Channel: Bilal Philips
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All praises due to alarm your loss, peace and blessings when the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This evening's presentation is on judgment day, Heaven and Hell, as has been introduced.
This, of course, I'm sure you realize is a massive topic, it involves a lot of information, which there is no way that I would be able to present it all. Within 15 minutes.
However, I will be focusing on what is most important about the judgement day about heaven and hell. And at the same time, we will look briefly at some of the events that are related to them.
But as a starting point,
I would just like to narrate to you a hadith found in Sahih al Bukhari, in which a man came to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and said to him, matassa, t Ara Sula law, when will the hour be? When will the resurrection come? When will the Day of Judgment come?
And the prophets response to him was mother Ida de la? What have you prepared for it?
This is the essence of what we should reflect on when we think about the Day of Judgment, what have we prepared for it? Because
generally speaking in the Muslim world today, due to the effects of cultural Islam or focus Islam, on the minds of the masses of Muslims,
there is a general attitude, that righteousness should be delayed until old age.
You delay righteousness until old age.
People are encouraged to enjoy their lives have a good time, you know, and don't worry about it, you're still young.
When you get older, this is the time that you now become religious.
As such, we find Hajj, this critical pillar of Islam, about which Prophet Muhammad wa sallam you know had confirmed to us that it is compulsory honest, once one has the means. This is in clarification of a law statement in the Quran, you know, where Allah instructs us with regards to Hajj that it is compulsory, everyone who can find a way there.
That way is the means the ability once one has the ability to make Hajj than one should do so. And Prophet Muhammad SAW Solomon said that if a person has the ability and delays it, that it makes no difference to Allah whether he died as a Christian or a Jew.
It is something despicable islamically to delay the Hajj when one has the means.
But this is the general attitude in the Muslim ummah. Today people are encouraged to delay Hodge wait until the latter part of your life you still got a lot more sense to do. You know, you're still young, there's so much you know other evil that you're likely to do and you know, life to enjoy, etc. Don't go and make Hajj now, because Hajj is supposed to wipe away all your sins. So you want to wait until the latter part of your life. You know, when you have run out of steam
you can't hardly do any more since nothing else to do now but a bada turn back to Allah. Now you're gonna make your hedge, you know, that's why so many people are dying on the way to dying in Nigeria.
I mean, it's not a bad thing to die in house but
you see where people have delayed
Hajj to this point.
It is a delusion on the part of people thinking that this Hajj is going to purify them
because a person who has lived a life of sin
when he goes to make that Hajj or she goes to make that Hajj they will not be able to make the Hajj which Allah has prescribed
the Hajj missoura about which Allah says la fossa
Voila for suka Balaji, dolphin hatch, there should be no corruption
in our actions in our speech,
argumentation during Hajj, it should not be there.
But a person who has lived a corrupt life
who comes to that had situation where people 2 million people are crowded together,
they cannot maintain themselves, they will become corrupt, they will curse people person steps on their foot, they're gonna try and step back on everybody else's foot, somebody elbows, them, they're gonna be fighting it,
they will not be able to make it to the head, they will not have the patience, the patience which is built by faith, produced by righteous deeds over a lifetime, they will not be able to do it where a person has committed themselves to a righteous way and is submitting to Allah. So they will not be able to achieve it.
The other attitude that is held related to this is that a person you know still we have we're still young, we still have time. But the issue of time Do we have time? This is the question that one has to really ask oneself, do we have time? Do we know when we're going to die? No one does. A lot tells us in the Quran, repentance because repentance which will purify us, you know before we die, a law says very clearly. When they said to Toba to Linda DNA, I'm gonna say it had to either have a vote kalu in need to do an repentance will not be accepted from those who continue to do evil until death overtakes them. And they say we now repent.
Well, Alan Edina Yamato Nava hongkou, Farhan, ooh, la,
la whom adabas alima. nor will it be accepted from those who die in a state of disbelief.
I have prepared for them a painful punishment.
This is the fourth chapter, verse 18.
The point here is that nobody knows when death will overtake us. So we cannot delay righteousness, we cannot delay repentance. Whatever sins and corruption we may be involved in now. We cannot put it off for another day, or for another hour. We cannot afford to do that.
even Omar quoted Prophet Muhammad wa salam is saying
that alarm was great and glorious will accept His servants repentance, until the death rattle begins once death catches a person, then repentance will not be accepted.
And on another occasion, as reported by Abu huraira, and Sahih Muslim, he said, when three signs appear, faith will not benefit anyone was not previously believed,
or has not derived any good from his or her faith, the rising of the sun in the West, the Antichrist and the beast of the earth.
So there is a time limit.
There is a time limit. And if we delay until we are caught in that circumstance, then repentance will not be acceptable by Allah. Furthermore, a law has warned us
about how he takes people
that he doesn't give you a warning.
So you can prepare yourself for death.
If a person chooses a correct path, a corrupt path, then a law will catch that person when he or she least expects it.
verse 44, a law says there filamin Nestle matsuki Ruby Fatah, la him Ababa Konishi. hattah in a fairy who will be my guru to a cause now whom Baba Totten for either whom moodily soon
when they forgot what truth they were reminded of.
I opened the gates of every pleasurable thing for them, until in the midst of their enjoyment, I suddenly snatched them and they were plunged into destruction, full of regret and sorrow.
This is how Allah takes people,
there is no chance for repentance.
When the time for death comes, it comes as they say, when one would least expect it.
When a person dies,
the soul is taken.
The Death is the process of the soul being extracted from the body, because the spirit doesn't die.
It is extracted from the body and that represents death. And this is why sleep is looked at as being the sister of death. Because during sleep, a law says that the angels will take the soul.
But the connection with the body remains, those who are law has destined will die in their sleep, the connection will break. Those who may as destined will wake, awaken and continue to live, he allows us all to come back.
