108 – What Is Your Purpose In Life?
Channel: Faaik Gamieldien
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24 April 2015
Allah subhanaw taala speaks to us in the hood. Allah says Bismillah R Rahman Rahim.
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for who has
been evil Emery, Khadija Allah who the condition in other circolo de ellos heartless is in this verse of the holder for an but my yet our Colorado law he for who has to do, whoever put his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala will be enough for him. He will need no one besides Allah subhanho wa Taala in Allah ballyhoo Emery, Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala accomplishes his purpose allows pontal it said, an aim and a purpose for me and for you.
And for the world that allows for hantera will accomplish the purpose that he set out for all of us cazalla hooghly kulesza in kodra, and allows of 100 Allah has given to everything, everything in proportion, all our needs,
the opportunities that we get,
the skills that we have,
all these things have been given to each and every one of us in proportion.
last week, we spoke about
Amala last week's topic was
the family of Emraan. And Imran as we said last week was not a prophet.
He was an ordinary man.
And the whole surah of Allah Imran doesn't deal with him at all. It deals with his wife, as we said.
And we say that the lesson we learn from the story of Allah Emraan is that
allows to have a hand with Allah wants every family to have a purpose in life.
But every family must have a goal, like individuals have a goal by governments have goals like organizations have short term goals and medium term goals and long term goals. So allows founder once a family a Muslim family consisting of a mother and the father and children also to have goals. And we said that
in Morocco Emraan, the wife of Emraan her goal in life was measured
by two Mohandas that was a golden life. And we said why because in her time, the Romans had conquered Palestine. And they were converting people from theory to shirk.
And she saw this happening and there was nothing she could do as a woman. But she intended
in front of Allah subhanaw taala to do something about
and that which he asked a loss of a hotel was worth for an army to conquer the Romans. No. For money to buy arms to arm Muslims to fight the Romans. No. What did she do? She asked Allah subhanaw taala for a child.
And in today's lecture, we will come to realize why was it that you asked for a child
she knew that she was close to a law founder she knew our load onto herpes. Yet she didn't ask for any of those things. She asked allows for harder for the child.
And it allows montella actualize her Nia with Allah accepted the law is Allah given what she asked for Allah Allah given what you asked for.
And when the child was born, she was disappointed because it wasn't a boy It was a girl
who she thought Allah will give her a boy child will become a general or lead of an army who would go against the Romans and conquer them and return Palestine to the rule of terrain. But it wasn't to be,
but allows you to add his own purpose in her purpose. And the purpose was eventually that she would become the grandmother of who are very sorry, Sarah to Sarah. A great gift not only for Palestine, not only in the conquest of the Romans, but a miracle establishing the creatorship of allows
that it is not the parents who create the child
It is not the father sperm that is needed to create the child.
Allah emphasizes that these highly kukuli shape.
The DNA is the creator of everything.
And to reemphasizes Allah subhanaw taala made the ISA to be born from a mother who was a
was not touched by human hands
to reinforce the creatorship of a laws.
And yet despite that the non Muslims especially the Christians, believe that Jesus himself being having been born without a father was a miracle. It wasn't God that created the miracle. No, it was a soulmate the miracle himself.
So even in the face of
killing evidence, man still rejects bitter hate in the greatest, and the creatorship of allows Padma.
So she asked for the child in Chicago chapter.
Today's lecture will be somewhat of a continuance of that.
And I want to call today's lecture the voyage of discovery.
We spoken about
the Prophet was Hakeem What is his name, Look man,
and about his family and a body, sir.
And last week, we spoke about grandmother.
And today inshallah, we tend to go on a voyage of discovery.
Using what allows but how that has given in our hand,
to fulfill that is, which is now hot.
Using that, which allows our analysts placed in our hands
in order to fulfill that which is in our hearts, because that means, you know, we dream all the time about
so many things that we want to do. So much money, we want to have
so many things we want to achieve. That's all in the heart.
We set goals, we said we shouldn't only it's impossible things that we want in the heart, because the heart is about dreaming, but big things.
And we find that
99% of the things we have in our heart, we cannot realize it, we fail to fulfill the fantasies and the dreams that we have in our hearts.
And ask myself the question, why is it like that? Why is it that we have all these big dreams of doing all these big things? And we always talk about these big things. I also have my dreams. People ask me, What do you want? I said, I want to have so much money and build this and do that for the for the Muslims and so forth. It's all
and I know that certainly, we're just having the dream, it will not materialize.
We can say inshallah until I'm right in the face will not materialize.
Why not? Because what I have in my hand and what I have in my heart
will never meet.
And so, today inshallah we will learn how to utilize that which we have in our hands in order to actualize and realize and fulfill that which is in the heart.
Because after all, Allah subhanaw taala has given us this heart. And the Quran speaks
in the most beautiful verse in the Holy Quran, the verse or nor on light, light.
And about this verse, there is no other verse in the Quran that has been commented on so much in this verse. No rune, Allah knows. Yeah, the movie, my show last fall, talks about light,
the light of revelation
upon the light of the heart, because heart plays a very important part in our lives.
The heart can love
the heart can hate
that the heart can rise above everything.
The heart is the center of everything. We call the heart of something, the center of anything
and allows your heart No tada
has given each and every one of us
skills and a heart and a brain in order to achieve a purpose.
ticular purpose in life
and we live on this dunya to fulfill that purpose which allows Muhammad Allah had decreed for us in his father and his father what we call father and
Africans. We refer to it as the eight certain funnels
that Allah has decreed for each and every one of us a grand purpose in life.
We're not just here
to grow old and to grow up and to get married into our children. That is not the grand plan of loss
the grand plan of a loss for how to leave Islam
that Muslims have been placed on this earth in order to change the earth from a bad place to a good place.
In order to rejuvenate the levee system Salam was sent by allows for how to tala for that purpose
and allowed to Angela Winnie
when he created Adam, and Adam went off the rails.
And he said Adam to the to the world, he told the angels in Ninja Island fill out the halifa I am going to place
creation of mine on the earth
as my representative
in order to fulfill my purpose.
And Allah Allah subhanaw taala has graced us for this purpose.
He has graced us with intelligence,
with health. These are the graces of Allah, the Baraka
that allows rather, or rather, the tools that allow struggle is given to us in order for us
to be able to make this world a good place to live in robina Tina cydonia, therefore we ask Allah
to make this world a world of
a world of goodness, that's the purpose of life, to create goodness, to remove oppression.
And people thinking when I talk about oppression and justice, it has something to do with apartheid. Or it's something to do with
Zionism, or it's something to do with acid, or something to do with the Saudis could nothing to do with any of that oppression starts in the home.
Without oppression in the home, there would be no oppression in the world.
Operation starts when the husband of presses his wife, the mother of his children,
that your oppression begins.
And it is that example.
That ends in ISIS,
in terrorism, in mindless killing, starts it all starts with the child doesn't grow up. In an army grows up in a home.
We ask ourselves the question, why does that child grow up to be a murderer?
To be a killer,
to be this or to be that
everything starts in the home
and allows Mahabharata
has not created us for
a long time that is coda and Qatar is the query.
And as I said with all the graces that is bestowed upon us is bestowed upon us the biggest Grace of Allah the Hala Kala Kumar fill out the Jamia in terms of material
support allows for hunger says that he had created for you everything that he put on this plan.
Everything that allows bounded created and placed in this earth he had given to us
in order to do what in order to realize the purpose for which allows for how that is created us.
our lives are about allowing
our talents, our gifts,
the opportunities which was given to us our skills, our training, our salvation in the era, is all about allows.
What about halakhah to general inter alia, that Allah says yes
Don't create a man no gene, except that he should be obedient
and carry out the purpose of allows.
I think it is a very powerful realization, to realize that we are here for the glory of our last panel
to serve a Lowe's,
creator of everything.
And whatever allows rather than us putting our hands and UI into the minds, he has today to fulfill
the dreams and the aspirations that we nurture in our hearts.
So I want you to think about
what is in your hand,
in terms of your calling, every person has been given a call. Yeah, I know. Sometimes we look at the next man's hand, and we say I want to be, I want to have that which was given to him. But it's not meant for you.
What is meant for you is what is meant for you what is in your hand is in your hand. The gifts and the talents has been given to you. Whether you are a shoemaker, or a bricklayer, or a surgeon, or a president,
or a relationship expert, or a teacher, or a doctor. Those are the talents which allows filenet put in your hand.
And I want you to think what Allah has put in your heart.
Always put in your heart like love, love.
Always put in your heart Your purpose that you're
put in your heart, the thoughts about why are you here? Because I'm sure sometimes we ask ourselves, but daily Now why am I here? What is my purpose in life, just to make money to live from day to day,
to see that I eat healthy, be healthy, and go to the gym.
So in my mind, I think I will have longer than what allows father proposed for me
that maybe allows for heroin, tala.
Maybe I can change my cadang further by going by doing what I'm doing. We think like that.
Like I read a little joke the other day. I know these people who sell these jokes on the road.
I always support them, because I like to read teachers. This is one little there was one joke about the schoolchildren. I'm sure those of you bought the latest one. I've seen this. The school kids.
They were in the cafeteria, and they were they were lining up to get food and was this was a school run by nuns and by nuns. So the answer to the children, there was a big bowl of apples at the end where they had to take one apple. So the nun said, children, and you should only take one apple, and remember God is watching you.
Of course, it was a clever boy in the lot. And on the other table, they were a big bowl of chocolates.
And of course she said also about the chocolates he said, only one take one apple and put it on your plate and take one chocolate.
So as they got to the chocolates, one butcher to the other boy, take two men God is looking at the apples.
along Swaziland is given
these things to us. Allah put in your hand what is in your mind?
And allow as long as given you this in your answer that you may be able to actualize what is in your heart.
And we as Muslims know that all this What I'm talking about is all about what it's all about salvation in the era. It's all about the next slide. Nothing is about this life.
Yet, the way we live. It is as if the world is in at the grave.
I mean, we will plan for everything. We set our children down and we talk about the goals that we have as a family, and how much money we have in the bank. And how many holidays we're going to go out to and where you're going to book for all is I do the same, don't worry.
We're going to book for the next holiday. You know, we work so hard. And you know which color we're going to paint the kitchen and what new stove you're going to put in and maybe you're going to move to a new house, etc, etc, etc. at infinity.
But who of us has ever said that and spoken to our children about what do we plan for the
way do we want to be when we go on to the other side. You want to be together? Which part of that part of the world we never discussed it and plan to get it out to get there and how to be successful now out again salvation
So, hello, then,
as placed in us, as Muslims, this belief in a higher purpose.
And those of us who live for the higher purpose,
live life in an entirely different way.
They live in the dunya, the dunya don't live in them. Big difference.
Those who have saved their goals, they, they live in this way enjoy everything, they have their holidays, they have their car, they have their house, that everything that allows wonderful, but
physically the year, but otherwise they don't.
And allows what Hamilton has given this is a divinely whatever purpose we have in life has been divinely plugged in us, like we have been given, you know, Chip, they put chips under people's skin nowadays.
So as long as they put a chip under each of us in each of us, that guides us towards our purpose in life.
We realize that everything in life is about allows harmattan in fulfilling the purpose and I'm part of that purpose. I'm calling that mosaic
that will define
what the world will look like.
But you know,
as I said, we look in our hands to fulfill that is in the heart, but sometimes we look in our hand and we see what skills are less given to us. The uniqueness which is given to us, or the gifts and talents it allows funds is given to us.
And we are dissatisfied.
Why am I not a doctor? Why don't I have that job? Why am I not earning that money? Why did my parents are taking me to university Why did I know why am I a plumber? Why am I a bricklayer? Why am I a? whatever whatever I Why am I not that
and we tend to devalue that which Allah has given to us with the value it doesn't appreciate who devalued that skill, that talent.
We don't appreciate it. We tend to undermine the power of the talents which allows for handleless give it to us.
We don't appreciate
the greatness of Allah has bestowed on each and every one of us apart from the fact that knowledge is made as Muslim, which is the greatest gift that Allah could have given to each and every one of us.
We d value
that which Allah has given to us,
even the money that we have in the bank, we are not happy with it.
Even the children who have given to us some test unit IP would
we look into the moose as an example. Allah salatu salam
what happened to Moosa? Nice man, good man, but have a temper but otherwise he was great man. One of the five great prophets of Allah.
Allah called him he saw a fire in distance. And he said to his family, there's a fire burning. They want to go there made that and bring some of the fire back to you. Maybe they're very cold they needed to make a fire. Oh, he said, Maybe I'll find some guidance there by the fire with this light. Maybe I'll see where we going what road we must take.
And when he got there,
there's a voice he Miuccia
she got a shock of his life. This
and along so I'm gonna say to him
Oh, no, sir.
I want you.
The task I'm giving you is that you must lead millions of people out of bondage out of slavery.
And after Surah Taha verse 13 Allah says
I have chosen you above everybody else.
So what is what is Musa Musa came because you know his family's there during the cold or getting cold. He must face the gas or whatever.
Get the firewood make a fire. Mine was totally at another place.
I want you to save millions of people. David from bondage on slavery. You the guy I've chosen you, you must do it. You the person must do it.
And what was his reaction? What is most of the reaction was his reaction is exactly what me and your reaction was would have been
He literally tells allows for handler. Why move?
I mean, really now there's so many people in the world while choosing me.
He couldn't see the easttown value. He was unaware of the value which he had by himself. He was unaware of who he was, and the challenge that he had and the skills that he had. He downplays it all the time. He was unaware of these his purpose in life, why Allah created him
and the next thing he does is what we all do we make excuses so you know why choose me man? I can't do that.
You know why can't do it?
Why not? People won't listen to me. Why won't they listen to you?
I'm not eloquent. I've got a static in almost at the start, I start to realize that I can't speak. This is a talking job. This is meaning to use my personality. I can't speak you know,
and slow speech.
And he pleads to Allah police in somebody else.
Have nothing to offer.
So long as it's something very powerful to musalla
alone lot of I'm going to say to most almost
well, Amati lucky bomber to cabbie aminika Musa.
Remember I said, alive We must look in our hands. And use what Allah has given me know errands in order to fulfill what is in our hearts.
Don't go beyond your own capacity. Don't go beyond your own ability.
function within that which is within your grasp within your ability Don't be like we all are. We always dream beyond what can ever we can ever actualize.
And as I said,
this brings us back to a mirage to Emraan, the wife of Iran, the grandmother of Isa, she asked for what
she wanted to restore the dignity of Palestine. She didn't ask Allah for an army nor for arms nor for wealth. She asked for a child. Why did you only ask for a child? Because when she looked in and she saw that was the only thing that she could manage to give to a load.
Shed no money in the bank. She was a woman. She was poor. What could you give to Allah? How could you liberate Palestine? What could you give to our laws?
What do we do we collect millions chain policy in
the Saudis give billions the Qataris give more billions.
The Kuwaitis give more billions
yet there is no change.
But there's one woman one intention within a capacity that she can deal with a chicken handle and Allah gives all the success.
of what is in your hand
come as a complete shock to most alysus and you asked me to go and liberate millions of people who are in bondage who are enslaved and you ask me Allah what is in my hand
and he says
because the philosophy of a delegate to his mind
color as I say, my hand I've got a stick in mind stuff in my head. Sir rod good
Elena well who should be Allah gonna be what
he said Allah any any any you know, you wanted to convince a lover cheesesteak is really worthless. He also was a man but you know what I do with this tick? I bring my sheep together.
And I raced on it when I'm tired. And all I do with a stick.
So I lost at Mombasa throw the stick
when he threw the stick and the stick tend to throw been turned into a big snake and he was shocked Subhan Allah this is what he was getting in his annual the de la la la Koo Taylor. This is the possibility that this thick egg and obviously there's only one possibility allows you to put your end
under you under the
side of your body, put your hand there and take it out and look at it. And you put it there, we took a look at it just pure white, pure, shining, bright, white light.
And then he realized,
that allows us to have the light given him all the things that he would need by himself to make a change in the world.
misco Dracula, by the grace of Allah, and with the help of Allah, and with the guidance of Allah.
And when he realized that he can't get out of it, he's got in his hands, whether that ritual fulfill the purpose of Allah and will fulfill what is in his heart.
All the other problems and excuses that he made now became nothing. And he said, rubbish.
Why are Sidley? abri wahala aka the Tamil the Sami? Yes.
Because remember it exporters excuse his excuse was I can't speak you're like I could have a lisp whatever he had. And now it says rubbish Allah, Allah open my chest, open my breast, lightened mine. My breasts were still really angry and make easy my task was to listen and remove the impediment from my tongue. So that those who listen to me will understand what I'm saying.
And he said watch I'm
legally and mentally and give me a friend from my family.
Now he was ready to go.
He was ready to go
out to dinner he said with me my brother.
He needed somebody with him.
So he went to figure out
so what is the lesson for us? Allah so I'm going to say to you physically,
look in your hand see what I've given it. Don't think about the money that you may still make to do what you want to do.
Do with what you want to do with what you have.
Appreciate the skill which you have.
Don't want something else in your life today you have all Ahmad that we will become business people business people want to become a llama.
Everybody wants to become a molana they forget the gifts which are given to them.
Everybody come in on us brothers and sisters. Everybody come to us.
Imagine we have a loner mode and as a violinist, we all die of starvation, nobody will go in.
We will die of sickness there's been no doctors.
That's what allows mondelez
given each of us something which will form the mosaic of life.
Each one fits into life. They know barbers walk around.
So don't think if you're a barber, no that is a skill which is
That is what you have to appreciate. And that is what you must use in order to fulfill the purpose of our last
caller from Andhra buco Maja Musa, so you can figure out the rounds a team almost. So who is your Lord?
Who's your Allah? Who sent you?
Color a boon Allah the articulation Hanukkah? Hancock.
This is Musa describes a lot to fit around
two descriptions. He says, My Lord, or our Lord is the one
who has given everything form.
And nature has given everything a form. And Allah has given every form its nature to fish is a particular form and the nature of fish, it feeds human beings. It's a source of food. And so a lot of fun has given us the hollow canal insana
Allah says, and we created men in the best form,
meaning Bishop Ashura look to look in the mirror what do you see?
You see this beautiful shape person with a note of course we don't see that we only see the thing that we don't want to see. We don't see the beautiful eyes we have the nose is and hard works and fits together and the movement and the life that we have.
So he says my lord is the one who shaped everything.
And you gave everything it's an H
sumava. And then he guided everything. So he gave the B The, the the form of the B, and the nature to make honey. And then he guided the B as to how to make that
Kahala Connell in Santa Fe. Last one is created as in the best form.
And allows Father has given us things that we're all good at. They're things that you're good, you're good at the things that you know that I know that I'm good at this and I'm the best probably at this.
Maybe it's making briyani
give a simple example. But it is something that Allah has given to you that you feel is a gift which is not given to anybody else.
If only you can exploit that particular gift that we have, and not look into the hands of somebody else.
allowed to organize given this gift to us in order to fulfill something very grand, not mediocre lesson creators have to mediocrity has made us to become grand.
I mean, you look read the biographies, read biographies of great people, where they started.
I was a little boy in Lansdowne.
When I lived there, there were no streets. There were no pavements, there were no streetlights,
and go to the good life. In winter, we used to have boats in the streets to make our own boats from zinc.
My mother used to make some most as
and I used to go and sell this abusive
debt to my life's grand life.
Known a better life than that.
You go to a church school around the corner
whether maybe one day when it became a big
who was also allowed to buy could make it
I consider myself to be an expert in how to fold some horses in the quickest time. Because you know, business means you have to fold up quick.
So you can make maybe 1000 or 2000.
I couldn't imagine that one day I will be standing in front of you.
But that was the purpose of Allah made me for me because I appreciated where I came from what I did.
So Moosa rsfsr.
by merely using the gift which Allah given to him,
liberated millions of Jews from the bondage of a pharaoh.
He listened to Allah. It's
not like we, we listen to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah.
That's about it.
We don't really listen Moosa, listen to others.
Of course, we know Buddha cross where he came on the other side
and turn left.
The Jews are very angry with him up to the day because he turned left they say beaten right, they would have had all the oil in the world.
do not undervalue
and diminish in value that which was given to you.
Which is put in your hand.
Don't be like me dream all the time about things which I'll never be able to have.
So Allah, Allah says,
Why am I yetta Walker Allah who has and don't look into the hands of somebody else?
and put your trust in a last
smile and say Allah has given me Mashallah, what are the talents which I was given?
In the bank, firemen tennis, there are people who have nothing.
What can I do with that? How can I use that
I know of dreaming about the 5 million that is going to be left to me by Uncle Sam way.
But that's just a pipe dream. What about the reality that I have?
What is my reality and I'm going to use that reality.
If I was in your shoes,
and I looked in the mirror,
then I would say, Hello Why me?
Why did you choose me for this great task? Unbelievable task
to change the world
What did he say when he looked in the mirror?
What did he say?
karma has center
for hasin Hello.
He looked in the mirror and he said, Oh Allah,
as you have beautified my physical body,
beautify my character.
That's what he's
in the midst of bother and then losing all his children
burying all the children barring one
many all those widows and looking after them and their children
it looks in the mirror and he says martial
arts may be so
affected me. May Allah perfect my character.
And why is it?
Why is it that we look in our hands and we look at the talents and skills which was given to us? We're not happy.
Why are we not satisfied?
Happy with ourselves.
I remember having gone back three months ago, I had to go for my ID.
So I was looking through some photographs which I determine quite a lot of photographs in my drawer. And online, not what I everytime I look at when I look at this one is something wrong with my ear. And maybe it's fine. My nose. Maybe it's a pocket under my eyes. Now we'll leave that one. Maybe I'll take 110 years younger than you know. And I took that 10 years ago, five years ago. I couldn't I couldn't I couldn't choose one that I thought
made me look as I want to look at Nando's I suppose
simply look at Subhan Allah, Allah has given me these kills. Nah, man, why am I not why that's killing that. So part of the greatness of being a human being is to be able to accept the talents which allows for has given to us
and also not to over expect things from yourself. The other mistake we make, I make we make other people make.
And that is we always have a higher expectation of what we can do. So what we do, we do nothing.
Something you know, I must make a big pot of food and give it to the poor people.
But I can never get to making a big pot of food. Because I don't have managed to make a big part of I've never thought
which is within my capacity. Can I just make a small pot of food in and feed maybe 10 people instead of feeding, wanting to feed 1000 people, we always think about things that we can't do. So you have so you want to come to the magic, maybe there's some poor people here. So you you put your money in your pocket and you think, Oh man, I've only got five and loose change. That's what I'd leave in my dough. I'm not gonna bring it with. That's not enough.
But that's almost given you that when you can afford. That's what you can give. Don't wait till you get to the bank and have to change 500 to 5000 pieces that didn't come to the magic, maybe in five years time.
Give them what you can give, that is what you will give that to you and that's what you can do. Those are the talents that you have the gifts which was given to you. So now allows for giving Sharla that we look at ourselves differently, that we seek within ourselves, those
gifts which Allah has given to us in order for us to fulfill
The dreams that we have in our hearts
every Muslim has a dream. Every man must have a dream.
And as you say he was reached for the stars. So May Allah subhanaw taala and imagine Can you imagine what a better world This will be if we stopped waiting to do good?
Who is wait isn't it? borage Allah? unethical? Ania inshallah at Easter Haji COVID.
Oh in my
my profit is now like maybe 100,000 a year 150,000 year old I promise you, then I'm gonna start giving a lot of charity do a lot of stuff that I wanted. Imagine we do it now. 11 to the world imagine we can do it now with a little bit that we hear.
That's what allows while delivering he talks about good in the Quran. What is he talking about?
He talks about one word, Allah mentions goodness in one word. That means is only one not even a sentence. Not even two was our last one. This is Kelly matanza. ibaka Sha.
Allah says one good word is like a good three. You say one good word.
I want to make a speech.
I want you to say only one good word.
And the proper date one date What did you do with a date? He broke it in half.
Nick Cave after the big end.
All of us can do that. Nobody can see it could one day take a break in half.
Nobody ever done of us can see doesn't he hasn't got one good word that they can say.
You go home to say darling when you open the door
for one go to it can change all Friday afternoon for you.
And maybe the long weekend as well.
You haven't given the flowers yet.
Nothing has happened. You only say one good word. One good word. You come in. You say darling Chihuahua, whatever it is that you want
Don't forget next week
allows kennametal so these are the things that we have now lost when we give it we use it a lot Allah Allah wa salam aleikum wa