Heart Check Up! #1
Channel: Haifaa Younis
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How is everybody this morning?
Now you are wake up hungry. And how many of you were here yesterday?
Also, you have a couple of new people humbler Blarney already Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while they're early he was a happy woman who I love love my aluminum I am found now on fire now Vemma alum Tina, in a Kissimmee home would you would do ah, llama now to become an angry lion or Kobe? nyesha? When I've seen that ashba What do I eat? I use SMA or Benalla to the Kuru whenever there is a headache, Tina, will Hublin AMOLED Ankara indica internal hub, or Bishop Lee Saudi where suddenly Omri Watlow lock the family Sani of coho holy, it's my third day in Malaysia. It's beautiful. And Kuala Lumpur actually, it's very nice. We have two issues here only
for me. I come from California. So we're very spoiled with the weather.
May Allah give you summer that's how I say.
It's hot and it's humid. And you're absolutely fine walking and smiling.
I went for July May Allah reward my
hosts in literally I was like your Allah in Allah ma Sabeti. This is how I did the Joomla. So may Allah subhanaw taala make you always in this tells us again, I want you all to learn this. And I learned that what Allah Al Hamdulillah taught me it's an everything we see we live we
experience there is a learning curve, or there is a learning message. Anything Allah put in your path? Anything. There is a learning message from Allah. And the question is, what's the message? Did I get it? And the most important thing, what did I learn from it? So here I am, when I was walking, we went to the University of Malaysia mosque, and I was walking, I was really feeling hot, the humidity. And I look around me and everybody is normal.
Because you're used to, right? Same thing. For example, when I used to live in the Midwest, in the United States in the middle of the winter, it's cold, it's ice, it's not only snow. And when I get family visiting me from California, they think this is impossible. What does that teaches you?
This is a message remember, everything is a message from Allah. He doesn't put you in a circumstances just because you know, okay, and then I'm going to comment, I'm going to laugh or cry, or just pass by some message and I need to learn, teaches me the following. And this is again, I am sharing with you a thought it's a reflection I lived. If they can do it, I can do it.
That's something for you all to learn.
If all these people around me were standing as some of them are standing outside, and they were absolutely fine woman mashallah Tabata Cola in a beautiful Islamic dress.
Then if they do it, I can do it. And the opposite is also true. And this is what I will say to you. When people ask me, how did you memorize the Quran, you know what I say to them, if I can do it, you can do it.
If you know the struggle, and how difficult and how many people said to me, you will never do it, you will not be able to do it because you are so busy and this and that. And Allah made it happen. And this is when people tell me I can do it. I said, please forgive me. If I can do it, you can do it.
Same thing, anything you see in your life that you find you stink, and again, young and old brothers and sisters, it doesn't matter. You think, no way I can do it. Don't say that. Because if Allah allowed a human being to do it, that means he gave you the ability. The only difference is how long it will take you the journey of some people easier than the others, but the reward is what?
I want to hear it. The efforts, right? Nothing with Allah subhanaw taala goes vain. And Allah does not take me accountable. And that's what I keep saying, Alhamdulillah Allah is my Lord. Because Allah does not take me accountable on the results.
True or False? What does he take me accountable or he rewards me for the effort, the journey.
So when you start, for example, the journey of knowledge, Allah is not going to say well, he didn't take your PhD, then nothing is going to happen.
Because that's unfair.
I put the effort but something how
But I couldn't do it, he will reward me for every effort I put. And this is something for all of us. And the beauty of this theme, every effort, every struggle, every unease, whether it's a feeling in me, whether it's a feeling and translated to action, whether it's a pain came to me from someone in every step, I wouldn't be rewarded if I respond the way he wants me to respond.
For example, when I was feeling very hot, and humid, extremely was part of it, because I would just arrive the night before was a long journey. And you know, when you're tired, your your ability to take things is is not as the usual. So what did I remember?
There's a verse in the Quran, and anytime you go to a hot place, and all you feel really hot, remember this verse isn't sort of Tober
right, while you let him feel will feel hotter.
The hypocrites said to those who wanted to go out for fighting, and it was in the summer, and they said, don't go and fight. It's hot Latin funeral fill her don't. And Allah responded or Naro Jahannam I should do hombre
tell them the Hellfire is way more hot.
So every again every thing is a message for me to get me closer to Allah to reflect on Allah The reason I started with this is because that's what Rena what we will be covering today is all the signs of colobus Salim the sound heart, and I am surely going to find this not easy.
But it's not impossible.
And if someone can do it, then I can do it is what I want you to do. By Allah with the help of Allah or relying on Allah, asking Allah begging Allah.
Don't you ever give up on Allah? subhanaw taala? You know why?
Because he never gives up on us.
Has Allah ever gave up on you?
Each one of you in this room? And don't raise hand and don't talk to me? Think and talk to him? How many times you will and I and he knows have disobeyed Him?
Intentionally, not to uninstall I know what I'm doing is not pleasing. But I do it because whatever the reason, is sometimes daily.
And he never gave up on me.
He keeps giving me opportunity to what? To come back to him.
He gives this he makes me speak. What is this? This is a reminder is bringing you and me closer to him. So don't you ever, ever say I can do it?
Nothing is impossible for Allah. That's one of my mottos in life.
I can do it. I can't, but Allah can make it happen. Period. So I'll call Bucha Salim if you remember. I'm just going to for those of you who are joining us this morning, and may Allah reward you all, so called boo Salim is the sound, pure heart. And I gave the example last night. It's like the strainer, you know when we wash vegetables? And it's usually a container that has holes and the holes does what? Remove the water and everything else stays. So scholars teaches you your heart is Saleem sound,
if the following stays
everything exposed or being exposed to the heart, like you're putting things in the strainer.
My heart and yours is sound when everything leaves, except
I want to hear it. Yes.
Easy said. May Allah make it easy to practice.
And I'll take you through 11 signs 11 That's my heart and yours. If I have them all. Don't worry. Let Allah take me right now. I want to go before it changes.
If I have one or two Alhamdulillah
I have zero. None. Don't despair. He's teaching me why he's teaching me.
Why? See, I told you everything is a message from Allah. Why is he teaching me because he wanted me to learn and why does he want me to learn? So I change
So the person, the only one that Allah stated in the Quran, he has it who
I can't hear. So he brought him
he made a dua
to Allah subhanaw taala and Allah has responded to the drop in another verse and this is repeated to say neighbor it is a phenomena for Satan Abraham in the Quran, and some of you may know this. The first dua he made that to you and me are bonobo as fee him or Sulan Minho
your Allah send from among them a prophet. He made this dua as he was after he finished building the cob. And what is gonna do that Prophet you Allah Mohammed Kitab al hikma, this is unsalted, Baqarah the first one they teach. This prophet will teach them Kitab and hikma the Quran and the Sunnah and purify them. Okay, I need you to pay attention because this is going to take you through the Quran.
This is in the last page, the last before page of the first part of the Quran. Jews, the first Jews as we say, he made this dua, you flip the Quran. If you have the Quran that you read in Medina,
if you have it, open it and you will see it. It's in the last page of the first Jews. The last the one before the last he made the DUA, you flip the page, the first just is done. Then you get to the second use of the Quran on the on the left side, you flip that page, Allah responded to his dua
and he says ALLAH SubhanA wa says comma or Sanofi
like we have already sent
to you a prophet he made the DUA that Allah send to them a prophet Allah says we send it
this is the beauty of the Quran when you start reading the Quran and you pay more attention than just reading. So he the same story came to Surah to show out all the posts, the one I shared with you yesterday and he said your Allah Allah jozini Yama, you batho and don't disgrace me on the day they will be resurrected. Yo Mulayam foul Milan wala been on the day no children, no wealth will be of avail will be come to help me except the person Elam and at Allah be I'll be answering except that person who will come to your Allah with the sound heart.
Okay, he made the DUA.
Flip the Quran,
pass three, four parts of the Quran you come to Surah two soft fat,
right? It's in the juicy 23 in the 23rd part of the Quran. And Allah responded to his dua.
We're in dementia, Tahiti, Ibrahim, Allah was talking about saving the Lord and then he says we're in Nimisha Tehila Ibrahim, from among his family is Ibrahim. Now he described him if Zhao or bajo Alban city
he came to his Lord with a sound heart
when you read this,
when you read this stop, take a breath and say your Allah like you gave him give me
this is how you you read the Quran. And you reflect on the Quran don't say it's impossible. You say your Allah you give Yes, I am not saying no Brian.
I am not that lovable. For sure. I'm not even worthy of the toenail of Satan O'Brien. But can Allah make it happen? I want to hear it. I want to hear it.
You have to tell yourself this. This is how we change we don't change by saying it's not going to happen. You say it's not gonna happen it will never happen you know the positive thinking right? Put the religion on the side and then just think of what modern
intelligence that if you have a positive thinking it's going to happen. So you say your upbeat as you gave Satan Abraham Culver City Give me
what do I need to do?
Remember yesterday, who can summarize some of you mashallah Baraka Allah, Malaysian woman, you impressed me last night? By the time I got home, all the summaries on the social media. I was like, What did you do with
all these 1234 Perfect Hamdulillah I was telling the team take it these are good points.
How to relax. So what do I need to do? If you remember yesterday? What do I need to do to start this journey? Start Bismillah as we say, and if I die tomorrow, Allah knows I started the journey.
What do I need to change in me? Remember yesterday
at the end we spoke about it what do I need to do to change nothing external but everything internal where I have taken the path the journey of elbow surgery sound heart who can remember anything
stay away from haram. That's number one.
I had a beautiful question yesterday from a brother
and he was doing everything the way it was Panatela wanted an even extras which was really nice. But then the question was, but there is something sitting on my heart
and he was saying I don't know what is it? And I said that is haram in your life.
That's how it is. And we feel it the fact you feel it very good news.
You feel you're not doing the right thing. You feel you shouldn't do that. So stay away from haram. Gradual identify 12345 Write it down. Acknowledge Don't you ever say what did I do? What is the big deal I just watched
that's when you don't change.
Versus I know I should not watch this. But I'm weak not love me can be strong, completely different way.
So stay away from huddle. Second
I can't hear you
don't waste time.
Time is something we're going to be asked about. We're a little who are Shabaab whoo hoo FEMA have now or I saw they saw to some totals. This is part of a hadith. I and you will be asked I made you live 60 years. What did you do with it?
I made you live 7025. It doesn't matter. What did you do with it? I'm going to say your OB I worked 16 hours a day to collect the fortune. He knows. And this will do nothing for me.
Your Mulayam for Oman will be known. Well we'll send children will not come to my rescue. So be vigilant and cautious about your time including that something is going to all make you feel good. Including time for you to take a break.
To do something you like to enjoy as long as that is halal.
You go out with friends. You want to go and exercise you watch something that does something doesn't have haram take your time. Just take your time go I don't know here. For example, there the beaches very close. So people can go in there is some beaches private, and you just go and watch hamdulillah
so be vigilant of your time three. Something we spent an I gave you examples about it's very important, makes your life very easy.
The last thing I said yes.
Yeah, you're near.
Make sure you have intention for everything you do.
Everything you do, have an intention have a knee and this has to be for Allah, which means you cannot have an ear intention. You do something for Allah, and that thing you're going to be doing is haram. It doesn't work this way has to be halal. The NIA will not change haram to halal. The NIA intention will not change the unlawful to lawful never. But the intention will change. This is what you need to learn the usual habits customs, with the new year with the intention becomes an act of worship.
Which means I don't have to change a lot in my life.
And without an ear, an act of worship can become custom.
Okay, I don't want you to feel bad but I'm going to ask this question. Are you ready?
We'll see. Why did you come today?
Don't answer there's a lot of people here but I'm gonna answer you. I'll give you the the scenarios. If you came to see me
that's not for Allah
if you came because you know what, it's an opportunity. And I'm going to see a lot of my friends. And I don't know when this will happen again. That's not for Allah.
If you come or if you came because there's nothing else to do Saturday. Why not?
Let's not fool Allah.
It's a halal gathering. But I didn't make it up an act of worship.
How do I make it an act of worship? I came for you.
I came to learn,
I came to meet other sisters or brothers was going to make me stronger.
I came to see other functions in the city that I may be very busy. I don't I want to spend the whole day in the obedience of Allah. At least it gave you at least five years.
Now that's very easy said Allah will test you in Old Testament.
So when I was getting up on the steps, I said, You Allah, this is for you only harmlessly what you can carry.
Only for you, I claimed. And I made to make me speak what pleases you. So imagine there was a curtain here. And I had no idea who's sitting here. And I just said that, and the curtain open and the resile people sitting.
And I flew all the way from America to hear
if I get upset,
that's not for us.
And he tests me on the spot.
Same thing you
booked it, pay ticket, some of you may be came from far away, right? You have things to do you cancelled. If it's a working day for you, you took a time off, you put all the efforts and you said you're going to learn to spend time in your obedience to meet other sisters or what I told you. And there is a curtain and everybody's waiting, curtain opens. It's not her.
And then the organizers come up there and says please, ladies and gentlemen, I don't have a good news for you. Her flight was canceled, and she couldn't make it.
If you got upset on the organizers, and says Why didn't you tell us? That's not for a long
period, as we say the
meaning no more words needs to be said.
Versus you're gonna say, What should I say in this case? Whether it is me seeing nobody, whether you're seeing not seeing me? What should I say?
You can see a couple of things. Alhamdulillah Allah Callaghan Praise to Allah for every situation. When somebody delivered the news to you or I open here and I see nobody I said, Cut done Allah, Masha.
Allah decreed, and whatever Allah decree will happen.
And then I have to talk to myself, because I can put the face of for the law of unhappy but reality in me, I'm upset.
Right? You and me, I need to talk to her or to him and say,
Aren't, do you have any doubt Allah will reward you?
Do you have any doubt Allah will reward you, you need to ask yourself, and you have to wait till you hear the answer. And the answer is no doubt. I know it's already written. In my book, Saturday, June 3 is third today. Okay? When you're traveling, you lose everything. time or day. Anyway, so June 3, she came, she flew 24 hours flight. She did everything she prepared, she's coming. He will reward me remember what I told you, that reward you for the effort? Not the result. Because he blocked you.
Or he blocked me.
This will change your life.
This concept will change your life. You will stop complaining
and blaming, you know the blaming game. We are so good at it.
It's always someone's else's fault.
You're all laughing?
Because it's hits home as we say. So Bismillah so let's come to reality. What is the first sight? How many of you say I have called whistling?
Alhamdulillah. There was no hand.
Period either hence you but how many of you say I may have some signs of a local grocery? Some I didn't say number, maybe one, maybe two. There are 11. I don't have the 11 all of them. Maybe how many? We all have. You'll see it. We all but it's not a constant character. And what we are going to try the evening to do is to say to myself and to yours. I'll work on it.
It's going to be in my
To Do list you have to do list in Malaysia. Right? We all do right? Every morning, and the list gets longer. That achievement gets shorter. Right? Exactly, like Bismillah.
So the first sign which I shared with you yesterday, and I'm going to just repeat it quickly for again, for those of you who joined us, may Allah reward you that your focus is
Allah Hera, your focus, when you wake up in the morning, till you sleep in the evening, your focus and everything, you're seeing your place in the hereafter.
You're seeing your place and the hereafter, meaning I came this morning as I am driving, I know Allah who would reward me and this will elevate my state my state from maybe the first level of Jannah to the second level origin. I know this is something pleasing to Allah and I'm going to be standing in front of him. He'll say Saturday, you did not sleep and missed your photo. No, you woke up and did your future and you came. So the focus is here.
And I asked you this question yesterday. Why do you want to get married?
Why do you want to have children?
Why do you want to have a career? Why do you want to be rich? On this day the questions we all ask ourselves and we teach our children this the answer should be for my IRA
meaning I want to be rich why
majority of us to have good life? That's not
so I can serve Allah subhanaw taala better. That's your after. Min Kana to dunya hum. This is beautiful hadith of rasa risotto Salah and he knows you and me very well. And he said, Man, Canada dunya humma whomsoever, this life, this worldly life is the focus.
What will happen?
For Morocco, Allahu alayhi, Shimla. He or she, because they are so focused on duniya on this life, what will happen is you will have so many things to worry about. So many you look at somebody and says What is wrong with you this morning? You don't know how many things I have to think of.
God this list never ends. Every time I finish the list gets longer things to worry. Because I'm focused on this dunya and Roswaal risotto Sir, I'm teaching you and me if you make your focus akhira the worries of dunya because he said the opposite woman cannot tell you Rama. Jama Hola. Hola. Hola, Gemma, hola, hola. Hashem, Allah, Allah will make you see things very easy. Not a big deal. It's gonna happen. And people look at you and says how? I don't know Allah will take care of it. When you see it this way, your focus? Is it after? Are you all with me?
And so first thing is your worries, you want your worries to be less, nothing will change in your life. By the way, the worries are there, the kids are giving you a hard time there is sickness in the family, there is a job problem, possibly, I will be laid off all these worries of dunya they're not going to change. It's not that luck gonna remove them, he can, but in general, he will make you worry less.
And one, and then Allah will always make you see that you are rich here.
Jaggery now for your holiday, you will feed your rich, rich meaning not necessarily you have, you know what is the best definition of richness
when you don't need
when you don't need people, or you don't feel you need. You see people buying and buying and you say I don't need this.
And you really don't need and you come by it. You say I don't need it. Then Allah puts richness inside your heart. And the third one is the best one. And he says who makes AF Euro his focus.
Allah will make all your worries, one richness in your heart. And the third one, look at this one attached to dunya here all human dunya will run after you. You don't want it and to run after you if anybody in this room lived to this.
Anybody lived this? You really don't care about something
at all and you spend that what is in that time in something pleasing to Allah, you don't know how it is and that thing that everybody wants fall in your lap?
I don't hear it
that's it. So number one, you have a collarbone scream a sound heart. When what you think when you wake up and you go to bed and during the day the focus is that accurate is this lecture will get me to Jana is this computer will make will witness for me, not against me is the dress I am wearing is the thing I am buying every single detail. In the beginning it will be overwhelming but it will become a habit.
Practices it remind each other practice it it's for Allah. That's for Allah when your focus is an alpha. That's number one for him. Number two, this is going to be the new things will start today
how many of us disobey Allah again on daily basis
reading these angels in this room
where his brother Amar, I don't think I need to give lectures he and Masha Allah Tabata cover Come on.
Right. So what happens when I disobey Allah? This will tell you what is your heart?
That is to see now these are three scenarios at least what's coming to my mind. First one is what the most common one
Yes, I didn't do it.
Especially if someone is seeing you find me
while I saw you
and Allah is Seeing you has already seen you to the communist one is what?
you justify it.
I need it. I didn't mean to look at it. It just came I don't care about it. You're looking.
You're justified. What is the big deal? Why you're making this Deen so difficult? Don't you hear this all the time? All the time. Nobody tells you think of an afro as like why you're worried? Why you're making the deen too hard. Come on. It's a big deal. Alaska for Rahim Allah will forgive the constant
And the third belittle it.
belittle what you are doing or what I did.
And I want you to memorize this statement. You'll hear it a lot. Shot lobby in the last two weeks, another book is going to come out. It's called thundering, herd branding along with the baraka in it. It's called sins, the poisons of the heart. It's already on pre order on Amazon, and you can order it from the publisher also, the publisher is actually in England.
And one of the and it's all about what the sins do to me and to my heart. We never think of this. We never put one plus one equal to one its sins. When I looked at something haram, it is going to affect me.
It will bow don't pay attention to it. Don't you belittle any bad deeds? You do? Don't say what did I do is minor. And this is what they teach you. They say loss of irata ma SRR wala kabhi Ratan ma Istighfar.
Memorize this. There is no major sin.
If you follow it by asking Allah for forgiveness.
And there is no minor sin.
As if you keep doing it, it will become major.
So don't you ever belittle a small sin? Now, when I share this with you, I don't want you to think of anybody else. This is not about somebody, you know, this, it's about me. Test Skia the process of purification of the heart is all about me, not you.
And I say this all the time, all of you are better than
in the sight of Allah.
So don't judge people by the outside because the outside means nothing with Allah