Channel: Farhan Abdul Azeez
There is nothing here for you… – Outward Religiosity by Dr. Farhan Abdul Azeez
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Okay, how many of you guys have a pen and paper?
The rest of you Mashallah Buhari memory, everything is
alright pen, those of you who have pen and paper, take it out, if you have a smartphone, take it out, open up your notepad. And if you don't have either, then I want you to make notes in your head.
you can either if you have if it's easier pen and paper, make two columns. If you're using your iPad, or iPhone, or whatever it is, I just made the conversion that 100% level left from Android iPhone last week. And it's been a struggle. I'm in detox right now.
If you take out your notepad, you can't make columns just make you know, just make one list and we're gonna make a second list. Okay. So on the first list, or the first column, I want you to write on the top that headline of that column is good deeds that I do, that people know about.
good deeds that I do, that people know about. And then the second column or underneath, go ahead and make a second list of good deeds that I do that only Allah subhanaw taala knows about.
So the first column good deeds that we do that, that you know, people know about. So if that's your wife, your husband, your friends, your mom, your dad, that all counts, all right, if your cat knows about it, only, then I'll let it pass. Okay, but if is if it's anybody else, that goes to the first column number two good deeds that you do that only Allah subhana wa tada knows about. Now, I'm not going to ask you to do this. But maybe when you go home tonight, if you're willing to take an assignment, go ahead and make two more columns, and write bad deeds that I do, that people know about. And bad deeds that I do that only Allah subhanaw taala knows about.
I think if we look at our columns, for the most of us, myself included when I first did this exercise, and even now, not just when I first did this exercise, but even now we find that the first column is very easy to fill. It's very easy to fill tarawih and msgid fasting this fasting Mondays, Thursdays hijama, all this good being good. Everybody knows right? Well go to the second column. And I think a lot of us may struggle to write 123 things down. Right and, and if we take it a step further and go to the bad deeds, right, the bad deeds that we do that people know about.
Usually very few. Hopefully very few. Because that reflects something else we'll talk about in a second, and good deeds that we do that only bad deeds that we do that only Allah subhana wa tada knows about. Arabi. rocknrolla was one of the great scholars You know, he says, he sees us Aroha serien man Abdallah nasci salejaw Amani favela Seville kabhi human who habla de la he says though the biggest loser The Biggest Loser meaning on the Day of Judgment, the biggest loser will be the one who shows all his good deeds to people. He appears to be this amazing person. But he he almost wages war with Allah subhanho wa Taala or with the one who is more closer to him than his own and
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right if we look at this list, this this these columns that we have, it gives us a reflection about something and that reflection is or it reflects how we view Allah subhanaw taala truly, how we truly view Allah subhanho wa Taala right because if we're more concerned about our reputation amongst society, our reputation with my family and my friends and my co workers and my colleagues and the people that the message and the people at the gym
then we are about a relationship or our our our reputation with Allah subhana wa tada our reputation with the angels in the semi wats then there's a problem because Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Hadith Rossum tells us that when he loves someone he calls to be donning Sunnah. You see, we all have reputations both in this world and amongst the people. And we have a reputation with some Allah.
And if Allah loves someone, he sees the IGB in your head before Allah.
Allah calls Did you read on Instagram and says, Oh God, I love this person. And he mentions your name, human he could mention your name sumaiya fathima, Mohammed Abdullah, he can mention your name in front of all the angels among the high in the Seven Habits right when one of the promises that I'm was told by Allah that I told him to go to a new cab and recite him sudo vegana go to the new cab.
Susan begginer now Susan bainer by the way it's very hard Souter I think it's harder than sort of bucket I personally I think if the other ones you know they'll keep me from becoming a half of a parent is probably sort of a billionaire. You don't ever hear anybody recite again solid, do you? You'll hear somebody were saying sort of a bucket of you'll never hear sort of a net you know, actually once you mentioned it in the sweetness of Salah course I teach and so the brother who was in the class and you know what, I'm going to do it so he he recited sylvanus Latin modem and he made mistakes
there's a Heart Sutra he says go to he says I was commanded by a lot to go to go to you away and recap and recite to you certain beginner how to make you feel man like rain recover is one of the people of the Quran, right? He was talking about the people of Iran when if you get ijazah and tilava, you know, in wheat and the
house, a chain that takes you back to the process of them and your recitation of the Quran, they'll go through the Sahaba one of those habits will be listed in your chain it will be your new cab, who's a person of the Quran right and so they even got one he's the Prophet of Allah the one who is revelation is being sent to is told to go to recite to him, how would they you know, say like, thank you very much. Yeah, I must be baller status machete Russia, you know, I'm saying like, like that level. He just you when he he just paused for a second. He's just like, Whoa, timeout timeout.
He asked him one question. He said, What's the money
that Allah mentioned that he mentioned me by name? Did he say you recite to obey blue card? And he said yes, he mentioned your name. And Fabrica obey then he just broke down crying that alarm mentioned whom I mentioned his name, Allah everyone who Allah loves you have a reputation with Allah Allah says in your head before langfang back I love soldiery love this person
and then to be nice to them calls out to the all the angels in the in the summer how many angels are in this amount? You know what's amazing is probably gonna be seized up but this summer,
the skies have laid out the size of of like distress. The sky is the heavens the the skies above us have a lot of these these cries of distress and he says they have every right to do so. He says there is no space the width of a hand except that there is an angel prostrating making salute and praising the last panel data and how bigger the summit was when you see the skies you know the summit adonia that we know the summit the lowest heaven How big is it? The furthest? I looked this up a while ago and I've forgotten now maybe somebody can help me the furthest star that we've ever discovered. I don't know it's like some whatever billion trillion light years away, right?
That's all part of the lowest heaven. Because Allah says one up others alien.
dunia be Xena teeny little kawaki, we have decorated we have beautified the lowest heaven with the beauty of stars. So as far as we have discovered, this is all of the lowest heaven, but you know what the size of the lowest Heaven is compared to the second Heaven, like the size of a ring in the desert,
and the second to the third and the third to the fourth all the way to the seventh like that, compared to the courtesy of a loss penalty. And it's like a ring in the desert. All of these amounts are full of angels and the angels are made calls out to these angels saying Allah loves me.
So all of you love sumiya
so all of them love Somalia. So you will die with Ebola. And then the acceptance for this person will be placed in the hearts of the people. Similarly, if somebody was bad and Allah dislikes him, the same thing happens. But the point being we all have reputations both in this world in the hereafter. And if we make our priority to rectify our reputation with the people of this world
at the expense of our reputation with the last panel, its honor than we've lost. Now we have learned the biggest losers. And
here's the thing though, you see we tend to try I hope we tend to try to hide our bad deeds and if we do that's a good sign. That's a sign that there's still some shame left in us that we're hopefully turning back to Alan repentance. What's worse is someone who openly sins openly sins
they'll do something and they'll tell their friend the next day you know you know what I did yesterday night. Or you know what website I went to or what club I hit up or what you know what I did with this person or this person or that person.
When you publicize your sins, and this is how serious of an issue it is because the mercy of Allah. Allah was met he was he had, he has enveloped every single thing that he sees in a hadith Sahih Hadith kulu Medina multimo haha lol moja hero.
Every single individual from my oma is apt to be forgiven. He has the potential to be forgiven except for one group.
Who is this one group?
The group of people who they spend their night in sin.
They spent their night in the cover of a less Montana a set are the one who covers us and conceals our sins. And in the day, they uncover what
has covered by exposing what they've done. So they'll post on Facebook their pictures of what they're doing, how long are their posts on on Twitter, what they're doing how long or they'll go out openly and how often can they have a boyfriend at school or girlfriend at school and it becomes normal now in the high school so Muslim kids coming up now ninth grade come into the high school say, oh, wow, all the Muslims are doing it. Why don't I do it? You make out on normal? And because of that, the doors of forgiveness are closed. That's terrifying if you understand the mercy of Allah and how wide it is. That's terrifying. Right? But what about our good deeds? What about our good
deeds? My talk today isn't about bad deeds. My talk today is about good deeds. What about our good deeds? You see many of us
we don't have the same concept of that we do the hiding our bad deeds with our good deeds because they're good, right? We don't mind being known right? I'm trying to get married married when I go to the mission I'm going to pray my tutor custom like pseudo Baba. So the uncle who's there who thought I want to marry and sees me and when it comes to Islam say I'm fasting today too, by the way, right? You want to be known? you tweet out oh team federal hashtag Oh yeah. Team federal right. And I mean, it's cool if you're encouraging. I'm speaking generally terms here but we publicly like to be talking about our good deeds. April one drink of water on fasting today.
Yeah, that's fine. You're not lying. You're fasting today? Well, you could say I'm good.
I'm alright. Right. And then you kept that secret. Now you see that the the treasury bonds have a lot they keep their good deeds secret just like you and I would keep our bad deeds secret.
They will keep their good deeds secret like you and I will keep our bad deeds secret. And
I want to share with you some examples, you know, be knowledgeable about Hello, I know the pastor and he comes to me and he says, You have done
a better job than that for me Sameer to defend la cabeza de fille Jana, is Obinna. Tell me what it is that you do. Tell me the deed that you do that you have the most hope in? For I have heard your footsteps in front of me in paradise.
Now understand this? Um, my focus today isn't the answer to the question. My focus today is what Adam say about Buddha's response. banal. He told the rest of them what that what he's what has the day he does that he's most hopeful about.
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I'm not gonna tell you today. But what they say is if the questioner was anyone other than the prophets, I send them be not it would not have answered the question.
If the questioner was anyone other than the Messenger of Allah, he wouldn't have answered the question. Because there's something between him and his best friend, something between him and his best friend, unless
you see, you know, there's so many stories of scholars in the leg, you know, people who would fast setup who would fast their wife would prepare for them some breakfast, and he would take the breakfast and some lunch and his wife is thinking he's eating the lunch at work, but what he does is he he gives it in charity on the way.
And so when he comes back home, he eats dinner thinking, the family doesn't know that he was fasting, but He fasted all day. Right? The the the Sahabi? Who would, who would, who would get up or this from the setup, even from today, people who would get up and pray at night, quietly sneak out of the bed, quietly go to the bathroom, so their mom doesn't wake up with their wife or their husband doesn't wake up or their cat doesn't wake up and they make their will do they go pray and they come back to bed. So when the fetcher alarm goes off, they act like they're just waking up for the first time.
They keep their deed secrets, right? And there's so many examples of this. But you know, it's
here's the thing, and this is beautiful, you know, we it's it's amazing what fascinates people, you know, just with Twitter and Facebook and stuff like the tweets, I get a lot of retweets and tweets, I get a lot of Facebook posts and a lot of shares and stuff, sometimes the most like, like inconsequential silly things, and some of the stuff is just like wow, just shakes you man. I really like Yeah, whatever. Right? This is one of those things that all of you on Twitter should tweet this is, you know, this is this is something like nother level powerful, right? This Sophia never is.
He says about this verse, about the verse that you perhaps all have heard and saw lots of drama. The hotel oftentimes ends by saying
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come to the Kuru, you've heard that before. You've heard the verse before it's familiar to you. What does it mean? It means a lot orders you to an adult, an axon, an eater. Allah commands you to either justice will axon and excellence, what he talks about and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. And he reminds you so that you may be those who remember, you know, Savanna Himalayan seas about this ayah he says, what's what is an adolescent
an adolescent justice and excellence, he says an adult and tested we and alanya was sorry.
Justice is that your public life and your private life are one in the same. That's being just your public life and your private life are the same. And he says, well, the sun and the Kona sorry, Rachel Maria, the woman alanya.
And he says, in Assam and excelling, is that your private life is actually better than your public life.
You see, nowadays, if you're trying to get married, you're looking into you know, spouse, potential spouse, you got to do mad background checks, right? You got to send like spies into the mission. And you gotta like, you know, I'm saying go Facebook, stalking and Twitter, stalking and everything to find out man, what, who is this person really, right? Back in the day, it was different. Back to the day after you get married, then you find out your wife is someone who does this, this and this. And your love for her increases more and more and more. I was different. It was just a different paradigm. Right? But now so many people live these double lives, right? But the kind of law if, if
we if we
if we wanted to know
what our life in the grave would be like,
the first step of our era is the grave. Right?
starts when the Angel of Death comes, it's not the Day of Judgment. And if we want to know what our life will be like in the grave, you have
the scholars say that, to know your life in the grave, simply look at your life in private. And that will give you a good reflection of what your life in the grave will be like.
For some people, that's scary for some people, that's awesome. Right? Which group do we fall in? And you know, if we if we truly loved Allah subhanho wa Taala we would love to do deeds solely for him, right? Just like, you know, when when our brother and sister get married, right?
I'll say go, I'll go ahead and say a new couple. All right, because maybe after one month or one year, I don't know what it's gonna be like, within the first month at least, or the first two months, or hopefully, their whole lifetime, there is so much in love with one another, that they're, they'll love to do things for the for the one they love, right?
They'll love to do things for the one they love. And they It's a secret. They don't want anybody else to know, like if, if, if, if I did something for my wife, and then my wife goes and tells her mom that oh, you know 400
you know, like, that was kind of between us you know, it was a special connection that you share. Right? And similarly that a bad man, they share this special connection with the last panel into the deeds they do. They don't want anyone to share in that is between them and the last panel Tada. Right. And that's the definition of a class, that every sincerity, every single thing we do, what we say how how we move, how we dress, how we act, every single aspect of our life is solely done for Allah with no other gain in mind, with absolutely no other gain in mind. And if you're doing good deeds, you know what, you know, I'm working in the ICU this month is a tough month, every day when
I'm going on the way to work. I'm making the codicil by him saying alarmingly out to becoming a noble
fellow of the Muslim element so head on if you have any overhead on my bad, I'm asking I'm making all these drops, because it's scary in the ICU patients are dying, and I don't want to be one to kill one of these patients. Right? I want to be able to save them, right? I'm making this ticket every day I go to work when I'm in the ICU. But you know, when I was working in the ER it's not as as critical as ice you can be but I wasn't making this ticket on the way to work. So part of my my mindset, what am I I'm not doing it solely and I'm reflecting I'm preparing for this talk. I'm reflecting on this. My my thinking is not solely for a law. It's partly for it could be a good
reason. It could be to save someone right? I could be giving charity because I want better cameras so I can provide for my family. That's fine. That's part of your intention, if that's there, but I'm saying the true a bad man. No matter what it is. It's solely for Allah with no strings attached. No strings attached, is truly solely for our last panel to honor right. And
Allah subhanho wa Taala if you live a life like that, where your whole life is guided by this philosophy, that you have this special connection with Allah and you have these secrets with the last panels at Assetto. Corsa says, you know a in Roger de la co did Yamato bonus.
Allah says most definitely he has full capability to bring these people back right on the Day of Judgment. Then he says yoma to Vanessa on the day one on the day one this Sara air will be exposed and put to the test what is cetera et cetera. The Arabic word study era refers to something that is, you know, that is intentionally made a secrets intentionally made hidden. Allah says on this day these secrets will be brought forth. These secrets will be exposed. These secrets will be put to the test. Right? And so what are the scholars
What do they say?
McAfee said it aloud. Do you hear Allahu Allah, Allah is gonna bring whatever the secrets of this person was an expose it on his face, it will be exposed you will be it will be seen clearly evidence, who will be who whose secret life was was righteous and whose secret life wasn't right? Unless penalty Allah He says
kanima ocea to whom kita Amina Laney Muslim about those who did bad deeds, he says it is as if that Amina Lady of the night is dark as black right? Allah gives a description he says as if a piece of this darkness came onto their face. So they'll come on the Day of Judgment, you could see their limbs and everything else but they their faces blacked out their nose, their eyes, their facial features, the unique characteristics that separates you from you and you from you, it will be gone. Just have this, this piece of the as of a piece of the night is covering their face. Right. And the other people who do yoga, even MOSFET ba, ba, HCA Toma, stablish, Sheila, Yamato boo, boo, Allah who
make other faces bright and shiny, right. And so on this day, one of the secrets will be exposed, it can be
a terrifying proposition for some of us. All our secrets are exposed, all of our secrets will be exposed. But you know what's interesting, and this is the this is from the justice of our last panel. And
this is from the justice of a last panel, it's odd that he did not make the judging of mankind in the hand of any other person except for him.
Because we may think we know things about someone and we don't, right, we may think small, always meeting somebody, oh, this person is not righteous. This person is not this person doesn't do this, or doesn't do that. But in the eyes of Allah, they're there. They're there. They're very powerful. So whoever wants to give him as he was on the climbing the tree getting some miswak. And they began laughing at him because his legs were very thin.
And the President said, You're laughing at the legs?
And they said, Yeah, they're kind of small. You know, it's kind of funny. President said by a law, his legs on the Day of Judgment are more heavier or heavier than the mountain a mountain or has this huge mountain like 12 kilometers long. Right? You may you may think insignificant to someone, but in the eyes of Allah, they're powerful. Right? So it is from the justice of a law that he kept judging to himself. Why? Because for the one for some of us, maybe when we're hearing this, when our secrets will be exposed, we're scared. Right, but for the eyeballs that are among the truth, slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala when they're hearing this, they feel a sense of satisfaction. That all these
things that I'm doing now that only Allah knows about this coming a day when Allah Allah reward me for it, that day is coming. You know, the best the best moments is when you get to be alone and meet with the one you love the most. The one you love the most when you get to be with them and meet them, that's the best moment so for the believers, their best moment is the day they get to meet Allah subhana wa tada and all these secret deeds are exposed all the tagines is exposed all their serving their mothers exposed all their being good to the creation of allows expose no and it's not just fasting and this and that, you know when you're walking to campus and you see a squirrel, you
know, chillin on the side, grabbing some some whatever he's looking for and doing this thing, you could walk right by him and you ever you have every right to do so.
But knowing that this is a creature of Allah and the creed, this creature of Allah is scared of these tall things with two feet that walk in there like they're like, always on looking at something like device in their hand there the whole time. They're walking right? out of mercy for this squirrel, you choose to cross the road, wait 10 seconds for the cars cross the road or walk on the other side. Nobody knows what you did. Nobody will think about it for a second. But law knows that out of your out of sincerity to Allah and showing mercy to this creature of Allah you chose to walk a different path. That's what I mean by this true relationship with Allah that you ever envelops
your life. Everything you do now has a meaning and a purpose. Right when you live a life like that you prepare for the day you meet Allah subhana wa tada alesund Tada he says,
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Allah says, some of these righteous slaves of Allah they are those who get up from the bed at night. And again we were giving this example but can be anything. They get up from the bed at nights.
They call upon Allah tada and fear and hope and from what Allah has given them they spend in the way of Allah. So they do think secretly, they hid their deeds in this world. So Allah subhanaw taala he sees in response, Verna de la Mona
American moon, Allah says they hid their deeds. They woke up quietly at the night and prayed. They gave what the right hand what even their left hand didn't know. They were so sincere, and they hit their deeds. So Allah says in response, and so no soul knows what has been hidden for them, as well from their reward from the coolness of their eyes, does that count as a reward for what they did? They hid their deeds in this world, Allah hid their reward especial absolutely amazing reward for them in the hereafter. Right? And on the Day of Judgment, brothers and sisters, when we meet Allah subhanaw taala. Having lived a life like this will be a day of happiness. It will be a day of
happiness, right? When Ibrahim Ali Salaam, the angel of death, they take permission from the prophets before they take their souls.
And so when they brought him on, he sent him the angel of death came to him. It came it's coming the narration that he sent to the angel of death, he said, he said Arata hollyland You mean to alila He's like, Whoa, timeout man. This This doesn't this doesn't jive with me. So he's out about him is the best friend of Allah Helene of Allah. We know him as the best friend of Allah. So Ibrahim is saying how is it How is it that
Allah will cause death to his best friend?
Right, or at NUMMI to Halina? And he sees the Angel of Death sees in response or his sense? ebrahimian response? Yeah, Ibrahim, or have you been? Yeah, chronica Habibi. Oh, Ibrahim, do you understand the scenario in which the one who is in love hates to meet the one who he loves? Right, the one who lives like this, to look forward to the day of judgment when the Angel of Death comes, but giants are Ah, now's the time to rest right along when he describes it three different people and then sort of wiped out the only out of a lot and the people of gender the people of Hellfire, those who are closest to Allah, He says
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those who are close to Allah, their first description Allah gives is that they have rest. Now they have rest because they were working in this world. Follow what I have no agenda tonight. They have rest and they have reward and they have a great paradise now and the time is up. I'm going to end with this Hadeeth lesson books. Remember terramycin is the authentic Howdy. And the enemy says you saw Toby Roger didn't mean Amati Yeoman pm Allahu Sinhala Fuengirola. What is it? What is the gentleman called Lucy Jilin, madam basa he says it will be called on the Day of Judgment billions of people there you saw he'll be Roger mean Minamata Yamanaka
one person yeah food on even food on his title goofy beignet the law. In front of everybody one person is called forth stand up and prepare to stand before Allah subhana wa tada
and all his bad deeds are brought and they are as long as they fill up Namie nine scrolls, each scroll as so far as the eye can see.
Each scroll as so far as the eye can see and the head it says to my akula surgeon, hell chunky Roman ha the shaman.
Allah asked him to look at us justice. Do you deny anything that's in these 29 scrolls of banned that you have done? And he says no. Oh Allah. I don't deny it. What can I say? So lots of essays. Fire cool. avala Metzger ketubot al half his own
cassava to half you don't have those the angels recording your deeds wrong Do you in any way?
And then he will say Allah Catherine Allah Hashanah. Do you have any excuse? Do you even have one good deed that you brought forth with you
for you have on Rogen fire Cola, the man will become terrified
because he knows he doesn't and he says no, I have nothing I have no excuse and I don't even have one good deed to break. The law says fire coal burner in the locker Indiana has an arts we're in the who would Malika de
la says no you do have some good deeds. And most definitely there is no injustice today. No one justice today
for 200 hula hoops, Taka Fie her eyeshadow Allah Allah in the law. One number Hamilton Avenue water soda. So a card is brought out. And all that season this one card compared to 99 scrolls is I showed you a lot you know in Allah. Why should one know Mohammed inhabited?
So he will say Yara Maha Maha vcglr.
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You will not be wronged. So the card will be put on one side of the skill and the scrolls in the other and the car will outwards
now what's the point I just talked about all these secret deeds we need to do and that's what we need to be successful that I'm saying one card will save you. What's the point? This is the point. It will claim Rahim Allah to Allah He says that deeds
are not given credence one over another based on their number, or based on how they look. We're in no matter the file that will be to file do the math philippou. But they're given preference based on what's in the hearts. And he goes on and I have my time is up. So I'll even say Mahalo to Allah. He says, This is what this is the point he says, Take for example, there's two Hadith. I'll share one just for sake of time, the Hadith of the woman from benissa Ian who is a prostitute, but she saw a thirsty dog and out of mercy for the dog gave it some water, Allah tada forgive her all her sins and granted her paradise for that one deed, one deed, one deed, all his sins for all her sins forgiven,
and she's granted paradise. Right? What's Why? Why is it that she was granted paradise because what we're talking about that sincerity in the heart, that you know what this is for Allah. This is for Allah. And that sincere moment that enters are in the deed that's performed based on that can be enough. Now if we live a life like that, if we live a life like that, then imagine the reward. A law says, Hi there, young young, saw the Athena boom, boom, Jan. de mujer, de
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the nickel phones are lovely. Allah says today on the Day of Judgment, those who were truthful, sincere, they had this true relationship with me. This is the day their truthfulness will benefit them. For them as gardens underneath which rivers float. They will stay there in forever. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with the law and that is the greatest reward Laguna Honda masala honey when it comes to something does happen later on Santa Monica Monica Bearcats.