Channel: Faaik Gamieldien
110 Jumuah 8 May 2015
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All right yeah I hear levina man yeah I bet he alladhina
Allah. So, Allah addresses I say, you you recognize his arm your arm and your mind
still run wallenius and you should give
in secret and openly you should give secretly so nobody knows about it and you should also give so that people see what you give why
to encourage them also to give
me in common Allah says do this oh my heavens Oh my beloved do this parabola before before what
I yeah to moon before a day comes and that they will come
before a day comes and it comes sooner than you expect it to come
when I try Oman before a day comes what they
lobby on fee
a day on which there will be no bargaining, trading
on that there will be no such things available while he learn and also a day when
nobody will be your friend
on the dounia We're friends we say oh you know diamond is my best friend. And that is my best friend and my best friend My best friend and my best buddy you know anything I can ask him anything you know I just pick up the phone in the middle of the night you know and he's there for me, Masha Allah. But after in the depth of the day of judgment on that day, that very good friend will say thank you very much. Salaam Alaikum I have my own things to look off levy on fee so allows for let's say spin now now now's the time to give Now is the time to give not of your own but that which Allah has given you now's the time to make sure Jude knows to do it after death
so what do you what is what is this is about this is speaks about?
And for the benefit of our guests. We have some guests here from COVID Elmo do i do your due to highlight the fact
that today's lecture revolves around making use of time and I've given this lecture before and I just felt that I needed this lesson more than anybody else. So today In fact, this would be nice for me. Sorry.
So allow us to underline the speaks about time in this verse. Surat Ibrahim, verse 30.
And I think it's something that we just abused without even thinking about it.
We abuse it
we want to kill it. In fact, what do we say
on the kill some time just playing dominance of killing time you know, just waiting around here for my friend in the coffee shop you know, because I'm just killing some time.
and welcome to How to pass the time you know, pass the time
you know, what do we say? and pressed for time. Time is always against him. Time seems to be against us all the time. Yet this fight that we wasted so much time
think about all the hours you sit in front of the television
think about it we don't even calculate it into our daily activity but we don't have time come Wednesday night to come to the doors after lunch I
ask people why time and you know my children wife to watch the children put him to bed come from work have to eat
yet we know that we have time.
We sometimes speak about saving time
but we're more serious about saving electricity
what happens when there is a load shedding Oh the first thing we do is you want to get the generator what's gonna Jenny you know we might spark candles with prepay. When it comes to saving I think we prepay or we say a mistake or a policy for my child was go to university when he's 18 years old. Why am I save money for my children? We prepare for those eventualities. We save for those eventualities.
But what do we do about time
We wasted Why do we wasted? quiz question Why do I waste my time? Why do you waste your time? You know why? Because we live under this illusion.
What is the illusion we live under?
That I will be the exception to the rule I move into that
allows Juan de la is busy with the other 6.9 billion people in the world. bollock mode is an extremely busy Moloch he is not getting to know that I also have to die. So the chances are that maybe I'm not going to go so I seem to have a lot of time I'm ducking and diving in all the time. Maybe it'll happen in our life. So we live under this big illusion.
But we know
our fathers and our grandfathers have gone our brothers have gone our sisters have gone our neighbors, our friends, our family. And we know we have a sell by date.
get older you realize the sell by date is coming quite close. You know what is what are the indications of sell by date? The first indication is
you look at a person who doesn't say you know Mrs. AD, what is your name again?
That's the first age. Now three there are three things that tell you that your cell by date is coming Neeraj. The first is you what
you forget. And the other two
Whenever you saw a lot of Selim says the Hadith
and even the Amara de la Houma
Kala aka the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam man can be a call me Omar says
Abdullah Omar, he says
you know when you like somebody, what do you do? You put your arm around him over his shoulder you
put this arm around his arm around his shoulder and say to him color, a B say to him,
confit dunia. Kanika de buen
au Abu civilian
evisa salam say to stir to Abdullah Jamar
V in this world.
Khurana curry chronically like a stranger be in this world like a stranger or be in this world like a passerby because that's exactly what it is.
Mr. Salim said the journey from here to the alpha is like a man who's traveling any race under a tree and then he goes on again.
Resting under the tree is where we are now.
And when we race that finish then we go back to allows for her
to be like a stranger or be like
Abby surreal like a traveler. You traveling through you you passing by
Wakanda in your armor you're cool and even the armor himself used to say
either I'm safe a lot
when he when when night comes
and you go to bed don't expect to see the morning
don't expect to see the morning will either
fall at the father
and when you get up in the morning don't expect to be here when the sentence
well whose main statically moronic use
because the time is going to come when you will not be healthy anymore when you will be sick. So while you are healthy use it in the body of a low carb dollar woman hierarchy cleaner and use your life
for a time will come when you will not be alive anymore.
The world Buhari Mr. Buhari report says howdy
and allows founder of course 1000s
of trade surah circle as well awesome in turn Luffy Illa Latina Manu
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very clear last one says that men will be at a loss or in a loss
in LA Latina man except those who believe because those who believe smile because they they want to meet a lot. They know there's gonna be an tequila and they prepare for their time in La Nina Ave Amira saw the hot and what do they do in preparation for that time, they do good.
Whatever. So we'll hop over to the server. And the two most difficult things that they have to do is
they have to remind us
that is probably the most difficult
that a Muslim has today especially in the world we live in today. What are also the subject and to remind each other to have patience
Time is money we say Time is money ask any businessman you will say to time is money
ask those who can't do the job or they'll say the gym is too low I you know
push the money
my boss deducts or I lose the appointment on my shop opens late on my restaurant people can't buy food.
Time is money.
But I want to remind you that money is not time.
Money cannot buy time. You can make as much money as you want.
But a million Rand won't buy you a second not one single second.
Combined, Nobody sells it. Oh they sell a time.
We have to make an exception nowadays.
But time combined.
So the time that you spend me on a Friday this should be your Baraka time. This should be your most intense time that you spend in in Alberta to Alaska.
Not to come here to think oh
my god I've passed
but if you were sick today in bed, you wouldn't worry about what's happening at work. You're sick your wife has a same bed you know you work for the company for so long are you making so much money and you know, close the shop you know, you're going to die if you're not going to stay in bed you know the horrible flu, but woke up in the Juma day when you but when it's five minutes over for Juma, then suddenly we become
nervous and they start worrying. So remember, time is money but money cannot buy time.
Abdullah Hassan reports that he says
that when two of the Sahaba never did two Sahabi meet one another. Except then when they departed from each other when they left each other. When the conversation ended. They used to read for each other Surah terrassa.
Why? To remind them not to waste their time in foolish persons. I said this before.
What do you think is the average lifespan of a human being in terms of days?
What is the average lifespan in terms of yours say? Say 75 years? Say 75 years 10 average we live 75 years? And that's that's stretching it a bit.
If I should ask you, how many days do you think you live in this world?
A million days.
No 100,000 days.
If you ever if you're going to live 100,000 days you will be 270 years old when you die.
You will have 100,000 days you'll be 270 years old when you die.
So nobody lives. 100,000 days 100,000 day sounds like nothing. 100,000 Day sounds like
the average lifespan of a person in terms of days, he lives up to 75 is approximately about 27,000 days less.
If you live up to 75 you live for about 27,000 days, it sounds like nothing.
If you got 10 days, if you got 10 years left, those of us who may think that you have 10 years left, then you have how many days left?
Can you imagine?
So you think well maybe I'll have another 10 years only 3006 was like you know
that's in terms of range of dollars. I mean, it's nothing but 306 3650 days equal to one.
If you study as old now as you're sitting in front of me, if you sit years old, you've already spent 11,000 of your days of your 27,000 nearly half is gone.
We have about 16,000 days left and the clock is ticking.
So the Navy says I'm saying
Extending Hamsun Abrahamson
Teresa Sallam said value five things before five other things value five things before you value other things before other things. Shabaab Abrahamic
value your youth before old age
only the people of old age can tell you what that really means.
value you try and do as much in your young days then do everything good that you can see the world travel the world go study read, do good.
Prepare yourself only because this time gonna come when you have to sit in make Salah
time one's gonna come You won't able to fast time is gonna come and you're gonna say, you know, Mark has a good place but I just don't have the energy
to happen going to happen till now.
Can't wait till you have so much money and and you can stay in a five star hotel? No, no, no, nothing Wait.
What the heck kubla Sonic Ibiza Salaam said and value your health.
Before sickness comes while inocula toxic and value, your money, your wealth. Before the time comes when the money runs out, money runs out.
You ask any financial planner,
one of the first thing he asked you is how much money you put away for your old age. And when you old age covered when you need 65
then that money that you think would have lost a deal.
You think that when you 65 we're gonna get this grand pension of whatever 1000 lands abandoned when you get it lectricity is gone up, your bond has gone up, your car payments have gone up. Never mind all that. If anything happens to you. And if you go to hospital, then you have to get the old neighborhood to contribute so that you can have your operation or they say sorry, you know, he doesn't have 100 grand, so no bypass for him, he has to just lie down, we send him home and he must die.
The whole owner.
So Sam says, make use of your wealth before allows Allah and Allah doesn't take it away.
The prices of things just go up to them.
And make use of your spare time, your free time before you will get busy.
Make use of your free time before you get busy.
So what do we do as young people? What do we say?
I'm young man, I'll do that. When I'm
got a degree and when I know when he gets a degree, he says I'm still young, I'll do that when I get married. When he gets married, this is our numbers look after my wife and my wife does my wife. This is our weight, you know, then the kids come along and this is our law with our kids get big enough. And the kids get big and now he's also bigger.
And now Nice, nice energy levels are down as well. I want to do it now. But you know, I've got no more energy and I've been running after my kids and bring them up in the world and help us in the story. So in everything that I'm saying when you young
and you will always pay time use your spare time profitably.
What higher level kind of course, maybe sasaram says use your life.
It for your benefit before death comes.
And you know I I've I've I've a sizable library and I look at you know, the books that was written by people like mamma Shafi, Abu hanifa. These are the great names that I mentioned. And I'm not even mentioning all the other names.
And I always wonder where did they get the time from?
The earliest people, the scholars, companions, we do take the time first of all to conquer the world.
We don't even want to go from here to Palestine to go and fight. We say we're gonna do it here. But did we do it? No.
way did they get the time to go out and to make jihad in the part of our last panel
and number one failures, they succeeded. they conquered the world. They conquered the civilized world.
Where did they get the time to write all these volumes and volumes of books on every conceivable subject? mathematics geography, medicine, fifth Hades jurisprudence?
They know that everything volumes, volumes and 20 3040 volumes, personally will drag on one subject 20 volumes Hello, where did they get the time? When did they find the time?
There is a Ford Ranger for 97791 as a white Bucky, you must be in trouble otherwise they wouldn't get the message. There is no message as to what is done wrong. So you know what you've done wrong, you've probably parked in front of somebody's gate, or, please, you're Muslim, you're not supposed to be doing this. You're not supposed to park we're not supposed to park Ford Ranger four, nine, double seven, nine on charlo please remove your back your pocket somewhere else.
So where do they find the time to come to the world and do all this research and do it today?
I mean, you know for which the heads Moshe hanifa, pneumonic for,
you know, some data and we have not produced a single one like this in the last 1000 years.
Not a single one.
All the knowledge that we have,
we have not produced a single scholar like this for scholars.
B that is, the answer is quite simple. Where do they find the time ons is very simple. They're exactly the same time that we have, but
they were driven by a different kind of motivation.
When they look, their worldview was different from our worldview. They treat the time as if it was life itself. Time was life. It is life.
And for them, time was preparation in this world for the after. So he put all the time into this world in preparation for the oft.
So they became the greatest mathematicians, the greatest astronomers, the greatest travelers
and they were smart people. They also smart. They didn't live in poverty. They bought the best diners as you go you go travel the most important and see what they both see that leverages they lived in
senior cities. They bought Cordoba,
Spain, North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, Far East, great people.
They their environment, poverty and income could no No, no, they were rich people. In the time of October, the baitul Maal was too small to all the money that was coming in from the various territories that they conquered. In fact, Medina was so rich.
There are so much money in Medina that could give a stipend and attention to every single person in Medina.
From birth until death
he gave every citizen of Medina flock of sheep cables or do they want
every single Jew, every single Christian, every single person in Medina got a pitch.
I think Zuma probably has taken some examples.
Of course, Omar wasn't buying votes.
So the message today that life is too short, and I talked to myself first to show to waste.
Every second counts, and how many seconds is Allah give us this morning when we got out of bed. Every person gets the same amount of seconds every single day.
At 6400 seconds. Everybody gets that amount of seconds.
It doesn't matter who you are. You could be the president of the country.
You could be the richest man in the world, Bill Gates. You could be just an ordinary die in the path of our last mountain. You could be a person a beggar on the street.
Everybody is given the same amount of time every single day. Allah doesn't distinguish between you and someone else.
And this is the time that allows on that gives us
to improve ourselves to improve our mind
to improve our bodies. I know the last one comes first sorry.
Or the gym goes. First one comes first.
It's amazing today how much how people how are people are for gym for jamming. How it is such it is the most important part of people's lives today. It has become the most important part of the life of people. Oh no, that's my job. Oh, I must go to job Oh, I come from gym. Oh, I must go to gym.
But when they have to come to the garden
and Jen not only young people, and old people also know I have to take sighs
even the Navy at the same time, proper getting in more time. Because the same time as we got.
So this question of time is very, very important.
But what do we do sometimes?
Because we live in an illusion of there's always tomorrow and the day after and the day after. We sometimes also live in the past.
Oh, I already got my degree. Oh, I've already paid some money. Oh, I already did this already did that already did that. I already know that.
And I already know that they don't have to go learn anymore. You know, I've learned everything now. It's finished now.
Always say that, you know, that's happened to me. So I'm not going to do that. And that's happened to me and nothing happened is that is my path. You know, I've got a very bad past.
their lives become uncertain, and insecure.
Yeah, sometimes your past gives you good memories. But you can't live in the past.
And some other people live in the past of other people.
My grandfather did this.
But you do not grandfathers.
I may have my father's surname. But you know, my grandfather, that was my grandfather, you know, and he was he did that and that and that and that he owned all of at least state and the other grandfather owned all of plains Street, you know, and and so forth and so on. You know, my grandfather came from that country.
So we also live in the past of other people.
But we we can't let you live in the prison.
called Mr. Lu fissara. Allahu Allah Kamara soon, one more minute.
Allows longer than it says, do now live now you must live now in the present.
Allah see what you do. And the prophet will see what you do and the believers will see what you do.
If you do things right now, the future looks after itself.
Now is the time
was live for today. So that tomorrow taught itself.
Not one I grew up as I said,
and also we make lots of excuses, sometimes, you know,
because we don't use our time properly. We waste our time.
So what do we do we make excuses.
What kind of excuses do we have?
You see, you know, I come from a poor family.
My parents are very poor. My father died when I was five years old. My mother ran away. I was alone.
Bianca looked after me. So this is why I am where I am today. To make that excuse, panel.
Or my parents were poor, they couldn't pay for my education.
Or my parents got divorced, so you're not affected me negatively. I could never really find myself because, you know, it affected me so much.
For crying out loud. Your parents divorced when you were 10 years old. And you know, 50 years old and he's still talking about it. You still haven't changed your life
Of course, the the the other very, very important thing that young people say today's who don't succeed in life, what do they say?
Oh, you know, I mixed with the wrong crowd man.
I used to go to what, what places called clubs,
make sure with the wrong friends and had the wrong friends did all the wrong things. But it was that time.
You know, 40 years old, it's gone. It's finished. That allows wonderful gifts to move on in the world.
And sometimes the worst people
become the best people. On top is an example. We then have to go to non Muslim
is a greatest example. SubhanAllah men want to kill the enemies of Allah. Become the game one of the greatest men that ever lived. So karnala property there was a nobody. If there was an IB after me. He would have been out.
Kenny worship idols
but it became the greatest man. So we can't say that was that no, I was given us a diet now if to use the diet, which our last one is given. Now, as I said the other day, we must look into it to see what are the skills that Allah gave me in my hand to change my life?
What is it Allah gave me? Look into my own hand?
Don't say if I was Bill Gates,
then I would have
or if I if I win the lottery, which was Haram in the first place.
Okay, I think about, you know, maybe there's a washing machine in my car that I can take the money to and wash it clean, you know? And I'll do this to Islam. And I'll do that Louie Slava. No, no, no, no, you can't use her arm to get to Jana. Doesn't work.
You can't say, Well, I gambled. So I've made a, you know, a couple 100,000 I'm gonna give off in charity. So maybe that Nah, doesn't please Allah, Allah, no cross with you.
So there are those who blame the past? And then there are those who blame shame, the time that we live in?
Why, why what's happening to you? Yeah, you know, I can't worry anymore. When this country is falling apart, you know, there's
countries falling apart.
Good. We will say that. I mean, I, my brother, my son in law was telling me the other day is
he works with some, some likes light skinned people, professionals. So he says every day they talk about, you know, when the electricity goes off completely, they prepared for it. They stocked up with petrol in the garages.
They stocked with water in the garage, just because they say, when the pit when the lights go off, the water pumps don't work, they won't be any water. So they have water. And why the petrol, they worked it out. So many liters will take you from here because remember, if there is no electricity, the petrol can't go into the airplanes as well. Apparently, it's called fly. So they have worked on how many power stations you need to drive from here to Namibia.
So they take the plane from there,
and they change a lot of their rent into dollars. Because they say the rain will be useless. So they they stuck up on dollars on petrol and water.
And they say when when when the lights go off, they're gone. This is the kind of commitment that fear is Can people have in this country. So when the darker skinned people in South, the poorest skinned people, maybe they have a point that these people have no commitment, they always think about
shining the light on the back door. So they can see where it is to get out. Certainly with us, we also use this excuse the country's falling apart.
Because it is going up this load shedding blah, blah, blah, blah.
And of course, the other bogey is crime and unemployment is oh, you know, so much crime. So much unemployment, you know, people don't have work, you know, and we say where is the good old days of a pathogen? Free schooling, you know, they even gave us braid at school, you know, even give us no kids school, you know?
And they will look at the world and we say, look at all the war going on, you know, Muslims killing Muslims, and everything is so bad. You know, like, I told the guys that I said, you know, don't even chiama around the corner. Because he was telling me all the bad things that are happening in the world. us he was telling me about 100 things that I never thought of is this, this and this. And, you know, I said, I said, You know what, I think he was around the corner.
But then I thought to myself,
this kind of doom the stories has been around for centuries.
I mean, for 1000s of years, they've been these Doomsday people.
And saying the end of the world is in a common look at the environment in the more fish in the sea. There's no more there is and there's no more that Well, the good news is the world is still here.
Sorry to burst your bubble. But the bowl is still here. And I'm pretty sure he will be here for still a very long time to come. Whether we like it, or whether we don't like it. In fact, I think it'll be the world will still be after we are all gone.
That's what we'll be telling you now that in 100 years time all of us will be gone.
Not a single one of us will be in 100 years time.
Anybody want to gainsay me or contradict me.
That's a fact. Not only you in the magic in the whole world.
All the people in the world today as I'm saying to you will be gone
and the world Mashallah Silvia
So every generation thinks they have a bad image generation things that have been bad.
But in essence, in reality, we have more opportunities now than people ever had.
Really, isn't it?
We have more opportunities and we live more lavishly and we have more comfort and more food
than the world had ever given to us.
And maybe I'm talking just to you in the masjid.
But you're my audience. I know there are millions of people starving out there. But they will get our condition here we have, you can now get your matric when you flip two years old, and we give it to you just because you 50 years old.
And then you can go to university with that particular certificate. And they will pamper you until you get your degree.
They will even teach you how to read and write also.
Which never happened before. If you want to go to University of Missouri prior to ever if you want to go to UC to write a letter to the minister and he would say I can go you conquer you if I said nervous percentage emetic, we didn't have a teaching certificate, you would never go to university ever in your life.
If you wanted to open a business leave at least treat or enclave on now though.
You couldn't. Today you can go anywhere, all these opportunities, you can marry anybody, you can travel anyway.
You can do business in whatever way you want.
the good word today is about now it's about time, it's about not wasting time. It's about having a limited amount of time available. In fact, in terms of days, it's extremely limited 27,000 days you have if you live under the age of 75 27,000 days is nothing.
If you count in terms of days, it's nothing. Anything 27,000 is not a lot yet it's a lifespan of a person.
So when we leave when we go away from this magic, we think about the time that allows for happiness given to us and how we use that time and when opportunities present to you to use the time in a valuable way. Grab the opportunity
Don't delay the opportunity
because opportunities come
and then it's gone.
Ask any businessman who will tell you this you have
to bend the iron while it is hot. May Allah Allah give inshallah that we make use of our time and again I want to quote verse which are quoted in the beginning we allow Swan The law says
totally ibrd alladhina amanu up masala allows her talks to his beloved allows Rhonda refers to us as giba and he says that, oh my bad.
Those of you who establish pray
and I stayed through this establishment of pray. We recognize the Allies our enemy is ABD while you're in trouble home Mr. zakenna home and allows one describes his servants, as those who spend from what not from their money Allah says spend from that which we have given to them.
Children wallonian in secret and in public.
mean copula, yo, yo mon lobby on fee voila Silla, spend and pray and make ebara to allows Juan tala before a day comes when they will be no mutual trading or bartering or sharing while our killall and there'll be no friendship that they have. So now last handle inshallah guidance will also handle and give that we apply our mind to the things which are important like time mellows founder login I was very encouraged on Wednesday night to see Mashallah the numbers have slightly increased, those are coming on Wednesday night. And again, it's maybe one hour of your time and presently we are discussing the fate of janaza and we're also doing the history of the development of the mother hip
for those who are interested. We are discussing how the mothers came about. Why do we need mothers in the first place when allows 100 reviewed the Koran and given the sooner the Navy Sawsan This is a very vexed topic people discuss it all the time. people accuse each other of not following a mother. But in a way this is all this come from? How did it arise? Why is it so invasive?
Why Why do we all have a mother? Why can't we be called armies or whatever people call themselves? Why am I Why am I a theory? Or a hanafy? automatically?
I think it's important for us to know. It's like your art, you know, I'm an item. So where do I come from? Mama chameleon? Where do I come from? Who has asked that we interested now, in our family cheese, you know, we want to know where we come from. So similarly, when it comes to our Iboga I think it's also important in a way, why mama chef, Mr. Jaffe, because we come from Indonesia, and my grandfather's came here, and they were all Shafi. So I come from India, and my grandfather and father was 103. So you know, I don't worry about anybody else. You know, don't tell me about any other mother have a natural mother. And that's it. But it's important to know how these things came.
And you can only know this by learning it. You can't learn by Close your eyes and why he will come to you and suddenly become an authority on on the matter. No, no, you have to learn this. This is an opportunity for you to learn. And I want to remind you
that I'm saying that knowledge is won't leave the world what is the reality of the world, the people do teach the knowledge, I'll take them away.
So while they're here, you should make use of them not only by me, but by the other allamah that allows us also given without Allah Allah Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh