The Obstacles to My Journey to Allah #01 – Dunya (This Life)
Channel: Haifaa Younis
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slow and loud salatu salam ala Rasulillah while it he was the woman who Allah Medina miam found now on find out the Mount Olympus Anna. In a case of Myanmar Do you want to go home and now we come in and Mila young, helping Ayesha on FC, let's search for our legs, open Allah to search for Nevada data now Hublin I'm a little caught up in a cattle hub OB strategy. So to us sadly, only Why does the Tamil recently have color coded Zach malarkey for coming at 630. It's a little bit early.
But may Allah reward you and I'm sure you drove this is California. Before I start, it's been two years and two months since we had this on site. Last one was actually March, if I remember what it was either March 13, or 11. Just before that I muted the COVID was there. But before they start saying everything, and we start doing it online, and Allah knows how difficult that was the first time when you're basically talking to the wall. And you need to feel it and make the people who are listening to you feel it. And now look at to yours, and I want everyone to look around. Because unless we feel the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala we are never grateful.
And don't take this for granted. I just came only a hint from monka after two years. And when I left I was lucky Allah don't let us ever see if you all have seen that picture of that cleaner in front of the camera. Right alone. And I said the Allah don't please. It's we're not grateful enough. You know how much we are missing, but you are caring. You're generous. And don't let us not come again. And don't close the door. Please. Same thing here because this is his house.
Don't come to any masjid and just say and say the name, then you must it.
The name we give the name. But there's only one name. And the name is the same is Victor LA is the house of Allah. This is very important. Whether you are coming for a lecture, whether you are coming to learn whether you're coming to pray, whether you're coming for the counseling, it doesn't matter. So always when you come to any masjid, whether it is an Masjidul haram, they are in Makkah whether it is here, always, always remember when you enter
and remember who house is this? That's one two grateful. I can tell you the feelings I had when I was leaving. The last time I put myself in a car on a Tuesday was two years and two months. And I begged him not to take it away from us again. Not my current camera but even this because Allah knows what he had or he knows what he planned with.
Don't so all of you feel it. And remember the verse in sorted Tober in Nehemiah and Roma Sajida. Allah, those who will flourish the house of Allah. Not to build. Build is one. But then what do you do after you build? And how do we have beautiful massage? Look at her look around you. What do you do after
is you come and you come to please Him the way pleases Him. You speak the way he pleases Him, you dress the way he pleases Him. His it's his house, and he has rules like AI and you have rules in our home. True or False? Right? And you don't like it when people come to your house? And don't respect? What do you say?
And what did they think when they come?
Right? It's not their home. And when I go to their house, I respect the rules. Feel it this way, and keep feeding it this way. That's number one. Number two, it's two weeks
Subhanallah since Ramadan ended, how do you feel?
Back to square one?
As if nothing 30 days and I know I know a good number of you you drove we're looking for parking or you're you come to them a little bit for their magic because there is easier and then at nine o'clock until you love it and the night of 27 What's happened now?
Second question, is the same Masjid is the same Allah is the same Quran right? Is the same dua is the same need I need but what happened to me?
So don't forget this. Don't be as I said it last week if you didn't listen, our last week program was about me after Ramadan.
Don't be a bad Ramadan as they say that people only worship a lot during Ramadan, which comes to the masjid only in Ramadan. Fast only in Ramadan. Prater, we only in Ramadan don't do that. It's like, always think of examples. It's like me, calling you only when I need you how much you love.
She only calls me when she needs me. Don't do that. Keep the momentum. And the best way to keep the momentum is what I see today. This is really, I can't tell you how happy I am. I was thinking maybe 20 people will show up.
Having to Lauterbrunnen the one who brought you here is the one who's able to teach you and the one who can change you and bring you even closer.
I mean, absolutely. It's not me speaking. Or you coming he brought him in always had this connection with him. And this is why when I was thinking what should I do after Ramadan? For eight weeks, we had the debate as the Quran let's do this sounds like to now let's see, are we still on that path that we did the normal one, when we were fasting and working life is the same. And we run at 830 or nine, right? To come forth on our way and then run back to eat and the last 10 days you came back again. You're the same person.
The same mother, the same children the same husband the same, the same, the same, same house, same business, what happened?
So let's see what's happened. And I want to start with this. And this is why we call it the obstacles to the to the path of Allah question I'm going to ask some of you probably know me, if I keep talking, you're asleep. So let's talk. Okay, is there a path to Allah? That's the first question.
When I was preparing, and I was like, Is there even a path to yes or no, there's only there's three options? There is yes, there is no, there is I don't know. And Imam Malik said, Whoever says I don't know gave the right answer. And after call Allah Allah forbid, after, so yes or no, this one should not be I don't know, because it's a little bit difficult to say this. Yes.
And hamdulillah Can anyone think of a verse in the Quran? Where there is the word? Pastor?
I can't hear you but I think you're saying it right.
It didn't say at all, but it was stuffing driving every single day at least 17 times we say you're Allah guide us to the right path. What is path? What is a path?
