Channel: Faaik Gamieldien
85 June 20, 2014
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Hola, Shadi Kala wanna shadow ana Muhammadan RB wa sallahu alayhi wa early he was heavy woman da da e la Medina morogoro brothers and sisters in Islam assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Allows mohandro Tara speaks to us in the Holy Quran universe, which you all know, allows Pamela says, Yeah, you will Latina Manu, quotevalet camassia Kama kuchibhotla Latina Min publikum la la quinta Taku and over the years Alhamdulillah we have
a lot of knowledge concerning this particular verse because every alum and every chef, Mr. Molina speaks about this verse. And the verse ends with the achievement of the purpose of Ramadan, because as you all know, the verse ends with the word taco. loco, that taco that's the end of the verse. And that is the objective of taqwa.
But what is taqwa? I'm not going to talk about that. I'm gonna just introduce the subject matter. What is taco? taco is not something that you do. For example, somebody says, Salah, you know what, Sally? Sally's
maxilla, sujood and Riku token so somebody says fast? You know what that is? Somebody overheard. Somebody says, What else?
You know what to do? But somebody says taco. Taco, there is no thing you do and says, you know, this is taco, you must do it. No. Taco is something which
you cannot see. And you cannot do.
It's something that you have
something that you have.
For example, if you're a sociologist, what is culture? What is culture? The sociologists will tell you culture is that which you have,
and do as a member of society. So taqwa is that which you have, in your heart, the culture of the heart.
And the culture of the heart, is the result of what you do as a Muslim or what you don't do as a Muslim.
And a question, first question to you is, and this charger batteries because I'm going to ask you now to answer this question.
Can a person
can a person make sadaqa without giving anything or doing anything and get reward?
He does absolutely nothing. He does no zikalala does no Salah it gives no money. He does absolute zero.
Can a person make Sarah like that and get your vote? Once you answer the question.
This is not a rhetorical question. I'm not saying I'm asking the question, but I will answer it. No, I'm asking you to answer the question. All you have to do is say yes or no.
Can a person give sadaqa by doing zero
and get reward for it? Yes.
Smile that's doing something.
I'm saying can a person do absolute zero?
No answer is no. no answers. Yes.
It's a question of course I'm trying to get you.
Let's look at the hadith of Mohammed Salim because nobody's gonna answer the question. Nobody saw Salam answered the question and therefore but today is about doing nothing.
And getting the word in there a nice topic. Today go to the emergency marches. Today you're going to get the word by doing nothing. So hon Allah
hadith of Hadith, Buta Hakuna meaning Hadith which is of the strongest the strongest category of Hadith Mutasa finale, which everybody agrees in the Hadith. Everybody agrees. Palawan
and Hades is narrated by Abu Salah Shari Abu Salah Shari says the electron he says that the Nagisa Salam said Allah Cooley Muslim in South Africa.
Now Musa Salam said every Muslim must make SATCOM
where he's got no arms, no legs, when he's blind and dumb and deaf.
Every Muslim must make sudden
we're under the impression so the guys must put your hand in your pocket now.
This is how long says is hava said. Of course the questions came Shabazz sobre todo de la new said.
Era pseudo la in La mia Jean. Hamas era pseudo la but what is the person
Edwards himself goes around begging and asking people to give him a
call. Maybe sasaram said yeah I'm a big fan of Saku
Musa Salaam said he should do something with his hands create something do some work
he should then benefit himself from his work which he did
and then he should give something in charity from what is left over
to England yesterday era Salama cassava said what if you can't work
he's physically challenged in some way either convert
or he can't do what you saying he was doing me there's no opportunity of employment for him. There's nothing he can't find a job in the marketplace. Maybe I skills but it can't not possible for him to earn anything. profits at all. Are you able to have that in Maloof?
can have it in Malibu.
He was helped somebody do something.
He must find somebody that he can help.
To do something. For example, when gets stuck, he needs somebody to help him push the COMDEX or the coffee, which is called let's
call it lambda Stata center visa salami stay in the habit harbor city rasulillah. Women can't do that either count up anybody has about the same maybe 90 is over 75 or 65. Or even maybe less, it's to push MacArthur put your common attack and die. I'm too old to do this kind of thing. Or I can't do that for a back problem. So he can't they say well, you know, he can't even do that. He's not capable of doing that.
So Salaam said, yeah. More Bill Maher rules of life, then what should he do? property, then he should
command order that which is good.
Or that which is nice. Give some good advice.
And there is.
So there's a harbor said
or a Lumia? Five. So what did he doesn't do that? What do we do shy? You know, somebody gives me the advice, the main collection, he says, you know, don't tell me what to do. So he sort of shy and he doesn't, he doesn't do that.
There comes a loss advice other than any source of love. So how does that bond through everything, this man can't do anything for himself nor for anybody else.
But what isn't obvious in the beginning,
every Muslim must make charity.
So heavy. So Sarah finally said, UMC condition for in
Canada for analysis.
He is that he should stay away from evil. And that is, so he does absolutely nothing. All you have to do is See No Evil, do no evil, See No Evil.
And that will be as if we are given sadaqa everybody is capable of doing that. So by doing absolutely nothing, and giving absolutely nothing, but just not doing anything which allows for how those displeased was through that is baking soda.
So although life can be soda, and Muslims own life
can be set up just by sitting at home and not doing anything which is wrong or not doing anything wrong.
So it is possible to do absolutely zero and to get the word from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the good word that I'm giving today is a cobra, which I gave last year as well. I seem to like the theme of this code, but it's a good introduction to the month of Ramadan. And it was circulated by email last night and if it's been circulated again this of course edits on the Hadith and Quranic I add to the story to make it into a Juma but the essential theme of this of this story is
that sometimes the best thing to do is to do nothing. Sometimes and I think you know as I said before the coupon I thought to myself, let me give you give you some examples.
An example came to me that many times it is more difficult not to do anything and to do something
I will probably say it is most as more difficult not to do something
They go to the doctor.
And I always make examples of doctors out there like
the doctor, the doctor says, Chef, you got
you have to take these tablets.
No, no problem every morning on six, six tablets, okay, fine.
But now comes the day.
He says, You can't eat any some water for all the rest of your life. You can't eat any carry for the rest of your life. You can do this for the rest of your life, you do this, you're going to die of something, something something something. The template is the easy part to do the easy but the difficult part is not to do.
For example, you go to the doctor, you're coughing, the doctor is having two lungs. He says, this is a cough mixture, you got an infection in your lungs, this is the antibiotics and he says
you must stop smoking.
You have a problem you have to stop smoking. That's your problem is your doctor you know can can take the tablet and give me the antibiotics and do this but I can't promise.
So not to do something sometimes very difficult.
Which always tell him not to do anything.
No, very difficult. So let's look at
what this could bear today will teach us about doing nothing.
The chef was sitting with these students.
And before the hustle and bustle of the great bustling scholars call for buffering you probably heard about impasto, bossy.
He was asked
when for him is the best
one for him. And I've said this before I just I'm just repeating this is the often our teacher with a need for you. You seem to be happy and joyous person most of your life. Where is the real need for you? And he said cool Yeoman, la Salafi for Hawaii. He said every day that I don't that I'm not this obedia to all license.
So what is this is nothing.
What is what does he not do? He doesn't this obey Allah subhanho wa Taala so hon Allah that is insane. So every night he was in your line, but you should ask yourself now What did I do today? That wasn't against the order of our last show? Well, today was married.
Today was made Mashallah, it might today be buried in Sharla. So the show was sitting with his students
drinking tea with these students before Ramadan, obviously, before Ramadan, and
the students were saying, oh, Chef, you know, Ramadan is coming, Mashallah. And we now have to, we have to put in the effort, we have to do a lot of work on Amazon, because Ramadan is a is a great month.
