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as was mentioned, it is with the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has bestowed upon us the pleasure of the company of moderni grime. here with us all the way from South Africa. Allah subhanho wa Taala has accepted our Guatemalan accepted our invitation to come here and impart some of his knowledge with us and to spend the week here with us. Sharla.
Molina is the general secretary of Jamia to Nola, which is the Council of Muslim theologians in Johannesburg, South Africa
is known to be one of the most active scholars in South Africa for advocacy, development, education, interfaith amongst many of the issues that face the Muslim community within South Africa. Mawlana has been invited to travel to various parts of the world.
all four corners of the world In fact, from Australia all the way to the United States, and is a great blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala that molana is here with us today as Maulana Kasim some our amounts of has mentioned
the idea of wanting to sell them to the newest meaning that he who does not thank the people does not thank Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So, one of the ways we can show our gratitude and thanks is to listen attentively to the great words of wisdom and gain maximum benefit from this program and the programs to follow inshallah
So we won't carry on any further. If I can pass the mic on to you.
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For Karla tala woman decree for him Allah Houma, Isha Tongan kawana Shu who Yamanaka Mati Hama,
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First, it's our duty to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala.
For now via cream sauce elementary school to hammer in the Berlin lambda Bismillah info who after any endeavor that we do without taking and starting off with the name of Allah, it is devoid of blessings. We should make it a habit not only in our Dini gatherings, but in any activity of ours. Whenever we start we should start it with the name of Almighty Allah to include Allah blessings in that endeavor. inshallah, when we do that, inshallah, we send certifications upon our beloved nebia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was a purveyor and the propagator of the message of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, says a lie in the Holy Quran, Polina Anna Bashar Al mismo con
la Anima Illa. Camila, who are
the people who prefer of Almighty Allah, I am a human as you are human. And I have been given what he from Almighty Allah that Allah Allah is one so that Allah
commanded our beloved nice Aslam Yeah, you are a soul builders mountain Zilla, Aleikum, Arabic, or a soul propagate what allies reveal unto you.
And not because our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is in need of it.
But we do it for our own honor. And we bear witness to our beloved
and fulfill his responsibility in making the message of Allah reach towards us. It's a different matter that we have not been perhaps been able to
do justice to the message that Allah tala has sent to us through our beloved salsa,
salsa, definitely fulfill his responsibility in this regard. In balaka, risala, what data Rama, Rama, we bear witness that he had fulfilled his responsibility in this regard. Brothers, we have a very interesting topic, happiness and success.
How do you define happiness? How do you gain happiness? How do you gain success? However, it is a well known fact. And it's a human instinct. Each and every one of us. We want happiness and we want success. Is it true or not? Is anyone who doesn't want happiness, it doesn't want success. Obviously, we all want. There's been hundreds of books written on how to achieve happiness, how to achieve success. But what is amazing is despite the fact that hundreds and 1000s of books have been written on it, it remains something that is very elusive. Not everyone can claim that he has that happiness or he feels that he is successful. Allah subhanho wa Taala has shown us the way how to
gain this happiness both in this world in the yard and how to achieve success. We will try in this limited time to be able to speak about it.
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was yesterday, while it's a beautiful one. Our beloved nemea creme de la dee was sent up. One day, very interesting incident omorovicza loutra, whom one day came in, knocked at the door for beloved the vehicle in
the vehicle himself
was with the woman. Some of these were his wife and they were making
Certain demands upon our beloved Navy saucer so if the wife makes certain demands Don't get angry
it happened even previously happened to me salsa also
they've got the right to make demands. They don't make demands upon you who they're going to make demands rather than make demands to you, they make it to someone else. So anyway, they were making demands and when we allow them to came,
they skated. So when we saw someone came, and tomorrow the allow them came into the room he saw we saw some smiling, what he said,
Allah May Allah,
Allah Allah, Masha, Allah
Subhan Allah What a beautiful dua on Oprah Almighty Allah Allah always keep you happy. So why are you smiling Omar and smiling at these women? They were sending to me they were making certain demands you came they all split away. So what are we gonna address the woman and say, What
are enemies of your own own self? You are afraid of me You are not afraid of the prophet of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala so they said koonta first was less you are more harsh and then he said
Omar retina DJ levy levy whenever you take a person can take another path. So this is a situation. Look at that.
Yeah, salami Allah always keep you smiling, always keep you happy. So there's nothing wrong for a person to wish to be happy.
is an amazing incident after the Battle of haven
as a Jaffa, the Allah came to Madina munawwara this is very interesting for people like you and hi wine UK and South Africa. Sometimes it is worth it for us to understand how Hazrat Jaffa the cousin of Nadia Karim sauce alum remain in Ethiopia.