It's a path. It's a way that takes you from point A to point B. And my point A is where
this life, this life wherever you are. We have people from Indonesia we have people from Milan
Asia, but people from all over the world. So wherever you are, that's point A. And he chose you to be here.
He chose you to be yes you decided to move or you were born here but he decided so point A you're here Where is point B.
So there's two ways of saying it.
There is if you're really spiritual and connected to him, it is him. But let's be practical. Let's be real. What is point B? Hereafter and Jana? Right? difficult path easy, just put yourself in your Tesla and go
easy or hard?
Very hard. I want to hear from the youth very hard.
Let's take it one by one. So the path is from a and we're going to call a dunya this life where you're living and B we can aspire we're gonna see is the alpha the hereafter, but I don't want any alpha. I don't want a two bedroom apartment. I'm sorry. You may want it. I'm not. I want this beautiful house. Can I dream? Right on the ocean?
10,000 square feet. Wherever I move in the house I see the ocean. Is that possible? This is nothing for Allah.
This is nothing for all. So let's aim and who is my neighbor?
Who is my neighbor?
Who's my neighbor who she made the DUA.
What did she say? If need be an indica indica bait and free Jana. She's a woman, the wife of Pharaoh, Pharaoh. She said the Allah I want to house but before she said where is the house? She chose the neighbor. They always tell you this authority John Avlon da she chose the neighbor who's the neighbor in the can you you not any house, you? Do you want that?
I want to hear it. Of course, what else I'm on. And then of course, my neighbor if I if I if I am with Allah and I see Allah. Absolutely. My neighbor is next door neighbor of a Swati Santosa. So let's look at the obstacles. Number one is the road easy. Absolutely not. And that's not my word.
That's the word of Roswaal. He sort of said, he said, the meaning of Allah in facilita la Hylia.
Allah Inessa la Hui Jana. What Allah has is very expensive.
It's not a $10 million home. It is not $20 million home. Very expensive. And then he said it is Jana, who wants to go to Ghana.
And if I had three I would have put five. Right right. What did Allah tell us about Jana in the Quran?
Not what's Janna how to get there? I'll share it with you. I'm not going to ask you this is the first time next time you better be ready. I'm just kidding.
Um, has supertone and that Hello, Jana.
Do you think you will get to Jana? It's twice in the Quran. One is short. And one is long. The short one is in Iran, Iran and the long one is in Al Bukhari and passive tomahto Jana you think you will go to Jana? And then he starts selling it Subhana Allah may Allah Milla 100 Hina. What am I what am I article methyl Latina Holloman company? Do you think you'll go to China, and you will not face what the people before you faced?
It didn't say hardship. He said even worse. Mr. toolbelt, sour Obama. They were tested, afflicted, that Sandara diseases poverty, fear you name it goes under till the point. I need you to feel this. Has anyone lived in an earthquake?
Here you felt it? Anybody lived in more? Where they will bombard on your head? Do you remember the feeding, never forget this. Whatever you do, it still comes here. And he says Subhana mosquitonix by itself. Oh, they were so tested. Hector you're calling the prophet and he saw it was not you and me. And the Sahaba not you and me. One is the victory of Allah is coming.
What were their tested but this
Started by Do you think you will go to Jannah? By doing five Salah five minutes a day,
apply this verse to your life to my life. I mean, I'm not going to go to war, right? I'm not going to go to how to the Rasul Allah is otter, sir. So how does this applies to me? I hate to work. I like to lie if you want to buy a house, how hard you work, especially in California. How hard you want to go to Harvard, the young people, how hard you have to work. This is dunya no pain,
no gain, right? No pain, no gain. Why do you think that is no gain or no pain getting to agenda or Serato?
That's path that will lead me to Jannah there is one sitting right there on it.
And who's that?
And what did he say? Many ways, but I love that one hour off.
And he said on the only unknown a domain I am going to lose them all. Imagine the shaitan in front of Allah saying this. Right. Loza union Allahu philology. Well Oh, Ian now do you mind that's one way and the other one he said through Medan I'm gonna come to them. Each woman in this room. Think of a time when you wanted to obey Allah doesn't matter what you want to do.
And then it was something inside you talking. And you didn't do it?
Is that unheard of?
Right. Who made you or made me I will do it? Yeah, who made me not do it? So Marathi unknown? Membrane ad? Woman colorfully while Emani one Shama idiom, what did you do? Salam Shaqiri I am going to come to them from the front, from the back from the right from the left, and the majority of them you will find them ungrateful
that's you and me. How was ungrateful. I'm not going to wake up for Fudger today because he comes until you're tired and you went to bed late and it's a chore only one day standing there on a Serato Mr thing that straight path that will take you to that 20 million or $50 million home which is nothing in Ghana
so we need to know this eight out of five I do work as they always tell you learn who is your enemy? And what is his goal? He's going to stop in front of in every step. I chose eight obstacles I called it eight bumps Think of it this way like you know when he came to the center is always bone so you slow down right? So there's eight of them and I'm not going to tell you every week every week you will get the fire and your note because I want you to think with me and literally this is I sat down I was like what is number one? That taking is taking me away from him
what is number one?