But for those who die when their souls are taken, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, in extensive Hadees, have described the process by which the soul is taken,
the difference between the believer and the disbeliever that the believer the soul is taken, it's like a drop of water from a water
vessel, the drop drops with complete ease. Whereas the disbeliever it is torn out of the body because it doesn't want to leave
and realizes it's all over. And it doesn't want to leave that body so it is torn out,
claws scratching through wet wool, as I was described, tearing it into pieces.
in the case of the believer,
angels from heaven will come with garments from heaven sweetly scented and wrap the soul and take it up into the heavens. And as it goes through the different heavens, the angels will praise it, ask who this good soul was, and ask a lot of bless the soul before it is returned back to the
individual in the state of the grave. And again, I stress the state of the grave because again, people start to question well, what about somebody who falls off a ship? And sharks eat him up?
Where is his grave? What's going on? No, it's the state of the grave. Not necessarily a location, a physical location, but the state of the grave that the soul enters into, when it crosses the buzzer goes into the next world.
And that state for the evil soul
will wait for the soul. And they will be evil looking.
They will stand the distance away from it and they will bring some rags to wrap it in and it will stink, that stone soul will be coming out and it will it will have a stench to it. And it will carry it up towards the heavens. But it will not be allowed to go back go into the heavens, it will be cast out and thrown back into the
body or the state back in the state of the grave.
the deeds of that soul will be personified in the form of another being those the righteous soul, the deeds will come as a handsome looking sweet smelling you know young man
reply when he's asked Who are you that I am your good deeds, and I bring you glad tidings of a good future.
Whereas the individual was evil cast back into the body. The deeds will appear as an ugly hideous beast. And you will be shocked and asked, asking you know what are you an informed that I am your deeds, your evil deeds. And this will of course bring greater horror and fear over that individual. And the individual will be questioned in the grave by two angels known as Moncure. And luckier they will be asked, Who is your Lord? What is your religion?
And who was the prophet who was sent to you? The believers will answer my lord is a lot. My religion was Islam. My Prophet was Mohammed Salah Salim or Musa depending with which the followers of the profits they were
will not be able to answer not meaning that the individual will not have that
but as the prophet SAW Selim said he will only say ah he will want to say it, but it will not come out.
So this questioning will be a means of of further degradation of lowering that individual making them feel even more helpless and and in a state of abject despair
so don't think that simply because you have your children memorize Islam Houdini will Khurana the story well Mohammed Nabi you know some phrase like this, which you just memorize that Okay, can you memorize this? So when the questions come in the grave, you'll be able to answer you know, it's not about memorizing.
It's not about memorizing.
It's no harm to teach the children a la hora be? Well, Islam o De Niro, Juan Medina be nice, but
they need to know what it means they need to apply it in their lives.
just merely memorizing these phrases will not do anything for them in the next life.
This is very important.
that individual, after he has answered the questions, the good soul, the believing soul, then a window for paradise will be open, and the winds from Paradise will come over that individual until the resurrection for the evil window on Hell is open. And the scorching winds from hell will be
roasting him until or her until the time of the resurrection. And it's important to understand this issue of the time of the resurrection. And that some people will question What about people who died 10,000 years ago? Have a waiting around in the grave all this time? You know, same thing if I die? No, no, what if you know Yama, Yama, the resurrection is not another 10,000 years from now. It means I'll be sitting around in the grave all this time? No, no, this is not how we should perceive of it. When a person dies.
It is as if the whole process of resurrection is begin begun. From the time you go in you and you go into that stage of goal your soul travels through this journey. And it's settled in that situation, then the resurrection is gonna come for you shortly after that. It's not a long extended period of time that that you we would perceive in this life with regards to those who died many 1000s of years ago, because when a person dies, he leaves he or she leaves the timezone. They're no longer governed by Time, time this is living on this earth in this world, where the Earth spins, you know, there's a day and a night, 24 hours, etc. That's for those living on this earth. When you go to sleep,
sometimes you wake up thinking, you know, when you're asleep, you're you did a journey around the whole world, you visited, how many countries et cetera, et cetera. And you wake up and you see, oh, you only slept for 15 minutes, 20 minutes. And other time,
it seems that you just woke up, you close your eyes and all of a sudden, you're waking back up again, you didn't hardly sleep is still very tired. And you look at the watch while you slept for two hours.
Because when you enter this state, when the soul is taken, you're out of the time zone. So we can forget that issue of
Now the point which is most significant to us here is that
those who have died
there are Muslims around the world who call on some of those who have died, whether they be Prophet Mohammed salam, or the so called saints,
they call on them in times of need, they ask them to fulfill their desires, their wishes. The fact of the matter is that as we said earlier at da when a badass performs or Salim said reported in a Buddha would sooner be that would that calling on anyone supplicating to anyone his worship is represented this represents a form of worship, and this is calling on others besides the law, this is should
this is not acceptable. One can only call on a law a law tells us and sort out off verse 194. In the Medina Tatar oming dooney law here a burden unfair lucam those who you call on besides a law call on in prayer, besides a law are slaves like yourselves
They can do nothing. Just read in Surah Al Baqarah, verse 186, Allah says, What is our Salah about the need for in a hurry? And if my slaves ask you about me, I am close, or gee Buddha to die that and I answer, the supplications of one who supplicates. If he does, so, calls on me, this is a lost promise. So,
we have to be very clear, if we are to face a law, in a position, a good position on Yom Okayama. If we were to come out of this life, and enter a state of the grave, which is pleasing,
which represents glad tidings for us and our future, then we have to come out of this world with our hearts purified from calling on others besides Allah.
we have a period
the resurrection, that period, Prophet Muhammad wa sallam informed us has minor signs and major signs leading up to it. Among them those mentioned in Sahih Muslim
that you would see barefoot naked, poor shepherds competing with each others in the building of tall buildings, Bedouins, the desert, building tallest buildings, also found in Bukhari and Muslim
that among the science, knowledge will decrease, ignorance will abound, adultery will become widespread, and wine will be drunk.
