122 – Old age a Devine Honour
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122 Old age a devine honour Aug 21, 2015
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Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika Venetia Mohammad Abu rasuluh salvaterra sallallahu alayhi wa Taala he was heavy woman Darby that what he he he lived in Ahmedabad,
blood brothers and sisters in Islam assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa Taala Baraka,
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what Tina was a tune for turrisi Nene wahat al Amin. naka de la Canal in Santa Fe. Sangeeta Karim. So Miranda, Donna was filosofi
Circle of Avi.
And we know the meaning of the surah obviously, allows one of the sways by the fig.
And by the olive
and the allama point out that this reference to the fig and in fact refers to
by taqaddas, or Palestine as we know it, the whole country was a country of fixing the country of olives. Well to be seen in and to be seen in refers to the Sinai desert, that part of the world
was al Bella did I mean, and by that, I mean,
the safe place safe city, the city of Makkah.
So which means which whatever follows the swearing of a law founder, also a sways by these places are less as swayed by these three holy places.
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I swear that we have created men in the best of forms.
There's no better form for men than the form that allows partner created.
And I'm sure we all agree with that, or hamdulillah.
Samira, that dinero as philosophy and allows one lesson if we do not appreciate
if we do not appreciate
and revere a Lost Planet, Allah
for the gift of creation,
and for the gift of making us the way he made us,
then what will happen to us
so much, rather than now as philosophy allows homelesses, I will take you to the lowest of the low in terms of your creation in terms of your, the way I made you the way I shaped you, if you're not happy with that.
Meaning if you change that, if you end up bringing about changes to the creation of a log file, remember, the end result is going to be disastrous, absolutely disastrous.
And today is the third and hopefully the final lecture on the agent. And you may think wow, you know, not for me, this is for all of us, these lectures of all of us because inshallah one day all of us will get old, including myself.
Well, it's ages, just the numbers if you don't think that you're old, and you know don't.
But let's see what today's lecture say it says to the to the age of people, what are the things that we need to look at, in terms or other with with these verses of surah, to team in the background,
the perfection of the creation of men.
There is no doubt, of course, that when we reach a particular age,
our health changes, a lot of health changes comes about energy levels, drop, your appetite levels drop
70 things you you act activity, you less active than you were before your body starts to pain more often than not, and you can't get rid of it, and so on so forth. So and also the outer outside changes, the face changes.
People who are told suddenly start getting shorter people will shorten the act of getting more shorter you see them you know, if you walk there, at some point, you see the Jews
they get smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller.
SubhanAllah So what I mean by that your headboard chaetomium recently, now of course, a lot of people don't like the changes that comes about, they get gray with wrinkles, can't see properly they get to a thick glasses. The teeth fall out. So many things happen to older people. And it can happen to all of us to all of you all young people.
And there is a tendency
to be taken in by the adverts that we see maybe people don't really want to do this but you say advertising has a great independent impact on a person. You might not do the thing that you see today but it forms and shapes a memory in your mind.
That stays there. And maybe one day you want to implement it. And advertising always appeals to desire
the big advert follow your desire, no quench your thirst, you know, drink Coke or quench your thirst, you know, it's all about desire. And they advertise things about, you know, this is this is how you look before and this is I can look now.
And really, if you look at it, if you look at the history of the richest people in the world, and why they, they're the film stars, the richest people in the world.
And if you, any of you, and if you study the history of those who tried to change
the appearance, when it comes to the end of their life, they become hermits. They don't want people to see them.
They are so ugly, that they have degraded themselves to Allah, Allah says to us as far as suffering, because that interfered with a man and the way that a lot of them they don't want to be they die incognito. Even they say the coven doesn't mustn't be open, and they face mustn't be open, because they look terrible on the Botox and the injections and this and that, that, that people do.
So many old, older people, not even older people, but even middle aged people
want to retain the youth which they had when they were 30 and 35.
Maybe this is the kind of the train that we live in today. Everybody wants to be young, and the young ones to be old, my grandchildren all want to be older than what they are. So my grandkids know, they know more six and seven and eight, they now become six, six and a half, seven, seven and a half, I will do six and a half, then you six No, no problem six and a half. So they want to increase the age all the time. Whereas we want to decrease our age. That's just the nature of men. So of course, when the danger of men as these contradictory signals is given, then we need to go to the sender of Hamas or we need to go to the and we need to look at what the Quran tells us.
And you know, it's very important that when we read the Sunnah and we read the Quran, and all of us
have the opportunity and facility nowadays to do that because everything is in English, you can read the translation
and he and congratulations to those who can read the Arabic.
But there's a point I want to make and I made this point on Wednesday evening in the class.
We read the Quran
some of us read the Quran was a lot of emotion. commitment, Allah should give us Baraka in our lives, lives of our families and children keep away by law for a lot of purposes. We read the Quran will soon be sick. We visit somebody the presence is really a scene we read Yes See,
we use a lot of the
the acid allows for Angular mixing the karate now there is after the Salah, remember when all over so the Quran is a central place in our lives.
But why is it
that generally the Quran has no effect on us.
It is a momentary effect on you. And when we sit with the Quran, we read it, then we may start crying, we may pull out scarves of our faces novar head
but 10 minutes later, after you put the Quran down.
We again the same person that we were before Allah spoke to us because the Quran is a book
of the column of Allah when you read the Quran online speaking to you,
personally opened the book, I was having a conversation with you.
And you you you read it and you're listening to it and you should be affected by it.
And as I said on Wednesday night
the level of reading the Quran you should reach is
that you must be able to feel
that the Quran is reading you.
If you ever come across that feeling
you read the Quran
if you only understand English, you read the English translation of the Quran and suddenly you realize
oh, this is for me.
This is this this is meant for me. It's as if our last one was talking to me.
Instead of me reading the Quran, the Quran is reading me.
It makes an impact. In other words, what is happening is that the Quran is affecting me.
I'm not just reading it for Baraka. I mean,
reading it because it is talking to me and wanting me. Sometimes the Quran talks about things that I've done, which I shouldn't have done and to fix things that I'm supposed to do which are not doing and will fix me.
So that is
on the first level on the ground level, that is what should happen when you read the Quran. The Quran should be reading the reader, the Quran should be reading you, you should be reading in the Quran, as if the Quran is talking directly to you.
And you know, even if you're a non Muslim, it will have that effect. The Quran has that effect even on non Muslims. If you read and read a book at the moment to three books of one writer, his name is Jeffrey Lang his books is an American or became Muslim.
And one of the things that strikes me always when I read about them is that these people you look at Yusuf Islam, all these people who would would accept Islam, if you read
their biographies and the manner in which they came to Islam, they came to Islam by reading the Quran, when they will not Muslim.
Can you imagine that a man is not Muslim is affected by the Quran, and a man who is Muslim is not affected by them.
So if I were Muslim men are not affected by the Quran something radically, drastically wrong with me.
And you know, we always say this, you want to do the same thing over and over and get a different result.
You want to God and feed
people in this country as a Muslim.
For the last 300 years, you've been doing it and expecting people to come and become Islam in droves and 1000s and it doesn't happen. What do we do? Every year we do the same comes Ramadan, we come to Muharram we do the same thing over and over index zero results. And nobody's ever thought of Oh, we make 500 decks and 10 100 decks and 200 decks and 500. And we collect 100 200,000
grands worth of potatoes and meat and we feed all these people with our intent within $10.
They should become Muslim they don't. And we learn everyday and we do the same thing. And we don't say oh, let's just step back and see what we should be doing. What should we be doing?
What is the current methodology of bringing people into the deen of allows
us to make extra food and give it to the forage? Not a single time.
Not a single time. Yet the old Arabian today's Muslim.
seminary the Quran
we must understand that change comes only through the Quran.
I know it seems like a
strange thing. Change comes only the part of
He tells us he was asked one day by a member young man. How did you become Muslim? When did your heart change? You are in your urine?
What is the word? You're an enemy of the Navy. So Salim you wanted to kill it. When did your heart change? When did you have a change of heart?
Now historically, we know that the change of art came when he went to his sister Altima and she was reading and some change came about. But long before that. He said something happened that one day he was in the harem, late at night in the middle of the night. And he was lonely no way to go and he sat there he heard
the reading of the
couldn't see the person who went and he looked at me so it was the Navy solid solid making solid no harm.
Allah salatu salam.
So he set himself when I got nothing to do, there's nobody here to watch what I'm doing. Nobody can see what I'm doing. I'd like to listen to
the way Mohammed says every supporter
just to pass the time.
So yes, let me see someone's reading. Surah Al haka. Hakata, malha madaraka Maha. So he's listening and you can listen to that to what I mean. Especially we have the bosses region, they have the boss, he can have that effect and imagine the visa celebrated for you. upon Allah, you know, Hakata Morocco in the region. No, no car has ever come off the reads that surah like he read it so. So you have an AVI was reading that same surah and Omar was hiding, I was hiding, and he was listening.
And, you know, eventually, Omar says, You know,
I say to myself and Amara at that stage, it was it wasn't it was worshiper, he was he was a he was a truly committed idol worship and he used to say, you know, when I when I used to go on travels, I used to take my small idol with me. couldn't take
To be the big one that's in the huddle. So I used to take a small one with whenever I want to see my place, I used to take this little robot out and put him down, you know, next to him. And one day he said, You know, I forgot my little idol at home.
Today, it's a phone oil.
River of idols that we have, we can't, you can't do without it. You leave home without your little idle, you turn around, you know, even if it's the middle of traffic, and you go and you fetch it. We have our new life. So don't don't don't just look askance at Omar sama says this guy forgot my cell phone number idle. And what I did was I took some dates, and I made a nice little sculpture full volume from the date and me to do to it. And afterwards I
can imagine a man of that caliber of knowledge and understanding and intelligence, one of the only 17 people who could read the Quran in Makkah at the time is a great was
a great mind.
So he says, Now I'm sitting in I'm listening to the Navy reading Serato Hawk. And he says, I said to myself, this
this man can never be Mission Impossible.
Impossible. I don't believe that these are assuming.
I was trying to convince himself that this is just just words is reading. When he said those words are last longer revealed in Surah, the 40 of the verse of subtle haka prophet that just come to the 40 of the worth of surah haka when he was thinking this to himself, and then the Prophet rate in hula, hula solitary. Literally, these are the words of a blessed prophet.
Jacques got a bit of a fantasy Oh, wow.
This is strange. He didn't know what I was. I wasn't saying anything. I was just thinking there's analogies he saying he's, he's countering what I'm saying, you know, is reading when he said,
but that's what he just wrote. Then the 41st surah la Swanee, read NaVi sasaram reads
komaba abishai is not opposed.
kalila mottolino little Do you believe? Wow.
His lips didn't move. They were just thinking this is a change of magician. He is a magician. He is using the gene maybe this gene sitting next to me or something you know people say today you know they go to the
to this guy. Let me see if this one is up. So
this is the 42nd verse. What it allows I'm gonna say, ma Hua bK kalila Metallica is not a magician. Legal? Do you apply your mind to the
nettle? Do you apply your mind to the Quran, Omar said that was the turning point in his life.
He was an avid committed mushrik
43 verses of the Quran nominee verses in Nepal are more than 60,000.
And it affected his heart changed.
And that is what I what I say when I say
get to the point where you realize the Quran is reading you and you are not reading the Torah.
If you can see yourself in the Quran, if you can see yourself that Allah spanners talking to you, then Mashallah. Your life and my life and our lives will change as Muslims.
So we're coming back to our topic, that's our topic.
Our topic is
that older people find themselves in the situation where they see their faces change. They're not as young as they were not as attractive as they were, of course, women as well.
And of course, the thing you shouldn't ask an old person is what?
How old are you?
How old are you TT? Girl, the Auntie, especially women. Don't ask that question. Don't ask now that you can see I'm older don't ask my age. Why not? Because we have some kind of kind of a fear that maybe the person would like me less. So the personal level his
opinion of me, or I may think I'm older and I don't want to be looked as old.
And also Maybe it means that I'm going to die soon somebody who said How old are you? I'm 75. Who here is going to die?
And all of these reactions have gone on to just say How old are you and want to keep us as young
is all about fearing death.
It's all about the fact that you think you need it too.
Death now that you're getting older, despite the fact that the reality is the opposite.
In real life people old people sometimes younger people die long no longer than older people older people live to 100 sometimes in the old the grandchildren I did know the child knows the day they buried all their children. Now visas are embedded
three of his daughters and all his sons before he died, only one child was left the day that he and he was Mohammed Salam.
So it's an illusion.
It's a deceptive illusion that the older you get the closer you are to death it's a delusion. In fact, the older you get
the happier you should be. Because now you can do more good.
Make more liquor give more Sarika
so what do we do? We try and change our appearance. And today we will look at there hadn't been a visa Salam as to
what is the Sharia say about changing your appearance.
We know for example that graininess to go gray
is a sign
that you've reached
only to me is not a good term when you become older.
Because sometimes people are young also have gray but if you all that the first sign is that you go gray
and greatness in terms of the Sharia is an honor.
Honor From whom?
and honor from biology physiology. No, nobody says lm says
mean ej la de la Italia
Ekrem the shaver can Muslim
young people. Now he says Adam says
of the veneration and the reverence of Allah
is that he honors the person who has gone gray
so grayness is a reverence from a light it's Allah honoring you that honor from allows
and so is the fact that is taken you to an to an old age
and then many things that ages a person.
Sometimes people are all but they don't look old. They people that some people don't age. Some people are 17 still have black hair was 60 or 65. Some people have 40 and they have a gray. So there are many things physically that that ages us they also thinks
in the accepted ages us
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the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. abubaker one day came to the Prophet sustainably said Yasser Allah because he was closest most beloved he saw all the changes that he was going through. Say Dr. rasulillah sheeta looked into the arsenal Are you kidding? You gave a great
look at the love look at the last
few ingredients are getting old.
What is it that we say to him?
That we looked at him and he said to him
shea butter new done while waka
where am I at Assad?
What is the shampoo cooler?
What is the Navy say to
the whenever you say jumia? Or Dockery no either either long life and either with difficult life you know
I was an orphan I grew up as an orphan
as a great task
of taking the heat to the horatian now alongside has given me this major task of taking this Deen to the old world so hon Allah
what is an ABC? He said you know abubaker what has made me gray Surah Hood
Soraka surah more solid Surah matassa lu sama wash shampoo kuvira Sutra shampoo COVID
In other words, these verses these sutras at such an impact on him and shook him so since that may be great because these these is a lot of these students deal with the Acura
and a lot of these
sudras deal with the responsibility of men that allows for hand placed on men and particularly the responsibility that allows ponderay placed on Hamad Salalah.
So sometimes it doesn't mean that you could own because of your physical age but sometimes you could old because of the responsibility that you have maybe or maybe because of the thicker the thoughts that you have about maybe the on Mother's Day about your family, maybe our community of course many people can tell because of the business, but as their own business.
It reminds me just as a side something on the side
I was reading and I said this on Wednesday evening is also struck me now
we're talking about business and talking about good things that people do our business is a good thing. We now don't have business people we won't have budgets and the poor people will be poor and we know soccer will come So, the good thing these are all good things and accurate inshallah you will see all the benefits of the business which are done
by the Battle of butter at the Battle of bother
and again we see the we see the wisdom of colossal
and the Battle of bother after they buried.
The people the Quraysh who died the mu shikun because remember the Navy says they will victorious
the courage after they lost the battle they ran away so they left all they did on the battlefield and Ibiza solemn instructed the Sahaba to bury the dead.
It was a big while unused while running it through all the bodies in the world. And after that buried the dead and buried the martyrs of the Muslims and evisa salaam Winston is stood at the place where they buried the bush Nicola and he said
you have done a lot of good.
You said Ahmed said Amara subsystems as you speak to the DPR
allows foreigner can make them if Allah wants but I'm saying to them that you've done a lot of good a
lot of good has preceded you
know when I read this I thought strange statement for a profit to make. Because these are emotionally kuhnian they go into Jan I'm thinking to burn
no shofar for them.
It the Prophet that said this. And then he went to the martyrs, the graves of the martyrs of the Muslims who are direct by the NSA.
There is a lot of good waiting for you.
Your good is waiting for you
So What was he saying? He was saying that the good that you do in this dunya must be done for a lot otherwise you leave it here.
Otherwise it gets left here. And he was acknowledging the fact that the courage of good people, they were very generous people they looked out for the poor they look after the traveler while the people who came to Makkah they look after them. And they will they love family recordings but they love their family. So a lot of good but what is it what didn't they have? Why are they going to john? Because they rejected that the heat of a loss.
On the other side, the martyrs they were good people
and they worshiped allows peloton so they goodness is waiting for them each other on the other side. That is awesome. That's awesome. So the Navy says Elon said something. In other words, what he was saying is read the sutras these sutras
are significant sutras in understanding the corner.
So you have it allows other edge learning eg law, each law the law of the resonance of Allah of the honoring of Allah, of his of view of humanities
to make the hair turned gray. This is the gift from us honor from Aloha.
And then it says lm says says Imam Timothy in a hadith mansha bash a button Phil Islam, Canada who neuron yo mafia.
The Navy sasaram says a Muslim who grows old in Islam and goes gray, that greatness will be a light for him on the day of Korea.
That greatness will be a light for him on the day of prayer.
You know when I did this research on this topic
I must admit to you that there was a time when I used to dye my hair a
very long time ago.
I'm so glad that we'll give this lecture now. What undyed here
But you know when I read this I wanted to cry You know to think that I actually did that without getting out of ignorance or vanity or whatever it may be.
But when I read this, I thought look at this thing if we don't know we don't know and it's important for me to convey this message to you so that you also know
that remember the gray is what is your light and the depth to
what you know her and another hat isn't me Salah manchaca shea butter and feasability la Canada who neuron Yama Yama gave the Navy Salam says personal growth gray feasibility in the path of allows pantalla meaning stradling
to do is a barrier to allows heinola it will be filled for human light on the def cam.
Now visa Salam says do not change. Of course we'll come to that later, what we can do to the hair that we have. But the nevison setup says in another hurry that every gray hair with FTM will be Hashanah
will be a good day to scale.
And every gray hair allows handle or raise your data.
Why? Because you acknowledging the acknowledgement easier. I'm happy with the way you made me.
Well locka locka locka in Santa Fe
Oh Allah I recognize and acknowledge the fact that you have created me in the best of form, whatever I do to myself, I can never ever replace the beauty that you have created you.
And then every salon says that shape.
is in normal Muslim is the light of a most vulnerable Muslim, the knower of a Muslim.
So we can decide
to extinguish the knower or we can decide
to let the news stay and be with us in Sharla on the death pill.
what is the Sharia say about changing the color of your hair? We know of course that it is
to change your hair color to black.
What's not allowed completely disallowed tax from the Allah say it's Haram. Most of them say Tara others say that it is very, very mcru makuta hurry me makuta He means the Shafi is very close to Hara. Not haram but very close.
Why? Because the hadith of a war era nahi Sallam said inelia who is one nosara
una hora de feu that'd be so solemn says the Jews and the Christians like to change the to black.
When they make similar when they when they tend to it when they die. They tend to do it into black. And even Yeah, Barbara de la turon
Abdullah Abbas's Mara Island NaVi salatu salam Rajan Hadi Babel henna
Abdullah Abner basses.
And this hadith narrated by Buddhahood
who had dyed his hair with henna,
one day pass the prophets of Allah, Allah
and the Prophet ma Santa had pointed out beautifully says Mashallah, obviously How beautiful is this color?
How the Bible Hannah
and another person came with the same report for the game said how the acid barsana
famara her and then a third person came and he had died is a yellowish yellowish color.
For current Navy, you Salalah how to sell them in the Navy Sallam said so hanaa probably is a brownish color but this is a yellowish color, yellowish sophora so from the front from the darkish Brown of cleaner, and what did he say about the Supra the yellowish color, Thomas said had the accent minha Cooley, let me say this is the best of all the colors. This is the best of all. Please don't come next week with yellow hair.
So heinola Now I'm not saying you shouldn't I'm saying that.
Of course you don't have to do it.
But if you want to color your way this is these are the colors that you must use.
So the problems are solved.
encourage the use of the yellowish and the use of henna to die or whether it is dyeing your hair or dye your hair doesn't matter
what even niranda unevenly ramza color it to an hour Abby and Nevis are solemn. The Sahabi says it is also reported by Buddhahood Javi says we met the nerissa salaam one day
and waka naka de la lucha tobyhanna and he had stained his beard, the color of henna.
So now the Navy SEAL Allahu alayhi wa sallam
was didn't know Allah, Aidan and those all Am I will say it's haram to dye your hair black
is based on a hadith within the Ibis call Allah rasulillah salam. Salam said yaku no comun
people will come in the last days in this day and age that we live in actually is a man
beside and they will dye their hair black kahawai
liahona heterogenic they will not smell the smell of gender.
And he was asked Why? He said because we are following in the footsteps of the food in the massage. And then every salon said in the aircon is Amman Muslims will be so much following the West. They live the West should go down a lizard hole, this lizard in the desert live in holes. He said if the way should go down lizardo will follow it follow them going down the lizard hole. That's the stage that we
should we should try and not do that which they do.
my wife said what are we going to talk about today I said I will talk about Botox.
She always gets upset when I give her the topic I always give some strange topic to explain what else we'll talk about. But of course Botox comes into it because we are also talking about people changing their facial features.
Because again, I refer you back to Sarah 15. Well, Los Angeles is la de la Canal insanity accelerator and allows holiday season for an
SUV so what for us and Allah says I have shaped you and I've made you and I have given you what I've given you in terms of eyes and facing whatever I've given you.
And unless I have tried to do it
in the best, and the most beautiful shapes that I could ever done it.
In Surah Nisa was 119 Allah talks about this talks about the changing of the features of men to make it more beautiful, especially amongst women, but also today amongst men as well. Well, I'm Miranda Fallujah urine Halima, a law firm that says I have commanded you with one thing and you have changed the creation of a laws pattern.
I've asked you to be satisfied with a very creative and you have changed the creation of Allah was pannacotta and then the hadith of genovesa salaam that mentions tattoos and those who tattoo as mentioned Tara and Alan Abby Salah mentioned all kinds of changes the attributes to
to to make gets in between the teeth.
We have today of course, they say you come from the cape flats in New York, two front teeth is taken you take out your two front teeth both have some kind of Cape flats beautification but I mean that is confined to the tape back. So all these changes we want to remove the wrinkles and and change the nose the shape of the nose and all these kinds of all these things are not allowed
and not allowed in this
one should be
I think when you get older you should bring on more you're the inside that you can show that now you can show the inside of the show of the outside you can show of the inside so Pamela now last one leaving Sharla did we take lessons from these things? And May Allah forgive us if we send in the past we're not done what we were supposed to do. May Allah guide us in Shall we also make that we happy with who we are last on our exit if you go gray inshallah, that we that we we smile and we say, this is the light, you know, this is the note. This is the new that allows partners given to us. All salam, Salam Alaikum