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was Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim
Juana and he was Javi for an extended edition like Eli oma Dean
offers you to align your last Peace and blessings on this last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the next day.
we'll be discussing Surah atacado
the 100 and second Surah from the Quran
surah according to
the well known
companions of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
gave the title of tourism honors Quran or the interpreter of the Quran.
He informed that this chapter is Surah was revealed in Mecca.
for those of you
have read different
references concerning chapters in the Quran. You notice some of them are revealed in Mecca.
Some of them are revealed in Medina.
you might wonder why is it even mentioned What is the significance of the importance of knowing that a chapter was revealed in Makkah, was revealed in Medina.
Generally speaking, the chapters of Mecca share certain qualities.
Because the Quran revealed over 23 years of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Prophet was
addressed the issues that the Muslim
were faced with
was not revealed, addressing abstract issues which were not related to the circumstances in which the Muslims are living, no.
Various verses, they touched issues that were directly related to the people
either in areas regarding the basics of the faith,
or the laws or
the tasks, those who came before the previous civilizations, the previous prophets, et cetera, et cetera.
though there are certain similarities between the chapters of the of the mecca
which they share among themselves,
generally speaking, having short verses
and concentrating on telehealth
whereas the verses of Medina
tend to share certain qualities that are having long verses
and said the verses tended to concentrate more on the laws, because it was in Medina, that the Muslim community was established the beginnings of the Islamic State
But the most important point with regards to knowing which chapters are from Mecca, which are from Medina are one
to know something of the Sierra or the life of Monticello. Because by
putting the chapters in their chronological order, in terms of when they were revealed, we can extract from the Quran,
something of the life of the Prophet number seven itself and that is a guide for us. As I said in the Quran, naka de Cana colmcille sola, he was what'll happen is in the Messenger of Allah, that's an example for you.
The second important point
that is extracted from knowledge of the Mexican and the Medina and surah
that certain laws are revealed in a gradual form.
For example, the laws concerning intoxicants
in the early versus the Find a law talking about
the bees and how they make honey and how people extract from the honey. That's it.
intoxicants. Just a general description.
If this was all that you read in the Quran, one might think that the Quran is praising intoxicants.
other statements are revealed as the community progress concerning intoxicants when a law says that there is good in them
and evil, but the evil in them is greater than the good.
This is again science.
Then verses were revealed, saying not to come to prayer in a state of intoxication.
And then the final verses came saying,
in intoxicants gambling and divination
and the idols,
places where sacrifices are made to the idol, all of this filth from Satan, to avoid it.
We didn't know
the order in which these verses came
in, somebody could take the verses out of honors, and say, well, the final recommendation was not to come to prayer in the state of intoxication.
That, you know, at first, the law was very strict to them, in order for them to, to, you know, get a hold of themselves and
be more dedicated in their worship. So he called them to avoid it altogether. Then later on, he told them that they were good enough to name some evil.
But they, he was better than the good so you know, you shouldn't get too much involved in it.
And then in the end, he told us that we should just avoid fair at the time of intoxication.
You can turn the order around and bring your own kind of interpretation as to how because surely, there were some commands in the early part of Islam which are very strong, which will relax later. As we well know. Somoza Salah had said that making Ruto a normal Juma was compulsory for every Muslim.
In the early days of Islam, it was compulsory.
Because this was a time when people were still learning about the hair and the type of thing they used to wear these, you know, garments, that you know, with the sweat and everything, and they get together sitting all together orders coming from. So he insists they are compulsory. But then later on, he said that making will do it. Okay. So the question is better.
So, there are cases like that in the Sharia, where it was strong in the beginning. And we'll ask Taco Bell and said in the beginning, that he prohibited people from going to the grave at all,
prohibited going through the grace altogether. Then later on, he says, visit them, because they are good to help you to remember the next life. Allah gave a relaxation. Because in the early days, people were involved in idolatry, a lot of it was connected with ancestor worship on the Sabbath. So they were banned from the
graveyard altogether, until they could get clear. So heed the principles. So heed the unique unity of Allah. And then after that was forgiven them, and they were allowed to go back.
Similarly, he said, you could take this, and I do
the same thing, the alcohol was totally banned in the beginning, because the people were drunkards, etc, they needed to ban it altogether. So later on, as they became stronger in their face, etc, then they could take a little bit, you don't know how to control it. So clearly, Islam, that conduct in fact recommended to take a little, some doctors will tell you, you know, some alcohol your meal, chopped digestion, okay.
So, and they say that if we don't know the correct order, then people can come with all kinds of stories to us. And this is by knowing the neck and then the Medina, knowing the order in which the chapters, there's a sewer as the verses came, we know that in fact, the final command was to stay away altogether, as was the earlier command, which said there was good enough and evil that the evil is better than the good, then the next level was to avoid it at the time of prayer. And actually,
even though the final command is the total prohibition, the earlier two commands are not totally abrogated, not totally, because there are circumstances which can come up in your life where they are still applicable.
Right. In alcohol. We use alcohol to clean water
there is good in it in certain places, but not down your throat. That's the point. There's no good in it there. So the evil in it, which is what most people use it for drinking, not cleaning their wounds, this is much greater, and the good, that's your name. So today.
And also if you go to the hospital, for example, and you have received anesthesia, right?
Now, when you come off the operation, you're still groggy and you know, you're going to go and pray and
you don't go and pray until you have come down all together.