Women will abound and men will become scarce to the extent that there will be a single provider for 50 women.
Furthermore, and another narration found in unnecessary
problems are seldom as reported by Anna said that among the signs the minor signs are that people will compete with one another in the building and decorating of masjids
This is something that's happening today.
built a Masjid with a light laser beam that is supposed to link up with Mecca, a huge edifice, which he borrowed money from France Riba to build this master. This huge edifice is building a pyramid.
Like the ancient Egyptians build pyramids, leaving it behind the signs of their presence. We find unfortunately, Muslims in different parts of the world doing this, the building of masjids is something people compete with each other in a Masjid. What is the what is the purpose of the masjid? Is it that we should make it glittering with huge minarets and big dome, etc, etc.
We only have a few people lining up in it anyway. It only filled up on EAD
or janaza the time when it fills up?
Is this this is this what was intended the masjid the house of worship is supposed to be simple. I'm not saying we cannot innovate meaning that we have to go back and build one like the time of the Prophet Moses alum. You know, we get the few palm trees, cut them in half, you know, stick up, put some palm fronds on the top and let's go out and pray. Oh, of course it's not practical, the weather etc. You know, we're allowed to use brick concrete etc and build something. But it doesn't have to be the way people are doing it now. squandering huge amounts of money in these buildings.
Truly, even the issue of a dome and a minaret.
The dome people feel if you don't put a dome on a Masjid is not a Masjid. Guess what problems are salons master didn't have a dome. So what he did never asked you.
You know the Kaaba built by Prophet Abraham,
rebuilt in the time of the Prophet Moses element confirm Is there a dome over the Kaaba, no dome.
So, the dome was a technological advancement at that period of time, which had a purpose.
There were usually windows around the side which allowed air to come in and circulate to increase the circulation of air.
So it had a purpose.
Now we have central air conditioning etc.
etcetera, we don't need a dome, if the dome because in many of these masjids the dome alone will cost 10s of 1000s of dollars.
The fact and the architect will tell you, it will cost 10s of 1000s of dollars. It is haram
to spend that money that way for something which is not needed, especially when we see among the signs is that people will be competing in the building and decorating of mosques.
And the minaret. What was the purpose of the minaret? Was there a minaret on the master? The Prophet Mohammed Salah? No. No minaret? Is there a minaret on the Kaaba? No dominate? So if our basic examples of masters don't have minarets, this tells us this is not necessary. Again, people will spend 10s of 1000s of dollars to put up minarets.
What was the purpose of the minute?
The minute it originally was called McDonough, it's a place where they'd make the event from stood on the roof. As the buildings got bigger and taller and more. They built some structure on top of the roof of the masjid so that the person calling the event could go up there. So is the dam could be hurt.
And it got taller and taller. Eventually they put a light on it so that people when the city is very big, they'll be able to spot at night where they might have students.
in our times, we have amplification systems. We don't need a minaret for the band to be heard. Actually, in many of these places, you can even make the Adana loud, right many Western countries you can do it, you can make it done inside the mastermind that's it.
So it's so it is definitely a waste of money. And Muslims have to realize that they will be held to account for this.
Now amongst the major science
for the FIFA,
related on one occasion, this is recorded in Sai Muslim.
That he entered some of the companions were sitting in the master discussing things and the problem was as a lamb came and asked them what they were discussing about. And they related that they were speaking about the hour. And the prophet SAW Selim said, it will not come until you have seen 10 signs now he's speaking of the major science, the smoke,
the Antichrist, the beast, the rising of the sun, from its place of setting the descent of Jesus, the son of Mary, yeah, George and Mark judge three earthquakes an earthquake in the east, an earthquake in the West, and an earthquake in the Arabian Peninsula. And the last of those is a fire which will emerge from Yemen, driving people to their place of gathering.
Those the major science, I said, due to the time frame that we have to work within, I can't go in and go to elaborate on what the signs are the many books available that said most important thing as far as to reflect on the principles that we need to gain from it. At any case,
when the righteous souls are taken, because the final art doesn't come and there are righteous people on the earth, the righteous people will be taken
after the time of Prophet Isa, after the destruction of the Antichrist, righteous people souls are taken. And the only those remaining are the corrupt, Satan will come to them, invite them to worshipping idols, they will begin to worship idols again. And corruption will spread through the land. A law's name will not any more be mentioned. At this time.
The Trumpet will be blown.
When the trumpet is first blown, the whole world is destroyed.
the world will be remade, rain will come. And human beings will start to grow up from the earth like vegetables. This is how monster Selim described it.
On a clear plane, the earth no longer has the mountains and things as we saw them before. But we're up people are being resurrected on a clear, flat plain.
Then the second blowing of the trumpet.
The people who have been raised up they will stand staring.
And from this point onwards, of course, they're described as being raised naked and uncircumcised
and everybody will be scared for himself and herself. Allah says no question.
omega three or omega three, omega b everybody's running, you know, a man will run from his brother, his mother and his father women will do the same from their sisters, mothers and fathers etc brothers
nobody will have time nobody will have any time to deal with the problems of anybody else people will be in a state of frantic state
and in this state here of course as we said that they're standing naked uncircumcised I should ask prof masala
will kind of be standing there all naked because of course in Islam, you know, we're supposed to cover ourselves and now here's this time everybody's standing in stark naked. For most of them said people will be so scared nobody will have time to be looking around, you know.
