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In The Midst Of Moral Decay
Channel: Ebrahim Bham
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Mallanna Viva
La Mulana Viva la vida de vida que Tabata kita Viva La Sharia Tabata Shariati.
mavado favela Humana. shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
was statim Kama
Sutra callowhill Azim
My dear respected all ama, elders and brothers.
We begin by praising Almighty Allah
for the many favors Allah has bestowed upon us
and in reality, the favors of Allah upon us as such that we can never count enumerate and never be sufficiently grateful to Allah for the favors Allah has granted us. Allah tala therefore says Wayne todo Nia Mattila de la sua. If you try and count the favors of Allah you will be unable to do so.
And we send salutations and blessings upon the best of Allah tala creation, our beloved nivia Karim sallallahu alayhi wa sallam respected brothers and elders month of Ramadan, many people spend much time inhibited. Therefore, inshallah we will try and go immediately into the topic that we have at hand today. The topic is Muslims in the midst of moral and spiritual decay.
And one doesn't have to go into a very lengthy expository
or very lengthy explanation with regard to some of the decay that we see from the moral and spiritual aspect today in the moment.
We find in many places in the world, Muslims are being persecuted.
Again, we don't have to speak about the hotspots, which in which this is happening, where they are not directly persecuted these indirect persecution in the sense that the values of the deen are constantly undermined by authorities and other forces. Sometimes where that doesn't happen. Muslims themselves are involved in such great amount of squabbles and disunity
if it was not so tragic, perhaps it would have become an aspect of humor, the way we we fight with one another.
It is no more you know, an aspect that we can laugh about, it has become a tragic situation. But there is also a reality that you and I are aware. You know, in every particular issue, there is not one or two opinions, there is a case countless of op counters opinions.
So there we are, Muslims are not directly persecuted or indirectly persecuted, they are involved in their own squabbles. Morally we know that the difficulty that we face and we see around us happening.
The amount of promiscuity that is prevalent today was not there previously, marriages, which is supposed to be one of the the bedrocks against promiscuity is also under great amount of scrutiny and under threat. We find great amount of problems in our marital life. And the amount of divorces that I in today's time were previously never heard of.
And this promiscuity is such that today these temptations everywhere with regard to this, someone had said when you look down is also masiva to look up also His mercy but temptations or all around which abound in today's time that the text the human and the morality of a person. Islam, which is our solution to all our problems have departed from our practical life. Many times businesses and business practices is devoid of ethics, devoid of morality devoid of Islamic teachings which Islam is taught. I mean, we don't we feel today that you know, business is there to make money is only to make profit. Don't tell me about ethics about in the back marketplaces in the business. But look at
what our beloved Nivea cream sauce limit says Rahim Allah who have done either by somehow Easter away the Torah Tarawa. May Allah have mercy upon the businessman, that when he does business, he is lenient in the way he he he demands his money the way he gets his money the way he demands. These are morality. Behind the aspect of doing business there is Islamic teachings how you do it is not only about making amount of Rennes and cents, but that many times I won't say generally there are many people who adhere to it but many times it is missing.
in our, in our marketplaces, sometimes it seems that bribery, corruption and deceit has become common their
deception which nebia creamy sauce limits at least a minimum and Russia he is not from amongst us who deceive people, whoever deceives people maybe a cream sauce made this meant they said this one day when he came into the marketplaces, maybe a cream sauce from saw a person who was selling wheat and maybe a cream sauce lamb suspected something maybe a cream sauce, Willem looked at his pile of wheat and look under and then we saw some for saw that the wheat that was under was soggy, it was not the same quality that was on the top. So, he had another quality on top and a quality down to hide that quality which was the inferior quality was down and it was surrounded by good quality to
hide the defects of the one that was awesome he is not from amongst us who deceives people. Today we find deception has become an art form. Sometimes you don't regard it as an evil. We take pride how we have deceived other people, especially if we have to do the receiver down then you know people take pride in that, you know, but deception is wrong. It is something that is not is not permitted place I mean national and media is trampling upon our our morals, reducing it to to to rubber. And then of course together with that we have the subliminal messages that come from time to time, which attacks the core values of our Deen one can go on making mention of all the moral and spiritual
decay that we find in our community today. He bought it today we we know we find that there is a lack of enthusiasm towards ibaadat Allah says cut off wilhelminian alladhina woofie Salah to him has shown successful other believers who performs salad with horseshoe with concentration taking away all types of distractions and attractions and turning towards Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't find that happening in our ibaadat so we find all this moral and spiritual decay and it is so easy in such an environment. So easy in such a time that a person can throw up his hands in his head and throw up his hands in the air and say well nowadays is difficult to practice upon religion. I
have to abandon abandon Italia Villa or less let me do minimal I don't have to be serious about you know following the deen of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, let us look at this we can we can talk about the moral and spiritual decay. Now let us look at our response towards that. How do we deal in such a situation? What how do we deal in such an environment? The first thing My dear respective brothers is despite the difficulty we should never lose hope. We should never be despondent. We are followers of a dean. And in the dean we have this teaching in the hula asuma rohilla Hillel komolika
only a disbeliever loses hope in the mercy of Allah we was never ever become despondent that it is impossible for us to follow the deen even in such a situation even in such circumstances, it is perfectly possible Yes, there will be challenges. Yes, there will be difficulty and I will go on to make mention that how in the midst of the difficulty of Allah subhanaw taala will reward a person who does good deeds. But we should never lose hope. never become despondent never say that it is impossible. Always keep courage, even in the face of adversity even in the face of challenges. And brothers remember one thing courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is not the absence of fear.
Courage is our ability to continue despite fear.
So you find this beautiful passage in the Holy Quran has it masalas Rasul. Allah tala granted him Ye, Allah, Allah told him take the stuff that you have and throw it down and he turned into a serpent turn into a snake. When
you asked him, masala Surat was Salam fled from the out of fear of the snake. Whenever you ask the veteran, he will look back
and says yeah, musala tough. Oh sir, don't be afraid. Come back. This is a miracle of Almighty Allah subhanaw taala masani salat wa salam, there was a natural fear that he has that each and every one hears with regard to a snake. Sometimes a snake might not be as powerful as a lion. But snow induces more fear in perhaps most of human being that what you fear even a lion or a tiger? This is the reality. So who sallallahu wasallam was told not to have to be afraid but there was a natural fear yet he was most courageous. Yes, he was most courageous, yet he had the fear. So to have fear is not against courage. Courage is that despite all that you still continue, even in this particular way.
It is not against aquatics.
be tempted, that you have temptation is not against the law. You see, there is a difference between the ibaadat of human beings and The Ballad of the Malaika. Allah tala has said in the Holy Quran masala colgin novel INSA ilaria boo, we have not created Jeanette and humankind but to worship Allah tala. Now if that was the purpose of human beings creation to worship Allah, someone could have asked the question that the angels do this better than human beings, the angels do it not only better they are far ahead. They are superior than what we are in terms of doing about it mentioned is meeting the requirements and the narrations that they are some melodica that when they have been
created by Allah thing, they have only been in ruku from the time Allah tala created them.
Some Mallika have only been in sister from the time Allah tala created them. Yes, when they make seeker of Almighty Allah they sit alone, he Allah ma ba na kahakai Bharati MRF Nakata, Mara, Mara, Allah we have not made it but it is your view we have not recognized you as you are supposed to be recognized this, but it is in the nature of angels to do that they cannot do otherwise. La Suna la Hama, Amara whom via Luna Mario Maroon, they cannot go against the command of Allah, they always do what Allah Allah commands him to do. Now that is they they keep at it, you and I, we have temptations, we have different types of inclinations. We have temptations telling us not to do about
it. We have this situation that pulls pulls us towards looking at a woman who is might we might find attractive, we have the temptation we have the inclination, but despite that, we go against it and in that lies our credit, there is no credit and so up for that. He bought it of the angels because they cannot do otherwise there is no reward for us because we can go against that Allah has given us that amount of Allah has given us the amount of rope to go against the commands of Allah tala. But yet many times a person sacrifices that temptation, or he goes against the temptation he sacrifices desire for the sake of complying with the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala
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the deal key was the patriarchy in sanko. One attack Kalia Karnataka rubia Allah is good the human being for this otherwise for the sake of divided the angels are far more better than than us into this incident abusively salat wa salam is made mentioned in the Quran. Allah Allah says Allah, Allah t who obey familia Radha tala t who have a beta and FC was alacati
what Allah hate Allah and the woman in whose house she was, he was a woman of influence a woman of wealth, a woman of beauty, a man woman who was willing, many youngsters will say no, we dream of such a situation for the rest of our life. We dream of such a solution. You said minister that was Salaam had that situation. And she closed the door and said hey tala come towards me. She tried to seduce him. And what this letter says will be Warhammer Bihar Nola robber.
She was inclined he for a moment I've got to be very careful. This is an area of Atlanta we have Allah is always Muslim, you know, free from sins. How do how do we how do we translate this out of the Holy Quran Allah Allah says
he was for a moment gave it thought inclination. Lola had not seen the hidden not seen and did not think of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the thought of Allah tala came, I cannot do such a thing, this is haram. But there was an inclination, there was an aspect that the reward for Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam is there because there was an there was an inclination there was an urge, if there was not there, that he would not have been there. And look at that is it. So, first thing you must understand that we should never become despondent we should always be hopeful and know inshallah it is possible, never become despondent and courage is not the absence of fear. The coin is not the absence of temptation.
The coin is not the absence of temptation, sometimes the temptation is there sometimes we even have this type of thoughts and what am I have said if a thought comes without to bring it in.
You are not held responsible for it. Yes, if you now link over the third now enjoying it, that is wrong. But if it comes all of a sudden, and is without and then you infect the allama save a thought comes, it's a wrong thought you oppose the thought, nevermind getting Guna you get some you get a reward for it.
So this is the aspect that we should see the first thing, never lose hope, and always be hopeful that it is possible and we can do it. The second aspect My dear respective brothers
Is this where you should always keep in mind that when Allah Allah commanded us about matters of a Sharia, to do certain things to stay away from certain things, you and I believe that Allah tala has knowledge is tremendous. We cannot we cannot fathom and understand the greatness of Allah tala is knowledge law says that he knows the
law, Allah knows the amount of raindrops that fall in the rain. Allah knows the amount of leaves that there are in the trees of every tree in the universe. You can either forget the leaves, we don't even know how much the trees die in one street. Allah knows the trees that hi in our street, in our suburb, in our city, in our country, and beyond that in throughout the world, and never mind the trees Allah knows the leaves that are in there. So Allah is knowledge encompass everything, Allah knows that there was going to be a time like our time in which there is going to be temptations, environment is not going to be conducive yet. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave the command
for us to do good and to stay away from evil, meaning it is possible for us to do so. One day a person came to 100 artillery and said I can't get a forfeiture. motorolla says hi impossible. If you would not have been able to get a forfeiture, I take an oath the law would never have made it compulsory.
Now you can only follow one obscenity law was the hamacas abattoir Carnevale hamacas Allah, Allah Allah never puts a burden upon human being that is beyond him to carry out. Whatever Allah has commanded us to do, it is perfectly possible for us to do whatever he has told us to stay away from it is perfectly possible for us to stay away from our Dean, my dear restrictors didn't come with a sell by date.
Our digital camera in many times people say that no, Sharia law is outdated. You must ask them a question Since when has the deen of Allah been dated for it to be outdated? You can only regard something as outdated if it's dated. Our did never come as a sell by date. It is not dated for it to be outdated. And then they talk about reforming the deen you only reform something when is deformed. When our teen has never been deformed? It is never flawed, how can it be reformed? You only reform something that is deformed. We have our DNA has never been deformed, for it to be reformed. It has never been dated for it to be outdated. You can go in Woolworths and get you know sell by date he
does to this particular date and sell it out he doesn't come with it. So the second thing Keep in mind, whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded us to do, it is perfectly possible for us to do it. Otherwise I would not have commanded it. And you know, as it Marvel has entered into him a whole lot more of this in the last decade or so, since in the last in the last the command several scholars who have recently passed away, they will forgive they think of this man in his book The Four Pillars of Islam. You know he writes a amazing thing he said when initially when Allah tala commanded human being to perform 50 salat, then Allah Quran His grace brought it down to five. But
in that five Allah Allah gives us the reward of 50 because of his mercy, and his generosity and his love for this woman. But even initially, Allah tala gave the command for us to perform 50 it meant it was possible for us to do 50
it was possible for us to deliver he gave us 50 in his grace brought it down to five. And then he says that one of the reasons for us to make mention of this at first it was for free then and uploaded five is for us to maintain our enthusiasm for solid that don't only leave it to five daily, read your Nuffield did find time in making the secret of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the second response to this question, that what do we do in an environment which is not conducive to Islam, always keep in mind My dear respected brothers, that whenever unless Allah gave a command for us to do, Allah was aware of the circumstances that will come upon human mentality of karma. It is
possible therefore, Nadella has given us this command. Now, the third thing, the third thing with regard to this particular question, is it possible in today's time, yes, it is possible. And yes, we have to do it and we have to be steadfast. Now what is steadfastness man, it is a remarkable attribute. I read an ayah from Surah Hood. You know, we Allah, Allah says we're stuck in karma.
And this is also amazing. And I made mention of it previously, in many of my talks previously, that suddenly one day the Sahaba they saw some white hair that appeared on the beard of Nevis, Ozlem and said jasola you becoming old synovia crimsafe said Shivani hood, sort of hood has made me old.
So the llama animal fostering went through sohrabuddin said which is that Hyatt in Surah Hood, perhaps what is the message that through which maybe occur himself Islam said sort of Buddha's made me old. So most of the allama they came up with
This Hyatt was
the steadfast support what Allah has commanded.
whatever the circumstances whatever your situation, be steadfast upon the commands of Allah subhana wa Tada.
Irrespective of the situation you can use the situation as a justification to do wrong cost justification to stay away from what we are supposed to do
was to come up with means, there will be no new variations indeed, you can go in you make new perceptions about Dean, man after Sofia Marina has Mrs. Amina, whoever innovates anything new in this religion it will be rejected remains steadfast upon the original concepts and precepts of Islam and the Muslims. As Mr. Mallika Malala said that the latter portion of the Ummah will never be able to achieve success and but on the basis upon which the earlier section of the omitted achieve success support can only achieve success on that particular basis.
You will not you will remain steadfast upon the part at which Allah Allah has made compulsory upon you, irrespective of the hectic lifestyle you might lead.
The other build up because I can't read numbers because I don't have time I'm very, very, very hectic. Look at look at how busy I am. Because despite your good despite your busy schedule, you take out time to relieve yourself you take out time to eat. This is an even greater need. Despite your hectic lifestyle. I must be steadfast upon money but
today we find you know different types of people has Muftis questions. I'm very busy Can I come back at night and read five times one time?
One time Can I read
the remains steadfast upon what Allah has commanded. Irrespective of the hectic find the time in the position, design your life around fulfilling the commands of Allah in terms of
in terms of our mortality, remained steadfast upon the moral code of Islam, which does not allow women and men to have any type of relationship prior to marriage. No matter how widespread it becomes amongst my peers and amongst my friends, I must be steadfast.
I must be steadfast upon that moral code, no matter how widespread the opposite or the wrong perception has come amongst my friends, my peers, and in my community and society that I am living in. I will stay away from interest in my business, no matter how interest driven the economy has become. Now when you see all this, you realize I realize one amazing thing. We see one day a person come came to me and said I want advice but make it short. I want to advise and make it very very short. You know three people you know we always make mentioned with regard to this, you know, the mamas will never consider the
same service as well. I want advice. But I haven't got time to listen to a long lecture. I want but the Saba was so amazing. They took one small thing and they practice upon it, then that became the motto. One day you know it never some someone made better Baker himself among the Sahaba that we will not ask anyone from amongst Mahalo for anything. He made bet upon the hands of a pledge allegiance on the hands of
some of the Sahaba say that those Sahaba who pledge allegiance on the hands of Islam on this. They used to be sometimes on the camel. And the whip would we used to drive the camel used to fall down.
Before we used to fall down. And despite the fact that there were people there, they could have asked him give me the work. But they used to bring down the camera, pick up the work and come back people say why didn't ask us said we took a pleasure Konami sit alone, it will not ask anything from anyone. So the Saba was like this one day sabba said ncdrc. Allah gave me some coolamon to be learned from him. Say I believe in Allah and remain steadfast upon the delivery of
the law of kamma remain steadfast and you see and keep this in mind what is steadfastness is not short bursts of enthusiasm. Such short bursts of enthusiasm is to remain consistent upon something over a long period of time, on a continuous basis on an everyday basis. Not once in six months, you tear the muscle either after six months, you will see the muscle there is not there is not a comet is the compensated the bisazza Hubble amarela
the most beloved in the eyes of Allah is that which although literally is done consistently every day you do it. Hello my dear respected brothers if you do two records every day, on a consistent basis, Allah loves it more than once in six months, you get up to 100 and you read half the night about it.
And I normally tell people when I make mention of this brothers mekanism make say inshallah we will do something, even if it's maybe reading yes in everyday meeting to Rocco's everyday but inshallah we will do it every day. So
inshallah something will do but we will do it every day. And it is possible. Allah tala loves it. Today, we don't have that consistency and enthusiasm. I normally tell people you know, we have Today's a day of instant age, you know, everyone people want things instantly. So you find, you know, 1015 years ago when you had a computer that 256 you know, people used to say what a marvelous type of technology, what the technology, then we had 386 and 486 and 586 and Pentium one and Pentium four I don't even know where it is now. But today, if someone ever to eight, six, which 15 years ago, 10 years ago, was a Marvel today, they say you go to dinosaur quitters, we don't have three
where everyone thinks instantly on an instant basis, I would like to make mention of one incident I made mentioned we must have heard about it, but let me make mention some people might have heard about it today we are living in an instant age. So a person came from the world village one day came to the city, maybe like me and I was born grew up in one but small plus japie and that plus now when people came Now, one of the person from the village came one day to the town. So his cousins of the town they took him to the they took him to the supermarket. Now, you would never saw something like this in his life. He saw his one small shop there that got the basics here you see the whole
supermarket, you go to a hypermarket you can see the amount of groceries that are there. So, going through that you know he saw milk powder, so, what is this? So, you put a little bit of powder you put it over water it becomes milk sir impossible. They will be one milk in the village they in the in the in the farm we have to get at four o'clock in the morning and milk the cow you say you put powder you put water it becomes what I cannot escape this. Nevertheless he went into the next he went to the next release of soup powder. Now what is this? He said you put little bit of powder you put what they become soup sohara when we want to make soup in a farm we have to get up we have to
boil the the bones whole morning report Baba we burned the boards where after you get soap but you can imagine the surprise when he went into the next Island he saw baby powder
or whatever whatever he went through his mind. So keep this in mind My dear respect to others is the comment column and to be lived most of them come omit and whether the third that type of thing. Many times we have this justification and Allah tala Guna buttress Guna you know the equation Porter said justification for Guna sometimes even was in the corner itself. But if you come up Guna Raja Go and tell Allah well I've done this wrong you forgive me. You see there's a difference between shaytan he believes in ademar. So that was
when when shaytan and he believes disobeyed Allah tala and he was shown the door of Jenna red car out of gentlemen. So he said for me Margarita Cola, you led me astray because of you know, I'm a fireman. I'm better than Melissa to Islamic cave, all types of justifications for the disobedience. You know, and that was that was amazing. When administra salam committed something which Allah subhanho wa Taala made him leave Jenna What did he say? No foot cabanas. lm nanfu Santa Elena what I've done wrong. If you don't forgive me don't have mercy upon me. I'm going to be a loser. I'm going to be destroyed and atrocities in another place in the Quran. For Takada Mira de Cali, Martin
Fatah, Allah, Allah tala put that that word in our madam risotto. salaams. You know, Tom, to say that he hated demos, he didn't know what to say. Now, you and I, if we are parents, we notice it many times when sometimes a small child commits an error for the first time and you showed the child the child is sort of, you know, gobsmacked doesn't know what to say. Now you realize that, you know, the child committed an error, but now he's feeling regret. He doesn't know what to say. He's frightened. So what do you tell the child? Say sorry? You tell a child say sorry, the child says sorry. You said right now I forgiven you. You told a child to say sorry
salatu salam first committed something. He didn't know what to say here. There was a lotta says I put it into his tongue to say this.
But that is now what Adam alayhis salaam did wanna. So anyway, we have this ready made justification. And in this particular regard, material we have the justification environment is not right. But keep this in mind
is our situation in taking the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. More worse than the situation of the Sahaba grommeted. One in the beginning stages of Islam, when they remain steadfast upon the deen of Allah.
Our situation is not become like that. One day, as soon as I said, above or below Latino thing was most probably that he said, Obama heard that you are tortured in the beginning stages of Islam show me that the the evidence of that. However, the Latino picked up his quota. And he said, Oh, I'm a Romanian see behind my back. humara saw his vectors burned. And Homer saw the scars of that burning of the back and said I have never ever seen a person who had been so physically scarred the way you are.
What is the situation about this? Sir Omar Omar Romanian when I became a Muslim, my family were not happy with it. So they lit the fire and then they dragged me through that fire on my back. And the fact that came out of my back, it extinguished the fire that was left for me. This is what you are seeing the physical scars of that.
One day Nivea cream salsa was in the harem and the via cream Silva while he was selling was reading Surat in the harem in the Baitullah when Joel and his cronies came in the strangle Rita strangling maybe a cream sauce who was outside walking someone said go and see what they're doing to your companion. He ran towards them and he fried nemea cream sauce from from what they were strangling him. And he said attempt to ruin our jhulan a akula BIA Ma. Are you going to kill a purpose person because he says Allah is my Lord. You're going to kill a person because it says Allah is my Lord.
And these are things that we know from narrations. And we also know from the Quran, Allah has made mention in our field after this, we are doing Serato brooch and other essays put the last habit of dude, the people of the trench have been destroyed. If you look at that whole incident, the incident was about people who had brought a man against the wishes against the wishes of the rule of the time.
And the rule of the time put up a trench and he put up the trench and he put fire in the trench. He told people either you renounce your deen he brought the deen upon the truth that time, which was in Christianity at that time the region of Italy salat wa salam. And they said, We will throw you into this fire. Otherwise you forsake your deen and all of them said no, we will go into the fire.
There was a woman who had a small child because she had an innocent child. She felt pity upon the innocent child. The child was not often you know, was not still have an agent who could speak but miraculously Allah Allah gave me the power to speak and said, Oh my mother, be steadfast. Do not hesitate to not be reluctant. If you go into this fight Allah Allah will grant you agenda. She also jumped in.
With Sharif Nakamoto, the Allahu Sahabi of Nivea cream sauce. young young, sorry, very young Sammy, you know, his, his mother passed away when he was, you know, a young age father went in jihad. When they came back from jihad, Russia went to go and welcome his father, keeping in mind, he's got no mother. He's got a father. We're 20 jihad, looking forward now to the coming back of his father. So he goes on the outskirts of Medina. And he leaves for his father to come. The whole army goes, the whole army goes by and he doesn't see his father. I heard different narrations from different orama Some say that maybe a cream sauce alum then saw him and he came to the baker himself setup. And he
caught the birth of Navy sauceless. In Libya, Kareem saw some seeing his situation. Maybe a cream sauce lamb realizing his situation his father passed away in the battle, maybe a cream sauce, lamb, you know, turn his face away, because maybe so slim also started weeping. One, one person the one will never say that nobody saw slim was on the camera and Muslim put him on the table. And he repeatedly asked the question, always my father,
always my father, and Libya, Crimson Muslim couldn't tell him anything. So he started crying and he started crying so much, and even the Sahaba who around him, they also started crying in when he couldn't stop crying in the cream sauce from said overshare amatola are you not happy that From today onwards, I become your father, as I say becomes your mother.
But she says people used to call me a cream sauce rasulillah I used to go and call my mom who my father.
Brothers, we don't have that type of difficulty. Do we have the difficulty in coming for therapy? Do we have the difficulty in performing Salah that we have the justification that the environment is not good. Therefore we have some sort of some sort of justification for us not performing our Salat on time. We don't have that situation.
So the third thing is when I say in the fourth thing, but anyway be as it may we spoke about first do not lose hope. Do not be despondent. The second thing was Allah tala knew with regard to it. Third thing steadfastness. The fourth thing, we don't have that type of difficulty, we don't have that type of difficulty that the Sahaba had in obey the commands of Allah.
So, therefore, we have to we have to stay away from the justification, the zamana is bad, the time is bad, therefore, we have some sort of justification. The fourth thing might be respect to others we should always keep in mind irrespective of the times, you know, irrespective of the times our response to circumstances and environment is not detected detected by the environment in time it is dictated by the Commander falletta. So no matter what the situation we still have to obey the commands of Allah. Have we been aware of villalta No. Sahabi went out in jihad. That was the Sahaba crumb. He was taken captivity, he was taken in captivity by the Christian King, where were they
where they went out in jihad, and, you know, put into put into prison. Now totally accept Christianity shall never, no matter what you do, I will never accept
Well, I know Islam is a true religion, I will never go against it. They tried different ways to try and convince him, then they tried, you know, a way that many times many people can get washed away with it and get tempted with it, you know, put him in a room, put a beautiful woman with him and said, You know, he is a young person who is full of temptation has his desire has been away from home for so long, such a long period of time, tried to seduce him,
kept that woman with him in the place where he was he was kept in prison for three days and three nights, the woman came back to the to the to the king and said, Who did you send me to, to send me to a stone doesn't have any emotion, doesn't say anything towards me, hasn't shown me any type of a flick of interest in my direction, despite the fact that he was young, despite the fact that he was in prison, despite the fact that there was a woman who was trying to seduce him, never got seduced, never got in there against the commands of Allah subhanaw taala how easy for a person to use justification, I am so much times away from home, I am so long away from home. And this and that how
many types of justification you could narrow, maybe someone will even use a justification was three days.
Or one of this type of things people who refuse never become seduced, remain steadfast upon the commands of Allah tala, this is our situation, you cannot many times remember this one thing, I will not allow what is not in my control, I will not allow what is not in my control to do what is in my control.
You cannot perhaps change people's dressing that is out there. You cannot change sometimes a provocative way people dress, you can't do that. You don't have the ability to do so. But you do have the ability to put your gaze down. So what is not in your control, I wouldn't allow what is not in my control to do what is in my control.
What is not in my control, I can make the South Africa interesting, I
would have loved to do so there would have been more more justice, we wouldn't have seen the crime. I don't have it in my control, but I will not allow what is not in my control to do what is in my control, I will not be the one to do corruption, I will not be the one to do corruption. Right. I will not be the one despite how people are dressed provocatively I will not be the one who will cast a gaze in the direction I will cast my gaze down I will not allow what is not in my control to do what is in my control. We do not have full control of the environment, but we do have control of our response to that environment. And my respect for others. I think another very important thing in
this particular regard is that for us always to remember that whenever thing is difficulty, whenever the East challenges and when you go against the grain and you will remain steadfast upon the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala will he the reward is also so grateful Allah subhana wa Tada. Far more greater than when there isn't that amount of temptation.
when there isn't that amount of temptation when the environment is difficult and then you remain steadfast. The reward by Allah subhanho wa Taala is just as great in 100 nebbia Crimson Muslim said, I mean, we all know various types of Hadith Manta, masaka be sumati in the facade Amati fellow jumia Tisha hidden, he remains and clings upon the summer
when the Omid has become corrupted, fellow jumia Tisha hidden for him is a reward of 100 martyrs, and others do you know what is the reward of one mother? Maybe a cream sauce like I said before the blood of a matter goes on to the ground before the blood drops onto the ground
and later forgives the person.
Then another aspect number Crimson Lotus limited on the day of kiama. On the day in Jannah, Allah will us the person who sacrificed his life for the sake of Allah, that what reward do you want? I'm prepared to give you whatever you what you want. Say Allah has granted me everything. I don't need anything else. whatever I want. Well, a comfy hamata he infocom one a comfy hamata don't for me is whatever I desire. But if for me is whatever I call out in general, what else do I want? When again when Allah will insist, when he in Allah willing says the person the Shaheed will say, Well, if you want to grant me something, send me back in the world. Send me back in the world, and the joy and
the pleasure I had in sacrificing my life in your path. Let me repeatedly get the joy again and again.
Let alone remain steadfast upon the Sharia, he will get the reward of 100 such people.
So don't look at you say we always look at loopholes look at opportunities
in Islamophobia. There is so much people who are talking about against Islam. Well, we can complain about it, and we can complain about it. Or you can look at the opportunities. There are so many people wanting to know the reality of Islam. Why don't I show it to them.
So don't only look at the negatives. Look at the positives. Look at them.
openings that are there. Today there is a greater interest upon Dean than what there was previously because of all this Islamophobic articles that have come onto the, onto the net in other ways. Don't look look at the opportunities. Don't look at what the environment is not conducive look at what an opportunity Allah has given me to reward
him he said another Hadith whoever remains steadfast upon the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, at such a time when there is when normally people are not adhering to the commands of Allah He jurati la his reward is like the one who makes who migrates and made he direct to me from Mecca to Medina while I'm alive
is another Hadith which appears, you know, when appears in tirmidhi. And there's a there's a follow up of it in Abu Dhabi Sharif Fein Amira ikoma Yama Saba hope people there will be come upon you are very trying and testing time trying and testing in what in what circumstances in terms of following the deen of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala and then a person who remains steadfast I'll copy the lol Gemma his example will be like the one who catches a burning coal in his hand. He's example to remain steadfast in times of difficulty when the environment it will be like person catching a burning coal. And then they'll be a cream sauce lamb said Saba Do you know he will get the reward?
You know, he will get the reward of 15 people who who adhere to the Sharia that time period yes to the Sharla Sharia. He will get the reward of 50 people who adhere to the Sharia and who are steadfast upon following the Sharia Sahaba sannyasa Amina woman whom Yasser Allah, that is the first portion of the heritage of intermedia. This last portion comes with the Edit one edit portion in Abu Dhabi. my esteemed colleague, Mr. Suliman moolah today when I'm speaking to one another matter, I asked him about this and he related it to me, what the what the what's the
basis and the reference? So now without he said, I do not have seen him in our main home Heroes for the reward of 50 from amongst them or from amongst us,
because I want you to lose listeners. But
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let me sell some said the reward of 50 of you.
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the reward of 50 amongst you, doesn't mean a person can never you can never become a Sahabi and you will never even come near sorry. But it just shows you how Allah tala appreciates the efforts of a person who remains steadfast upon deed when the environment is not on his side. To shows your letter appreciates it. savvy, we can never come near as a hobby. We can never even equate ourselves with a savvy. You can read, you know how many forest numbers you want. Can you compare your forest numbers that you read? You know behind the Imam the time although you might be very pious like Mali masala
revival very pious. Can you compare that to the Sahaba did behind the vehicle himself?
You can see good things better but where can you bring the ice cream sauce? So we can you bring that environment that nobody saw me sitting in the Sava setting. And then this way when someone has a beleiving Mara Rahmatullah Alvarez mahavihara Latino, en
He is known for his justice. While we are allowed to know unfortunately and unjustifiably certain people have level certain criticism about him. Therefore, someone has applied Mubarak, this question with regard to Abdullah Omar bin Abdulaziz
said what are you comparing the two, nevermind, while we are over we have the disease, the dust is settled on the nostrils of the horse which went into Jihad with nebbia cream sauce from that dust is superior than
the dust is better than organises but it is to show you appreciate so look at the opportunities My dearest brothers in the time of temptation in the time and environment of conducive if you do right Is it our little appreciates it? And let me make mention of one more point as we go towards the end of our talk. We'll try and cover it up but the brothers in this particular time, what what is required tremendously
is encouragement of one another to do it as this. This is the near when the environment is not right. Then a person needs to see us
Sleeping men just needs a little bit of excuse to doze off completely. So when when you discourage a person or you constantly rebooting a person, when you know someone one day one day came and told me said, mama, sometimes we listen to certain people's in order to see what advice they they already put to engender. Now, what would you do after that?
You already there now, what would you do after that?
There are certain people who do this.
Give them understanding of Dean. I mean, there's certain or maybe I shouldn't be saying he's Ramadan
is a certain person who wrote a fatwa recently, and he made mention with regard to the 99% of the Muslims are mortal. Now, if a person started reading this completely illogical conclusion, of a hadith of nebbia, cream sauce Islam, completely distorting it, and how does a person feel? No, now's the time for us to encourage one another. Now is the time for us to encourage
believing male and female, they protect us one another.
see, one day at a time of Nivea cream sauce, lemons, a Muslim, this is Hadith. And as mentioned, we're here to muslimin that the person used to take to California time of service awesome. So we find that even in that Mubarak time, while good dominated, they were traces of these type of things that happen. Here, of course, the difference is that time good dominated, evil dominates. Yet today, that time these type of lapses were the exception rather than the norm. Today, the type of Ghanaian sand that we see that has become the norm rather than the exception, but because it may, they came is a one time second time third of many times you got them, you know, then we saw some said give him
give him punishment, the punishment was it must be alleged. And now according to the Sharia, which has been now known, at times, you will be less of a person is found to be drunk, and it takes time it takes to help call in an Islamic State and it is proven against him. So while they were beating him up, one person one of the Sahaba said that may Allah does grace you
may Allah does grace show you in a time of Nivea cream sauce. And in a time of maybe a creme de la la wa sallam you are doing such and such a thing. mela is Grace whenever he saw slums documents that don't say such a thing. Don't say don't say a lotta disgrace you don't help shaytan over your Muslim brother.
Remember the don't help shaytan over your Muslim brother.
Because if you do so then you are giving him the opportunity to go further into evil. Today if you start criticizing people and keep them out of their weapons as they start getting them there's a now is a time for us will mean one or more minute bathroom only
to give people courage in the moment especially amongst friends. Irrespective of this especially among the peers, young people I see many of them sitting help another door you know they see normally they say about a friend a friend is He who steps you from the front.
Not from the back. Step friend is he will step you from the front he will tell you what you're doing is not right. You are going this dragon clubbing and that is going to one day come back to haunt you is going to come and bite you don't do that stay away from this friend is he was stabbed from the front. Meanwhile mamina to bathroom oh yeah but when you look at the examples of how he gave people encouragement it is absolutely amazing.
Absolutely one day to be occurring so awesome so savvy savvy was whose hands it become rough with manual labor and cream sauce and said Why? Why is your hands rough said you're a soul I do manual labor for the sake of Allah Christmassy for my sake and for the sake of
the Mubarak. Mubarak can bless the lips of Libya cream sauce lamb took his hand and kissed it
kissed his hand. Can you imagine? Can you imagine that person what he must? Well, firstly, I'm going through manual labor. I'm a person who you know who's who struggles to make my ends meet. And then when maybe a cream sauce from sauce cc me, maybe a cream sauce them gave me the ultimate encouragement, took my hand and kissed it. I say not only was it a tribute for that person. It's a tribute for every working class person from the beer cream sauce mentality of
everyone who was who struggles to make ends meet and he is working. He's under a boss who might be difficult. And he still remembers I got to do it because I want to do it for the sake of Maurice Lyle as a Muslim is paid tribute to that person.
You know, there is mentioned in the time of Potomac, it was remarkable incidents. Look at how Nivea cream sauce and brought people closer towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And amongst them that one day, maybe a cream sauce alum after Fatima was coming when he told us that a bus, a bus, you know, where Where were your nephews? Where are your nephews? So a bus of the ultra lucid jasola Who are you referring to? He said I'm referring to the sons of Abu lahab I'm referring to the sons of Abu lahab the same Abu lahab
Nabila happy What's up? This is made mentioned in Kosice macabre that you know the same
as them as a bus or bus We are your nephew's ways. As Emily was Woodbine with Mata Mata Mata we are they soon they said they fled Makkah. They have come to know that you have taken over you are the conquering army they fled Mecca they have gone somewhere. So let me go and fetch him. So he has a bursary Latina went to infection they went Orianna somewhere place far away from from Mecca, simply some distance brought them in the presence of Muslim, maybe a criminal law when he was silom told them to accept Islam. They accepted Islam that we saw some code they hand and took them to the Haram and then they'll be a cream sauce lamb stood on the morphism and maybe a cream sauce tomato after
Nivea creme de la jolla Silla made dua maybe a cream sauce them after the door, and it was the third theory and maybe a cream sauce Adams was smiling, so Basilica lotto said, heroes rula May Allah always keep you smiling. What is the reason for your smiling, maybe a cream sauce Lim said I made dua for my two cousins. I made dua for my two cousins and Allah that Allah must give them over to me. Allah tala must make them follow me and allow me to make them adhere to my commands. In Latin accepted my
brothers the sons of whom the sons of a person who tried to humiliate himself that were never cream sauce him gave the call on the amount of suffer the saber Bula have picked up the stone and threw it in the direction of the resource limits of luck matana May you be destroyed? Is this a reason why you have called us here. And that takes the sense of akula have a cream sauce lamb is making to offer a diet and heavy cream sauce towards the right. As we conclude with one more incident, you know, the incident of suffering renomia always find it very, very amazing. So far in omega and omega have a one day sitting in the in the harem. And when they were sitting in the harem, you know, they
were talking about the Battle of butter and how what happened after the Battle of other half of the Battle of butter when the chorus were defeated. So they started you know, saying various things, hadn't it? You know, they said no words the use of life, a cream sauce, lemons defeated us. It is this honor, the courage is one of the people of Makkah, there is no joy in life. So many of you will have said had it not been for the sake of my small children. In the sake of my deaths. I would have gone to assassinate clear to Bill Anivia cream sauce alum and brought some sort of relief to the people of Makkah. So safarnama said, who may go, I will look after your children. I will look after
your debts, whatever your debts I will take care of. I will look after your children. You go and bring some sort of joy to the people of Makkah, for there is no joy of living after they had been defeated. And many of the leaders have been killed in the Battle of weather.
So many of you will have went with a poisoned dagger. He came to himself after a better a better. He came in the presence of Navy saw some navy seals and said oh man, why have you come in? Well said I have come with the intention of you know paying some ransom to free some of the capitals of other
resources that will marry if that's the reason why you have come What are we doing with the poisoned digger hid under your cloth under your clothes. O'Meara surprise, Who told you? Allah told me not only
knows already now taken aback, then nebbia cream sauce lamb said, Omar, what did you and Stefan discuss in the Baitullah? No one knew it. There was no one there in the battle at the time. Who made me upset, who explained to
me was taken aback. He become a Muslim became a Muslim. He comes back and now you must have a hero torso for whatever he told him. Try to convince him about Islam Persephone was not convinced. After the conquest of Makkah, safarnama sent someone to kill nebia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he must have felt that maybe a cream sauce lamb is going to extract retribution take revenge, fled mocha mocha Rama,
who may have come and said jasola gifts have won some protection, some immunity, give him some immunity. Maybe if he comes and sees your clock. If he sees your conduct he will accept Islam synnovia krimson said go I have given suffer an immunity and protection. Who may seriously who's gonna believe you? Who's going to believe you that you have granted protection to the person who had sent me to assassinate you, and has given me all the money to do that.
So now via cream sauce lamb it comes in every white cream sauce, took out his turban, gave it to me and said Omar, give this to someone tell him to come in my presence. Tell him whoever meets him or him saw some gay protection. And if they doubt it, then tell him to show them my turban
keeping a turban to the one who sends someone to assassinate the Navy of Allah.
So we need this type of encouragement that we need to be giving people my the respect of others in this life.
Our success and in lies in Libya. So, let us very briefly, you know, let us go through some of the aspects that we have spoken about, we started speaking about the aspect about some of the moral and spiritual decay. We saw that it does give you some examples without going into much detail. Then we said he is it justified for us to say that today is not possible for us to practice upon Sharia. We said no, it is not justified several reasons. Firstly, we should not lose hope in the mercy of Allah. We should never become despondent. Keep in mind despondency is a trait of a disbeliever nevertheless, of a believer, we said, courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to
continue despite the fear despite apprehension, despite challenges. The second thing we had made mention of was the aspect of when Allah Allah commanded as matters of the collateral knew the circumstances. Yet Allah Allah commanded us It means it's possible for us to come and comply with the commands of Allah. Thirdly, was the him comma must always be steadfast upon what Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded? fourthly, keep in mind the believers response when he's put in a situation which is not conducive to the deen or is put in a situation where he's tempted towards evil. We gave one or two examples with regard to some of the Salah for flee we had made mentioned that our
difficulty in complying with the commands of Allah tala pales into insignificance compared with the difficulty the sub icon with one light punch Machine Head when they had to comply with the commands of Allah tala were to take the name of Allah tala many attempts akin to death was a kid to be tortured. That seven three we had Wade mentioned with regard to the reward, was it six levels or six or seven, the reward of a person who remained steadfast and does it is in such a time And lastly, we spoke about the aspect of encouragement towards one another. So May Allah subhanaw taala, give us a trophy and understand these points. And even in this time, in this particular time, there is no
justification for a person to turn away and abandon the dino philosophy. In fact, now is the time for us to stand up. Now is the time for us to be able to comply with the commands of Allah because there's such great opportunities that Allah Allah has granted to gain reward from Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala in upholding the Sharia in such a time was no doubt one reliable element