It still has points of application even today, right?
the point is that this chapter is from the Mecca,
as attested by
the interpreter of the
chapter, generally speaking,
called mankind are called mankind enough to reflect on
the most important things in our life.
divert our attention
from the common goal of life,
the accumulation of wealth, to the more appropriate goal for the delivers those who understand why they are here, the purpose of their creation.
The goal which is appropriate to understanding the purpose of creation is not the accumulation of wealth, but
The selection of a law remember that the law and establishing the worship from God.
Now, there are a few hobbies.
Concerning the surah. Before we actually look at what the live thing, you can see some of the circumstances
there's one had to eat, which is found valuable Harare, in which Bahasa lamb on the arrival of Abu Zubaydah, informed the companions
something of the future
with regards to
the accumulation of wealth,
and he said, by a law and not afraid that you will become pure for
that you will become for the future. Because the companions generally speaking, in that time will for
most of the companions were born, there were some who had wealth, but most of them were poor.
So he informed that everyone's not afraid that in the future for them, that they will become even poorer, more destitute,
that he said, I'm afraid that the worldly wealth will be given to you in abundance. That is what he was afraid
as it was given to those nations before you.
And you will start competing with each other for it as they did.
And then it will divert you as
the Prophet fear
for his followers,
that wealth has become abundant amongst them, and they will deviate from the path as the nation before
that of the Muslim nation.
On another instance,
even Omar, regular one who reported the department's asylum was asked his companions aren't any of you able to recite 1000 verses of the Quran daily?
And one of the translators
recite the power of a grinder
replied, any of you able to recite
narration, is telling us that the rewards
for reciting score at the castle
with reflection on its meaning,
not just parroting the Arabic words
to the reward of reciting 1000 verses
the Quran are divided up into 1000s of verses.
likely you will find that 1000 or more verses, address the issues found in a half a castle
over and over again, Allah will address them in different ways, using different terminology, with different examples, etc. But the same issues are there enough, Hakuna Matata, we find them also in 1000s of verses.
On another occasion,
a companion Abdullah, even a Shakira related hurricane to the Messenger of Allah while he was reciting a locker with a capital.
And he said, man says my wealth, my work,
but Oh son of Adam,
do you have any of your wealth, except what you have eaten and used, worn and worn out. And once you've given in charity, and thereby causing to rename
this to the companion to the other,
this is all that comes from well, either you
utilize this use it up.
And it is of no benefit to you further.
Or you give it to charity, and it remains with you, even after you die.
The first verse
begins on Hakuna Matata capital
accumulation of cumulation of wealth,
the human being spends most of his waking hours accumulating.
This is the reality that we live
as much as we like to be spiritual and all the other things,
the vast majority of our time is spent accumulating wealth.
this accumulation of wealth, and whilst is not only measured in terms of money, it's also measured in terms of children and having a lot of children
people have more children, and are looked at as being stronger families, something that some people are proud of having many children, although of course, these issues may be reversed to some degree today, these times in a way, the way through birth control to control the numbers of people knowing created scare and the mind of the human being that you know you you have children, you won't be able to feed them you know, so, better you only have one or two, those kind of psychological tricks that the wife plays on the Muslim world and promises and and said you know,
you should get married and have many children recommendation.
At any rate,
give the human being a certain status in this life, where he feels, he is better than others.
And he strikes or she tries to gather as much of this wealth around them
in order that they would make their lives more pleasurable, the man will be outside in the normal normal situation,
gathering the wealth from the job situations etc. Whereas the woman will be home spending the wealth and accumulating is in the form of the trappings within the home. New this new that change the curtains change the you know the offers you know every year or every season or whatever you know, never satisfied with what you have to have more to change always you know accumulating more and more. So the accumulation is on both sides. The man outside the home is accumulating the money that he gets to wipe us list accumulating. There's a new process going on.
a lot of times Allah warns us in chapter eight
verse 28, fizzle and fall, while abou Anima am walakum Wa Alaikum sickness.
Allah in the who agilon Javi know that you verily your wealth and children are only a child a test
With a law is a great reward for those who passed.
Because this is what we're focusing on. So accumulate allows us
children and wealth.
Because we come into this life without wealth and children, and we leave the life without the wealth and children, we don't take them with us. I mean, of course, people have the right to do this, the ancient Pharaohs and the others, you know, when they died, they had their slaves and everybody killed along and buried along with them, believing that in the next life, they will still need these labels, etc, you know, who would serve them in the next life. But you know, we know better, because we see the mummies in the museum, and their skeletons and bones, etc, right? So reality is that we come into this life of nothing, and we leave this life with nothing of the material things that
people tend to focus on.
it means then that we should not allow
our desire for this well, children, etc, to diversify, from,
from what, from knowing what our purpose is in life,
from knowing that we have a duty and responsibility to worship Allah.
And that the essence of what comes from the worship of Allah is the remembrance of Allah.
Allah says, In the Quran, again, in the 63rd, chapter, verse nine, yeah, even Medina Hama, Lu, Natalie, am wailuku, Allah, Allah,
Allah, all believers, do not let your wealth or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah.
Whoever the rest goes on to say, does that are truly the losers?