People are just so just out of their minds with worry, etc. No time to look around. And people will be perspiring problems I sell him said they will be perspiring. You know people who are evil and have a lot of sins behind them, they'll be perspiring, too. There'll be up in their neck to the neck and perspiration, you know, drowning in their perspiration. You know, other people depending on the level of sin, you know, the perspiration, will take a certain position relative to their bodies, then people will start running, looking for Adam.
They go to Prophet Adam asking his help intercession for them, you know, to get out of this state on the plane where the sun has come close to them there it's boiling.
I don't tell them No, he can't do it. Go check. profit, no. So they go to profit? No. He says no, you know, a lot of giving him a a draw, which will be answered and he used it up, you know, against these people. So he couldn't do anything for them. Now, when they went to said try Prophet Abraham, they go to Prophet Abraham, he can't do anything, go to Prophet Moses. He can't do anything. Go to Prophet Jesus, he can't do anything. And he's they're sent to Prophet Mohammed, Salah melas peace and blessings be on all of them.
And at this point, Prophet Mohammed Salah Salam will
make sujood before Allah, and Allah will have him stay there for a period of time until he allows him to raise his head. And then he tells him to intercede and this first intercession is referred to as the great intercession. And since the session which allows people to shift from this state from this position on the plane to the next state. And the next state of people is referred to as the period of exposure. As mentioned in the Quran, and soil calf, Allah says there
will only do a lot of software and you will be exposed before your Lord in Rose nakaji to Muna Kamala, Kamala Mirage, you will you have come to us to Allah before Allah, as you were created, at first.
And here, in the first exposure, people will start to blame each other, you know, it was my fault, it was him who did it. And you know, we have different verses in the Quran where people you know, ask a lot of punish these people extra punishments, because you know, they're the ones who misguided them etc, then there will be a second exposure in which people will just give up, admit to their sins and just start to ask, find excuses asking for loss, forgiveness. And there's a third exposure, and the third exposure, their deeds will be distributed among them.
The deeds are given to them in the right hand and the left hand, those who are righteous will receive their book of deeds in the right hand, and those who are unrighteous will receive it in the left hand. And this principle of,
of receiving the book of deeds in the right and the left is something that we should reflect on in our daily lives. When Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam stress to us the importance of the right, favoring the right over the left, eating with the right, going into the master with your right foot.
You know, stepping out of the masjid, with your left foot leaving your right foot in putting on your shoes right foot first. You know, sometimes people in ignorance not knowing what is the purpose of this? The question, why does this Islam is so picky that you put them on your shirt, you have to put your right hand first, then your left and you know, what is this? What does it matter if he jumped with both feet in your shoes on time?
Or jumped out of the mustard both feet together? You know? Why does it matter? Why do you have to get into this? The point is that it is not so much the act. It is what is behind that act. The Act is a remembrance for us to remember to favor the right
that on the Day of Judgment those who are going to be righteous will receive their book of deeds
The right hand. So this is a reminder for us to reflect on that remembering Of course Allah has commanded us to his performance or Salaam to choose the right. Put in some organization in our lives. We're not like animals and animal doesn't think, you know, right foot, left foot, whatever it just does what it feels like doing. You know, as human beings, we have a mind we are able to think and to choose to go up on a particular path. So we choose to go on to one which the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has prescribed for us as part of an organization of our lives in accordance with his way. And also to remind us of that day, the day of judgment
having been exposed with the deeds being given in the right and the left.
the questioning begins. It is mentioned in Jeremy D that you will be asked about La ilaha illAllah a declaration of faith.
What was it? Was it sincere?
Was it acted upon will have to answer the second major area to be asked actually,
in another narration proposal, Salim said it's the first thing we'll be asked about
And he said, this is in Timothy, if the Salah is in order,
then you will have prospered and succeeded. But if it is impaired, then you have failed. And you're in a state of Ruin, meaning that it is not like exams in school.
You know, you have mathematics, you have English, you have, you know, geography of different subjects. Now, you can fail one or two subjects as long as you pass the other ones. You know, if you fail one or two, it's okay. You can still move on. You got makeup exams, all these other kinds of things. It's not like that. If your question if we're questioned about salah and we fail that question, then everything else is failed.
This is why I promise as Matt said, and Adam levy Bane and our beno masala, Forman taraka, who say
that the distinction between the believers and disbelievers is solid, whoever abandons it has become a disbeliever.
That's why he said that,
because on that day,
if a person's salon is not in accordance with how it was prescribed, then they have failed. They have failed the whole program.
Meaning Friday, Muslims, Ramadan, Muslims, watch out for that day.
Watch out for that day. Because Islam was not prescribed on Friday or Ramadan. So Allah was not prescribed for Friday and Ramadan, it was prescribed five times a day.
And anything less than that is failure. If one abandons the prayer,
then as apartments as Adam said, one enters into a state of disbelief. Of course, you can repent correct yourself, get out of it.
But if you don't, then you're under that warning that curse, as Prophet Muhammad wa sallam had said
will be asked about those under our care.
As the law said, Yeah, yeah, are you and Edina hamanako and fusa como la coonara or you believe protect yourself and your families from the hellfire. We have a responsibility. Those of us in positions over family members to try to protect them and we'll be asked about them
will be asked about our bodily organs.
Our hearing our sight and our hearts will be questioned. Well, I talked for my laser like IBM in the summer one bizarre one for the cool new hula aka Cana and hula hula.
Do not follow that that you have no knowledge of your hearing sight and hearts will be questioned, you will be questioned about all of them.
You will be questioned about all of them.
A lot begins it's saying do not follow that which you have no knowledge of
will not duck formalized and laka D and this is a warning away from blind following
what you have no knowledge of you're just blindly following it. The people in our village did it
That way that people in our country did it that way My family has always done it this way. We had a fees do it this way. You have no knowledge.