You know what's number two? I didn't put a tee because I wanted to cover the number one taking me away from him is who
Is me. Because I love me. Right? Do you all love yourself? Of course you do. Right? Who doesn't? But it there's nothing wrong with that but when you make him number two.
And Allah when I read this hadith, I can tell you what happens to my heart. He doesn't like looking at your heart and mind and see anything else.
You know when you love someone
how upset he will find you will be when you find some that person you love. Love another person with you.
Love let alone if above you
how painful it is.
Right? It's so painful. You all have felt this. You have betrayed, especially if that person you really love. So Allah pantalla knees exalted when he looks at your hearts, and you see others in there, it isn't one that
and these others are the obstacles. So I decided to start with me. I'll leave it at the end.
But I'm going to start with the common thing we see every day and we live in it and it's called dunya this life does anyone knows why it's called dunya it's an Arabic
When meaning its lover when a new lover based, think of this. So it's something lower something cheap. Something not worthy. That's what it is not for us. And what is the other meaning of it? It's from Dunoon. Closer. I see it.
I see it. I see you. I don't see Jana. I see the house. I see the car. I see my ambition. I see my career. I don't see Jonathan February Mitac DLNR. I don't see rivers flowing under Do you know we don't. So this is the dunya that is the obstacle.
What did the law say about the dunya and the Quran? Always when you will learn anything? Start to I say this to myself. Start with the basics. What did he say? He created it right? Right. I'm not hearing Yes.
Right. What did he say about you bake a cake?
anybody any good bakers in this room? Right? Right. Audio cooked.
And then you usually taste it before anybody else. Right? And then you wait for everybody to come and say Oh, this is really good.
You know, maybe next time do this or that. When you usually you are the first judge when he created it. It's
what did he say about that?
Look at the Quran. There is many it's the dunya in the Quran the life lower mentioned in the Quran 115 115 times. And the archaea are the hereafter how many
just finished Ramadan?
Hmm. I can tell you twice as much sin
there's a reason there's nothing in the Quran just because that's you and me. I like it. Why not? This how we say things not with Allah. subhanaw Hasha Subhana 115 tons. I think 55 or 56 of it they are together
at dunya WADA Finally, I'll share with you three
of what he literally how he described it. He created it right. And he said the following the one I really like is the one that Hadid the island if anyone of you know what, and give me your heart before your brain.
Yeah, Allahu Allah, I seem to you and me no meaning the language of the Quran, you better known as something obvious.
people, young and old man and a woman, he had a normal innama. Now he puts our tool in the Arabic language, meaning everything is going to come after. That's what dunya is nothing more than to hustle. Meaning everything coming after this is how it is. If before I say the words, and if you know the first don't answer me, anyone can tell me What is dunya? Don't say now it's lower because we're talking about What is dunya in your mind.
If I ask any of the youth What is this life?
So a testing place somebody why it's a festival place. It's beautiful.
He didn't he didn't see it testing place by the way.
He described it. Anyone Come on? Don't be angels.
Temptations. Now we are talking temptations anything else?
Illusion. That's exactly what he said. Matar although it's a deceiving, pleasure.
Pay attention to the word, deceiving pleasure. So it's not bad. But it's deceiving. So let's go back to Allah. Allah mu know everyone in the Mahayana dunya Wehrli this life led play well,
and use mud was ina beauty.
What's up Farhan Rainer calm
competition and boastfulness between you not you, you everybody on this earth element and I'm here to tell you know this life, live play wallow, amusement was in beauty whatever home buying competition. She has this after. She bought this I have to have her husband brought her this I need this
She has that the child has this my child has to do this. You all are nodding your head. I love it. I love this community
Honestly, you're not seeing each other I'm seeing you all 100 is no denial good news.
Tucker phone to VA Home been a caboose for what's a cattle collecting
feel unworthy with more money. More money when I was in Makkah Subhan Allah with Allah Tala to
there was a younger man who served us coffee like more than one day. And his name is Allah yen, the door angina, very nice younger man. So hospital is smiling and asked like and, you know, I was like, and he said 100 Like I said, Yeah, of course you live in Makkah. I was like, of course I wanted to I will be jumping. Right? And then I said and how many well how is your family? What do you have said we are five, mom and dad. And five. So seven. Only two works.
And I was like, Okay, I'm gonna ask you a question. It's up to you if you want to answer me. How much do they pay per month?
Are you ready for the number
I look at us competition. More more.
What's a far home what's a cattle awful and while you were older and now gives you the parable of this dunya can materialize is like a rain comes algebric have fallen about to the rain comes in beautiful flowers. Beautiful. vegetations right you live in California, I turn right or left and what is this beauty? What is these colors?
And then what happens? This is the parable of this dunya
and then what happens then it becomes dry
and yellowing and then becomes ashes. And this is actually doing your seasons we see it every year you maybe you're not seeing it a lot in California come to St Louis in your seat.
And then immediately and this is the language of the Quran he moves you to the next life. So right away you say wow, why am I not smart? Why I'm doing this instead of this awful Irati first adda who should lead severe punishment
or Monferrato min Avila who already Diwan
forgiveness from Allah and pleasure of Allah. And then the word you said system LOD word you are Manhattan duniya la Mata.