Whoever is diverted from the remembrance of Allah, by the accumulation of wealth and children, has lost
what this whole life was about their lives as
well as the inland in Santa Fe, my time all of mankind is in a state of life,
except Lord who believe and do accuracy, who have understood what the purpose of his life is about. These are the ones who are not in a state of law. Otherwise, in this life,
once we lose track of a law and the purpose, we don't remember a law, then it means that shapes on has a
We are now become slaves of
slaves to our own desires. As Allah says, In the Quran, Have you not seen the one who takes as this is God, His own desires.
We have submitted ourselves to our desires, our desires for wealth,
becomes a god. Wealth becomes our God's
desire to get that wealth. This is what was submitted.
And the desire for wealth is unending, and sovereign person and said, if the son of Adam was given a value of gold, he would want another one.
And the only thing that will fill his mouth is the dirt of his grave.
That's the only thing that will stop.
Up until that point, more you have, the more you want
to either add to
the slave or worshipper of the dyrham and the Drina will be wretched
their lives will be
Let it not be like
don't allow the wealth
and the children to divert us from the members of alone. Though we will see others around us with wealth
too, because a lot of folders
for long form de la Kumar
Rama has favorite some of you over others in sustenance. This is a lot of destiny, why some people will have got more than we will
and he told us will no longer be bothered about do not desire was a lifesaver some of you or rather
he told us
favorites on the list I don't desire.
it is a test.
Allah gave some, but he didn't give you.
Because if he gave you what he gave them, it would be too much for you.
So he only gave you what is good for you.
The trials of this life are tailored it Allah tailor them to each and every personality, what you need, what I need, what he needs, what she needs, that's what allowed
the pharmacy law you can allow enough time in law without a law does not burden any force greater than it can be.
So each soul gets what is suitable for. So a lot of favors some over others.
And Thomas often said, Don't look to those above you. But look to those below you, those who have more than you don't look to them. Look to those below you because it is better to help you to remember the blessings of Allah and yourself.
If you look to those below you, you can see how Allah has left you favorite view
and you will be thankful for that. But if you only focus on those who have more than you, you will always be wondering, why not me?
Why did Allah give me what he gave this person never always designed, always, you know,
having a state of no contentment, you know, your state of distress directs, always worrying trying to get the more you have, as I said, the more you want, when you have it, you're always coping and making sure it doesn't decrease in any way. And the people you see around you don't trust them, you feel that maybe they're they're smiling at you, they want something from you, you know sort of thing and smile, smile,
you know, you should smile at each other. And the person was all caught up in this gathering of wealth, what do you teach people smiling is real. They want something, you know, some some some hidden agenda here are smiling, so excited to get next to me because they want some of my money. So they cannot even take the simplest of pleasures, from the simplest of things. Everything has become so complicated for them.
Because they have been diverted from the remembrance of Allah. So the hearts cannot find less than the law says, allowed the decree law he taught my angels below. It is only with the remembrance of a law that the hearts
are diverted from the limits of the law will apply.
A lot says in chapter a sober for 35 Do not let the wealth and their wealth and children amaze you the wealth of children of the
devious people have gone astray. Don't let their wealth and children amaze you. For Allah only wants to punish them with it in this life that their souls be taken while they are disbelievers.
For them, what Allah has given them, they think you know why everything is fantastic, you know, it's good, you know, the more bad they do, the more they get.
But the law says he's punishing them with it.
So that they will never give it up. Because when your wealth is taken away, this is why you stop and think well, you know, maybe I shouldn't be so much, you know, keyed in and as lovely as it can go so easily so quickly. So when you get more and you get more and more you want it just keeps coming and coming, and you will never give it up you just keep on assets. So you will die in that state. So it is a punishment.
By law says, Do not let it amaze you don't desire it and seek it. And furthermore, he says
in the 64th chapter, verse 14, in them in as logical, more logical, I do one laquan father whom surely there is in your wives and children, an enemy unto you. So beware them, be aware of them.
I'm not telling you that your wealth,
your your wives and your children, they're your enemy.
Not enemies in the general sense. But in them, if we do not deal with them according to how Allah has described for us, then they become my enemy. Meaning that when your wife
wants to go outside,
all painted up.
eyebrow pencil, lipstick, you know all these things. Wearing
perfume, or you know, from a bartender mythology. And the woman who goes outside wearing perfume is an adulterous a fornicator until she returns back to our home.
But your wife is feeling good. And you know, you're trying to tell her what she's saying, Oh, no, no, no, no, you know, don't you love me, you know, I want to be beautiful. You know, she'll give you all kinds of stories.
You know, and this touches your heart. You know, you don't want to resist her. So you allow her to go outside, she's become your enemy, because she is no cause you to commit
sin which Allah will hold you to account for, because a lot of Helen said kolomela and Coco Loco masala and
each and every one of you is, is is like a shepherd responsible for his flocks, you will be asked about your flock, what did you do with this,
you will be asked allowing a shark she going out like that will be punished for what she did. She will be asked and punished. But you will be asked and punished for allowing her to go out.
So she became your enemy.
For your children.
Children can ask you to do certain things.
They want to have a birthday celebration that day. You know, you heard the lecture, the lecture, that celebration of birthdays, is Tegan
allowed in Islam?
But your child is making a big story to you, you know, our friends, our cousins, everybody's having birthdays, why not me, you know that you're being unfair, you know, it's not really, you know, dying and all this. So you give it you have a birthday party.
That is a child has now become your entity, the child caused you to say?
What is it talking about? What is it talking about really talking about your love,
your love for your wife, and your child is now greater than your love for a law.