It's just words. These are words that you have memorized. You heard your parents say it and your grandparents used to say the same things. Whenever questions are, we are, whatever is
this is ignorance.
And for us to follow that, we will be asked on the Day of Judgment, our hearing, what we heard, when people told us online is messenger said so and so. And we said, has una vida de la, it was enough for us what we found our parents for parents doing
what our eyes have seen, when books have come to us, materials and made available to us.
We have seen the truth. But we prefer to go with our culture and our hearts. Our hearts will be asked because we will know inside ourselves that we were following something in ignorance, and the truth was elsewhere, but we didn't have a desire to follow it. So we will be asked our bodily parts will be asked and they will give witness against us on that day of judgment, a lot of talks elsewhere where he says, and people will be asking, Why are you doing this? Why did the body parser speak against they will say Allah, Who made everything speakers made a speak and they are going to give witness against us
and will be asked about what our plan whatever pleasures are like gives us in this world. So mulatos aluna and in Yama in any name, you'll be asked about all of the pleasurable things, pleasurable things which Allah has given us.
in the course of the reckoning here,
and the questions
there are some statements of profit or loss that Salim has made.
Which we should reflect on, as it gives us a better clarity about our situation on that day.
On one occasion, he asked his companions, do you know who is truly bankrupt? You know what a bankrupt person is? And they said, as far as we know, it's a person who has no Durham's or dinars.
And he said no, the truly bankrupt person is the one who comes before a law
with a scale of good deeds heavy, they think they're okay. You know, we've made it only to find that because the back bit slandered, cursed hit others, and took their possessions that these people now will be demanding compensation, their rights back and they will take from that person's scale of good deeds. And the person will look and he will see a line, a huge line, scared his deeds are coming off his scale, just steadily running off till the deeds end, and the people are still coming.
And they will take from their scale of evil deeds and put on his or her and that person then will be thrown into hell once the rights have been fulfilled.
So we have to be careful.
This is the person who prays five times a day.
He prays five times a day or she prays five times a day, but
when they get together with other people, they're backbiting people all the time. This is all they can talk about this other people, their business and this and that and
slandering people making up stories, you know, cheating others in their businesses, etc. But they're praying five times a day fasting in Ramadan, everything. These are good deeds, but these good deeds are destroyed by these other actions. And this is the truly bankrupt person on that day.
Furthermore, problems as salam warned us away from Ria where we do these righteous deeds for the sake of people's admiration
and praise. We build a Masjid and we make sure that our name goes on the door, built by Al Hajj, a say yes, and so and so and so and so. Got to be on the door. So everybody knows that you build the masjid
problem and Salim said
that the first three people
will be thrown in hell.
We'll be one a martyr and this is reported in Sahih Muslim, a matter somebody who otherwise we know is going
to paradise, the martyrs go to Paradise without reckoning.
But there is one martyr, one group of martyrs who allow we'll ask them what did they do with the skill and the courage and the bravery etc, that you're given them. They said, We fought in your way or law we fought to raise the your word above everything else, we died for your sake and this law will say to them, No,
you did it. So that people would say what a brave warrior what a Mujahid
and people said, they said they praise you put your name up in lights.
You got what you thought, there's nothing for you in this life, and he will be dragged away on his face and thrown into
the second will be a scholar,
And he will be asked, What did you do with the knowledge that was given to you? He said, I taught people the knowledge, I taught them the Koran for your sake or last month, and allow us No, you did it. So that people would say, what a great scholar
why a great scholar.
And one of the signs of it, is that certain scholars, they have a special robe, garment, you know, like the priests of the, the Catholics and that, you know, they have special robes and garments when you see that's a priest, the bishop, everybody, you have Muslims who now have a garb, special scholars, they have this special garb and you know, once you see you say, Oh, he's a scholar from so and so on. So
it's not we have no uniforms.
We have no Holy garbs.
You know, humility is an essential part of scholarship.
Such a scholar, when you question him, you asked him, should I do this or not? He says no. And you say, Well, what is the evidence? So who are you to ask me? If I told you You wouldn't understand anyway.
This is unfortunate. Such a scholar, those who have this kind of attitude, who's who gains knowledge, not for the sake of helping others guiding them and helping themselves, but so that they can be the scholar
Maulana, everybody has to come to them. They're in it for the dunya it provides a means it gives them authority, etc, etc. Such a law will say well, the people praised you.
They cheered you.
And there's nothing for you in this life. He'll be dragged away on his face thrown in the hellfire. And the third will be a philanthropist. One who spent his money here there and everywhere.
FISA vilella supposedly, allow Alaskan, what did you do with the money? He said, that's what I did. He said, we rely built this I gave here and there. Allow us No, you did it so that people would say, what a generous person this is. How kind how generous how Noble.
People have said it. Nothing for you in the next life, you'll be dragged away on his face and thrown in the Hellfire
in this state also
the course of the questioning
prior to the actual asking of the final questions, problems asylum in a narration related by salidroside said that he will go by a pond, how old
and he said that whoever passes by me will drink and he will never again be thirsty.
A group of people will come to me whom I recognize and who will recognize me, then they will be veiled from me. a veil will come up between me and them. And I will say they're from among my followers, my own law and it will be said to him. Indeed, you didn't know or you don't know what innovations they made after your time.
So I will say performs as Alan said, I will say be off the off, get away to whoever change the religion after me.
These are people who will recognize the profits
and he will recognize them
they will be among those who
were classified in the general sense amongst these followers from the oma. But due to their innovations in the religion
due to the changes which they made in the religion,
they will not be able to avail themselves of the pond of the profits on the line.
These are all warnings for us to reflect on.