So the chef
responded, and he said,
Well, maybe we should not do anything. So the students are surprised.
Normally, you tell us, you know, you have to do this in Ramadan. Ramadan, tahajjud in Ramadan,
Ramadan, occur in the month of Ramadan, teacher wife, one in the month of Ramadan, and so forth and so on. Yeah, those statuses maybe
we shouldn't do. Maybe we should look at the other side of the coin.
So the students was surprised Oh, Chef, you know what, what do you mean not to do? What do you mean we shouldn't do normally you tell us who is the month of Ramadan, we should capitalize. We should maximize our efforts, increasing allows hautala which is stocked up on taccone man, you know, to carry us through for the next 11 months of the year. And now you're saying
maybe we shouldn't maybe we should not do anything.
And he says to them true. I didn't tell you that you have to work hard.
And I did tell you that if you work hard, you'll get lots of reward.
To seize on the ones that I'm telling you to a very hard because in the hard work of the salon was a car in the house and not hard. Sorry. And sacado the good did you build up
a balanced cash balance by Allah subhana wa Tada.
She says to his students, let me give you an example.
How long was it remember the feedback from last year? How long will it take you to fill a bucket of water? You ask students, how long will it take you to fill a bucket of water and of course it's
Students who are engineers and doctors and lawyers and servers and so on. And one of the students His name is Omar.
He said very professionally, that sir, fill up a bucket of water depends on the rate of flow of the tank depends on the rate of flow, how fast the water comes out of the tap. It depends how big the bucket is.
Fisher says, Let's ignore that. Let's ignore the size of the bucket, the rate of flow of the water and let me say to you, how long will it take to fill a bucket if there's a hole at the bottom of the bucket?
How long will it take you to fill a bucket and there's a hole at the bottom of the bucket.
chef looked at the student and he saw the whole what he says meant talking about fill a bucket and out of his own at the bottom of the bucket
he builds the suspense he said to the students
let's assume we do
all the things that we need to do in the month of Ramadan. We fast we
go to Tara we
we set up the night of love to cuddle with Salah give us a casa de casa Mata for Ramadan
we generally behave ourselves and we generally do that more than what we do in the rest of the year.
And that's what we do Mashallah
all those buckets
in the bucket and you put those deeds of Ramadan instead of broken Mashallah by the end of Ramadan, the bucket overflowing
there is unfortunately in this bucket there's a hole
and he says
all those deeds that we do in the month of Ramadan to fill that bucket the bucket at the end of Ramadan would have an empty bucket. And what is the hole?
The teacher says what is the hole in the bucket he says the hole in the bucket
is not to stop sending in the month of Ramadan
you know all human we all human beings, you all do things. There are laws Allah knows hopefully.
And sometimes in Ramadan, we do the same thing. You know, of course smoking is haram.
I can say that now that's not because I'm an ex smoker. I don't smoke hamdulillah.
But we know Tara.
So first of all,
I'm not going to say what we do at the end of the day.
And they goes there goes there goes all the way out of the out of the bottom of the bucket for the what is gone.
Some people break the laws with a secret. I mean, I've seen people walk into the masjid, and the
and the first thing we do is to light the cigarette. So for a total hello to total Hello.
So the teacher says we are like those people who want to throw the bucket with goodies in the month of Ramadan. But there's iron in the buckets. So all the good deeds that we do. So this was a hole and we lose it.
And the chef smiled and he continued and he says my visa Salam said
reported by Abu huraira
Rue de imean have been in so yummy. I'll do one Attash when you know the Hadith, Lebanese Hassan said so many people there are so many people
whose only gain
was whose only reward and gain they get from fasting is
The only thing that reminds them that they're fasting is they get hungry.
And they get if it's summer they get thirsty. That's all. for them. It's a shift to go from soldier to Maverick and not eat anything and feel. You know, the only complaint is I'm hungry. I can't wait. I'm hungry. I'm thirsty. So people get nervous or someone said, What do you mean to me?
And he says maybe so someone said there are many people. We see no reward and nothing. From salata. We accept that it keeps them out of sleep and makes him tired.
Because that is their concentration, their concentration is on Windows is now done. So
we we have a we have a problem with that. So,
again what what is the chef saying he saying is he saying that you fill in the bucket,
but only intentions are falling short.
And we know that because Hades which is written in Bihar if you open the book of Bihar is first Hadith narrated by Omar acaba de la salon. And we know very few Hadith the great cause Sahaba of the prophets of Salaam to find the venerated the fewest Hadith like Omar Osman Ali Abu Bakr abubaker
So, the first thing
is how did you all know in
the new year
will be the same number I'm Albania in omarama Bini
that your actions will be judged according to intention. And we forget this you know, we as Muslims tend to forget this all the time, you always go go for the outward,
not inward and taqwa is as I said in the beginning, it's something which is inside you. So, now these are some reminders and he says that your actions will be judged according to intentions.
Why in mmamoloko memory in Manoa and every man will be rewarded according to his heart.
called me Sally, hello song This is so beautiful, Allah says the day your wealth and your children will be of no value to you.
It Attila the Hun except he who comes to allow us a clean heart
with a clean
somebody was Ramadan
and out of Ramadan
and that is why introspection or
talking to yourself
number one a Muslim should continuously be in conversation with himself
and number two he should be continuously in conversation with allows
when importantly, how is it possible to believe in somebody that he created you that you're going back to him that it's easy decision to put you in general journal? And you have no you have no you have no relationship with
us you pray
that we pray to our Lord we pray for the play. Do we fast follow or do we fast for Ramadan?
What is the car for example? What is the car?
People say I must pay my soccer.
Soccer change when are you giving those from which money do you give? Where does your money come from? You came into this world naked? Did you come with a bank account? Or maybe you did? I don't know maybe your grandfather left your trust account but that's that's that's
Now find it difficult to play your soccer Excuse me? You find it difficult to play. There's a car which belongs to a loss.
So what does it mean? If you don't play soccer? Who's stealing from
me from a Why do people not pay this account? Why not?
It's difficult because it's difficult. It's difficult to give money away. Does that show
that I was headed
construct a bit more business businessmen it
was money I worked from it is given away. It's not your money.
You never belong to you. If you die, I mean if you die you can't take it with you. So never belong to you. So why is it difficult? This is a big question. Why is it difficult for people? And I said last week and the week before you should already be doing our maths and our calculations now already
so in Ramadan comes Mashallah we're ready to, to pray to unload the car almost behalf to the poor and the needy. We are just the conduit it comes through us, not from us. The car comes via us, not from us.
The question is why is it difficult? Because we don't have relationship with our laws
because we don't speak a lie somewhere, someway, somehow in some way. Some people say system is throat some people argue about that they our lives, the Salafi say this and you say that, you know,
that we don't have, because if I don't have relationship with a loss of 100, Tana, I would do anything.
You have relationship with your parents with your mother or your father.
You think you want to do something
cool with pacifiers, pacifier, quadras, my daddy will you know, my mother, my wife, my children.
what is the relationship with them, you love them and they love you.
And similarly, if you ever learned
nothing for you to do the things that you have to
imagine smoking for exotic smoking, for example.
And I say to you and I admitted I was a smoker.
Why is it difficult to give it up?
Again, as I said to you when I came from,
you doesn't say to yourself, I'm going to give
us our relationship with Alliance and speak to answer to Allah, I promise you, I'm going to give it up.
My Wali, you say? Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is the friend, allies the frame the Valley of those who believe.
So I was my friend and Marisa Salam was asked by the Sahaba era so Allah I have a certain conception of allows pontal I speak towards house that's our business meetings are less like that and the other one things out because that that person is eligible allows contracts
every person has, should have or must have or has a personal relationship with Allah
that you speak to that you need in your life
is an Allah which you have built up a personal relationship with some you speak to somebody confide in somebody make promises to
what somebody who's some airy fairy god that said, Saudi, so this is part of Ramadan, so the chef says
to his students, in Ramadan,
This Ramadan, he says we should do think more about not doing that which Allah is displeased with.
these are unsaved manlam yada coda Zoo while Amma la de la salle de la
and the other farmer who are sharada. Musa Salam said that the person who doesn't control is now
a person with gouges in fitna
and so forth and so on and lies.
Allah has no need that he should leave
his food and drink during the day in the month of Ramadan. Allah
said if you can't control your your mouth allows how there's no need for you to leave during. So it's all about the culture of the heart. So I say to you, and when I said
and the chef said to students, we should be very careful in the month of Ramadan. Hassan said a car Mojo Nutan fasting is a shield. What is the shield useful? a shield is used for wall
a metal shield
and once he had lent the metal shield from his neighbor was a Jew. He didn't have one.
He didn't say well, I'm
the Prophet of Allah subhanaw taala and he knew
they can talk to you with a sword Nothing will happen to me.
As many people do today,
under the weapon to those people who cut themselves with swords from a badger and
after they have acknowledged knowledge and the profit the nether knowledge, there must be something wrong somewhere to be some some funny business going on.
he said to the Teacher Teacher
So are you saying that in this Ramadan, we should be more vigilant about ourselves and about our good deeds? Are you saying that? Are you saying that we should be more vigilant about not doing evil than concentrating on doing good
because if we do good, and we don't leave something in the bucket will be empty in the month of Ramadan because he'd be out in the bucket. Is that what you're saying?
So the chef said,
what we should be doing is
and realize is that Ramadan is not about food and drink.
It's about staying away from heroin.
I know young people have a great challenge. I'm a bit older. So, my challenges are less,
but I can put myself in the shoes of a young man was confronted with all the things that he sees around him the day he goes to work at the office wavey may be on his cell phone or on his iPad wherever he is. And he has the challenge after listening to me of of closing those sites accused
of trying to control where he looks in the month of Ramadan.
And those challenges
and those are the challenges that that we are confronted with and I can imagine the reward that allows one to give to that kind of young person
who can rise to those challenges.
So, it's not about
freezing your eyes the whole day on
make half naked women in the office while you are fasting and then coming to make the arrival salah and in the end of Ramadan, the bucket is empty, why? Because you accent by not controlling the parts of the body which need to be controlled.
So, the eyes have too fast
the ears have too fast.
That is one of the best words in the month of Ramadan is silence.
The best things is silence.
And so, the students looked at the teacher and said yeah, but this is difficult.
And we think it is easy to stay away from food and drink. You make your salon easier Ramadan becomes easy as a challenger, but this is tough. I mean this is tough. This is tough
to do you have difficulties not to do the deal that is the easy part is the noble path the difficult path.
So the chef said today, why'd you love some horses?
So, they say today
would you eat a samosa Your wife is frying this emotion.
And this is say like 30 seconds before the other 30 seconds before they are that your wife is in the kitchen by different samosa the chef says Jake Will you eat a samosa
This is no dinner I will never 15 chickens. No five seconds no no, no no no no no no no, no no
If I eat this, five seconds before the event,
it will not be for now.
vos will be gone
before the time
and I will also be this obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So the chef says what is the lesson of Ramadan? Ramadan is self restraint.
Self restraint. You transgress
the law of not eating in the month of Ramadan even if it's five seconds before the other.
So capable we are about
parallel but what comes out of the mouth is what comes out of your mouth you don't control.
You will control that goes in your mouth even to a second before you have to eat before before before that before the other for the whole day.
Men and women find opportunities to speak about this and to say this and to say that to shout even at each other even to each other. So we this is what we need to continue
It's easy to control what must go into the mouth of food that is that's the easy part who parties what comes out of your mouth that is what the chef says that is what we need to control. So the chef says what is the best thing we can do in this in the month of Ramadan
the best thing to do is to avoid
sending this into the
simple easy and also do your best to fill your bucket
so the two reasons for one of them for this year for me
is very simple.
and fill the bucket
but very important
to make a hole in the bucket
Try not to send in the month of Ramadan
and those of you who are still smoking
This is the route to stopping smoking.
This is a way of stopping smoking very easily. You better have a relationship with a
beggar you speak to allow them to stop smoking My God who created me up cigarettes on the good matches to the tobacco stuff is all your creation You did all this you know and you tempted me to do this.
And then one day you say to a law center okay
you my friend in my creative everything I depend on you for every single
I will not promise you that I will do that.
But I will give you the knowledge of good doesn't say I'm gonna stop so you know, I've done that. I've been the it doesn't work
the best way to give it up is to say Allah I promised to you
we do not your wife
not your children, not your doctor. No you can your wife can't see you when you go and smoke somewhere you know can your doctor
I'm looking at somebody oh no smoking he needs to give it up.
So But you promised Allah that's a promise made the promise you have to keep your promise and that is the kind of things I think we need to do in the month of Ramadan all of us we all have little things that we do
and the most important thing is in Ramadan is that we must build up this relationship and if we build a relationship with allows kanatal then we can Ramadan carries on
so the shirt says to the students the final words is to students simply don't do anything wrong in this Ramadan
simply don't do anything wrong and you will find that you're
those few things that you do your fasting and your Salah will fill your bucket
it will fill your bucket you will come to Allah subhanaw taala on the left with a filled bucket. So my last father Charla granted me
again as I say you know Joomla has one purpose
and we fell in that purpose we failed Joomla is there to stimulate the thinking of Muslims Joomla is the that if we leave we have something to think about. That's very important. So my last I'm gonna give that this lesson from this story which I told you will be coming charlo you will talk to it you talk about it to yourself and to your family. You don't forget in Charlotte the lecture on Sunday between 12 and one o'clock and just I must just
apologize to those people who came on Sunday for Salah for the word Salah. There was a number of people I believe who came for the salah and I think I stopped women's also a quarter past one. So I stopped a bit late but I believe those people made sell on their own in the back room. I just want to say to that I know you're not orlimar
but go to your argument ask him whether you should repeat that Salah How is it possible for you to come into a magazine where there's any mom and it's a Jamaat and we didn't wait for an hour salasar Kota bus one but you saw it fit in your own which is probably a mother that you follow that you could make Salah in a back room of the same as did
the hola hola como de la vida.
So much ignorance and we think we know
it's a company which is a way to talk about the past what what was the difficulty
Why the rush? Fourth? You have a meeting on a Sunday often you come to the budget because you have a meeting and you should stay home and make salad Oh,
you're not allowed to make chamartin image with a cinema.
You're not allowed to jammas unless of course you come in late after the man has made a salad but you can come in a magic and the mom is there and they're gonna mix the Gemma's gonna make salad What do you decide? You decide
Salah comes before
what's knowledge, what's Island, Salah comes
in with Dean exetel Abdullah Abbas is giving you a lecture imaginably and the Salah of ISI came and he delivered delay the salivation and people came to me and said you know
you should stop you should you know you should not let your lecture go through. He said
you are to teach me the deen of Mohamed Salah.
You want to teach me the deen of Mohamed Salah
precedes Salah unless of course you got to make if the chef makes his lecture from right to Lhasa obviously then, I mean obviously then you know you have to replace
him replace because he doesn't know what he's doing. I mean to delay the saw for so long. But if the mom is in the mountains and you can see the mom is finishing his lecture, you can see that the salon is going to be done.
Can you imagine a non Muslim walks into this mosque and he sees days and the mom people are sitting listening and some other people are performing their Salah in a room of the mosque. So
blaming you but I think before you do these things you should first ask your teachers. First ask your teachers I'm sure you all have teachers will always ask you now you can go and ask Allah. So this is what you have
asked him what what is the status of that Salah that you make. What is the status
of that Salah which you made Allah tala Salaam Alaikum