in fact, a cafe, a disbeliever. And he retic
who even many of those who are involved in Sufism, big figures amongst the Sufi has declared him to be a heretic.
Or who claims for himself to be the Hotham will Alia, the seal of the sainthood and there are ignorant Muslims who take him as such and pray to Him.
The point is, beware of how rune yahia.
His books have
information which does
defeat the arguments of the evolutionists, he brings some good bits and pieces of information. However, he has a hidden agenda.
He has a hidden agenda, beware of Harun Yahya.
So these seven individuals who represent groups of people who are shaded by a lost throne on the day when there is no shade, the righteous email,
the just Imam, the leader, the ruler, who is just who is just from himself, not out of fear of anybody,
not out of ulterior motives, but out of the fear of Allah.
And he creates a society where young people can grow up worshipping a law.
And one who grows up worshiping Allah will be shaded by the throne.
And those who grow up worshiping a law
will have their hearts attached to the mosques. The third category, those whose hearts are attached to the mosques, and those whose hearts are attached to the mosques, coming in contact with the other believers, joining them in prayer on a regular basis, they develop amongst themselves, a love of each other for the sake of Allah. It is their fear of a law, their love of a law, which has brought them there. So they develop relationships, out of fear and love of Allah.
And those who have developed that fear, when they're invited to corruption, by those in power and with beauty and were handsome, etc. They're able to stand firm, and say, in me, a half a law. Indeed, I fear a law, I will not do as you request.
those who have that strength, that strength of a man, that strength of character, such a person is able to give, without seeking praise. They give from their wealth, their time, their strength, without seeking a reward. They're doing it only for the sake of a law. And those who have that ability, who don't need the praise of others. When they remember Allah, their hearts, their eyes become filled with tears, their hearts become soft, and their eyes become filled with tears. I asked a lot to make us of those who will be shaded by a loss thrown on the day when there is no shade. However, we know that this is not easy.
This is something that we have to work for. It involves striving against our desires. All of our desires are pushing us to be the opposite of all of this.
The opposite. So we have to struggle, we have to fight. And that's this life, a life of test and trial. I pray Allah give us the strength to meet the tests and to fulfill
our role here in this life and to earn for ourselves paradise in the next.
I'd like to thank you all for being here. And I hope that you keep me in your prayers as I keep you in mind. So Bahama Cola, home move