So it's like a form of
the love that you should be giving to a law you're giving to your wife and your child.
Because when the heat is established,
when the face is firm, then we don't do anything which displeases our law.
In order to please human beings,
a lot goes on to say, hashtag go to
the accumulation of wealth, running after the wealth
in all of its forms, continues throughout life until we reach the grave. Until you visit today, the
the sixth chapter, verse 44. Law says.
So when they forgot the warning
with which they were reminded, we open to them the gates of every pleasant thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment,
in that which they were given all of them, all of a sudden, we snatched
forgot the warning, which Allah had given, about not allowing wealth to divert us from the remembrance of Allah
shaytaan has and now Allah opens the gate
of all the abundance of this world it comes before them.
And in the midst of their enjoyment of this abundance, Allah matches in a state of disbelief.
Death when death catches up, of course, then we realized that this was all
are easily distracted because the consequences of what we're doing and not obvious.
The consequences we know by way of revelation
because we see people doing evil
and appearing to get good. You see people doing good and appearing
To suffer evil, right? In this life, what we see around us.
So many of the evil people tend to get the best out of life.
So the consequences of our actions are not obvious to us.
It is only to the Prophet tomb goddess sent to us, who have informed us of the consequences of our actions, that ultimately, we are accountable. And if it doesn't appear to us in this life, we will be held to account.
we are invited here, when a lot says, tells us about the state, where people tend to be caught up in this chasing of the material world until they die. He's alive telling us to do what, don't get caught in a situation.
Turn back to a law before you are caught in a situation. In the fourth chapter, verse 18, to analisa, Allah says, There is no repentance for those who continue to do evil, until death comes upon one of them. And he says, indeed, I have now resented
too late. If that catches us, it is too late repentance then, is not acceptable.
So the warning is here.
Any of us know that we're going to live for one more hour? Or another day? Or a week or a year?
None of us knows what is tomorrow.
The reality is that we can die at any time.
We know that we can die at any time. Can we afford to be diverted from the purpose of our creation?
No, we can't afford
that. And that was quoted by Blue Live and Amara saying
Allah was great and glorious will accept His servants repentance, until the death rattle begins.
When the first in the field, luckily, they get sick, medicine and die, you can repent before you die. When you feel the point that death is upon you.
The first to start laboring in their breathing. You see the changes going through repentance at that time.
And none of us knows that we're gonna be talking about
those things that because you learn Laila Allah. At some point in your life, you said it on a few occasions, that you will be able to save that time, or that you already know you've told your family or the family know that when you're dying, they're supposed to say right level and make you feel a loss, and you'll be able to save and diagnostician.
The only way we can guarantee for ourselves, the way we are going to end is to choose righteousness now.
To commit ourselves to the path of righteousness, trying to do what is pleasing to Allah and to avoid, what is this even to Allah.
Allah said, Chapter 63, verse 11, Allah will not delay a soul if they are appointed time.
And Allah knows all that you do.
As Jackson has been making, when we are going to die,
delay our death.
nor can we advance
it's been written.
We don't know when it is,
is for us to work, believing that it can come at any time, live our lives, not fearful of death.
In the sense that
you are afraid of everything around you, you don't want to leave your home.
Another law said you know that even if you stayed in your beds in the towers of your home, and your point of time has been set your guy there you know if it needs lightning will hit that tower, you come crashing down the children.
It is set for you to die at that time you will die no matter where you go.
Have a life to live. You have to work a limit, but you must live it
being conscious that you can die at any time.
Some of the scholars also interpreted to mean you know until you visit the graveyard.
Accumulation will divert you until the
upper you know up to an including the time you visit the graveyard meaning that
Some people will go down to the grave as there's so much into the accumulation of wealth and boasting, you know that even in the graveyard field
some of the building these big domes and houses over the grave mother Liam's you know, and they were both about our mother Liam you know, our family crypts, you know, how lavish and beautiful it is, to the most even in the game
that has no meaning to them.
They think their wealth will make them last forever.
I'm not talking about another one.
We see what is one of the the eighth wonder of the world. Judge Mahal
Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal, the mausoleum
no you read the descriptions of it how wonder if people feel
cooler when they're with India. Sharjah hanos really known for his wife
back in the 17th century, you know, in
his his his expression of his love for his wife.
But it is alone, which is displeasing to Allah from beginning to end.
Because I'm told
to go and any gravy found more than a prompt with above the ground to level it. That structure is haram.
Though it is a symbol of Islamic architecture, the greatest of Western law, actually it is a symbol of Muslim decline in
the depths of the ignorance that they could build such a grandiose, you know monument to the displeasure of Allah.
Similarly, in Pakistan, we look at the Muslim over you know, Allah Jinnah,
huge dome over is where people going in there making toe off around his grave, you know, huge numbers are coming through his era, you know,
he is looked at as the founder of you know,
the land of the pure the Pure Land,
something displeasing to Allah evil.
And I'm sure this is something back in our home countries that we are facing today. Because I wouldn't be surprised if each and every one of you back home guarantee Lanka, right over the graves of your fathers and grandfathers and all the other destruction.
Whether it be you know, just a big white stone which has written on it, you know, born this day, died this day, he was a good man, they got put in, in paradise wherever
whatever structure was, whitewashing it, putting flowers on it. This is imitation of the ways of the pagans forbidden in his lap.
The grave should look no different from the land around.
You as a Muslim, this is your relative You know, it
may be a marker on the wall somewhere to identify role. If you rose, you're in row eight, you know your grandfather's will aid wave number one.
a lot goes on Kela self autonomy, but soon never know.
Can you catch the dose at the end of the first okay.
But soon you will no
no accumulation will divert you
from the remembrance of Allah
till you reach the grave, you're so much caught up in it.
Your death is huge.
The reality of this life is will be will soon be clear to you
about the loss of saying Paradise is near to each of you than the strap of his sandals.
And so is the Hellfire
near closer to us than the strap of the sandal that we wear
around the corner and we never know when it's
so much Allah, Allah moon
After that, he will soon
allow repeats this verse
that the point of knowledge of what this life was about, is really close.
You'll find sometimes certain verses in the Quran are emphasized, repeated for particular emphasis.
So we do it in English.
And speaking, you repeat, sometimes come here, come here,
come here, by saying, Come here, come here and give more strength emphasizing the urgency, stressing, come here, we repeated. Similarly, we'll find seven verses in the Quran, whether the particularly, you know, heavy points to get across a lot of repeats.
Sometimes he repeats it in one surah, repeats it again in another source, sometimes he repeats it, you know, in the beginning of this, that same, so it repeats it later on in the same color. So gradually the pieces in the liner, etc, the line of
different ways, the verses are repeated for.
Because, for us once we die, when we hit the grave, from here on in, it is just a series of revelations.
resurrection begins, neither a bed from hell, or a garden from Paradise.
But the process of our judgment is beginning from the point of rather than la Los Alamos.
If only you had certain knowledge.
If you knew, if he knew what his life was about, we would not be living as we live.
Our lives would be totally different if we had certain knowledge. But if we had certain knowledge, then this life would not be.
salado telling us knowledge would be different.
But he deliberately didn't give us that knowledge
is only handed to us through revelation to the topics brought to us in the scriptures.
And of course, you have a choice
to believe in the profits or not to believe in the scriptures or not.
Because if Allah had made such
that those people who truly believed in Him,
they would know what if life was about
absolute certainty, then no one would go on
to become like, angels.
But this life is a test.
From the time we were born, till the time we die,
no matter whether we believe, or we don't believe the test is an ongoing test in our life
was reported. It was said, If you knew what I know, you would laugh
and cry a lot.
If you knew what I know, you laugh and cry a lot
of Allah revealed to him saying that he did not reveal.
He was to carry that message, to bear the burden of
the enmity of the pagans of his time. We tried to kill him, try to fly him out of his home, to crush the movement, to kill his family etc. He has severe that. So Allah revealed to him certain things which would strengthen him to know the reality of his life.
that he knew what I know.
He would laugh and cry
means that we should be morose.
We just walk around with a frown on our face all the time. You can't laugh. We can't find anything funny or anything you'd like for us? No. Because
given make jokes.
But that was not the his character. Meaning he was just a joker. You know, you have some people just every second word comes out of their mouth. You're laughing all the time this last last night.
Because when you always everything is just a big joke and whole life becomes a big joke.
We lose sensitivity.
For the text of this life, the child is
Such and such.
So we're not encouraged islamically to be laughing all the time. Sometimes moderation, keeping things in moderation. A lot goes on to say, let's not I wouldn't measure Him,
He will surely see the fire
will surely be the fire.
Each and every one of us will see the Hellfire
not in this life.
In the 90s, Chapter 71 The law says, There is none among you who will be brought here to it here to help each and every one of us will be brought close to the house.
As Alan said,
got the fantasy of Makati. No one will enter Paradise, without being shown the place he would have occupied in the fire,
if he had rejected
so that he would be more thankful
and no one will enter the fire without being shown the place he would he could have had or occupied in Paradise, if he had accepted faith.
So that he would be more powerful.
Each one will see
the place that we would have occupied had we chosen the correct or the incorrect.
And another occasion I will size and hopefully said focus on and set a bridge will be brought and placed over Hill to combine is Apple messenger of Allah What is this bridge, he said it is slippery and it has hooks.
Some of the believers will cross the bridge in the blinking of an eye.
Others as quick as lightning, or a strong wind,
fast horses or she camels. Some will cross safely without any harm, others will receive some scratches and some will fall down into hell. The last person who crosses as if he was dragged over
the next life, all of us will be showing
up, then you will see it with
this life. We see it as described by the Prophet,
peace and blessings be upon them. They described to us in the scriptures and revelation about
but in that life, you will see it with certainty. I know Leah
claim for the believers, when they see the fire.
They will be rejoicing
that Allah has saved them from it.
Those are two purposes.
For the believers when they see it and see the place in it, they would have had and they see themselves on it. They're rejoicing,
overcome with happiness. But for the disbelievers, it will only increase their state of sorrow and sadness, regret there will be just overwhelmed with it, knowing that they have to be there forever and ever. So mellitus alumina Yama, even
then verily you will be asked on that day, about the pleasures about what Allah has given us in this life. Each and every one will be asked
because as we said before, everything that alive bestowed on us in this life is a test.
we said we came in without it, live without how we use it is given to us as a shot. If we use it for good in the blessing that which remains. We use for evil, the sinner which comes back to haunt us.
We will be asked
for support the bionic man Mallika saying a dead person is followed by surgery
to have them returned and one remains his relatives, his property and his deeds follow him to his graveyard.
The relatives and property return and indeed remains within
the bounds of said there are two blessings of which people are fully
Health and retire.
These two things which allied
health and three times we are
fooled into thinking there will always be healthy.
We'll always have free time.
But then when we get sick, we get weak. We want to worship or we can't worship.
time has run out.
This is when we regret.
So as a matter
if you become free if you find sweet guys from your worship, and continue to do other forms of worship,
a life is a continual life of worship.
In the philosophy on the sukiyabashi allottee, reliable alameen wa salatu salam teachers know glad to say, verily, miles, my prayers, my sacrifice, my living and dying, swallow Lord of all the world, our whole life should be trauma, there is no vacation that we take from righteousness. No vacation from this lab
is like breathing
Something you can't take a holiday from eating here with us. But for the holiday for eating in the sense that you just quit eating, they have to eat something otherwise you die. You can't take any holiday from breathing, you must read
Like that submission to Allah, you cannot take a holiday from
take a holiday from it. Then it means our Islam is a ritual meaning you have what is known as the Ramadan Muslims.
Ramadan comes along. He is praying day and night, praying more than anybody else.
He's a believer.
So Ramadan is over the holiday.
Leaving next Ramadan will make up for his holiday time.
Not Islam. The Friday Muslim council Juma all week long is that making us ally makes only
a person a state of locks. Do this. Religion is only a ritual. That prayer that we make on Juma which is only once a week cannot be made in a way acceptable for law.
If we have not
establish proper prayer within ourselves, then we cannot suddenly become
sincere in our worship. I can instance once a week, one month a year
The reality is a prayer has to be established in our lives as a part of our life. So Allah doesn't say required commanding us to pray. She says happiness Allah stablished the prayer five times a day,
the framework of our life.
it is for us to reflect
on the message of this 100 and second chapter of the Quran in which Allah has invited us to reflect on the purpose of our life.
As believers, our purpose is to worship Allah. Allah says, Allah insha Allah, Allah boo, the purpose of our show clearly explained to us.
So we should have no doubt about it is to worship Allah.
But we should understand that the worship of Allah
is not because Allah needs our worship,
for not worshiping Him because He needs our worship, worshiping because we need to worship
we are the ones who need have the need for this worship. Because the worship will make us be what Allah created us to be.
Without worship, we cannot attain
the position which Allah has created us for
and this is only that position, which is allowed him to paradise and proper control. Now to the people, that only the true believers in enterprise
only the truth
So let us
the lack of contentment in our life The dissatisfaction
is coming from. And it's coming from a lack of focus. Without focus on the purpose of life. We have been diverted by Satan to the trappings
which may help to make our lives more comfortable, but they are not the goal of our lives. And in fact, when we do that, then the very well why is that our children become our enemies without us even knowing.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa.
Now, we may take some questions, you might raise any question
maybe from like, write the questions down and send them forward?
question, sir, as you said, graves should be no higher than the ground. But is it true that the Prophet graves is raised above the ground with a noticeable difference from the surrounding thank, you
know, the prophets grave is level with the ground.
remember, he was buried inside of the house. And
if you were to go inside and look at today's
level, the ground
they didn't add anything to it.
When you dig the body, dig out the hole for the body to put the body in and you put the earth back, there will be a certain amount of earth which is displaced. But as soon as the ground becomes smaller from the water that is in the ground, all around, then it settles
That is the status quo. Now, people in time after the time of
they expanded the Gospel of Matthew to include
his grave, it never was inside democracy during the time of the Sahaba
was in ISIS house.
And nature they built over it, you know, this cage, you see this black cage that you see around his mouth. And on top of it, the Ottoman Turks, they do the green dome,
big dome over the grave of the public.
And yet today that has become the symbol of Medina,
the green dome. But in fact, that symbol is one which
was here, he will smash it,
to destroy it.
Because it is against the teachings against Islam.
And as it says, Here, it has become a justification for people elsewhere to build structures or
going against the commandment of department
to accumulate wealth.
If people didn't accumulate wealth,
there would be no the cash to pay
and the only way to pay to accumulate some wealth.
So obviously, the accumulation of wealth in and of itself is not
is when we become so absorbed in that accumulation, that we forget the purpose of our leisure. So we don't pay any better. You don't even think about things we're spending in the way of life first and foremost the things that God
then other forms of charity that we should use, whether it is for jihad, whether it is for building a Masjid or whatever, different things that we can sacrifice our to do.
So we will be clear that what is being said
Up here at access,
access where the person lose track loses track of the very purpose for his or her age.
So I got this question for sisters who may not have heard it is regarding our efforts at work
to improve our position
to get a managerial
move up the ladder,
everybody will get in would like to move up the ladder. Now, is this something evil? No.
Elon said that Allah loves from each and every one of us, if we do anything, we should do it to the best of our ability.
Strive as hard as we can do it as well as we can. And as a result of that, you move up in a job.
the point is that we should not make that our roles
were becoming the manager becomes the be all and end all for our own existence. In which case, we'll do anything to get that post, you know, now the ends will justify the need, if you want to be managers, it means we have to tell slander some of our co workers so that your chances will be reduced and ours will be increased, because the upper management will distract them. So this everything becomes as a parent, you know, everything becomes acceptable in love and war, right? You know, this is war here. Now.
This is not the way Islamic way is we strive to make our utmost effort. And then we trust in Allah will leave the rest to Allah.
As a result of our efforts, Allah destined that our welcome increase, our position increases, we say, Alhamdulillah we give thanks to Allah, and we give the rights that the law have defined in our wealth to those who have a right to him when he
but if we don't get,
you know, instant success, we don't move up the ladder, then we don't fall into a state, you know, is so depressed and, you know, you know what happened, you know, you start to wonder whether your coworkers they must have slanted you and, you know, whatever, you know, you start to distrust the people around you and you're negative and you know, why Allah why you know,
didn't give it to you, you say, Marcia, it is as Amar
because if it was good for you, and I would give it to you,
Allah says he does not oppress anyone.
perhaps has a license, you may dislike something which is good for you. Not moving up the rungs, dislike it,
but it is better for you. And perhaps you may love something, which is evil for you. While La Jolla, La
Ilaha Illa. Allah knows, and you don't know. That's the bottom line. That's what we have to live with. That's what keeps us content keeps us on an even keel in our life.
So we're able to handle the good times and the bad times said, the life of the believers is an amazing thing. And it is only in the case of
whatever good comes to him. He cites a loss and he's rewarded for it. Whenever he will default him he's patient and allow the legend for it. So his whole life is
is only the case of a true believer who can have that patience. Patience keeps him from Haram.
He doesn't become impatient, so impatient that he can't wait to get this next thing that ends up doing something.
Everybody wants to have
to work and you save. You see, at the rate that I'm saving, it will take me about 15 years for me to raise enough money to buy this house.
We'll make it such that they went on CBS comm that money will not be able to buy the house.
So what happens? You become impatient.
There is a mortgage.
And we say, okay, we can get this and pay off our mortgage in 20 years we'll have the house
leads us into
in case of a death in the summary
is it correct or incorrect to carry out reading of the crime collectively that is each reading a chapter or two.
Right? Where the crime is divided up into little sections 35 and the you know, distributed amongst people, they all gather together on the 40th day or whatever, nobody's
top of each other
It is totally useless. This is not reading the Quran. Allah says in the Quran.
If the Koran is recited the quiet and listen to
the very core and is commanding you to be silent and listen to its reputation. Allah says The plan also known as red pill in karate, Allah read the Koran in slow measure, so that
all of what we're doing is against what the Quran itself is telling us. How can we please a lot,
there's a reward at the end of all of that, we've just wasted our time made up our throats or you know, this is always done come out and it was zero. And then we think we can give this reward to anybody. Malaysia whether reward can be given to the dead or not is another issue. I'm not talking about that.
certain thing progress elements define that we may do fast for them, make hard for them. And we want to go to them if we have a lot to give us whether recitation of the Quran or other things can go on not just difference of opinion amongst the scholars regarding
sama talking about that aspect and talking about the X.
On the fourth day, where did they come
from tell us anything about the 14th day No, the combine is do anything on the 14th.
So it means we have innovated
we have done something displeasing to a lot of gather on the 14th one,
then recycling the climate discussion quickly, with this corner Salinas on top of each other all advices and hearing each other with requirements for business,
not knowing what we're even saying.
So we are like as the law describes the Jews, you know, ignorance of their, their books, etc. Like donkeys carrying books on their backs.
will become like a book on the back of a donkey. The book we have great knowledge in it. But the donkey cannot benefit from
disability which allows given the newsletter to read the Koran, that passion is to be like a donkey.
Issue, understand what you're reading,
read it in Arabic, read it in your language, know what you're reading and reflect on the meaning.
It is correct to hold a gathering in the house in order to read the Quran without any specific reason either in the family or entry into a new house.
To gather together, somebody reads the Quran, others listens and the meanings are discussed. And also there is benefit. Now to sit and listen to the quiet recitation, simply because it is musical, another danger. You know, you get somebody who can be cyber fully conscious in recitation. You know, you hear some of the responses when they recite, you know, certain individuals Well, no individual decides they finished a verse. They hear people in the back of
Here's another case carrying on in the background. So you know the same kind of thing like pop side of Michael Jackson in South Carolina, but it's clear.
So the reputation of the client becomes like a pop singer. So much so that some of these guys have even gone to Paris, and recited on stage in Paris with the pirate
The one who doesn't beautify the Koran to His voice is not about
so we're not supposed to read the Koran Alhamdulillah Rabbil aalameen
sweet and nice and beautiful as much as we can. Of course some voices can only go so far. But we should make it in nice tone.
but always things in except
the extreme when people go into the extreme, and what can be halaal and good turns over to become haram and evil.
That's why we're known as McCann was
told to follow that Middle
English translation of Sahih al Bukhari Hadith is exactly where can we obtain it?
There is only one translation available now complete, and that is one done by Muslim hands. It's available as most of the bookstores. There's a new one, I guess, also done out of Lebanon. But this one here is terrible by Darren
Seacrest, and they're just churning out books just for money, you know, in hardback books and terrible translation. So I would not advise anybody to buy the books from Lebanon, that the one known as El Bukhari by muslin Han. This is the one which
Yeah, it is a one volume condensed version is available in some of the boxes like dark Paladin debase is available
for the questions
when I gave, I gave you the attitude of the scholar
who was you know, that is the opinion of the scholars who know, of course, they're ignorant scholars.
General scholars who know have solid knowledge to seek from the Quran and the Sunnah use the evidence requirements soon as support when they're saying they know
in spoken about the mouse, you know,
for various political reasons,
the authorities have not
challah time will come. If not before the malady and the time of the night, it will be rectified
about this question.
When we miss the first record
of a three, or for unit prayer,
who will end up reciting the Shahada three times in the case of a three unit prayer will end up reciting one praying one Raka making cassava then another Raka, they can bring a third Raka
is allowed. Yes,
it is allowed because the format's that develops
without having to bring a
miss unit affair.
There's no set
form like the norm is two
versus three become required.
the one which is missed, which you normally would recite, to alpha, even
when you're winging it at the end of the prayer you also Resize to Fit and the Torah follows
The last 50
foot position given
the boxcar sanlam, favored what is known as the water,
that is he would sit on his left thigh and prop up his right foot foot, the shin of his left foot under the shin on the right foot,
chin of the left foot
the shin of the life force
coming out underneath the shin of the right foot, left foot.
If you are not used to doing it, right, you might find yourself some people end up like this, you
know, when this gets necessary, it's not a required position, right?
So it's enough for you to sit in the garage, the the regular one where you sit on the bottom of the left foot on top of your eyes, you know, or even sitting on the bottom of both of your feet.
Whatever is convenient for your body. Because the prayer, you know, it's not asking you to put yourself in painful, difficult position, you know, I mean, you do what you can afford the podcast Elon did and he talks
And even for yourself, I mean, how you feeling like they're on the verge of falling over it.
Shifting positions for the Center for academic studies in Abu Dhabi, Santa Ana Barbuda, and which refers we're talking about salamah recommended shifting position. But from what I recall, this hadith is not authentic.
On the ship, you can, I mean, some people have suggested that, you know, the merits of shifting is that you every place you make sujood, to be a witness for you on the Day of Judgment.
This is a weak argument, because you may run the same place twice, then it will make witness for you to be able to just
think about it some more places you can make to do, you know,
think about it logically
a mind wandering
about this question to keep one's eyes closed during long recitation by the amount by the amount
in order to increase concentration? Well, generally speaking,
closing of the eyes,
puts you into another world.
I don't know if it's going to really increase your concentration. No,
no, no what. So what you have to do is to find the middle point here, right? He tried to focus on a particular point on the rug, where you're going to make this a June and try to keep your eyes and your mind focus on there on the law. And one of the things that will help you again, is to learn
to see if you learn Arabic, then the long recitation of the Imam is not going to, you know, you're not gonna leave Friday morning and you know, your mind is starting to wander, because you have more of an opportunity to reflect you're hearing what the light thing is, it's like somebody's talking to you. You know, you know, Ally's communicating with you, you listen. So part of the problem, that's where the root of the problem is actually, the fact that you didn't learn a language of the final revelation. And this is a duty of each and every muscle to learn Arabic to hear the words of Allah as they were revealed.
Because the Quran is an Arabic
reveal the Koran and hollaby.
The miracle of the Quran is in the Arabic,
raising the hands and do
after prayer or during prayer,
this is something was a problem with us and them did on certain occasions
The Prayer For Rain
also the prayer of
that one did the shopping people tend to do in every
to do it regularly after the compulsory prayers he did
if you did it spontaneously one day
there will be no harm he just did from yourself
one day, but to make it into a regular ritual, where people think that this now is a part of the prayer, your prayer is incomplete, it was not made with your hands raised etc etc, then this becomes an innovation in the religion
because it wasn't done by
let us question
Is there a minimum
number of verses of the Quran that may be recited
three for example, that you cannot recite less than three verses
Why? Because the shortest chapter of the Quran is three verses
No, there is no minimum
not sure this chapter
is shorter than I suppose he is much longer
and the problem was our talent and staff did not specify any length.
So, you recycle the coil, whatever you have memorized whatever you understand the test, whatever you can,
there are no minimum
most commonly cited another surah or saurez. After the first two units. However, it is reported that he did resign on the third and the fourth, on occasion.
means that it is permissible
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every single day in the photographer
would not advise.
You know, this is not
the time to do it.
You know, this is a compromise that she's making.
It's a compromise to allow people to do things as if Rockstar felon didn't do.
questionable it's questionable whether it really is a wise move. I would prefer the site to educate the people to what it is, you know, what should be done, rather than just not do it but leaving a space for those who want
to make glass after every prayer is perfectly permissible.
But it's the raising of the hands and
this is the point and not only that raising but in congregation altogether.
This is what is not
As far as I have learned,
there is one Prophet was raised up to living in the heavens, message Prophet Isa and a Salah finish at the top of the living like Heather, etc. This is conjecture,
to make any statement like that, how can we know, we can only know
and I have not come across any authentic ideas to that effect.
It's Riley as you know, meaning
stories attributed to the Jewish
scholars and scribes. Yes, there are plenty of them. You know, you can read till this day, you can read about melchisedec your Testament in the New Testament They call him the king of Salem, without beginning of days and nbm babies and eternal being walking
out all sides of you know, mythological beings that they have put into their, you know, they have about you briefly taken up in a chariot don't call them to do so is called the decal.
decal. So they went up into the heavens in the chariot. And so, you know, we can say some of us Elon said aiza and a Salaam that people thought they crucified him but they didn't raise him up democracy where revelation ends that we are certain about Mr. Lobo beyond that when we're speaking of things which we have no knowledge of my life.
You know, don't speak about what you have no knowledge of
like to just thank everybody
presentation, and I hope that whatever they said, No has been a benefit to you all. And he will take it to heart
as a very serious