This life is but a deceiving pleasure.
Why it is an obstacle in my path to Allah?
is it? Maybe I'm wrong when I chose this is it?
Can anyone answer you? Is it everything I explained to you? Is it? Yes. Okay. Let's talk. Why.
Why? So if it's an obstacle, and actually I asked myself this question, as I was preparing, if it is an obstacle, why did you put me here then?
No, Joe say to test? No, you missed it. Because when I say Allah puts me in a place to test me indirectly, I'm singing Allah has not right.
No. But when I get the test, I said, You know what, there is a mercy in this test. It's a test. But he didn't put me here to test me he didn't say it. He didn't say it. You know what one of this saints I can see said about this dunya and now you know what? He said a dunya Missoura to
this life is the form for the hereafter.
and then you will get it there.
How can I go to Jana? There is no dunya Have you ever thought of? How would I go to Jana? Right. Where would I worship Allah? Where will I practice patient? Where will I obey him? Where will I feel and then turn to Him and ask for repentance. So don't look at dunya in this way.
Look at doing it is my opportunity. It's my training course. It's the certificate. I will get so I get promoted.
But what is the problem
is when these course takes me away from the certificate.
This is when the dunya becomes the issue.
Well it is taking me away from him. And so you know, he was asked this question, actually he heard a man saying, cursing dunya cursing the life and he said why you're cursing the life. And he went on and on and on and on about it. Look at the next one. He said in news, what is this dunya
in nama method will highlight in dunya This is parables one day if Allah loves us and we meet, we'll talk about in the parables in the hopper. And that's a different story. Every parable is Wha
what is the parable of dunya in this in, in in the eye of Allah that He tells me, You know, when you want to teach your child you always give like for example, don't we say that? That's the parables in the Quran, for example, and he said in the material hired into this life, like, again the rain,
it's always rain come out in Anza nomina summer or you came in Okay.
Toby in about the rain comes with the soil.
And then what happens fatahna Toby newbattle All of the minima yet Karuna soil and have brought vegetations people eat and the cattles and animals eat okay, what is this? Okay? And then Hector either 100 or those who Hoffa, now the earth become beautiful. I become in my 30s I got married, I have children, I have a beautiful life, and I have beautiful career. And now I think I have everything.
Let me finish and remind me if I didn't say a point about an age in the Quran, because it's related to this head.
Over the life became beautiful was a unit beautified itself.
our decree King
Fahad na so fragile na Sweden, we made it anxious. Catalina metabolomes, as of yesterday, it was not this. And then he ended this is when you read the Quran, always pay attention to the end of the verses. Because the end of the verse tells you what he wants me to do with it. Can it can ofosu it? This is how we explain the signs that call me at alpha calm for those who reflect smart understand immediately what he said afterward. Who knows.
The opposite will love We adore Isla Daraa Salaam and Allah is inviting you. And he didn't call agenda, Tao Salam, the abode of peace
or yaghi, Mejia shared with us at all thing was struggling. And he died when he wills to the right path.
What do I do? Let's talk practically,
from morning to evening.
Look at your list. Do you still do to do list?
Everybody? Of course, right? Otherwise, I'm gone. I'm done. Right? And either write it if you still write on papers or in print on your phone, and you set yourself notification. Remember, don't do that.
When you put the list, which is absolutely fine, you are organized and you can do things. Well. I'll ask you this question. Each one of you don't answer me. Answer yourself.
Where does is alive in this list?
Is he there?
Is he there?
And if he is there, and I am talking to myself before I'm saying anything to anybody, and if he is there, what percentage
what percentage from that to do list is Him
and for Him and to please him?
See, you're all taking deep breaths.
Because it's reality. Somebody's gonna come and tell me and I hear this every day and it's real.
Sister Haifa. I am married, have children. I work. I have to take care of the house. I have to take care of the husband. I have to run around. I don't even have time to breathe.
Where will I have? How do I do that?
And this is sincere human beings. What is the answer?
Very simple. Because I always said lie. You can live long enough certainly notice. If Allah gave it to you. That means you can do it. Otherwise you will not have given it to me. Switch your thinking
How many of you when you enter this room today? You said to yourself, and to him, I am here for you Yes.
I'm not here because just to Haifa is here, or because I want to see that I have a sentry, or because my friend is coming. There's nothing wrong with these. They are not for him.
He will not accept it.
He doesn't accept an initial look at her on the ship. That's what he said, I am the one who doesn't need any partner. Also ever come to me with a partner, I will leave them with that partner.
And that partner could be human being could be money could be wealth could be beauty could be could be could be.
So here you are running the system for exams, and you're studying and I see the use and that's fine. We all did it. A moment of are we hiring the moment Obi the strong believer way better than the weak believer? And what is power? Wealth is power. Education is power. You all know me how passionate I am about education. However,
not on the expense of him.
Not on the expense of him. And him is two things. And that's a Serato was stuck in what he told me to do.
And what he told me not to do. Period, very simple. What did he told me to do? Or de la hermana community
Put him number one in your life.
If there is two choices, this is very difficult. But I wonder I always say this to myself. You want gender. And I don't want any place in general. And I want this house on the ocean. So I want to for those. I got to work hard for it through.
So what do I have to do?
Put him number one,
two choices. The answer is very easy. All the scholars have the skill of teachers. The answer is very easy. Which one is pleasing to Allah? Not which one I like? Not which one is why I'm going to please other people. Not which one is easy. Not which one will get me to what I want quicker. That's all not for a more now you missed the road. That's dunya
which one he wants number one.
And I was asked recently somebody asked me
absolutely. Number one your lover more than anybody else. Nothing comes before. Neither me myself, my family, my beauty, my career in my world. Nothing. And you know what? He tests us all the time? Can anyone tell him all the time, every single day?
Absolutely. Something you love. And the test comes in that
And even sometimes I was like yo Allah, this is hard.
And then when you turn to Him, and you say it's hard, and no one will make it easy, but you will lie. And I said it and he's my witness. He's gonna make it so easy. And I always use this dua if you didn't hear it, write it down. Allah Manasa Ilana gyft saga there is nothing easy. But what you make it easy.
Once the literature has an Ursa, and you are the one who makes difficulty, easy. And if you don't know that your hot seat in your own words, he knows all the languages.
You know, I'm sure you all have felt this phenomenon. Where do you get that moment and you're crying? And you want to read the DUA? There's no words come in. How do you get that? He knows and he's hearing so dunya
How did Allah define dunya and unlock parable? What is the beauty of this? Dunya he said two things. You read it every Friday
two things I'll murder will balloon Xena to highlight into young children. And once the beauty of this dunya that's his word not you and me. And he didn't say don't love it. Look what he's said. He didn't say what is this? And what are you gonna wake up?
What about the art of Saudi how to
fit the good things that will last and scholars talked about it. Bottom line remembering him. Some says it's Subhan Allah will handle now without unite Allah Allahu Akbar. Hiawatha
and then he
talks to you and me in another Surah that you have heard that almost every day in Ramadan in winter, which one?
belco Thirunal higher the dunya
while our hero to higher or whatever,
but you prefer the dunya
you favor the dunya right? Well I feel to hygroma and the hereafter is much better.
Now in Ali Imran and I want you to know this right this the categories he put, and he didn't say it's dunya he said it's made beautiful to people zener and Nancy, to human beings they loved it the followings and anyone in this room can atone. None of these categories I love talk to me after the class.
Deal Bismillah Zulu unit in US it became a beautiful, we actually it's beautified to people meaning reality is not beautiful, but what it's they see it as beauty. What is the Selma Zuni International. Bush showered the love of desires, the law. I love it every time. Young and old. Say the word I love it. It's a desire.
So if you say I love her, Swati salatu salam, what are these?
What is this? And he numerate them, literally between men and a woman man in Amman Zuni in that in Naseeha Boucher, Hawa
beautify to people the love of
shower is desires. Men from Bismillah
mineral Benning, children that woman
when we sell woman that's men
really nasty for Bucha how it made me savvy I'm sorry Nisa force when you say well been in and then both well on our theory more on politics in a dead well football and the collection heaps heaps heaps of gold and silver once worth competition about collecting. I need to get a raise. I need to do two jobs. And you go on and on. While Haley moose a woman and the marked horses. The horse that has a special white mark on the face most expensive. You're talking about 1000s Sometimes it's million dollars. Now I don't have horses what do we have these days? Ah ha cars.
I never knew that you can order special cars.
Oh, you're nodding your head. I just came to know this very recently.
Honestly, I was like what?
And they Oh yeah, we order it and I was like how much that cost? I'm not going to tell you the price because I couldn't believe in one or the other was like really? Why? They love it. They called it the toy
will lie I'm saying to you as I heard it, and they said every couple of years I have a toy of like a toy.
I was like this is an adult pupil
and this is a car
on hated most a woman well and Annie what health one of other businesses real estate, whatever you do. He didn't say it's bad. He didn't say don't do it. He didn't say why you're wasting your time. Then he said could be a con behind him and daddy. Can I teach you and tell you Allah and not me? But other than all those? What is it?
Three things janitor integrity mentality hell and
gardens, rivers flow under and your direct channel.
What is watching Mahara people so I need people there but purified people not people it's gonna give you a hard time not spouses who you will say what did I do to myself or friends who was like I wish he goes to somewhere else or move at a neighbor who when I moved I moved to a new neighborhood and the neighbor knocked on my door and says I'm so glad that dog moved the
the people were I bought the house they had a dog so you can tell indirectly right now but as well as your motorhome right material and look at the next one. That's one only there. What do you do on when Allah
and I was pleased with you.
Have you felt it was pleased with me? Me?
Hola. Hola. So you're on video. Bye
if the choice is mine, and the choice is yours, you know what I love about this team?
Can anyone guess? Maybe I said that to some of you.
I love it about this team. Now. You're looking at me, it's like, what does he
What do I love about this team?
As to things is not done. It's not Allah subhanaw taala. Of course,
it's my choice.
I make your decision.
