Ramadan 2023 Appeal
The Hereafter Part 1
Channel: Bilal Philips
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hamdulillah alameen salatu salam
ala alihi wa sahbihi
womanist in the vicinity of a Ahmed Diem,
operates due to a law allows Peace and blessings. last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam salami
and and all those who follow the path of righteousness to the last day
this evenings topic is
the asset or the hereafter.
This topic has many different aspects to it,
some of which
I will try to look
into along with you.
But there is a certain aspect of it
which is of the greatest significance to us.
And it is very important
we come out of this
what is so important about
for us in Islam
we know that in the Quran
after Surah Fatiha
the very beginning of the second chapter of the plan.
Though this chapter
was not the second chapter which was revealed
the first complete chapter which is revealed with that sort of factor
was revealed in Medina
were 13 years after the first revelation, yet alar had the Prophet Muhammad SAW some of them arrange Surah Al Baqarah. After
five he has we've looked at before, we find that a lot has given us
basic plan for worship and prayer and
showing us that what is most important for us to seek from God.
When we call on God is for guidance.
And the second chapter
of this concept of the guidance.
The second chapter, begins Alif Lam Meem.
Valley Kalki tabula rasa,
this is the book
in which there is no doubt
guidance for those who fear
the mountain zillah eneko Mountain gentlemen public
will ask you whom
a lot goes on to describe those who fear Allah, those who believe
in what was revealed to you, Mohammed.
So I was alone,
and what was revealed to the prophets before you.
And with regards to the after, here after they are certain
those are the ones who are following guidance from their Lord, we like
those are the ones who will succeed.
So we find
a lot after emphasizing the importance of belief
in Revelation which came to Prophet Muhammad Shah Salam and revelation in general, the overall message of the Prophet The next most important thing,
which a lot of stresses is belief.
There are certain about the year
and we have also installed rocker on the same sort of
some chap some verses along
we find the law describing the essence of belief.
regardless of whatever system a person may find themselves
in this verse,
verily those who believe in them, Medina, Amman, when levena hadwin, those among the Jews
and the Christians was Savi.
And those who are worshipping gods of creation,
men and women who've been there, whoever amongst them, believes in Allah,
one young woman,
and the last day, well, I mean the father hand and do righteousness.
For law, hopefully,
there will be no fear
to overcome them, nor will they grieve, that is, they will inherit.
Because when the law says that such people will have no fear, nor will they grieve, you're not talking about his life.
He's talking about paradise.
Because prophet Mohammed's our fellow,
who we believe
was the best amongst mankind,
who was receiving revelation
was the example for mankind.
And he was sorry.
So obviously, when the law says that no grief will overcome them, nor will they be sorry, no will they regret?
He is talking about that they will, paradise.
Whoever among them believes in a law that's believing in the law. Correct. But just believe in any god that they may call along.
the year after,
and do righteousness.
Three points, belief in a law,
belief in the Hereafter,
and acting on that belief in the form of righteousness.
These three things make the core which guarantee a person paradise
we understand about beneath.
We understand about the our site doing righteous
five pillars of Islam This is about doing righteous deeds.
Believe in the law. This is the first pillar of email.
This is our Shahada. This is our declaration of faith.
what about the last day? What is it that makes the last day so critical?
We even find that when
jabril came to Prague, Mohamed Salah, in a very famous Abbey, which is known as Hades,
when the Prophet Mohammed Salim was sitting with his companions
and he suggested to them that they should ask him something.
And they all sat there shy.
Nobody had any questions.
jabril came in, off the desert. Of course, they didn't know it was really came in the form of a man.
And he came in their midst, when right up to proper Hamza Salam sat up next to him, put his knees next to the properties and asked him
So, identified the pillars that he asked him, What his email
lifted pillars of
The fifth pillar
This is all something
that a person may say he
may do everything of His love.
But if he rejects
belief in the last day, he has not considered it.
Normally, we tend to think well, as long as the person says the shadow Laila is making
no progress or someone said that if a person does not believe in the last day, in the Hereafter, he is not able to because he has made it a condition of faith.
When you will ask him what his face. He's telling what his face consists of meaning that if you remove any of these names, you no longer have face to face is not complete.
And there was.
So this is something obviously, very critical in our lives.
paradise depends on.
most of us, most Muslims
are not really aware of it.
the five pillars of Islam.
And if we happen to be fortunate to grow up in a family, where our parents do insist on actually practicing
these colors, we may take salon.
But the pillars of Eman
This is just something that we say we believe
somebody I do believe in the RPF, I believe.
But what does believe in the here as to actually
for it to be so critical, it must mean that it
has such an important role in our lives, we cannot do without it.
It is supposed to be something which affects
our daily lives in such a way
as to help us to achieve the goal of Islam.
What is the goal of Islam
the goal of Islam, the system of Islam is to produce a righteous
God fearing individual
who submits himself willingly to the commandments of allies.
This is the goal of
all of the pillars of Islam, all of the pillars of the man all of them are geared towards producing this individual,
this righteous individual who
fears the law and submits himself or herself willingly to the commandments.