Today, um, you know, more of the speaking, you know, of the cuff. So, there was a jemar brothers who went
to Ethiopia, they went to the place where the referring South Salem center Sahaba. And you know, it's amazing. Let me just tell you, that Islam,
you know, someone was making a joke with me when they got to Africa. So we don't realize Islam reached Africa before it reached within
Islam reach Africa before it reached Medina.
Islam came to Ethiopia, what we call a senior at a time
when the people of Makkah, were oppressing the people of the Muslims in Makkah,
allowed the Sahaba to go to Africa. And they said there there is a just ruler who will give you a refuge and who knows inshallah, maybe Allah will keep that Allah tala will still make Africa as a place to Islamic advantage.
So one Sati can Jamaat win them. And he came back. And he told me because I used to speak a lot on the history of Islam in Africa.
I gave few talks on the history of Islam in Africa. So one one brother in Botswana, want to come and speak about the history of Islam in the university. It's an amazing, amazing history. You know, just to give you an example, the Swahili language
is a language of the entire east coast of Africa. It comes from the Arabic word Sahil cost. This is such a mixture between the local African custom and Islam. It's our misfortune that we have not been able to build on that, because of our deep set, sometimes prejudice and racism. But this is a reality that Islam there is a greater percentage of Muslims in Africa than in any other continent of the world.
55% of the continent of Africa is Muslim.
So anyway, while I was sitting in talking about this, this way, it came from a Jaffa villafana was born there. So this sucked, he was telling me he said, I went to this place when the B occurring saucer came. And I saw that he all the woman there would dress modestly, even the non Muslims are dressed modestly.
So he said, I came back and I spoke and I said it to one alum that I went to this place and even the non Muslims and stuff.
So he said, you know what he replied? He said, What do you expect?
What do you expect? of me, man, the epitome of modesty was in that place. What do you expect?
He went there 1400 years ago up till now that is
so when Jaffa Milano remained there
they came back to Makkah. Jaffa Ronnie allowed to remain there for at least 15 years.
If you look 1015 years of makan makan period and he only came after the Battle of Faber which happened in the 60s after injury. So how did he allow them to stay in a country which was ruled by non Muslims, as the hobby stayed in a country which was ruled by non Muslims? How did he stay there? What did he do? You and I, we can learn lessons with this guy. It's a very, very amazing fit and I want to do incident they don't have the time. It's a different topic. What did he allow to do when he was in our senior? So when he came back to Medina, the via Kareem said a lot while he was when he saw Jaffer, he caught up in a hug.
And what did he say? La Hema, I believe he
will put his labor.
Well, I don't know what gave me greater happiness, the conquest in the winning of the better in cyber for the coming of Java.
So as the word that is used is for extreme happiness, I don't know what gave me more happiness. The Battle of fable the winning of the Battle of fable give me more happiness for the coming of Java. So sometimes when our young our family members come to our house from abroad, we get happy. So this aspect of happiness is absolutely nothing wrong with regard to the aspect, but the point is, how do we get it happiness is a state in which we are pleased and we are satisfied. Some people have defined it in this way. Happiness is a consistent, mental, emotional and spiritual state of well being.
That is an aspect of who she is. He has just Bharti ruhani Dini Khushi CanAm, or kefir Cusco cafe.
This is what we can maybe just tell me. The one difficulty in this particular regard is, despite everyone wanting happiness, despite everyone wanting success, it's sometimes very elusive. Now, why is it useful?
The reason why it is elusive is because we are searching for it in the wrong place. And our way of looking for it is different. This is the one thing that always keep in mind. This is the act of our daughter pushing
him to Moscow.
We're going and look for it in the wrong place. Reminds me of an incident
one day a person lost something.
So he lost something. So when he lost something, he told people I lost this thing look for it here in the house. So people are looking for it everywhere.
Not getting it anyway.
Are you sure you lost it in maybe you lose? You say I lost it. I lost it outside. So you lost it outside? Why are you telling us to look for it inside to say because there is darkness there there is light here.
So you're looking for it here in the light with the better word last name. So we looking for happiness we were looking for the one aspect that is common in everywhere. We all look for happiness and wealth.
And this is the reality we look for happiness. And we look for success. In this particular type of thing we are looking at
happiness and success with wealth. What has happened today, we are wealthier as a human race, we are not happier.
We are wealthier, but we are happier. Can I tell you that if you look at the history of humanity, you will find that the houses that today you and I live in many a times the kings of the previous era didn't have such houses.
That is the reality. We are we are wealthy but not necessarily happier. Here surveys that have been carried out the places in which they is the greatest amount of wealth to have market for one you will see Juniper on that particular place there is more depression. There are more psychiatrists per per capita, for individuals in America than any other place in the world. The most, the most famous, the most widely sell drugs in America is Prozac, which is a cure for depression. And that makes you sometimes I'm always sometimes it is a cure. Sometimes it even makes you worse and more into depression. The point is Allah subhanho wa Taala has not kept happiness and success in wealth
although Allah tala allows us to utilize it
to utilize wealth and accumulation of
Wealth is not Haram.