It's a choice. 20 plus years, I was in a conference. And there was we were taking we were in line, waiting to ask the question. And the woman before me a young girl. I don't I didn't see her face. Crying sobbing. And I heard
she's saying yes, yeah.
I decided to go to Janna.
What should I do?
I was like, What
is a decision? You talk to the youth, they tell you I decided to go to this college. Without college. You talk to the adult said I want to do this, I want to do that I want to move to this neighborhood. I want to invite these into decisions. This D is decision you decide when people ask me about Hijab always, what is hijab is a choice. You know, you hear this all the time? We're not going to go there.
My answer, I was asked this publicly in an interfaith act. And I said, Absolutely, it's a choice.
And my Muslim friend looked at me like what happened to her?
And I said, it's my choice to obey Allah, or not to obey Allah.
It's my choice to wake up in the morning or not. It's my choice to see what pleases him or not. It's my choice.
And the second thing I love about this D.
that as your was your tool was
no soul would carry the burden of the other one. You will not benefit me, I will not benefit you.
Neither your mother nor your spouse, your children your way a federal model when a free will only he will be or sociability, he will, Benny the day the human being you and me are run away. You're way ahead one more woman with a brother. We're only he won't be your parents. Who doesn't love their parents? Right? What's our hibbity spouse? she or her husband or his wife will see that he that he told me he said it twice. And now Quran and his people are these people that we get we worry so much about what do they think of me? We will be running away from them or Swanee sought or Sarah said to say dodge,
that on the day of judgment on the Day of Resurrection, that the people will be resurrected naked. Do you know that? Yes or no?
What did she say?
And they are looking at each other.
That's how she said.
And what did he answer?
Do you know?
Before that, he said I'm raka Barrowman. Hodeida Aisha. What is happening that day is way more than people are not interest.
That's an art. And the choice is mine.
What's your choice to do after the class when you go to your stain for mounting?
Make a decision.
Make a decision young or old? I don't know if I'm living tomorrow, Duan. How many of you know shooting a
Palestinian journalist that was killed, right last week. Did you see the selfie and the video she had the night before? Where was she?
With her family having dinner like any one of us, and showing it softly next morning she was dead. And you weren't seen? May Allah subhana wa Tada showered has mercy on her
and give her family solid and may have lost pantalla take care of the criminals who killed her.
And when I was looking at the selfie,
and I said this could be me and tomorrow I'm dead. I could be this night right. The only assure thing the only certain thing in this life is what only one thing death and we attain a lot quality I mean certain it
See what happens rompa hedayati, a karaoke, worship your Lord to death comes.
So now I want you to talk I talked a lot
why we are with all what I shared with you? Why do we prefer this slide over the Africa?
By the time you think I'll give you two Hadith, Francois, listen to
the first one
at dunya, Phil Africa, the parable of this dunya you compare it to the Africa, you live in an ocean city? How many of you go to the ocean? Daily?
That's what everybody was telling us like after a week, nobody goes out.
And he said, when you put your your finger in the ocean and take it out, what do you get out?
Nothing. He said, This is what is doing for you compared to the one second and this one every time I fly. And you know, when you're up and you look down, this hadith comes to me. He said the following, located dunya dededo and ally, Jenna hubba. Allah, masa calm and Catherine sharp, Atma, I'll translate. If this life, whole world, not yours, or mine, or us all the world, in everything in the world, worthy in the eye of Allah subhanho wa taala, who created the value, please listen to this, the value of the wing of a mosquito wig of a mosquito, he would not have given the kaffir the one who doesn't believe in him a sip of water.
In case you wonder, everybody, all these people who doesn't believe in Allah, and they have all this life. We all we all argue this, right? And here we are the Muslims obeying Him and and look what happens to him because it doesn't worth anything in his eyes. Choice is yours.
The main obstacle, why do I lie?
Why do I not get up and do what he wants me to do? Why do I hurt people? Why do I say things not pleasing to Him? Why do I leave what he wants me to do? Because how many times you've heard, I took off my job because they will not hire me. I heard this in my eyes 20 in my ears. 20 years ago, I was going for my interview.
And the people who I was hoping they will give me the strength. This is before anybody knows what Islam is. This is before September 11, two years. In my face, they said
they will not do anything.
And guess what?
That's why I'm an OBGYN.
Because we think that's how shaitan comes to us. That if I do this, if I go if I follow this, then they're not going to get this done in one line. And memorize this. I don't own it, he owns it. He gives it to you or he decide not to
don't sell. And I will leave you with this one. And then I'll share with you a couple of description of the dunya by the righteous people. This is what I want you all to remember.
Don't sell your IRA for this.
It doesn't worth it.
It's a loss stocks. You lose. It's not a good trade. Smart people don't do that. Don't sell your I put your two here.
It's difficult, absolutely. Challenging. asked me about it. You are stranger. Absolutely. Everybody. I wouldn't say everybody. A lot of people make fun of you. They do.
But when you are steadfast, and you really want to please him. One lie, the strength he gives you. He not me and you He is beyond you.
Subhanallah just last week when I came back from Oman woman came next kept looking at me and I said to myself get ready. And the plane of two hours of luxury costumes is going to come a one knows what I'm going to hear. I always make it your heart you're not please make me speak what pleases you? And if they really are not nice, give me the strength not to answer. And I always try to remember a battle Rama, the name Shona and of the Hohner then servants of Allah who works on this earth with humility. So she looked at and I always like to make conversation with people to make them feel comfortable, because who's this stranger sitting next to them?
So she looked at me and I knew she has something to say
It was like, Okay, get on investment. And she said, can I ask you a question? Or huh? Here we are.
It's may sound silly and I was like, no questions city. With me. I was like your law, please make it easy.
And she said, I debated this is this is as we are landing, I debated. Are you a holy sister?
Or? And I said, Oh.
And she said, I know it. So I said, I'm a Muslim. I knew it. Because it's not exactly a holy system.
And I was like, That's it.
Like, that's it? That's the question. That's easy. Europe made a
point. We are scared from us. Please forgive me and our identity, more than what you think people lie.
And what keeps should keeps you going is also the hadith of Rasul Allah Santosa. And it's so true, wherever you are. Jah, el estado Horiba. Islam came as a stranger.
And it's going to end up as a stranger. Look at you, if you are a woman, dress as Muslim, go to the mall and see who else is doing like you special in the summer. And the only one stranger what it is
to buy a horrible place in Ghana, for the strangers who wants to be a stranger, show your hands?
Then do it.
In general, I'm not talking about only the dress dresses part. But in general, don't sell your Accra, for the dunya. It's a last trade, keep reminding yourself. And when you feel and I feel and we will feel we're not angels. There's a huge debate if you know in Al Qaeda, when you study a failure who's better human beings or angels?
Who who's better? Let's give you the question.
Who says human?
And who says angels?
Who says I don't know?
Now you're wondering because I said it in the beginning. There's only three. Actually there's a debate most of the scholars tells you human being why?
Because of the choice.
The choice, I wouldn't say I earned it. I don't know what I earned.
I don't know. But I have full hope in Allah subhanaw taala. He will never let you down. But I have a choice. I choose it. Nobody put a gun in my head and says do or don't I did it. And with all the difficulties we are all faced, so don't do it. The road to Allah Santana is
What full of bumps. GPS is straight, shortest, you know when you put the GPS shortest, no traffic.
I'm in California. So I have to talk about traveling. I won't hit anything when I come to California but traffic. I was like what is there's nothing else to do? Just the traffic is the obstacles.
And the first obstacle is this life, the love of this life, the love of this life, know what is this life is all about. And don't give it more than what it's worth.
And use it intended the way he the creator intended it to be, and not the way I want. And I like again, and I will end up here because I want to give you some time for questions and answers. In the beginning. It's very difficult. It's not easy afterward. Once you pass for luck to Havana, Cuba, you know the verse He is the one who moved jumped over the bump. What is the
ALMA Adrar Kamala was saying what is this bump? Fuck Karaca release releasing a slave. Our timing film in the must cover or your feed when you need it when you don't have the food but you give it to somebody else. It's difficult. You're free and you don't have the money and you feed and you don't have the food. It's difficult. But Allah who will make it easy. May Allah subhanaw taala Yoram Vianney and I make this dua to everybody myself number more rude than most immediate Latini come out in Jamia
bring back the Muslims to their beautiful D because we don't know what the beauty we have just blemished too many too many interferences your nbme your Allah make it easy Jacobian and then the last one I will end up here. Aloha My name is Luca.
I asked for you to love me. Well the coulomb in your head and
The love of everyone hold office you will have Bakula harmony you currently in public and the love of every act that will bring me close to your love your belonging does not come along Highness panic a lot more we're handling a shadow and that kind of stuff Ryoko to bootleg some of our other say no Mohammed or that it was habitus Lehmann Cattier Hamlet did very well you are amazing crowd
honestly mashallah you're so tentative and I forgot to say which is the most important thing may Allah reward the everyone who worked on this place design the market for inviting me does unlock it for trusting me that Allah does unlock it from his beautiful place for the woman who lived Blimey, they were debating I was hoping we get that side maybe next time. I'm just kidding.
But hundreds I have a brand new so don't forget them in your job, everyone. Everyone who puts an iota of effort to make this reality
make dua for them Allah keep them on, keep them steadfast guide them to the right path. European any questions? Don't ask me for question. And normal situation question.
Any questions? Any comments?
Yes, please. I think this Yeah, go ahead. If I don't hear you.
Yes, a lot. Is that enough? I knew I would forget this. What is the age that's mentioned in the Quran? It's only one age 14 4040 It's also a thriller half. Right. Hector either better ha should when he became he or she became an adult. But then he described what is adulthood Walburga or Binus Anna and b He become 14
and he says quite a little bit Oh certainly and coronary mythicality and I'm telling ya Allah helped me. I was only helped me I can't do it alone. I need your help. You're more to be grateful to for the blessings you gave me while I was led. My parents who without them, I went after Allah subhanaw taala I will not be where I am. We're an atom and astonishment Allah, that you are at 40 it's time to change.
I was busy with my career. I was busy with my children. I was busy with collecting money. Now it's time to focus on my good deeds. What especially if you go to UT and my offsprings and children you're likely to make them righteous. Why 40 I always ask this question. Why 40 Why not? 45 Why not? 35 Can anyone answer?
I'll give you an answer from Dounia.
Midlife crisis what at age 14.
What is midlife crisis? You all know midlife crisis? I have seen a car on it. And it's one of the sports Arts on it it says midwife so I knew crisis but they cannot do that long because of the plate. What is midlife crisis can anyone this is brilliant has nothing to do with with a D what is midlife crisis? What happens in midlife crisis? The age of 14
Say that again?
Yes, but I'm talking about realities. Yes.
I can't hear you.
You see your death I wish.
Indonesia don't think of our hero. Don't think of Dean. I'm talking about dunya the highest number of divorce is at age 40. Why? Have you ever thought of it? Right? And then And then usually men usually men go on buy this expensive cars I told you about. And the woman does what? I'm not gonna say it. It's public.
Why 14 And it's the agent of Quran.
Yes, I'm sorry, sister, please.
Turn 40 And I feel like I just see things so differently. I don't have patience with drama. I don't have patience but people are
eating you know, it just gives you you just see life and people around you more wisdom. Okay, so it's a turning point. Let's let's take it dunya and so Allah Allah turned you to the right direction where you start seeing things that you use to make it absolute drama. And the end of the world was like really okay Been there done that.
But that's not what everybody
you know why you
Go and study psycho psychology you will see it why it's the midlife crisis. Because everything you wanted to have by age 40 You have it. You wanted your career worked out our heart, you get it. You want the money. You want the house, you want the children. You have it. What's next?
And that's where
suicides, divorces all happen affairs in countries where there's no offense they do second or third wife all in that age.
Because they don't have a lot in their life.
And then I say but hamdulillah that's why he said, helped me to be grateful to your Nirmal everything he gave me.
And that's what happens. You feel empty, what's next. So then you start doing things. Please forgive me. Crazy. Right?
For us, that's why he says in the Quran. It's the time you turn to Allah 180 degree.
Count your blessings, be grateful. Ask Him for forgiveness and change. And change. I say it's not change, change direction, and change, focus, change, focus.
And once you change, focus, the right focus, everything else follows exactly big things becomes nothing pure focus, like what you said, I start thinking of alpha and Jana, if this is real, the changes comes so quick.
And may Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for us. Any question? Any comment?
Can't hear you please.
And she wanted to register yesterday.
Okay, I'll pass it to the administration assembler. I had nothing to do with it. So I can't blame myself. Right. So I tell you what, because it's the first time we had no idea how many people and it's just a gap you can talk about? Yeah, we didn't know. I'm sorry. Not? Yeah. We didn't know how many people will show up and the COVID and everything. But I think I'm glad I'm glad. I mean, I have an I'm gonna make a confession here. I didn't think this is going to be the attendance. And I said as I was before they told me the numbers. I was like to me, I think that will be covered during wider. Oh my god, one person through hamdullah. Why do I have to add that 20. But you know what that
tells you? There's a lot of hiring this
is a lot of goodness. So don't despair. Don't despair. There's a lot of unfortunate things if you are a money seat. And you see the emails I get every single day. When one or the other now I was like, Yeah, well, what else? What else we're gonna hear and see, but then he shows me.
He shows me something else. And look at this. You drove you left 630 You know, it's dinnertime. But you came to this higher? There is high. So I would pass it to the administration. That and some of them are here. Our sister Gabby's right there. Did you hear her question? Yeah, so she said it was she her friend wanted to register yesterday. It says it was sold out.
So but you're like me? Nothing like in person? Yeah, absolutely. I feel it. Right. Like even it took me a while to get used to talk to the camera.
I was like, Where is the people? I want to feel that the air, but inshallah I'll pass it next week. I'm not gonna tell you the subject. It has to be exactly why. But it's going to be the part two, which is the next one would be nice for you to go and look and see. Look at your life. And see what is for you the hurdles? What is the Aqaba? What is that bone in your life because the bump your bump is not your bump. And your bumps is not mine. Everybody and everyone has it by the way. So don't forget this. I just remembered something I was reading. They said the person who loves dunya and akhira both.
This is for us woman as a man who has two wives. If he please one, he cannot please the other.
Can't please two people at the same time, one or the other?
Any questions? I think we still have some time. Yeah, I think five minutes what time is mother? Brother? Isiah Thomas Morrow.
At eight we still have Sunday, five minutes. Any questions? Now what I want from you at the end.
Got the bust in your in his house
when you get up if you need to go into what do
we need to hold these chairs because we're going to pray here don't leave unless you really have to leave. Pray mother. This is Jamar. Look at the numbers is more than 100 people here. It's 27 rewards don't go. Everything can wait.
Everything can wait.
For maybe the youth can help. But quietly you're in his house sheet. And you want your after. Don't sell it with this dunya disciple Mala Hyun, nobody would use panic alarm Morbihan they actually don't like that. Stuff. People go to a salon I seen him. While he was talking. He just
bought a Columbia