So what role does the opposite of playing
we do not end up in the after,
is the pathway into
is something that we have to be conscious of.
Islam encourages men to be conscious of death.
This is something that we all know about. We all know about.
There is somebody in our family someplace with dice.
However, we tend to put it into the background of our mind until it comes real close. Your son, Father, your brother, or you yourself, find yourself sick and the doctors are telling you might die or people are saying you might die you know afraid that I'm gonna die. No, you're thinking about death.
But until then,
death is the background.
what it's not encouraged.
That we think about death in the sense I want to die. When can I die? No. Islam prohibits us to wish for that.
Islam has prohibited us to wish for that no matter how sick you are, how painful your sicknesses whatever you are prohibited from wishing for death.
The problem is
that you should never wish for that.
If you are in such pain or whatever
That you feel you have to say something, then you say, Oh Allah,
if living is better for me, let me live. But if dying is better for me, let me die as far as you can go.
Why? Because for you to wish for death, it means one of two things.
Or maybe one,
you feel that alive burden you greater than you can bear, you got a burden, this thing is so much you can't take any more time to give it up. You don't care, whatever the consequences you want to die.
But Allah has said like
a law is not burdened any soul greater than it can be.
So what is the state
saying that a law has not spoken the truth?
When you say I want to die, in that case, you are in fact saying that a lot has been the truth.
This is why suicide in Islam
It guarantees you help
The other thing that you were saying, you know, when you seek
is that you've done so many good deeds.
You're sure you're gonna get tired of that. You don't need to do any work with
me to go now.
Can any of us
can any of us really be certain that we have done so much good, we don't need any more time to do any more good.
we can never see.
So it's fundamentally wrong for us to wish for them.
But at the same time, we have to be conscious of that.
A lot wants us to be aware of
and you find so many verses in the Quran
where Allah warns us
or reminds us, of impending death.
when he reminds us,
he's reminding us from the point of view, that knowledge of death
or knowledge of reality
is what brings one truly close to Allah. Allah says in Surah Fatiha
verse 28, those who truly fear Allah, among his servants are those with knowledge.
And in Surah, Zuma, verse nine, it says, say, Aye those who know and those who do not know equal,
it is only those who have understanding, who are mindful.
encourages us to be conscious of death.
For the from the point of view of that knowledge, bringing us closer to God, to Allah.
He says, sorlin
verse 185, every soul will taste death.
And it is only on the Day of Judgment, that you will receive your full view.
Every soul will take a step,
life coming up.
So we already know, this is something nobody has any doubts about. If there's anything you know, in this life, that we can be 100% sure about whether you know you don't believe in God or you know, you are outright atheists or whatever one thing you can be certain about is that
that is something that can be measured. It is scientific. You see people die, they live a certain age, they reach a point they die. In other words, if
you don't see anybody who has lived beyond a certain point, this is using scientific methodology. You know, you observe your observations, you put all that together, what does that tell you? You're gonna die.
So, Allah is reminding the believers to think and to be aware about death.
Not because they don't know about that because
It is so easy for them to forget about.
He says in Surah, Zuma, verse eight, say, the depth from which you flee will certainly overtake you, then you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the scene. And he will inform you of what you did
from which you flee will overtake you,
it will catch, no one escapes
the cyber 78 wherever you may be, this will find you, even if you are in high lofty towers, no matter what you build for yourself with this world,
where you manage to get
if you go to the moon or to Mars
is going to catch
As I said, this reminder
which ally has provided
to turn back to him
to reflect on and to be aware of him.
Because you noticed, whenever you mentioned this about death,
he added with it, you will receive your full view,
he will inform you of what you did
that when death comes the account,
because this is what the accurate
the accounts giving account for what happened.
So, this is what we have to reflect that this is something which may catch us at any time.
It is not something that we put off, don't worry about you know, when we get older, because this is what happens to people
they think, you know, I'm gonna die around 78 or eight years from
now I can have a good time now. When I reach a certain age, you know, my beard gets gray and
worn out now I can become a righteous person.
Do the things that supposed to do. But for now, I'd like to have a good time.
This approach is
It's the approach that most people take.
Because what happens is that when a person is in the habit of having a good time,
living a past life, it's very difficult to get off that track.
problems as elements said, It's April sorry
that a man gets all but two things they young.
His love of this life
and his desire for a long life, his love for the pleasures of his life,
money, wealth, children
and is wishing or hoping for a long life. This stays young.
And otherwise, the normal process is that he's not all of a sudden going to become wise. Now people tend to say with with age comes wisdom.
You've got many old fools running around and there
is no guarantee
that with age comes wisdom.
This is why the prophets Allah made informed us from a law that there is a special blessing
for a young man or woman
who grows up worshipping
grows up submitting themselves to
there are seven
would be shaded by the throne of Allah.
The day of judgment when there will be no shade besides his shade.
was the righteous leader
Mr. Moon had
to was the young man who grew up worshipping.
because it's not easy
for young men to grow up worshiping alive requires the kind of sacrifice that most of us are not prepared to give
Once we are here required, what a law requires,
is a consciousness of death, that it may come any time.
If that becomes a part of our daily thoughts,
do you think that we would waste
energy or anything.
So I'd probably
take the benefit of five, before five,
use before you hold
your wealth before your public,
your health before you're sick.
But the idea is
that we should take benefits
of whatever is available to us from the blessings of the law, before we lose them,
and they can be lost.
So remembering that
puts us in a frame of mind of benefiting problems that ultimate said, think about or Remember, the destroyers of the pleasures.
What do you call the destroyers of the pleasures, one who thinks about is another statement of his he said, one thinks about death,
when he is in a time of difficulty, under pressure, finds himself
what he thinks about this, when he's relaxed, have a good time.
He gets a nice
slam encouraging encourages us to be thinking about death, both circumstances because either you are having a good time things are going well, or things are going badly. In both times when you think about death
brings you to a realization of your position with God, either from the point of view, that you are, you know, worried too much, that things could be worse, you have life you have a chance to do something,
we should not forget a lot
and be so absorbed in the things of this life, that we lose track of what the goal is,
and die without doing what we had to do.
So the death, sort of death brings us to that realization of our position before
a desire to utilize every moment.
Every power that we have in our hands, we try to put it to good use
into things which will benefit.
the true belief, was certain about the year after,
causes him to
utilize every opportunity in his life
to earn for himself
the deeds which will give him the next life paradise.
That is the way
this is essentially what we have to come out of
this evening, realizing
that we must remember
has said that a Muslim has six rights and every other
one of those was if he dies to follow Him, follow his
the rights of a Muslim
he said that when one of you dies, when he's taken to the grave, three things following
his money, family and his deeds
to go back
his money this family, one remains.
These are all concepts that we have
to reflect on with regards to them,
that we may die at any time.
And what we take from this life is what we have earned. In terms of
when a man dies, the problem is said he's cut off from doing any good, except in the case that he has left behind some knowledge people are benefiting from within a
meeting, tape video,
he leaves behind some charity, which is an ongoing benefit.
He built a massive school, something which people are continuing benefiting from. And as they benefit, Ward's keep adding up.
And the righteous child, he leaves behind
the needs behind the son or daughter, who are themselves righteous, they pray a lot
by telling us that informing us a piece of information that we may memorize and tell our children right down in books,
but that we may utilize this, to try to do
whenever we have an opportunity in our lives, to do some charity, that will be an ongoing benefit we should try.
Whatever we can try to gain some knowledge, and pass it on to people in a way that it continues to be passed on, we should try.
And we should strive our utmost to raise our children
as righteous young people,
so that they will benefit us
it is our duty to them. And it's also our
the purpose of that knowledge.
So reflection on death
reflection, on life.
reflection on the realities of life,
how short it is,
what are the blessings which Allah has given us in this life
simply for us to take pleasure
or for us to utilize in such a way as to reap a greater benefits. The next slide.
This is the importance of flexion.
When it comes,
had said that
when a person dies,
or is close to death,
the Angel of Death comes
to take your soul
the angel of death
as an angel,
of course for some people
understanding of Islam may be limited,
who may tend to try to analyze things in a practical, what may be called practical sense, mathematical or whatever. This presents a problem. How could there be just one angel of death?
The earth is big.
How could there be just one engine of death that people dying all over the earth?
We seem to be dying at the same time.
How could one Angel of Death be taking all of our souls?
When we think in this fashion, what we are in fact doing is putting the angel of death
in context with ourselves. How could a human being be running around the earth and taking individual souls?
Yes, of course it's something seemingly impossible.
But what are we what are we dealing with when we talk about the agents?
We're talking about beings which Allah said to his prophet, a number of creators from light
What aspect of light that we know about travels at 186,000 miles per second.
186,000 miles per second. The circumference
The whole earth is only 24,000 miles
means the farthest distance you could go on the earth from any one point is 12,000 miles.
If you as a man, were traveling at the speed of light with 186,000 miles per second, to traveling to travel 12,000 miles, is going to take you
less than one 10th of a second.
So what's the problem?
when we're dealing with an angel, when the problem of La Salaam said,
when jabril has come to him in the cave,
and, you know, squeezed him, told him to read, when he'd come out of the cave, and he looked up, he says, gibreel, filled the horizon.
jabril, who had them in the cave, filled the horizon? Everywhere he looked, all he could see was jabril
Is there any problem here
becomes meaningless. The idea of how the Angel of Death takes all of our souls, no matter where you're dying on the earth, becomes meaningless, when you put it in the context of the angels, put in the context of this world.
So the angel comes
to take the soul of the believer
when he comes,
and said that the angels of mercy also descend with him.
give glad tidings to the person if he is righteous,
will be a good
what allies promised him of Paradise will becoming such a person
And the problem of Solomon Central Asia.
Whoever loves to meet the law, Allah loves to meet him.
And whoever hates to meet Allah, Allah hates to meet him.
So I just said,
O Messenger of Allah.
so what about me,
It is not like that I should
explain that when a person is dying.
The righteous person,
the angels, inform them paradise to come, then they're anxious to meet them.
And so Ally's anxious to meet them.
But when the evil are dying,
and they are become aware that they are and is hell, they don't want to meet a lot.
A lot of dislikes.
So he explained to me,
that we all have to be loving the idea of death while thinking about I'd like to die.
But we strive to do righteousness. And in that way, when our time comes, we will be ready
and willing to meet.
And in the Koran the law describes the disbelievers when they're dying, that the angels beat them in their faces and on their backs, to angels which come with the angel of death
and send them out of this world with punishments.
And when the believer dies,
two angels come
with a silken cloth from Paradise.
And the angel of death tells that soul to come out.
And it comes out as
like water dripping from a water skin.
like water from a glass
and the angels tickets and rapids in this plot from Paradise. And it smells like the sweetness,
have anything of this life
of the angels, as soon as the Angel of Death takes it out and passes it on to these angels. They take it up into the heavens.
And when they reach the first heaven.
They ask permission to enter the angel gives it gives them permission and the angel their guards they haven't
You know, was this
being mentioned, it is so and so righteous, and the angels praise them. And they grew up with that soul until
it is carried to the seventh
there are a lot commands the angels to record it put its record of good deeds
among the NBU
Leone being both a book and a place,
then is commanded the age of the commander to take that soul back down. Because as the law said, it is from the earth that they were created
to the earth, they will return from it, they will be brought back.
So they take that soul back down, and it enters back into the body.
When it enters into the body
process, I'm said that it's yours the footsteps of those who had come for a funeral walking away
what you're talking about,
you know, micro milliseconds. In though I just talked about a process journey.
This is something which is taking place in a moment, relative to us. Because once a person leaves this time zone, leaves this world, then he enters into another dimension, where time doesn't have the same reference to archives here. So that soul goes through that whole process.
On its return, it's still here is the footsteps of those people leaving
The evil soul
is drawn out of the body.
skewers, it's torn out of the body.
Carrying with us the bones and the nerves.
There are with with the Angel of Death two angels bringing a cloth a coarse cloth, called smelling.
They received that soul which is they said proverbs alum said, Spinks
more than the stinkiest dead body that has ever been smelled on this earth.
It's wrapped up in
and it's guided up to the heavens. When it reaches the first heaven, the door has been closed,
is not allowed to enter.
Allah commands that the record of evil deeds of this individual be recorded in C gene,
and the soul is cast back down into the earth at first back into the body.
At this point,
two angels come
to the body,
the angels are known as Moncure. And Nikki I'm sure you're all familiar with.
And I understand when you know you, you hear the topic of Acura, this is what you expect.
But this is not really the most important thing, but I'm just going to go through the picture. Because this is what I thought you were probably expecting. What I was saying in the beginning is what is more important, what is most,
because remember all these things, it's still not going to help us on that day.
The fact that you know that McCarran Akira coming? It doesn't mean that when they come
regardless of what situation you are in, you're going to be able to handle it.
They will be repulsive looking at the prophet SAW someone
when they come
they will ask
Who is your Lord?
What is your religion?
Who was your profits?
who are fanatically attached to the map have
different schools of thought?
Some of them have inadvertently added a fifth question, what is your matter? This is totally fabricated. This has no basis in any authentic traditional approach.
with your Lord,
what is your religion?
Who was your prophet? And what will you be?
The righteous will be able to answer this,
as I said in the plan, that he would strengthen the believers,
with what you call conus, savage,
in both this slide, and the next,
so when the time comes, they will easily answer.
I, Lord is a lot.
My religion is Islam, my Prophet was promised as Allah, and my good deeds was, I read,
and acted in accordance with
this statement, reads from Paradise will lost over
and then his grave will open up, expand itself
to the horizon,
as far as can be seen,
then a door
on Paradise is open,
and the door on hell
it will be shown
what would have been his place in hell had he not done with this.
And when he sees
what paradise has to offer, he calls out, although Lord hastened our
you will be told to lie in bed
beddings from Paradise will be there for him, and he will remain
for the evil individual, the evil soul which has been forced back into the body.
When he's asked the questions,
he will stumble, stutter and say I do.
Not that in fact, the individual may not know who is your Lord. Of course, a lot of said when he created Adam, he took from Adam all of it.
And he made them all bear witness that alized and Lord,
so that is imprinted in the soul.
though it was knowledge, because it was not applied,
it would not benefit them.
It was there for them in this life. Once they died without utilizing and benefiting from it, then it was of no benefit to them, and they will be unable to save my Lord.
This is quite of the degradation,
the humiliation that they will feel as a part of that process of punishment, which begins from the point of death.
See, we tend to think of punishment as being held afterwards with no it's from the time that a person is about to die. As I said the angel sighs beating them on their faces and leaving the life and punish the grave they're in punished right up to the judgment to hell there is a whole process of punishment, just increasing in intensity as it goes on.
unable to answer the questions.