As we consider the judgment
and the judgment
in the course of the judgment, there is another narration
found in Sahih Muslim,
in which Prophet Muhammad SAW Solomon said
the nations of the prophets were exposed to him, and he saw some profits with only one or two people or their family members with them, no one else had believed in them.
Then he saw a huge crowd and thought that it was his alma
told them that this was actually the oma of Prophet Musa alayhis salam.
But he pointed out to him, an even larger crowd, which stretched across the horizon from one horizon to the other, and told him this is your Omar. And he said,
and with them were 70,000 who will enter Paradise without reckoning or punishment.
They will be those who do not use charms,
nor seek them from others, the charms and the amulets that wheezes you know what is called an Indian Pakistan.
hijab as they call it in Sudan and other places.
These things which people wear rings with numbers, and lions, and X's and O's, and calling on the gins, and all this kind of stuff, nuts that would and have all kinds of weird things. All of this
If we want a chance of entering paradise without reckoning, then this cannot be a part of our lives.
Nor do they
interpret omens, good luck and bad luck. Because of this, or that, a mirror breaks in your home, you think you have seven years bad luck coming,
spilling salt, you know, different societies blackcap, walking across your path. In all these signs of bad luck, you find a four leaf clover, you know, different societies have a different variety of different things which indicate Good luck and bad luck. All of these will cause us to be
Punishment, and reckoning will be before us if we don't purify ourselves of these things. Instead, we should rely on our Lord. These are the ones who will escape the reckoning. Also included with them will be the martyrs I mean, those who are not
caught in that process.
Due to rehab,
or those who are not held back due to debts,
the balance the scales will be raised, a bridge will be overhead.
those who pass over it will pass over according to the level of their faith, where their faith is strong, they shoot over it like the speed of light, where their faith is weak, they're crawling over where their faith is
lacking etc, then they will fall off
or clause will draw them off.
And then those will make it to the other side will enter Paradise.
The purpose of this bridge, the balance, the judgment.
All of this is
a demonstration of allows justice.
Those who did good in this life will receive good in the next.
Those who did not will be
accordingly punished. Allah has given us an intellect to be able to understand and to reflect
And it is our responsibility to prepare for the judgment. That preparation begins here. And now. Those of us whose minds are not made up.
I asked Allah to help you not walk out of this hall without making up your minds, to change your lives
to get on the right path to prepare yourself for death and the judgement.
Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah?
Well, we have many more questions.
And we still have two piles of questions from the last two days, as I suggested, to the brothers who organized this that in future, it's best to have at least one session at the end of a series of lectures, which is just dedicated to answering questions, you know, whether there are questions on the topics that are covered or general questions, you know, so because we can see in many of the questions that have come, you know, people have other concerns besides the exact topic that we're covering. So inshallah brothers and charlo will consider this and in the future, we hope to be able to accommodate the many questions that are out there.
For tonight, we'll try to do what we can.
A few days ago, a young girl was killed by flying debris.
After a failed explosion went wrong.
She was only 12 years old, what is her destiny, heaven or hell?
Considering she wasn't a believer,
actually, this was dealt with this issue was dealt with. In an earlier session. We pointed out that as promised and Salomon formed us,
for people who were either in circumstances where they had no access to Revelation, to the teachings of the prophets, either directly or indirectly,
those who are died, the young age those who are insane,
on the resurrection at the time of the resurrection,
they will be resurrected and a prophet sent to them.
And that prophet will give them certain instructions and at that time, if they obey and follow the Prophet, then they will be among those going to paradise. If they don't, then they will be amongst those willing to help. So no punishment will be put on anyone
to whom a prophet was that sent, as I said in the Quran, from aku namazi Bina Hata Navarro Sula, and would not punish anyone until a messenger was sent to them.
Why is punishment Hellfire so often mentioned in the Quran and in Islam, surely people are intelligent enough to live in peace
and try to act well without fear of burning in a medieval Hellfire? Well, I don't know if the fire is medieval, but the issue of the Hellfire
a part of a last creation
as is paradise.
It is mentioned in the Quran.
As paradise as mentioned,
a person in this life
if there is no punishment for one's acts, then there is no drive for the individual to do righteousness and to be good.
Punishment in general in every society
maintains a certain level of goodness in this society.
That legal system is set up for that purpose. If people could function without it, then it wouldn't be there. No society has managed to function without it.
So the issue of punishment is based on our natures.
We Institute punishment in our societies to ensure that society runs at least to some degree, at a good level in which the rights of people are protected and justice is established.
To the degree that the laws are applied fairly.
So, yes, though some people a few would be righteous, even if there was no punishment in the Hellfire, the vast majority of people do need to be aware of that punishment as an incentive for them to avoid the displeasure of God to avoid corruption and wrong. And Paradise is there on the other end, as an encouragement, and they will reward as a reward for them when they live lives that are righteous,
and don't seem to receive the rewards in this life.
that a person strives and finds difficulty those who are involved in corruption seem to have an easy life and seem to be successful, etc. The reward of Paradise is there
as an incentive for the individual also, to stick with what is right what is good, in spite of the difficulties they may face in this life.
You mentioned that of the great science the fire will lead people to the place of gathering, whereas this place of gathering is it also the masher and this is what it is also referred to in the Quran. The exact location, I am not at liberty to say,
but it is on Earth.
But the earth will not be as we know it. In our time, what will be the common age or physical condition of the people of the hereafter?
Those in paradise will be
at the prime of their youth.
problems are seldom described that their sizes would be increased massively, which would increase the portion the punishment that they would receive the punishment which involves burning, burning of skin and burning of bodies, etc. The more skin the bigger you are, you know, the more suffering that you will go through, so their sizes will be increased in a massively.
What is the punishment of the grave?
This was that state that we spoke about where the person
after the questions seeing their evil deeds, they would remain within a window on the Hellfire open with the scorching winds from the Hellfire pouring over them until the resurrection. That is the punishment of the grave. And along with it, there would be other
trials that would come to them. We're in the process of I sent them described that the grave or that state would become so constricted, that their ribs would, you know, cross into each other. And you know, they would be also meeting those evil, particularly evil ones among them, they will also suffer other punishments in that state. What happens to the angels do they go to heaven or hell, they don't go to either heaven or hell,
they become dust. So Allah on the Day of Judgment, will resurrect some of the animals. Among them, the prophet SAW, Selim described a goat that knocked another another goat, of mountain, you know, as an example, that on that day, they would be resurrected and the other goat would knock the other one back, you know. So this is this is an example of the fulfillment of allows justice and are no wrong or no harm will go on.
unresolved that they would there would be that retribution for everything which took place in this life. Furthermore,
as the prophet SAW, Selim described, that death will be personified as a white Rama and brought forth and people from hell and people from Heaven will be asked what it is and they both will recognize it as being deaf and it will be slaughtered. And it will be stated that their life will be eternal. From there on in there will be no death. Is it possible to prove scientifically that there is life after death?
I know people have
tried to offer some arguments but it's it's not something which can be proven scientifically. We cannot prove scientifically
There is a heaven in hell.
Meaning that you can it's not subject to a microscope, you cannot, you know, do chemical experiments, etc, and improve it establish it. And it's something which the profits have informed us about our intelligence indicates.
And for those who utilize that intelligence and make us use the revelation which has come, then they benefit those who don't, then they are the ones that I've lost. And if we had to put it from the point of view of
a gamble, because gambling is quite popular these days, I see you have a crown casino here in Melbourne,
and the lotto, etc. is everywhere. People like to gamble. But we can put it from a point of a gamble.
If a person believes that there's life after death,
and does live the good life, a righteous life.
And there is no life after death.
They didn't lose anything. But if there is a life after death, then they have succeeded. Wherever person doesn't believe in the life after death.
And there is a life after death, then they've lost everything. And there is no life after death. Okay, they didn't they were right. They didn't lose anything.
They didn't gain anything that sense but if there is no life after death, then they are in a major state of loss.
You mentioned Sahih Muslim and Sahih al Bukhari, my shirt says, I should not read these books.
Because they are for the alama scholars, they say I should just read for byli Iron Man wv nisab Is this okay? Well
Sahih Bukhari Sahih Muslim, these collections of Hadith were not made for the scholars, they were collected for the oma.
These are the statements the actions of Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah.
And it is the duty of every Muslim who has the opportunity to read these books to read and expand their knowledge about the life and the way of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the scholars will help them in that in the understanding, meaning that you don't pick up the book and anything you read, all of a sudden you go running off, you know, behind this thing, well, look what I found. Now you need to check it out. Of course, you have scholars will clarify for you, is this something because it may be something abrogated, you know, which was a practice in early Islam, which was later abrogated. So there does need to be guidance in its usage. But in terms of general reading and
expanding one's knowledge, I mean, there's so much in there in terms of, of character, you know, of practices, daily practice, General practices, etc. that for one to say, you shouldn't read it, this is not really the best advice. Now in terms of the books for daily Iman and wv nisab. These are collections of IDs from the various books.
in there, there are a number of weak IDs in these books. So these books are, in fact, not as safe as Bukhari and Muslim in that the hadith of Bukhari and Muslim are certified authentic by the scholars of the Muslim world from many centuries until now. These are the books they have authentic material, they have useful material in there, but there are also some errors in there. Some weak ideas are fabricated these stories which are fantabulous, you know, like the story I remember reading about this individual I won't mention any names, but this this saintly individual of the past who used to pray salata fudger with the will do of Asia for like 20 years.
I see this was this is held up as being something you know, which should be striven for to pray. Salatin fudger with the will do of salado, Asia for 20 years. Now, what does this mean? It means you didn't go to sleep at night. That's what it means. Because once you go to sleep will those broken finish. So it means this person stayed up in prayer for 20 years of his life. Now, we have a very good example in the time of Fatima Salah in which some people came to the wives of the Prophet SAW Selim and asked them about his ibadah his worship and they described it to them then they
said, Well, you know, plus or minus a solemn, you know, Allah has forgiven his sins past and future present. So you know, maybe he doesn't have to do as much as we do. So we need to do really a lot more. So one of them said, Listen, I'm not gonna get married.
Another one said that I'm going to fast every day. The third one said, I'm going to stay up in prayer every night.
Problems are solemn when he came, he heard them, he called them and he said, Listen, I am the best of you.
And I fast my breakfast, I marry women. And I pray at night and I sleep and whoever likes a sooner or prefers a sooner way, other than my way is not a true follower of mine from undurraga Ban sumati, Felisa mini So, staying awake with the will do of Asia to pray fudger is not a commendable action.
If problems are seldom rejected it it is something which he said he didn't do. And he told people who did it that this is wrong, then it is not something commendable.
So I'm just saying that to say that there is information in those books, you know, which does require reliable scholars to check out and clarify, you know, before one tries to implement them. I remember also reading in another one of those books also where it mentioned that
the, the heart of the Quran
thing it said the heart of the Quran was yacine.
And the heart of your scene was the Bismillah.
And the heart of the Bismillah
was the bow
and the heart of the bar was a dot dot under the bar
I don't really know what this was implying here.
I don't really know what this was implying. I mean, this was not something said by Rasulullah sallallahu
I mean, if we think we can write the data and think we have now written the heart of the crime, and this is delusion.
What kind of Tarot is is haram.
The Tarot is or tire with amulets were in general scholars hold that when the the contents are unintelligible. In other languages, that there are, you know, writing Quran backwards and using, you know, squares and X's and O's and these type of things. This is all considered to be haram clearly, with regards to Quran where a person whereas a verse of the Quran some scholars I mentioned earlier amongst the Tabby rune had okayed it, but the vast majority of the Sahaba and the scholars of the Tabby own rejected it. And the texts of the Sunnah, which refer to the hanging of amulets don't make any distinction between that which has crime, or that which didn't, it just spoke of hanging of
amulets as being schilke as being a source of dependencies, people will depend on it, and then depending on it, they're falling into shock.
Are there any distinctions among the heavens?
How to get the best? Well, Professor Solomon said, whenever we asked for paradise, you know, we should ask for unfair doubts the highest point in paradise. And there are seven levels, as there are levels in hell.
The more righteous will be on the higher levels, the less righteous will be on the lower levels.
the person, the last person, who will be going, who will go to Paradise performance and solemn, etc, the narration found is a Muslim, that this person will be the last one coming out of hell going into paradise, no will be told to go, go crawl out, we are told to go to Paradise, and he will go there and he finds it full. And he will come back and instead of a life on it full, and Allah will say no, no. Go ahead and stare he said, he said, Are you making fun of me? ridiculing, ridiculing me? No. And Allah will tell him No, and allow this person to go in and said no, there is a place for you, which is 10 times the size of this world. So that even that person who is going in where it appears
to be full, and he's the last one, you know, even at that level, he will have a place some 10 times the size of this whole world.
In Hell. As you said there are also levels. The lower levels represent the ones of greatest punishment. Allah tells us in the Quran in the
Manasa Tina darken as Philemon and are the hypocrites. Those who pretend to be Muslims in this life will be in the lowest levels of the Hellfire,
the hypocrites and hypocrisy. This is something that we all should fear.
Especially when problems are Solomon said
that there are some people who will do the deeds of the people of Paradise throughout their lives, until they reach a Bose length away from Paradise and they will start doing the deeds of the people of hell die doing those deeds and be thrown in hell because of it.
Who are these people? These are the hypocrites. These are the people who do the deeds of the people of Paradise, because their family says pray fast they fast they pray, they are in a community which is keeping an eye on them so they
toe the line.
Eventually they get a chance to get out of it. Get out of that situation to go to another town or to leave home go elsewhere. And you see them partying, taking drugs, fornication, everything,
their true belief will come out.
On the other hand,
problems are seldom said that there will be some people will do the deeds of the people have held
throughout their lives, until they reach a point where they're only a bows length away from hell, then they will start doing the deeds of people of Paradise died doing those deeds and be put in paradise.
Now somebody may say okay, that means it's okay, we can keep on doing these days, you know? So all right, you can still have a good time, there's a good chance you know, things will turn around. No, this is not in reference to those people who know the truth and choose to do evil.
It's not in reference to them. This is in reference to people who were not exposed to the truth. So they lived lives which are you would say the life of the people of health. They were Christian. They were Buddhists, they whatever you said they go to hell, all the Buddhist solid Christians are going to hell.
But they were sincere. So Allah gives them an opportunity in their lives to find the truth. And then they change and do the deeds of the people of Paradise they become true believers and go to Paradise because of it.
the Hellfire has many levels, seven to be specific, and the lowest we said was reserved for the hypocrites.
The highest level, which is the lightest punishment. Problems are seldom said
that the person will have that lightest punishment will be Abu Talib.
Abu Talib, his uncle, who looked after him raised him protected him against the koresh knew he was a prophet
supported him. But when he came to his deathbed,
he chose to go with the way of the forefathers.
He chose not to
shame his family of pagans, and he chose not to declare his faith. So he died begun.
problems that Salim said he will have sandals
is in the highest level.
Only his feet are in the Hellfire just in those sandals.
But the sandals will be enough the fire of the sandals will be enough that his brains will boil perpetually.
And the Bronx wasallam said that he will perceive that there was no one in the Hellfire suffering more punishment than him.
Though he is receiving the lightest punishment.
What is the punishment of a person who commits suicide in rape? Will he be forgiven? I'm not sure what suicide and rape means. I mean, it's it's suicide and rape.
They commit rape and then they commit suicide or they were raped, and then they committed suicide.
A person who was raped who committed suicide? Well, technically speaking.
A person who commits suicide according to performance and solemn will be in the Hellfire perpetually
Over and over again, in the way in which they kill themselves in this life.
However, for those people who might have done it out of ignorance, meaning that the information did not come to them,
and they did this, but the rest of their life in terms of righteousness, etc, is there then it is possible for a law to forgive them for it and take them out of that situation, because the law can forgive any sin that a person commits, as with and dies without repentance, except for shirk.
So, it is conceivable that that person may be forgiven based on other deeds etc.
Will anyone die in the next world? We said that death will be slaughtered, there will be no death.
What happens? What's going to happen when the job comes? What will he do? Who is he? That's a big story.
To try to answer all of that, as I said, we've tried to leave out some of these details because the fact that you know to do it would mean we would not be able to get to anybody's questions, but the Zhao suffice to say, is known as the Antichrist, who will be the major
figure to claim that he is a prophet, eventually claiming that he is God Himself.
He will be doing certain things which are which you might consider to be miraculous. The treasures of the earth will come out behind Him and follow Him. You will fire an arrow into the air and it will come back with blood on it, he will say killed God. You know, I mean a variety of things and people will follow him. He will come to Atlanta all cities of the earth with the exception of Mecca and Medina. But when it comes to the outside of outside of Medina, some 60,000 of its inhabitants will come out and join him.
He will create you know, he will sacrifice he will kill up many, many believers during his spirit of reign on the earth. Eventually, Prophet Isa will come and
fight against him. When he sees Prophet Isa as described in the Hadees. He will crumble like salt and prophecies, I will go and kill him
and will kill all of his followers.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato