The Narrowest Path Youll Ever Walk I Journey to Taqwa – Be Mindful of Allah (Part 1)
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the organizers, organizing such events is not easy, let alone that number in a short period of time. I think I said yes, less than two weeks ago. So Al Hamdulillah hierbei, may Allah reward you all. The reason I'm saying this, it's Friday, it's we can a good number of you came from work, let's make most of this. And the best way to make most of this is number one, you need to turn your heart and say to Allah subhanaw taala I am here to learn. You're not here to see me. And that's not for Allah. You're not here because your friends are here.
You're not here because you know, somebody says, Well, you know, she's coming. I've seen her on line. Let's see how it's gonna go. That's all not for Allah and you will leave the same way you came in.
You came in here, whatever the reason, change it.
Change your Nia, make it for Allah only, and only, which means turn off your phones. There is food that was left May Allah reward them they put chocolate on your table on your chairs, may Allah reward them. Don't touch it.
This is not funny.
Because once you start to eating, you will not focus on what you need to learn, you will get distracted.
Food is one of the major distraction in focusing on loss pantile You need to learn not only what do I need to learn, but how do I do it?
I'm sure most of what I'm gonna share with you today most of you know what
but why we are not where we are.
How many clips you have seen how many videos you have listened to how many speakers that came here or you went and attended. Why you are not changing?
Why you are not the same person in Ramadan, three months ago?
Same human being same Perth or same California. Right. Same work, same children same family issues. What is the issue?
This is the first question I'm going to ask every one of you, you really need to start thinking without you thinking you will not change.
This just listening to me or listening to any speaker will not change you
unless you really want to change.
When I was highly sought to surround him to Matka there was 1000s of people but how many changed?
How many migrated to Medina 70 The first people were were the others. It was the same profit tally Santosa the same words you need. And I'm saying this to everybody myself. Number one you need to say to yourself, enough is enough.
As Allah Subhana Allah says in surah Al Hadid LM yet Nene Medina Amanu and Tasha ha Kulu boom Lee decree LA has in time arrived.
For the believers to for their hearts. This is to the Sahaba to the companions for their hearts to surrender to Allah.
Once you read this verse, you're going to have to ask yourself says what's the time what is the deadline? Those of you who work in corporate world, they always give you deadlines, they give you projects and they tell you deadline, I need this way that time.
When is the deadline?
When I'm going to put ALLAH SubhanA number one in my life, when I'm going to stop thinking about going out having food, have fun with friends gone by, go for vacation when I'm going to change this. I hate to say this, but sometimes we will leave this world and we have not changed.
So this is the first thing all of you the title is going back to Allah subhanaw taala in dunya before I go back to him physically.
So each one of you this is an opportunity. Actually I didn't even choose the topic. They said do you want to speak about this? It's okay hamdulillah that's good.
So each one of you young or old and mashallah to Baraka Allah. This is close to 1000 torment. That means there is a lot of goodness inside you.
Again, regardless why you're here, but you came.
So number one, where are you in your journey with Allah subhanaw taala. And I'm going to be a little bit tougher. Do you have a journey?
Do you think of that one day you and me and everybody in this room, we're going to have this private interview with Allah subhanaw taala. Alone. We'll call him whom are T Yeoman piano T further. Each one of them that Allah said this and source Meriam each one of them will come to Allah alone.
How many of you had interview in their life? Interview for college interview for university interview for a job? How did you feel the night before?
Or before you they opened the door? They make you sit outside, right? And whoever is interviewing you one aura, or a group are in the room, whatever they are discussing, and you're sitting outside, how do you feel
all the anxiety of the world. Some people take medications before they go to interview, there's nothing wrong with that they just feel overwhelmed.
And these are human being same as human me, they all were created from dust.
What about the creator of the creation, and I'm going to meet him alone. And what I'm going to tell him,
you know what your ally was busy. I focused on my career. I focused on my beauty. I focused on my children, I focused on my home, I spend time with friends, I was in this competition, I call it
the competition of the slife.
This is the beginning of the journey back to Allah subhanaw taala. As I am living, I need to know where I am. If I am where I want to get where he wants me to be Alhamdulillah keep it don't go back.
I can say nobody in this room in that that level, I don't know you
the norm. There's always room for improvement, as they say. So the first step in going back to Allah number one, it's a journey.
And number two,
I need to wanted
I say this to every Muslim woman who lives in the West, whether it's Australia, whether it's in the States, whether it's in the UK,
if you are able to be successful as a foreigner,
let alone an obvious foreigner in the West, as a woman, and I am one of those women, you can do anything you want.
Because it is not easy. And everybody in this room went through journey you feel what I am saying. You had sometimes literally literally to carve into in a piece off or in a rock.
Whether exams whether you prove yourself whether you have to tell everyone I'm better but not by words by actions. If you can do that, then everything else is a piece of cake. So you need to want it the reason you succeeded because you wanted
first thing I was asked when I immigrated to the states Why did you come to the States, I did not come to door Dawa. I will be a big liar.
Allah chose me later Alhamdulillah after September 11, we had no choice.
But most of us specially first generation
or for the second generations, if you were born in this country or you came very young, your parents came here for a better life. Or running away from war or financial difficulty. There's nothing wrong with that it's all solid having to Allah, but you made it. Allah helped you and you made it because you wanted
if you can do that, you can do anything else. So number two in my journey to Allah subhanaw taala I have to wanted
I want to when you say and all of us will will feel this. If I want to lose weight. Truly I want to lose weight. Not I am hoping there's a huge difference. When I woke up in the morning and I look at myself in the mirror and I said you know what? I don't like this. I am going to lose weight. Six weeks later, you already lost at least at
because you wanted it?
So the second thing I want to share with everybody the second question, first one is where are you? with Allah? subhanaw? taala?
Do you have a relationship?
Is he someone you think of every day? And there is nothing wrong in your life? Everything going the way you want? Do you think of him? Have you ever asked yourself when you are alone? What does Allah think of me?
Who am I in his sight?
Am I the person who is going to look at me and says near ml hub? In the whole? awaba? What a servant of Allah you are, you always return to me, as he said, to say you'd now tube?
I don't know.
But I need to at least throw these questions so I can start thinking.
And number two, do you really want to change?
Do you really want to change? You really want to be this Muslim woman? That when she walks on the street, she's so happy and proud and grateful to Allah that made her the Muslim woman the way she is. And it doesn't matter what they do to her. She is so happy. Are you that person? Do you want to be that person? So that's the second. Let's assume yes. And yes.
Hamdulillah? I'm sure it is. Yes. Maybe you haven't thought of it. But I have a good feeling it is yes. Now number three,
the big word how?
What do I need to do?
Is it possible? I need an answer. Is it possible?
Is it possible? I want to hear it
and why you are saying it so confidently.
Because Allah said so.
Allah said so. Right. When Allah says Allah who your Hebrew tackling, when Allah says in the Quran, I am nothing I'm going to speak when I coach is my words. When Allah says and Allah Who loves those who have Taqwa Allah conscious that means it's possible.
Allah will not love something is not there.
Or impossible. He didn't say Hola Hola, buena bien. Allah loves the prophets. Then I say I'm not
It's not me. In fact, there is nothing about Allah Hua buena bien and the Quran or sunnah. There is nothing about Allah Who loves prophets? Of course he does. But there isn't. Because what he says is for you and me to say it's possible, if someone can do it, I can do it.
So the second third step is how
in in how there is steps, and here we are different. Some people will run it's exactly and I'm not trying to scare anyone. It's exactly the same way. You and me will pass on the salt. Everybody knows this word. Right, the path that we're going to pass over to get to Jana.
And that path, how thick? How wide.
It's thinner than your hair
thinner, and sharper than a sword.
And some people will run
and some people will walk very fast. And some people will work will walk slowly under it is the hellfire.
And some people will fall
and then they come out. It's the same way here.
You're gonna run the difference between here and there. There is not my choice. Here. It's my choice.
Do you want to run?
Do you want to walk? Hokulea Do you want to take your time?
Do you want to walk and fall?
It's your choice. Don't blame it on anyone. Let's make a disclaimer from the beginning of the talk. Don't say it's my husband.
Don't say it's my children don't say it is my family. Why I'm saying this
because that's the excuses shaytaan is going to put
in my answer right away should be your answer. If it is your husband what is how was the wife of Iran?
how did she made it be media indica beaten Philly Jana. Ya Allah Bill da
in Duquette build the house for me with you in Jana. She chose the neighbor before the neighborhood. They say she put him before Jana.
So don't blame it on the children. Don't blame it on the husband. Well, it's my children are Satan in or his son was Kapha
Well, it's my parents, or Satan. Abraham, his father was Catholic.
So don't blame it on people. And don't blame it on Shavon I say this to myself before anyone, you know who you blame and I blame. Who?
Me is the biggest problem.
I'm not saying the others are not. But the biggest obstacle in my path to Allah subhanho wa Taala as I am living before I go back is me.
Because, and I'm going to be very again, honest, I think I'm already
because I love this dunya Don't tell me you don't.
I love the beauty of it.
Right? I love to be different.
I love to impress people, I'd love to be the most beautiful woman.
I love to be the most popular person, especially this day and age, that day off social media.
So that in the path, the first thing I'm going to do, you know, when you go on when you say I'm going to go and register in a gym. The first step is you need to sit down with yourself. And you need to talk to yourself
and talk to her. Where do you want to be at the end? I say this to myself all the time. How many of you want to have this beautiful city by the way? It's beautiful. I don't know if you know this. I mean, I live in California, it's beautiful. But this is even more beautiful Subhanallah because there's a lot of green in it. And it's clean cleaner. The air is clean. You feel it.
So how many of you somebody comes in this room and says do you want a house on the beach?
Do you want a house on the beach? How many will say no thank you.
And they look at you and says it's free? And you start reading why?
But let's assume
how many of you will say me
so you and I I would love to live on a beach actually honestly wake up in the morning and see the water Yola and then see the sunset.
So why do I want
the best home in this dunya Hello.
The highest and the best house in Jana. And my neighbor is of a Swati salatu salam. And I'm going to see a loss panel data.
Why I wasn't here, and I don't want to deal.
I didn't say you don't want it.
But my actions is saying I'm not interested.
Are you all with me? Does it make sense?
So why? Because me loves what I see. Allah said this surah Allah Imran remember this is the second page of Ali Imran like if you read the most befallen Medina when you go to Medina if you read and that is the first page No, it's the second page zoo iannelli nursing, how Boucher how art to people the following and Allah gonna list things applies to everybody, young and old man and a woman, zoo in Elena's it's have become beautiful. Are we beautified to people have Busha Howard the love of desires and not here Allah is identifying desires. So don't say it's not to me, the creator is telling you you have it. I have what are the your Allah and look at the following and even the
sequence has a reason. Every words in the Quran has a reason
why it is here, not there. Why this way? Not that way. There is a reason for zooming in and in Naseeha Bucha Hawa people were created to love the following
How Boucher how it the love of desire minute from what zoo in a NASA
Bucha harati Milan number one woman so this applies to men.
Right? What do we love?
Woman? What do we love?
How's Uinta NAS Johan? Bucha harati Milan Nisa, second benim children.
We love our children.
Right? I have yet to see a woman who doesn't love her child. Even if you say it. I said to the woman you're a liar.
They upset you they did something that disappoint you you love them
deep to your core. Because they are part with this what we say they are part of us. They came out of us so zener in Nancy, how Boucher Howard Mineralnye Sally this is for men they love woman Albany in children. Look at the next this applies to both gender while cannot read more compatibility and heaps and collection have a look at off while can have a little more comparative means gold. Does that sounds familiar? How many people from South Africa here
or India, Indian heritage? I said Arabs next because they usually are more competitive than us in this right? Gold.
And in this newer generations gold is becoming less attractive.
Well Phil bought silver.
Okay, and I want to get into more consolidation. That'd be what Filati while fadal MUSAWAH T will and now Allah talking about mode of transportation and fatal moose a woman it's the horses, but not any kind. And these you see it in races, they have a special mark on the front. More so warmer has a has a white in the front. It's usually Arabian horses has it. Very expensive. How much you think one horse one
and I'm gonna quote in American dollar I don't know Australian. It's more than 300,001.
And the last had not won. They collect. Talk to me.
When they get rich.
They start competing in cars, they start even buying race cars. That's what Allah put in their hearts. While hating Musa Wilma tea. Well Ananth cattles, basically businesses
will have another business. That's dunya
This is life.
details come from these major ones, homes, furniture, dress, whatever, designer clothes, purses, watches, whatever it is, and I am giving examples because we are all woman here.
Is this is true.
I want to hear it.
So Allah knows it's true. And I'm gonna say Allah, you put the love in me and what is my what is my? What is my fault?
See, how will you read the next verse? To make you balance? And Allah says a question no answer will only be a combo healing modality can you want me to tell you better than that?
So your your child, or for example, you set your husband, I saw this beautiful house. I really love the house. And he says what is the house Give me the address. He gives you the address. The house is beautiful, but it's not in the best area. So he tells you what to tell you better.
Right? And what you're going to say okay, let me see. So Allah saying the same, he didn't say don't love, and I want you to understand the language of the Quran. He didn't say don't love it. He didn't say what are you doing? Are you out of your mind? No. He said Kula on a big complicated, methodical. You want me to tell you better than this. What is it your OB?
Now you're gonna say what is it?
And nothing about this dunya
Hold on a bit behind him and Derek. Jana tune tangerine and Tatil an hour. Which you all know this. It's Gardens and Rivers flow under it.
Yeah, but that's only homes. What about people?
Right. What about my family or my children? The love
well, as well as your motto hora.
purified spouses. So if your spouse in this life, a husband or the wife are pure, they are really religious, their religious pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. And you are the same, they would be your spouses their
Subhanallah this is I don't remember where I heard this a long time ago, I think it was a husband who told you his wife, I really love you. And I want you to be my wife and after.
So help me on that. He was telling her obey Allah.
So as well John Lapa Ha,
there has to be more.
Right, what is more, and this is the this is in reverse order. You're the one whom in Allah.
When Allah is pleased with you and me, they're not here. What will he give me?
What did one on mean Allah. So all this love that Allah put in us, material things, and love of a human being this is not like, divided in my life, there is material love, and there is human love. And I'm talking about all Khaled Hara, you didn't do anything wrong.
But that love, what is the problem of it becomes the obstacle.
You know, when you drive, and suddenly the GPS tells you detour, the road is blocked.
Right? That's the block.
The block is my attachment in my love to the material things.
And none of us, let's be honest, I'm number one.
Don't tell me. You don't care about it.
You know why? Because I can claim whatever I can claim. And I say whatever I want to say. When do you know you're attached to something? Who can answer me?
When do you know you're attached to something?
One person just raise your hand so I can see you Yes. When you lose it what happened?
I don't care about my wedding ring. Really.
And let the wedding ring disappear in the house.
What is going to happen? World War Three
then you will know you are attached to it.
And Allah subhanaw taala This is why we need time to think because Allah expose us, to us, not to people to us. I don't care about the vase. And if you have a cleaning person in the house, and she broke the vase,
or your child running and broke the vase or whatever you have in the house, we are all attached.
And I don't know I'm attached to my laws including and may Allah keep all your children and everyone you love when we lose a human being
and that human being is close to us parents, children, spouse, it doesn't matter.
We are attached and these attachments these material things are the blocks
there's a hadith could see
it's sometimes it makes me wonder it's actually painful to me. Because Allah said the following the meaningful but Anna Akana should occur and you should I am Allah saying this. I am the one who doesn't need need any partner.
So when Allah looks at your heart and mind and what does he see in that heart?
You make the list? When you go to bed
before you sleep What do you normally think of? Jana?
I'm meeting Allah. How was my salah today? Did I help somebody? What is it? Things I love?
Again, hang on. I'm talking about all Halal things. There's nothing haram there's no taco if we're talking about haram.
So these obstacles needs to be removed. So the path is clear.
And I'm sure all of you will have this question. Any I don't love my children.
I don't love my husband, very good husband helping me doing everything. I shouldn't love my husband.
And I work hard really like him and I have one
else I don't love it I don't go buy a good house what is the answer