Then the grave for him becomes so small, he is crushed by
a door on the hill is opens a window on the hill is open. And the scorching wind from Hell is coming over him. His bedding is from hell. And he remains in that state.
Concerning the deceivers,
though they're in that state,
they also exist in another state. Just as in this life, when we sleep
our souls are taken from our body. A lot of talks about
that it is a law who takes the souls at the time of death
and those for whom he did not decreed that he takes their souls the time of this
if he decrees that he holds the soul and if he does
allows us to return
for an appoint.
So, the soul is taken from the body during sleep. So, I properly element said that sleep the sister.
However, when the soul is taken during sleep, it is not taken in the complete sense, it still remains in contact with the body.
Similarly, in the next life,
though the soul of the believer is in that state, we describe, where he is receiving winds from Paradise he is resting. At the same time Allah has explained
that the righteous prophets will be in a lien, highest part.
The martyrs will enter Paradise,
in the center, or in the hearts of green birds,
which will fly around in paradise eating from the fruits drinking from the rivers of paradise.
Except for those
who have debts.
Those who have debts will be held at the gates of paradise.
This is why one companion
his brother died when his brother died, he left behind some money and family. So he went to get some money so he could spend it on the family. And the problem is I spend them call him said no, this is your brother is being held
at the gates of paradise. So go and pay off his debt.
So he went to the money to pay off all the debt. He came back he said I paid off all the debts except for one woman who claimed that he ordered something but she doesn't have any proof that someone said she's telling the truth.
So there are among the righteous
marches will not enter Paradise because
also proper Salim said the believers will be like birds, in birds, that inside of birds with birds in Paradise, eating from the food and drinking the water.
Others because of the sins that they have done,
errors that they've made,
may be held inside of their bodies and the earth
not going into the fall. Solomon said on one occasion he passed by the grave isn't about reports of this that he passed by the grace of two men. And he said these people are being punished right now in the grave. Not for something big but something small.
One, he used to urinate without protecting himself from the splash of his urine used to get urine all of his clothes
and the other person spread. Rumors used to go around telling tales about
because of that they ended up
also telling when he was on his raw
Neeraj, he went into the heavens, the ascension. A law showed him something of the state of people
were being punished in the grave.
And he described them one a liar
who had with him a hook, iron hook, which he would put inside his mouth and rip his mouth down to
the end of his neck.
And then when that he would rip the other side and he would be doing this continuously.
adulterers and adulterous is in a pinch like an oven. The fire underneath it noise
those who deal in interest, eat interest would be in a river of blood.
Every time they would try to climb up, climb out of the river. Iraq would be thrown in their mouth and they would fall back into the river. He gave descriptions of various
souls would be
punished for major sins
in the state of the grave.
When the person is lying there,
the righteous person
I forgot to mention that.
And some men
wearing fragrant clothes
will approach him and give him glad tidings and he will ask Who is that man?
The man will inform him
that I am your righteous deeds. I just deeds the law will cause to take the form of a man
Giving him glass,
in the case of evil person
is evil deeds will come in the form of a horrible looking individual, wearing foul smelling clothes,
who will give them evil tidings
and strike him
so hard that he will disintegrate,
alone will cause him to come back together, and he will be struck again.
And he will scream so loud, that every part of creation hears him, except for men. And
that was another aspect which I
forgot to mention.
From that point, we know the problem was on them it said, Earth will eat
the bodies of everyone, every part, except for a portion of the tailbone.
And this portion, when he was asked about it pockets on them said it was like a mustard seed very small.
Because from it, Adam was created.
And from it, he and his descendants will be recreated.
When the trumpet is blown,
on the earth dies,
a law will send rain
which will fall like you on the earth. And from that rain. People from the point of that
tailboom the piece will regrow reformed themselves.
They will be called to assemble before a law
and the process of judgment whereby they're shown their deeds. And think you're all basically familiar with the rest of the
in the course of all that happens
was in relationship to the judgment etc. There are certain incidents, which you probably saw them referred to one wherein he will go to a focus upon
and this, Allah has promised him
and he will come there.
And he said that everybody will join him of his oma, except those who refuse his companions that who would refuse.
He says those
those who did not obey my commands.
By doing that, one refuses follow.
When he is going down, there'll be some people will be held back.
And he will ask Allah, why are these people being
in the process and the law will tell him that you do not know what they did after your time, what innovations they made the religion.
So we see here, within the process of what happens to principles which are very serious, one disobedience of the Prophet, what it can lead
to innovation in the religion, where it can lead
to very serious
disobedience of the Prophet is so serious, because a lot said,
whoever obeys the messenger obeys the law. So when we disobey the commands of Prophet Mohammed, Salah, we are in fact, disobeying Allah.
So people lose track of this, they
know what he has commanded us to do His commandments from Allah.
We should never take anything lightly.
We should try our best to do whatever we can that he's commanded us.
And we should be very careful to avoid doing anything,
which is not
what he commanded.
Making anything in the religion, which we think will be pleasing to Allah which he did not commanded us to do, that is guaranteeing our destruction
depriving us of the rights
of being amongst his followers on the day of
as I said,
knowledge of the Hereafter
It's important for us to have correct knowledge.
though one may believe in the Hereafter, one, knowledge is incorrect, then it will be of no benefit.
The ancient Egyptians,
they believed in the earth.
However, they believe that the hereafter belongs to rich.
Those who could mummify their bodies
and prepare tools, they are the people who inherited the hereafter.
So their belief in the hereafter was a voice.
Similarly, the Hindus,
maybe even a hereafter also, they believe that when you die, your soul goes to somebody else.
Or some other beings.
transmigration of souls reincarnation. So what does that do for them?
It means, if you didn't do too much good in this life,
you will always have another chance.
So you're not really encouraged to do your best. Because you will always have another chance. You continually have other churches,
no big deal. Do a lot of bad deeds will make up for the next life.
So it's a really a little bit.
Now the correct belief
is based on correct revelation.
The only text of correct revelation we have today is the prime
and the revelation in the authentic son of the Prophet.
Because what he did when he commanded us, this is part of Revelation.
That body is what gives us correct understanding of the next slide.
But whatever of the descriptions of the next slide that we read,
and it's good for us to read, you know, and I said, I just stopped at a point because, you know, we could go on for hours and hours describing all the different things.
But all of the different descriptions and the things of the next life, all of it
is only useful. If it has some effect on us.
I took out two big principles. But there are many. As I spoke about the interest, we spoke about lighting, and all the different people who are properly described, these, these are, these are pieces of information, so that we may avoid finding ourselves in those positions.
We strive our utmost not to be among those who end up like
that is the value of that knowledge.
Because as I said, the fact that you have all the knowledge and all the details. It's not like a roadmap.
You know, you buy a map of Riyadh, you learn it well. You can go anywhere you need to go. Right. So you read about what's going to happen in the next life. We figure that all this knowledge, you die, you're a bad person, but you know how to get around the next slide, you're going to get around.
It only benefits us if it has brought us back.
If it has brought us back to the realization that this life is one of sowing seeds,
we sow seeds,
the reaping is in the next
we utilize whatever opportunity that we have
to grow our good deeds, which we'll read.
Before closing, there is one incident of the next life of the prophet SAW some of the most
he talks about a man
and he asked his companions first Do you know who is truly bankrupt?
bankrupt? When people run out of money,
you know they filed for bankruptcy so that the creditors will not take away all the rest of their positions. We also combined you know who is truly bankrupt. So we said a person who doesn't have any Durham's or dinars.
So the person who was truly bankrupt
is one comes before a law of the dam judgment.
guy with him all his good
a person will come
and say so and so said so and so about me.
spread rumors, she has spread rumors about such individuals, and some good deeds will be taken
in payment for the ill that was done.
And another one will come and say he hit me, or she
cursed me or whatever. And people are coming from left and right, taking off picking off picking up until
scale is empty. And they're still coming.
And they're coming, demanding nothing else to take. So they are taking now from their scale of evil deeds, and putting on the scale of that person.
And the skill for that person stack.
This is the truly bankrupt.
This is telling us
not to be fooled.
Because we're doing some Salah, do we have a tendency to see, you know, not making any fella
better than porcelain, I didn't bring it up.
Very, very dangerous.
had advised us truly to look at those who are
poorer than us in the material.
we should not be saying we'll have a Rolls Royce, I should at least get a Mercedes.
This should not be the way it's better for us to look at so and so's riding a bicycle and self care looks like it's good enough.
This is the way we should approach the material.
But when we come to the spiritual things,
we should not look to those who are worse off.
We now need to look to those who are doing more than us. So that we can strive to do more.
We have to do what it is that Allah has commanded
in this life,
fulfill His commandments in such a way that whatever evil we do, will not be continually increasing as time goes on. Because we talked about charity.
What's good for us if we make some charity that is of continual blessing.
Number The same time said what? Manson assume that NC
whoever makes an evil Wait, starts an evil
fellow who withdrew, he will carry the burden of that.
What is humanity
and the evil burden of whoever follows him
until the damage.
So if you, as an individual, have some fights.
We all are human beings.
We have different vices.
My advice to you
and to myself is that
we should limit that to ourselves.
Don't do it in front of your children. So they start doing it. Because if they do that it's coming and their children their child. So you might have thought you just did the smoking, you know, it's bad enough as it is right. But then your child starts smoking his child start smoking and did their judgment cuz you thought you'd only made the sin of smoking.
To let other good things right, this one, this one has to turn out to be
a major or I'm so bad that he can.
So whatever vices we have, whatever bad things we're doing, we should try to limit them to ourselves. Do it in private. Don't let it get out to other people to affect. In fact, other
thing that goes unsaid because we are human beings. We all make errors. We should try our best to limit those type of errors to ourselves.
So it's just between 1000 a lot. We have one bad thing against try to do some other good things to erase that
I would just like to remind you that belief, the Hereafter
is one, which is essential
for the completeness of art,
it is critical for us to enter Paradise.