The point is what is haram is for us to regard success and to regard our happiness in that that is wrong. Otherwise unless Allah says with regard to welcome Allah
Allah has made wealth a means of your existence. And last is Robin attina Jr. Has Santa Clara Santa Ana, he was good in this world he was good in the year after. We are not people who say you must stay away from World War
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ilaha illa Illa tomato la Korea. The monasticism that was adopted by early Christianity, and that says we can tell them to do that. When they stayed away from the halaal things in the halaal pursuits and the pleasures of this world. Yeah, you wanna be
a mama? Hello? Hola. Oh nebby Why do you make her on what Allah has made her?
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Oh believe unbelievers do not make the beautiful thing about the good things of this world, which Allah has made halaal don't make it Rama.
Allah has made certain things Hello, you are supposed to enjoy the aspects with regard Allah didn't say we must. Yesterday I was making mentioned during the course of one talk history in London, more than one on a certain subset that
you know, I read it in a previous lecture of minds the wealth of a Brahmin.
Let me repeat what I said yesterday. You know, there was a survey that was carried out from the books on Syrah on how much money over the allowed to write. When we were a student, we used to learn that a lot of money made so much wealth that one of his wives took as a settlement figure with regard to the estates such he took a small percentage and that wasn't so much. I will start you should tell us we never used to understand how much worth it was in terms of their hands.
There was a silver coin, the Nara dinner is a gold coin. They looked at what he had from history. They found 3,103,000,000 code points. Small gold price in gold coins at a time was point 004 grams of gold in temporary gold coin. Taking that what he had left behind, they counted that in present gold terms, it worked out to $528 billion.
I told the people yesterday in December 2016. Gates, head is accumulated wealth or $75 billion
of money over seven times wealthier than Bill Gates.
To have wealth is not wrong. It's how you utilize it and how you acquire it it makes it good or bad. If you get the wealth of money often you spend the money off then it becomes Subhanallah no I made mention of the incident with a snake mentioned to me one day as a woman woman as I shall be allowed and I was saying that, you know, she was in a huge rush. He was in a room and all of a sudden there was a huge commotion and there was a huge noise what is happening what's happening in Medina, Quincy, who
has the Adorama live near convoy of goodies coming into Manila never Medina has seen such a convoy of goods. So as I just said, the resource limits set through that Abdurahman will go into gentleman that he will crawl and go into Jannah he will crawl and go into gender because of giving accountability for his wealth. You see I tell people that when you have more wealth yours in this world it's an advantage right so a person has got a gold card he travels a lot with his wealthy so he got a loyalty card so he got a roll Emirates card so when he goes there in the casino business class you got gold coin that no queue you have to wait you don't have to wait you don't have enough
wealth you got a no no no bad go in the economy like
everyone knows them. So you got where there's an advantage.
So you go you know you've got a gold card, you go straight, you go through the line, you go very quickly. There you got an economy boom, in the year after it will be reverse. You got wealth
you don't have wealth
that's what's gonna happen. So the person who is poor will go 500 years before the rich intention. So look at the amazing thing here you got wealth with an advantage there you got, well, there's gonna be a disadvantage. So the aspect of wealth accumulation is nothing wrong. It's that the fact is that Allah subhanho wa Taala has not kept happiness in it.
Allah is not
thinking go and Mickey mentioned from the Quran and Hadith so many examples. Let me give you an example with regard to the concept of success with regard to health.
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had it not been for the fear that everyone will become one whom it had not been for the fear that everyone will become one.
Everyone would follow one way of teaching and law says I would have given those who deny me.
I want to listen to
the Holy Quran. If had it not been that everyone would have been tempted. Allah says I, those who deny me, I would have given them what we blew through him houses. So for men filter, the ceilings would have been made of sulfur silver.
Omari jolly Harun the staircases in the house would have been made of silver. Allah says I would have given it to those people who deny me, why didn't I do it? Because if I would have direct people for the sake of that house, with roofs of silver would have queued up to the line.
That is why I didn't
get is the reality of the wealth in the spiritual realm.
salutely no value to the extent that Allah says I would have made it freely available to those who deny me, the only reason why I couldn't do it. The way we say in English for the sake of money or personal cell is
for the sake of it, well, we would have
had it not been for this temptation. Allah says I would have given it anyone who denies what is that can you make your success on that?
Why it is permissible to accumulate and utilize wealth correctly. And unless the point is to utilize wealth correctly to accumulate is not wrong. to regard it as a means of success that is what is wrong, and to regard it as a means of happiness that is what is wrong. And that is what we're finding more and more today. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us as human as considering the person when I walk up to a setting very good as
you say Excel Bella Mira perdana clinical tele supporta Qasim in India medic Touka would have won by Sameera one year ago. The well nowadays everyone is running India to seminarian in South Africa. UCL Agnes anyway, we sold our language so Rama pasa Raka will actually like 100,000 pounds. So now Why are you Why Why? Why you said you're not supposed to be said. I said six months ago, Nikita Roxanne from the mother side, her land got sold, I got 300,000 pounds. Shipping why you said did you something no one died.
No one ever gets our reality with regard to what we are doing. Look at the situation. These are given an example. And sometimes it's good to take contemporary examples. Some years 2030 years back there was a very wealthy woman by the name of Christina Onassis, and if anyone ever heard what they got, she was the sole heiress of the Aristotle,
Empire and wealth. Everyone had died, there was no female, there was no male there has only one female hence, she did the Aristotle family became
famous when the former first lady of America got married to the one of the analysis. And from that the sole errors, no doubt whatsoever. The most wealthiest, perhaps person or perhaps the definitely the most wealthiest woman in the world.
A reporter one day asked her and said, You are the wealthiest woman in the world. What do you feel about it? You know what she replied? I am the wealthiest, but the most unhappiest woman
I'm the wealthiest but the most unhappiest woman in the world. A week after that particular interview she committed suicide
is amazing. We got such you know, examples from the Quran and Hadith that we make our happiness and our success is tied to wealth.
Sometimes people make that their happiness and our success tied to fame.
And so and so
Maybe switch to such and such a person.
What What is this, you know the love of Allah have written the love proposition in the love of john, the love of yourself the love of fame, the love for popularity is an equal, if not more spiritually destructive sin than the love of Well, many people don't realize this. The love for popularity, the love for fame, the love of yourself is even a more greatest spiritually destructive disease and the love for wealth. Let me aquarium so love Allah Solomon says, to hungry wolves, let loose on a flock of sheep will not cause so much harm to them in the love to the self.
Some people see how become famous, I will become like this, I will become the leader I was become what is that name, fame, popularity. Recently, there was a study that was carried out, you know, a very interesting 300 musicians and actors and actresses, they the lives were taken into account out of that.
One out of 300, such a great percentage died of overdose,
overdose of drugs, that the six committed suicide, three of them poison themselves.
That despite having the name, the fame, I don't need to take, I don't want to take names, but unnecessary. I'm just giving a step out of 300 musicians and actors and actresses they counted over 100 of them died in unnatural circumstances, their whole life, if you look at it, is one of drugs over those wonderful moments in this society is that what is that going to give you happiness? How are we so misled with regard to it? And then of course, if you regard for example, you know, wealth to be a means of happiness, then the question is how much wealth will give you happiness?
How much wealth will give you happiness?
Adam was the mother
of a person is given two values of goal, he won't be happier, there is a goal set by when is the third one coming
is anything more than that two values of goal. So how much of wealth is happiness?
So this particular aspect is then another aspect that you know many times that we don't understand it, we don't realize we are looking for happiness, but we are looking for happiness outside us.
Everyone is looking for happiness outside your own self. So we are looking for happiness in wealth, name, fame, popularity, new phone, iPhone. So new a new Samsung S nine, no all of them are going after s nine what is going to come s 10 whatever is going to happen. So all the time we are making the mistake, we are looking for wealth, or we are looking for happiness outside us.
Happiness outside you we get it in you.
You're looking for it outside.
Now let's look at the positive aspect with regard to the one thing is Allah subhanho wa Taala he is the one that He grants happens, who
Allah is the one who gives you who makes you laugh and makes you cry. Allah is the one who makes you laugh and makes you cry. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who is going to give you a happiness for example, given sadness, what is amazing is the opposite of happiness is Allah wants us to be happy. Remember this the opposite of happiness is sadness because of nowhere in the Sharia does Allah
Allah Allah says,
Don't be sin.
Don't be sad.
Don't be sad. So every way where sadness is mentioned in the Sharia, it is in a prohibitive sense. Don't miss it. So level two wants us to be happy. The only thing Allah wants us to be happy in a different way compared to what you and I are accustomed to understanding. One of the aspects with regard to happiness is contentment.
What is contentment many times people must understand the word contentment
cannot is contentment is a well that will never diminish. Your wealth will is and many times in the future will diminish.
Allah will sometimes happen sometimes it is down with regard to your wealth.
But cannot will never ever get diminished. And cannot means what is the meaning of cannot. Cannot means doesn't many times people say we are supposed to be ambitious. I like ambition and Islam want us to be ambitious. Islam want us to have a vision
But, you know, we must be having the vision in the right way. We've all heard of Mohammed Al
puncak. consenting open.
Now is an interesting incident. When you look at the history of Mohammed, Mohammed Al Fati at the age of 12
What am I say at the age of 12? He heard a hadith from the Imam that was given the Duma Padma, so don't sleep with a
Muslim inshallah Allah will give you some vision
so you heard this hadith that may be occurring so lovely was celebrated.
You will conquer Constantinople for the funnier
one amigo amigo haka maka very great will be that army that conquers Constantino very great will be that Amir who conquers Constantinople mominul party at the age of 12. And he had this idea he said, inshallah, I will be that person at the age of 21, he
will not want us to be ambitious. So, unless so contentment is not the fact that you must not be ambitious, you must be ambitious, you must say I want to I want to gain wealth.
But after you make all your all your preparations, all your efforts, after you make your efforts, you are contented with one
reference. You make your effort to the best of your ability. And when you get the wealth as I said, it's not about the fact that I'm going to get the wealth to become happy or successful. It doesn't make you a successful person. If wealth would have made you successful, I would have been the most successful person in the world. The fact that he is not Allah is made mention of it in the Quran that Allah tala destroyed him with his wealth.
So the point is, we want it but we want to use it correctly. Like
we must be ambitious after making that you make your effort to the best of your ability after you made it.
Muslim colleagues example gives me I really enjoy the mamasan Kalani was in jail.
So at the time of Juma every Juma Muslim,
used to wear his best clothes but was allowed in a prison.
And then he used to walk away he was allowed to walk and he was allowed to be free in the process. And then when he used to come to that place in the day, you couldn't go further. You see my daughter, Hola, Amanda, you will need
me Yo, Camila Nicola. He said towards the secret of Allah, I have done what is within my capacity. I have come to this place, they don't allow me to go further. I am done. What is
new make what is there within your capacity after that kind of content? What Allah tala gives you Al Hamdulillah. You make your effort after the class. That is there a way with regard to if there is.
One day someone
What is the definition of wealth?
Or what is the definition of wealth? You're the ones who don't have money? I will not What is your definition of poverty? Yes, another one was called very little money.
That is not wealth and prosperity and that is not poverty, wealth and prosperity has got more to do with a hardened amount of wealth.
So this is the next step with regard to and then with regard to happiness. Happiness gives you a witness a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well being. That is happiness. Firstly, physical well being others you must hold this in mind is a lot. Islam has placed a lot of emphasis with regard to our health. Unfortunately, we do not pay attention to this very, very important aspect of the
green sauce themselves. A strong believer is better than a weak believer.
What does it means physically strong. If you are going to be physically strong, you are going to be able to do more about it, you will be able to do more for the sake of the community than a person who is weak. We have to look after our health. Unfortunately, we don't pay attention to that afterwards. We regret.
Alicia Sally was an amazing person from Saudi Aramco. Allah gave this example one day with regard to how we don't value our health
chefs and he said one day, the king was weighing on an expedition in a in a journey with regard to you know, it was going from my camera. Listen to the man jack applied in connection. And when he was going, as you said, the Saudi Aramco lolly was weighing in made mention of this that thing was weighing with people, and this one person was making everyone's life a misery.
He's saying, This is so bad. Why did he come out in the sea expedition? Why did we travel in the initial in the boat? Well, it's just becoming here, I can say this. And so one wise person told me that I will kill him, I will kill him.
so into that person was complaining to him into the ocean. So when he threw him into the ocean, he managed to get something and he threw a piece of wood there, he managed to get into it. And he came back after the risk of complaint.
He said, How can you plan he said, he must understood the safety The ship was providing for him in the depths of the ocean, when he realized how deep the ocean was and what the ship was doing. Then when he came back, he stopped complaining, then amongst his rights is a lesson to this incident. We don't value our health until we become sick.
There you have before sickness overtakes you, why don't you Why do we do things that sometimes you know, Islam teaches us to protect our health? There is a reason why there are many such aspects with regard to aspects in Russia Why didn't me occurring sauce on said that, you know it in such a way that you know, one third is food one one third is what I wanted is here.
And our situation is that
he said one person ate so much he was so cool. To someone gave him something he said, No, you ain't better. But let me give you a little bit of children, you know, that will make it easier for you to digest the food, let me give you the student, let me give you this powder, powder, it will make it easier for you to digest the food. So he told him if I had so much capacity left I would have eaten another piece of meat.
Our situation is that so that is the first aspect is with regard to physical well being. The other aspect is intellectual well being the importance of keeping your mind
Keeping your mind active plays a very important role with this particular aspect. I've completed my studies I don't need to study anymore.
acquire knowledge from the cradle to the grave. Whether it is
reality, that's what our beloved many of us go and go and acquire knowledge from visit nilima. What does it mean, to increase my knowledge, even if you are 18 years of age, you make the same dua.
Even if you are 18 years old, do you make the same do I wonder give me education is one of the most important factor in achieving optimal intellectual potential. The first iron that came upon our beloved Islam after 650 years, the time between Eastern Islam in Libya Chris also is known as
far as we mentioned, with regard to
what he means from the time of Adam alayhis Salaam, Tanzania Kareem salsa, there was no greater passage of time in which there was no way of course until our beloved
prophet after there is no way. But in between Emilio Salatu. Salam, the greatest time was
over 640 years. Then after 640 years, the first iron was read.
So if we are not in our situation, we are we as Muslims, we have such a great legacy and inheritance of knowledge. That is amazing yet, what is our situation?
What is ours we don't even read. We don't even worry with regard to increasing our potential in terms of knowledge. But the Sahaba and our gathering, look at what they did
for Kima Mohammed,
I want to learn from you. I heard that you are very great scholar. I can learn that you are very rich.
My name is taken. I'm teaching this
whole day I don't have any time to teach you. We said no I come from so far. You need to teach me something. Give me some time I want to learn from you. So Muhammad Ali thought thought for a while and said I said when I make buzu for the Hadoop there is no one with me.
I'm alone at that time. Bring whatever you want to learn whatever Kitab whatever you want to learn from me. Come to me while I'm making glue for
a certain forest says I used to remain awake all night
that I don't miss the few valuable moments I got from learning from Mr. Mohammed while he was making
That's how they used to value knowledge. And not only with regard to not only with regard to Islamic knowledge in every aspect with regard to horizen he was the master of chemistry and algebra, Al Gore algorithm
which which is the basis of a computer was given to the world by
Muslims were in the forefront when we met some witness enough whether it be any Muslims were in the forefront, I tell people, whatever education you are taking, become professional in it. Don't just do it to make run of the mill. If you only become an accountant become the best accountant if you want to become a doctor become the best doctor.
And another and our our Dean did not teach us although Islam has taught us the best form of knowledge.
But any branch of knowledge which is indispensable for the welfare of mankind,
every any branch of knowledge which is indispensable for the welfare of mankind, it is for executive fire for the human body.
And then he is right in his in his in his arm, like medicine and accounting.
Not perfect if I don't have doctors in the room I don't have accountants and Kuma is
an aspect with regard to his aspect of intellectual analytic Mahalo to moment. You know, knowledge is a lost property of the believers whenever he felt that he was in he goes in acquiring, this is the reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala is also prohibited. Because alcohol takes away your faculty with regard to intellectual well being. So the second aspect is intellectual well being, which is part and parcel of our happiness
and success. Then, the most important, which many times you and I never, ever regard to be part and parcel of our well being our happiness and our success. It is spiritual well being.
Spiritual well being is perhaps one we cannot have a happy and positive life without a strong and positive connection with Allah.
This is the reality, we can never be successful. We can never be happy, until we do not have a strong and positive connection and relationship with Allah Subhan.
Allah, Allah, the decree law.
Those who have the man in their hearts and attached to the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah, Allah means of dairy. It's like someone telling, you know, when you want to give a very important announcement in you, in the school, you ring the bell, everyone come into assembly, and be aware, be aware, basically law, only in the remembrance of Allah will find contentment, satisfaction and happiness only only in the care of Allah. I normally tell people, you know, even the aspect with regard to drugs in our community and society which is becoming right everywhere. One of the root causes with regard to ease is an emptiness in people's life. These are human people's right,
brothers, you and I electrolyze. The Holy Quran is made mentioned with regard to certain essential needs of Hamas.
And that particular needs allatra is made mention of it. In the context of Adam and Eve salat wa salam been in Jannah popoola Adam, in Allah Kala to afia wa Salatu was mophie voila, oh Adam alayhis salam, O Allah Allah Allah told him that remaining Jana you will not be hungry
when uttara you will not be naked. When the Colossus mafia you will never get this and you will not be without shelter. roti, kapra Masha, Allah made mention of it in the Quran, that oh Adam, you in Ghana you will get roti kapra maka. Now, this is our basic essential, physical need, but there is another need,
our spiritual need. Now spiritual need is not going to be fulfilled by material things. Our spiritual needs is going to be filled by spiritual nourishment.
Just as our physical needs is going to be fulfilled by physical nourishment, our spiritual needs is going to be fueled by spiritual nourishment, remembrance of Allah, our Santa, you know our remembering of Almighty Allah subhanaw taala. And in the absence of spiritual nourishment, days of vacuum in our life,
and that vacuum, today people are trying to fill that vacuum which is on the basis of not being spiritually nourished with material things.
didn't keep the nourishment of your
Scripture needs what's called physical nourishment.
That is why you find, I give this example I think a small
child leaving, a baby will come and say I want a story. And when he wants a story, you will cry and you will cry, you cry in the toy. At the end of the day, that toy will be in one corner. from finishing, it was a temporary thing because it's a vacuum. In a similar manner, all our we need, we need a spiritual connection with a life we don't have. It is a vacuum in our life. And when there's a vacuum in your life and you look for it in you look for it in someone else.
Unless we do not keep our children and our youth attached to the masjid attached to some form of spiritual nourishment is always going to be a vacuum in their life.
So we have to add to it. Maybe it might be less than those people who are elderly who are going to be on the timing.
You know, there has to be a youngster who have some connection with Allah some connection with the Quran some connection with Allah tala seeker and Masjid Otherwise, there is no fulfillment in his life and there's no fulfillment, he will try to prove something else and he will not going to look at so NASA data has kept that particular aspect economists often say proponents of Mies lies in you know as the you know, this is a very interesting have you know, where the vehicle himself
made mentioned with regard to this and he said that Allah tala winning trade agenda, the agenda, he told you Brian Quincy, Jonathan john.
So when he went to see Jonathan janam he came back and said,
Every one you create
will want to stay away from
every one room you create one
who would want to go to Japan everyone want to go to gender? So Allah Tara serangan Jonathan Johnson by certain things, and then towards the end now you go and see
now you will see Jonathan when he went to NC gender
he came back and said here in LA now I'm afraid whether anyone will go to jail
and now I'm afraid with anyone will be able to save himself from Jana
puja within Nairobi shower,
by the fulfillment of desires and Allah subhanho wa Taala. Here surrounded Jana by African oil.
So if you want Jana, we have to make an effort. You have to get up in the early hours in the morning to perform puja.
You have to
do you can reach us at eight o'clock in the morning.
That also people can sometimes inshallah I'm sure everyone will be. But these are often sometimes in Ramadan. I mean, you got a situation of keeping 1718 I had many people invite me I said, My
God, Rosa, why would I come in at seven, I get a reward I don't get.
So, there is the sum i put into him. And with regard to fulfill your desires,
into your desires, just do whatever. And today the culture of the world is encourages you, encourages you to fulfill your desires over years.
This will tell you just do it. What is wholeness? This whole particular culture, the culture is just go and do whatever you want to do. Whatever you want to do go into it. Yes, go and do it. But there is a guarantee
that the whole culture of Islam is put put curtain put a good deal your desires, don't give your desires free rein. And in giving your desires free rein you think you are becoming happy. You think you are being able to gain satisfaction? It's a must. It is like that particular person who scratches so he's got a rash in his letters every time he scratches. No I need I need to stretch. The more you stretch the more you need to stretch. The desires is such a thing The more you give into your desires The more you give into your desire, the more will it be his demands.
who think I will have
to have one one, you know episode encounter with
with a person of the opposite sex is enough. But you came in
this reality, and the more you do it, the more you will get into them. It is like that particular person, you know, the, the more you you, for example, a person who is in drugs, he said, I'm gonna take this drug and go into high. And then then after that one day, we're gonna happen that way, the more you cave in, the more you are one after that you are going through a further depression, more than the depression that you were in before you took the drugs. So it's a vicious circle all the time. So all the time you are going into that circle you are seeking something that you feel is going to give you the more you get into your desires, the more there is going to be depression, and
the more you will never be able to achieve that happiness. On the other end is another type of happiness is another type of happiness and happiness does not come by the physical fulfillment, said happiness comes with
a certain degree of physical difficulty, but it gives you spiritual happiness. And I
used to feel sometimes, you know, the challenges of the world and the oppression
or the love give them more croissant give them for us and I want to communicate with panda.
And then you should say or require me to set up the coolness of my eyes rising Santa oh that happiness when are we going to get it? You see that happiness will only be gained if we are spiritually healthy. A person who is sick when a person is sick he can't even enjoy normal food what man got to put billion
Why was he sick? Why don't we Why don't we enjoy salad because
if you are spiritually strong you will not be able to will love sir
we will love Salah one Tabby used to cry when he said I heard that in general there will be no Salah
I used to cry what No. So, that was the use of life
and that particular success and happiness is another ex happiness is another success and then particular success either success of the after the success or the happiness of our particular happiness is very limited it's 40 5060 years
my parabola flip never happened to my two machines
that particular day is another life and that particular life depends upon how you utilize this life yeah mama yester will amavasya
to see the person who sees is not equal to the one who is blind. The one who is not equal to the one who does evil deeds karela mother No No wonder woman if you ponder over this only this one if you will realize why acid it is absolutely necessary.
Don't you see a person who is blind and the one who is what is the one who can see the equal? Now the one who does evil deeds and the one who dies that is not equal. But here in this world
do you think the person who does right yes is the one Lycoming gonna do not equal but in this world, what happens? A person who comas Guna the person who does evil these he gets away with it scot free, he continues living in a parent good life and luxurious life and a person who is you know, the person who is living, you know, trying to meet the demands of the Sharia trying to follow the Sharia, he sometimes has difficulty even meeting his needs. Now, you think that you are equal they the two are not equal in this world they are not being recompense according to the deeds that they have done in the south and it has to come
after it is not only a network of logical necessity, if you believe in Allah tala to be just then you have to believe in nothing. You have to believe in Jonathan, because you're in this world.
It's not a place of desire. It's not a place where Allah rewards you. So there has to come at a local level we want to do what you familiar with Colorado,
We have a dozen out of goodwill seats in front.
We have a dozen I would have even one seat in front of me. I'm delighted to welcome you to say this is the ayah which gives us the greatest concern out of all the highest of the Holy Quran. This is the one that gives us and then in the afternoon what will happen.
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A person who does evil deed will come in front of Almighty Allah subhana wa Tada. And he will say what law, misfortune had overcome me because I had done evil in this world. And I was among the wrongdoers.
Allah subhanho, wa Taala
Allah will tell him, get away from you, it will do you know, we say who Sophia is means that he will come and say, well, that gives me another opportunity to
send me back to this word.
Sophia don't even
know what our brand is face, leather our Bernie's face, and then he will say, Now, that particular person might be respectful, even if he was a multi billionaire in this world, he is unsuccessful
in that particular situation happens to him, he is unsuccessful no matter what you have a definition with regard to success in this world. On the other end,
there will be other other types of people you know, it comes in right just to give you an example of happiness and giving it a perspective. I heard this
so many times, you say a person will be called by law on the day of judgment and and
for example, just to give you that to unmake people understand that he's also said he For example, this person in this life only so only sadness, he only saw difficulty Allah will get him in in depth him in Jana. Not put him in gender.
Take him out. But the OH MY Banga. Oh my seven Did you see any difficulty in this world? And he will say one lie. He never saw difficulties after the internet.
And after that a person will be put, he only had happiness that also doesn't happen. Everyone together when is happiness yet sadness and everyone together with sadness also episodes of happiness.
If for example, a person only had comfort and luxury and happiness in this world, a number of cameras will
take him out. Don't put him
on my band Dad, did you ever see comfort, your lie never.
Lie never saw comfort. Right? That is their happiness. And their comfort in their success is something in our pursuit for temporary success. We forget. When a person goes in, comes in handy.
You know, when a person
and Nadella will say, oh my Bunda Are you happy? Are you happy with what I've given you? And they will say
Why? Why should we be happy? We have given us whatever we want.
Whenever we desire, in general, that person won't have to give an order in a you know, you won't have to give an order to the local takeaway. He will just think about it will come. nowaday we are so used to things you know, becoming easy. One day we might even fold a piece of paper and say send a piece of attention.
We won't want somebody to gain gender it will happen. You will just think about it. It will come
down. So Allah will say oh my Bunda What do you want? And I will repeatedly ask. So then the people will go to the Rama Okay, why is Allah continuously asking What do we want? What is the law continuously asking us? What do you want?
go to the AMA. Why is Allah repeatedly asked?
Is what he
said what is it say ask Allah to reveal Himself to us.
They are allowed to show it to us.
Now there are two
so they will say what the video was. And that will reveal Himself to people who did not even
make mention of what
he said the first time you see in general there's no concept of time.
You will remain in gender and they will be no you will never get tired of gender and you will never get tired of something. One day I was making the syllabus I had one person came and said what do you
think I said what he said I was thinking that in general you will have only things in your discipline by the streams and you will be sending by all the different types of you know, an Haram in Lebanon and you will have streams of honey and stuff.
streams of multiple streams of water water all day, what would we do all day. So, you will never get tired. So, there is no concept of time. It's not that we have to know you know simply that we have to go and perform
everything is low and make it easy, because we know nothing. So you see the first time you see Allah, your first gaze will last for 800,000 years.
That is happiness. Do you want that happiness if you want this happiness, what that means is computer this image will be in gender. And when they will be in gentlemen, you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala will say, Oh,
that when jack was Salam used to make Zika, the bird used to join him in secret because of the way he used to have a melodious way of making secret for my grandma. So now what's it that would sing the praises of
and the phrases upon my camera and
then he comes in one at a time
for me to run out for the people agenda.
That is happiness, when are we going to pursue that happiness? So when we want to understand happiness and success, mighty respectable, let us keep all of these aspects in mind so that we can gain the real happiness in the real success. Both of us were in the after because Allah Allah tells us we must have happiness.
He was good in this world. He was good in the after. We landed a grant as each and every one through happiness and success both of us were in the after working
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