But the belief is not nearly knowledge,
we have to always keep in mind that there is a difference between knowledge and belief.
Knowledge is facts, which may be stored,
believe is conviction,
certainty that those facts are true.
And when you are searching about something being true, then you act on that
belief produces action, knowledge,
knew, allows one
you allow was the creator
with that knowledge was not believed. Because when he was commanded to bow to Adam, he refused.
So, the knowledge he had was not translated into belief.
That's why he's cursed.
This is a lesson for us. So we are to believe in the last day
to make it a part of our faith in such a way that it affects our daily lives,
makes us conscious of death
makes us utilize whatever opportunities we have do righteousness,
and makes us conscious of the law.
Because it is in the consciousness of Allah,
that we attained righteousness.
And it is righteousness, ultimately, based on correct faith, which will earn us paradise.
I will give you an opportunity now to ask any questions you would like to ask concerning
And we run out of questions on the air after then we may look into general Islamic questions.
If there were papers tossed out where questions to be written and maybe sent up there were not anybody would like to question me just raise their hands and speak.
Well, a lot has already stated
through the problems that are obvious creation,
certain people are excused.
Whatever they do, they're excused
the child until the child which is
an insane person until they begin to silence
the person who's sleeping until
So errors which are committed on this nature, by people. These categories are not held against.
There are classified amongst believers, those who have a false belief in a lot. They end up amongst the disbelief
was when a lot of fit in that verse. Verily those who believe amongst the Muslims, the Jews, the Christians, and the idolaters, in general, whoever amongst them truly believes in Allah means believing in Allah
in the sense that they recognize all of the attributes which belong to a law, there are clear terms of their worship, they're worshiping a law, they're not worshiping his creation, such a belief, along with belief, that they will be held accountable in the next life, they will die and be called to account,
which leads them to doing good deeds, will take them to heart, no matter what group they came from.
Well, you see, as I said, this verse spoke, in a general sense,
if the Prophet belief in a law, belief in Allah
is, in fact, belief in the Prophet,
the prophet was sense.
Because it is that prophet who tells you about a lot, if you didn't believe in the Prophet, then you're not going to believe in Allah.
Because you cannot have belief in a law, which is true belief, and then reject the Prophet when the Prophet is coming and telling you the truth.
So believe in Allah, his belief in the Prophet because our knowledge of Allah comes through the prophets.
That's how we know who Allah is. So we can have correctly correct belief in Allah comes through the prophets.
We see a lot in the stress, that issue there. Why? Because each people would be required to believe in whatever profits were thrown to them. Or there may be some people, for example, who are no longer aware of the prophets who were sent to them.
Right, they were sent eight generations ago, the teachings have been handed down, but the knowledge of the Prophet is no longer there.
So does that mean because they didn't know the prophet to believe in that Prophet, they will be denied paradise? No.
Because they're not knowing the prophets was not something which they chose, it was a fact of history that they that a lot destined for them to be,
So, belief in the Prophet that said, is a part of belief in the law, where there is a profit with that came along with that belief.
Because through knowledge of a law will come through that.
If the knowledge of that profit is no longer there, then the person may extract as you have Christians, for example, who would extract from the teachings that are attributed to Prophet Jesus and the other prophets. Though there are many other distortions concerning him, they will extract from it, what is true, what appears to make sense to them,
and reject the rest. And in that way, they will come to
clear belief in a lot.
met people like that. And those type of people when they come in contact with Islam, they will say, Oh, that's what I was believing.
They cut Islam.
They accept Jesus as a prophet.
Yeah, you have in the Philippines, you have one group called the glistening crystal,
which was founded by an individual called Felix monello. And he taught his people that Jesus was a prophet.
And that, you know, God was one God, no Trinity. However, he told him and he was a prophet
where the craft problem come, and now he being a prophet has, you know, ordained for them certain practices and things which are in contradiction to correct practice. And he also told that when they prayed to God, that they should use the name of Jesus and they prayed to God through even though they believe, as they say that Jesus is a prophet. They pray through Jesus. So they are committing ships.
No doubt there is no there. There are other groups.
Those that this one comes to mind immediately, I don't know if you have another one in mind, particularly
the Seventh Day Adventists believe that Jesus, God,
Java's witness also, over jovis witness don't believe in the Trinity, they don't believe in the Holy Ghost. And they believe that Jesus was the created son.
Right, so they believe he was a man
don't believe he was actually God.
But they run into serious problems. And you actually get inside of the belief, because
when they're saying that Jesus was created son,
you know, what then made him any different from the others.
And, furthermore, their concept of God.
And I discussed with some of the leaders that visited Sri Lanka, a couple of years ago, their concept of God was that a number of God's attributes are limited.
Because, for example, they don't believe that God knows the future.
Because in their mind, for God to know the future, will be to remove from the ability to have free will.
So it is a part of their belief that God doesn't know the future.
When he created Adam and Eve, he didn't know that Adam was going to eat from the tree.
This way, they
take away from Allah, some of his attributes.
Some of the written questions.
One question here keeping track beer for the dead. I don't really know what that beer is.
How does one keep track beer for the dead?
What do you mean for the dead? I mean, when a dead person is there, should you clap their hands?
So this is not a requirement? You know, it's not a requirement. Well, let me remind you, you know, I think I mentioned this to you before that this is not called tact beer. I tech beer is to say, Allahu Akbar, this is tak deer. placing one man is placing one's hand, there is a word there words word in Arabic and the stuff that can be asked to be tried to correct this kind of vocabulary.
What does Islam say about the purchase of burial plots?
Islam does not prohibit this, you know, given a situation where Muslims are in the minority, they will be obliged, you know, until such time as they're, they're able to set aside a burial grounds solely for Muslims, they may be obliged to set aside a portion of the burial ground Muslims. I mean, what they should try it. I mean, of course, it shouldn't just buy a plot in the middle of the Christian area to your grave is next to a Christian grave, and so and so. So it's just like, you know, no, you should think Muslims should at least demarcate a portion of that land, which is the largest by the government, for burial area
for the Muslims, and preferably they should establish their own graveyards.
But in the in the West, you can actually pay for funeral arrangements before death.
you know, as a Muslim,
we know that when a person dies, the cost for burying the person is taken from his inheritance.
So a Muslim also pays for his funeral arrangements before he died as
long as he leaves inheritance, he's paying for his funeral arrangements for he died.
There's nothing really wrong.
Is there a test vs prayer and the SRA prayer?
Prayer is one which is you know, a lot of controversy has been raised about majority of scholars will, in fact, that is not but
there are some scholars who have identified that there is some origin to this prayer.
But the actual form becomes again questionable, because the various narrations concerning it are
So, because of the
disapproval of it,
amongst the scholars of Hadith, etc, I would advise actually that it be avoided
if one did so
believing that it was authentic based on the arguments of some of the scholars, then Sharla, this would be acceptable to alive it was in fact, incorrect, you will not be in sin. But where there is doubt like this crocodile and said, that Maya diva in our mind
that you should leave the things which create doubts,
and do the things which don't create doubt, the general principles. And if you hear this a lot of doubts about something, it's better to leave it aside until you get some clarification.
The other one is short prayer is the same as the heart not too high is the same as
some people learn it as being two separate prayers, one to one the shock, but it's actually the same thing. They're just two Arabic words, carrying the same meaning
spoke about the punishment of interest,
and that it is not good.
What about if you have your money in the bank, collecting interest?
Well, if that's your case, better watch out for that river of blood of the Day of Judgment.
Collecting interest on it, but you're not using it for your own use. But actually to help other poor person.
This is an issue we discussed in the past.
You know, and
I think that if we follow that same principle of leaving that thing, which brings out to you without which doesn't bring down this would tell you give that
the that interest alone, because when you say you're going to take this interest to help poor people
have a life and he only accepts what is paid you
do not take from your fields to give in charity.
We don't give from fields in charity, interest is filled, it is thin.
So we should not consider taking it in any way shape or form. This is why profit margins are so limited.
And we mentioned that
interest has over 70 branches.
The simplest branch is like a man having sexual relations with his mother.
This is authentic statements.
This is saying what
if not saying? If a man is caught having sex with his mother in Islam, you know,
you are punished very severely there is there may be death.
So if you give interfer you take interest, nobody's gonna come and kill you.
Of course, the thing the two are equal in that sense. What did he say when the podcast told us? Is that the same way if somebody came to you and suggested for you, sister to have sexual relations with your father, you would be repulsed, disgusted? How could you say such a filthy, nasty thing? It's something that you would not, you would keep as far away from as possible.
The same way that you have that feeling towards that you're supposed to have that same feeling towards interest, the same revulsion, stay repulsion, that you feel what it is suggested to you to do that. You should feel that same way when somebody suggest you
give it to poor people.
Because you are taking the interest.
Someone said the one who gives it, the one who receives it. The one who witnesses is the one who writes up the contract, they all share equally in the sin.
It's not the one who receives it. He didn't say who receives it to use for itself. He said who receives it. So whether you receive it and you give it to others, or you receive it and you use it for yourself
or you receive it and you give it without the intention of pleasing a lot. You know, some people say well, you should take the interest and use it to build lots
Since for the master
taking of interest is something which is considered among the major sins.
Let's talk about
the seven major sins
number one was, I should have
I should have been
idolatry worshiping other than Allah number two was taking interest.
given the promise awesome it'd be any more explicit than that
the seven major sins number two right after
committing shirk is taking interest.
So, you know with all that to the point, you know when the Prophet often was asked,
What is goodness?
What is righteousness? He said,
Ask your heart
righteousness is something which
does not create any doubt.
Ill evil wrong
is what creates doubt in your hearts
no matter what someone said no matter what such words are given.
No matter how many times the person says you ask when they say some Yes, right? Yes. All right. Yes. All right. But inside your heart, you still know
I think when we look at all of what the Quran has to say about it,
we look at all of what the Sunnah have to say about it.
And it's all so happy