Your Connection to Allah – Why Is It Difficult These Days?
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali or SOFIA selama Jemaine Welcome back everybody mashallah to the MCC and Hamdulillah. This is where we typically have our Friday night Holic us. And so we're really extending a very warm offer. And welcome to Dr. Haifa Yunus, who's joining us from St. Louis, Missouri. And she is Michelle. I'm gonna read your her introduction, just briefly a real gem. Somebody we're so honored to have here with us in our community. And on her honor, we're all able to come in person today, Michelle mom, I was remarking to Dr. Haifa, how I myself haven't been here for our Friday night Holocaust together since March of 2020 Subhan Allah and so I'm so honored
to be here. And for those who have been asking on behalf of my foundation, we and the MCC which we're very honored that they opened up the mosque for us tonight and humbled enough. However, our programming will resume online next week.
And so this is a one time very special thing until the masjid is ready to help us more in person.
So Inshallah, I'm going to just introduce you to Dr. Haifa briefly. And many of you already know her mashallah from the agenda Institute, and to follow online in the YouTube
smear. So I think it's okay
with you in sha Allah. So Dr. hypha Yunus is a an American Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and OB from with roots from Iraq, and she pursued her Islamic knowledge when she began to study with various Islamic style scholars across the United States. And then she simultaneously attended individual courses on Aqua Fick or pseudophakic Hadith Ischia, which is purification of the soul and from the United States and then she traveled to Saudi Arabia where she graduated from the Mecca Institute of Islamic studies in Jeddah and then also did an Hooda PR and memorization program also in Jeddah where she completed the memorization of the Quran, Michelle Ma, and she is the
founder and chairman of the agenda Institute. And She currently teaches seminars on the thematic commentary of various chapters of the Holy Quran, and their practical relevance in our day to day life. Additionally, she offers retreats on the topics that inspire hearts, combining the inner essence of Islam with the outer expression of the practice. Dr. haip is passionate about spreading the word of Allah subhanaw taala and igniting the love of Islam and the Quran through her teachings, masha Allah, so we're very honored to get on behalf of the Rama foundation for those who are not familiar with Bahama Foundation are new to us. And how did our nonprofit that's been here in the Bay
Area for many years. And it has focused on educating women and girls in their Diem. But MCC East Bay has been a wonderful home to us. And it really has opened their doors from
something like 15 years ago, a very long time ago, we first started but on the foundation, I think we've been in this building maybe with our Friday night Hello cousin programs for at least 10 of those years in Shell launch and camps. So please keep us in your jobs. And we're so excited to honor and honored actually to have Dr. Haber who will be talking to us tonight about spirituality and really asking a very important question in sha Allah that we hope to hear her answer to so with that a no further ado, I'll go ahead and ask Dr. Haifa to start so that she's come along so now I need
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best plan is what Allah plans is not what we plan this was absolutely unplanned I think it was three days ago she texted me says What? What do you have any day and I said the only day I have is Friday night because I'm flying back tomorrow morning and she said okay, we want you in Pleasant and I have no idea where it is Pleasanton
and then I was telling my sister who is lives in the other side of the bay area and she said, Oh, it's an hour and a half and drive. And I said 200 later on but I mean Allah will reward this and just akmola here for all of you coming. Before I start I want to remind everyone the brother May Allah reward him said a very beautiful statement touched my heart. It's when ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Take something and then bring it back, bring it back a little bit.
I have this is my first time here but the total Rania was saying in the brother was saying is like this place on Friday is jammed, packed. And Allah decided to take it away from us. And this is all our masajid. And we all have to ask this question unfortunately a lot of people are not asking is why it's not the COVID COVID is a suburb, as we say, is our reason. But the main person, the main one who moved the COVID is Allah. He closed his homes, his houses for us, including maca.
And the question is why? And I always kept asking myself, are we or I'm not worthy even getting to your home, and you wanted to teach us a lesson. So Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen I always say Allah is Rahim. Allah who was was not Rahim, we will not be here. All of us whatever good we think we are. But his handler Rahim and generous Kareem opened the door against us come back. So how do we come back?
That's the question.
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There's nothing wrong with that but we have to dig deeper. We have to be connected more to Allah so this will not happen again. Yamato massage Alanna masa Dr. Maura flourish when you build something, say Aymara meaning it's a big building. Who are these people?
Men Armand Abdullah through believe will you omit her and the day of judgment? And then almost Sala performed Salah not pray? Did you say your prayer? It's a very common word in the non Arab culture. It's a word but it's not say it's performed never Allah and the whole Quran said other than a call masala. Perform. So now you know when you're talking, you perform. And then we're at Azuka What am Yasser Allah Allah and this is what we're going to be talking Inshallah, and you have no fear in your heart, have no connection. You have no one to please. You have no one to fear, but Allah.
Are we these people?
Maybe we're not. But are we going to be these people? Now he opened it again. But he opened it gradually. You know, when you are, of course, Allah is Exalted, but I always give examples for us to feel, you know, when someone hurts you.
And then they kept asking for forgiveness, and you are wondering, and then you say, You know what, I'm gonna give them a second chance. But you're so what?
You're so careful, you're worried? Do they really deserve it? And you open the door and you're you're wondering, that has not to be those people with a loss. pantalla so when we come back to the masjid, I always say this, especially to my beautiful sisters. Don't use the masjid as it's your home.
And same thing for the brothers but specifically for the sisters because I see your mod. It's when you come to the masjid immediate Word in your heart had a beta law. This is the house of Allah. It's not my home. It's not the MCC, it's not Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. It's the house of Allah, whether it's a small or big you have to have this in you. So so this flourishing the house of Allah, you start practicing. So when you see something on the floor, your immediate reaction is not look at Muslims, what they do your immediate reaction, you jump and clean it, because it's the house of Allah.
And you cannot be roaming around and talking and now it's the house of Allah. So may Allah Subhana Allah at least I say this to myself, number one, if I learned this from COVID Alhamdulillah COVID was the biggest Nam
if I learned this, and I come back out of this Mithuna out of this huge dust with a gift and they always tells you the Coulee piccoli magnet in Milan half is how they teach you with every test there is a gift. If I learn the gift, Alhamdulilah hero brand me so let's all be grateful. And if Allah allows me to pray Aisha, feel it. Allah gave it to you again. We stayed one year, Nora Milan, no tarawih no MCCA and the like, gradually opened it up. So keep this feeling inside you and ask a lot to keep it European. I don't know why I chose this subject. But I think it's the Bay Area.
And I really mean it. I think you're living in California and they're always it's nice to have people coming from outside because they give you a different perspective. Living in California I was singing this to my beautiful sisters not very good for the heart.
Unless your heart is really attached to Allah and going to see why is that number one the weather?
Sonia Emma, you're so spoiled no IDV me it I want to this is how we are attached to Allah. Everything in my life is a message from Allah subhanaw taala as a Sahaba used to say, not all Quran rasa Amin Allah, we used to see the Quran messages from Allah. So when the weather is 24/7 is beautiful, my heart, what happens to my heart? At our dunya man, I used to get used to the
blessings. I don't feel it. Like for me when I came, and I live in a four season, state and a really harsh four seasons. I was like y'all law. This is amazing. How many of you wake up in the morning say Allah, this is amazing.
Not the usual. So California has a lot of
blessings and has a lot of dunya.
So a lot of dunya in here way more than other places. So it is I was worried. You know, I was like, you're lucky my heart focused on you. And that's why when Ronnie was I don't know why I said, let's look at this subject. Are you attached to Allah? And I'm going to ask this question to everybody. Don't answer me who I am. answer yourself and then let's go and see what we will learn. If somebody asked you, are you attached to Allah?
What will you answer?
And if you answered yes, grade yourself 10 is Rasool Allah salatu salam and say Nick Brahim, may Allah Subhana Allah make us on their little bit which steps in general are you seven? Are you eight or are you nine in Ramadan? And then you are in the summers five and then during exam when you are you need Allah your 10 Are you the person who fluctuate which most of us are? Or not?
Are we that person? When I need something? If I have somebody sick, how is my dua
if I have tomorrow on interview, how is my dua
if my child needs something and tomorrow is how is my connection with Allah and when I don't need anything? Although we always need but in general so the connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala are we conducted with Allah subhanaw taala and the question is, what is connection the quality and Adobe at our local Villa How many here knows how to be so I don't use too much words. Like
to unlock is basically attachment and the best way to learn this of course from my profession as an OBGYN The baby inside the mom right the column the first one of the first stage is called the Allah it's in the Quran after I know you know what it is it's the this piece of blood literally you can't even see it when it comes in this is the uterus comes and attached to it.
attached to it to the point if it does not attach what happens?
dies, miscarriage Hannah it's the same route. I needed to give me your heart and brain this small clot of piece of blood if it is not attached. Well, you get miscarriage. You die.
That's how I am should be me and you with Allah.
lucky if I am not attached to Allah? I'm dead.
I'm dead literally that physically dead? Emotionally dead spiritually? Are we as Muslims? The answer is probably not. I'm not gonna say no. I'm gonna say probably not. So remember this at all look, is they see it in beautiful words, I'm just going to try as much as I can.
Is attachment when you are attracted to something, think of any thing or, or human being you're, you're attracted to. You love. You are so much in need. You're like poor beggar, you love for them to give you attention to text you to send you special message and you feel they are separate from everything else. Oh, this is this person, then you are attached to that person?
Is that Allah in my life?
I'm going to keep giving you examples of us and then I'm going to bring you back to Allah. Are we this way with Allah subhanho wa Taala
so the question is, why not?
Why we are not or don't when we need Allah. We are there. Why we are not?
I need you to answer me. Anybody from the brothers or from the sisters. Or are we? Let's be very frank. Are we? Are we that baby with Allah spawn Tada.
Yes or no?
We're not right. hamdulillah the youth are not nodding their head no.
Why? That's the question why
are we able that Allah created us in a way that we are that maybe did He created us in that way? That we shouldn't be? Did he give us the faculties as they say to be attached to him? Yes or no? So we are Yes. Then why we are not what is the problem?
Our nefs hamdulillah what else?
Distractions hamdulillah what else
so, we live thinking that everything is under control hamdulillah what else? I'm looking for one one. This is all true.
Shaitaan for sure. Anytime you say knifes add to it shaper, because Shavon acts on the neffs
I, you're getting to where I want.
We don't know Allah.
We don't know who is he?
If I want now to ask anyone, have you? Anything you know from the Quran? And when you read an all of you know this Bismillah Kalu Allahu Ahad?
Who doesn't know this, the first thing we teach our children, right? And by the way, it's 1/3 of the Quran, in Athens, Koran.
But when I say Kulu Allahu
Allah is One. What does it mean?
What does it mean for me as a person?
Does IDV mean? does it really mean when I say Hulu Allahu Ahad and I put my finger up? does it really mean in me that I don't see anyone but Allah. I don't see anybody harming me but Allah. I don't see not harming, allowing harm to come. But Allah, nobody benefits me but Allah. No one make me speak. But Allah
no one if there was a water here, nobody gave me this water. But Allah. When you read and work there, you all know me is Neela I'm sure most of you know. The third page of saltwater. What does a loss as
a 801 ma a Levita. Shlomo? Do you see the water that you drink? And to answer to move home in the morning? Did you send it down from the cloud? And natinal mu zero? Or we send it down? It's a question. No answer.
The answer is obvious. And then Allah respond Lona Shah, if we will, Regina Hall, Georgia, we have made it so bitter fanola Tersh Quran why you are not grateful? How many of you read this verse and then not a lot go back again to the non zero to the fire and to the corpse and everything we? Why the no answer because honestly there is no answer.
At all local Billa attachment to Allah subhanho wa Taala will never come and I'm saying will never unless you know who
you really spend your time to know what was he not the two minutes Salla Allahu Akbar Did you pray I prayed and I even remember what I read.
When you spend time as you spend time with the most important thing in your life, I always say this to myself and Ronnie knows this. And if there's any physician here in the room, how many years we spent studying medicine.
A lot only knows how many books we memorized, and training and training and still training or CME. You're anybody knows what I'm talking about. And in every profession, I asked myself this before anyone, how many years let's say days I spent to know Allah.
That when I read the Quran, I and I say this is his word. Who are you? We are
we're in the home of fatty Hawaii.
He owns the keys of the unseen layer Aloha.
No one knows it but him or Martha's Kotomi maraca not a single leaf. This this verse always makes me even beyond thinking not a single leaf not in California, not in a pleasant and not in the United States in this whole world. will matter Satomi world are not a single leaf, Enya Namaha but he knows it. When I had not even a seed pillow romatic on the bottom of the darkness of the earth,
when I feel odd will laugh is somehow not on earth not in the heavens. When Robin when I add
Not anything more used not anything with dry Illa pick itovi movie.
Allah said Listen sola will enhance the quality if you want to know Allah, resourceful and
you know you want to know what was he got and resourceful announce the cattle. What do I know?
What do you know?
Whenever decree degrees I have if I spend time more and more on learning about Allah dadey, not the Quran we read, and we don't know what we are reading.
When I read and I say your law, this is your words, but I don't know what it means teach me. I need to know you. Like, you know, when your child says I want to pass, I want to go to this college, I want to go to Stanford, I want to go to Harvard, you know how you see them. And they have this resolve, and they don't mind studying ours? Where is this with Allah subhanho wa taala. And I'm talking to adults, you can do this too. You can give this to your children unless you have it. And they see it in you. And they see it in your actions. To get to attach to him, I need to know her. That's the first thing knowing Allah, they teach you all the time this and I'm going to make it very
easy. You know Allah by three things.
Does anyone know? It's very simple. Three things will make you know Allah very well. I'm not gonna say go and memorize the Quran. Because if you don't know what's in the Quran, I'm sorry you don't know who's Allah? What is the three things
that you will know Allah by three things.
They say I atom MK tuba or IATA Makarova IATA, mambo. Seaforth a smart who was he for two or three things, his words, the verses that is written
the verses that's around us, the scenes, the creation of Allah, and his names and attributes, names and attributes. I'm not saying memorize the 99 which is amazing. But I'm talking about the real meaning of who is he? Like when you put the when you're eating and you're looking at the food.
Looking at the food, it's also also awful. And you know what Allah said, although era summary, either tomorrow when I look at it,
look at it. We don't we look at beautiful, it's taste good. It's very well designed, but I never say who is this Creator who created this.
On law Allah says look at it. Look at it. The more I do this in my daily life.
As much as I look May Allah forgive me number one before anybody as much as I look at my phone, and check all my life is my phone. If I looked at the phone as a creation of Allah, and the words that gets to me is from Allah and the messages he made it the more I reflect on this, I am more and more this baby, getting to Allah pantalla I hope I'm making it easier for you. Practical, not something
from the other world. Spend time specially you living in California because you have beauty around you. Beauty in the weather, beauty in the creation of Allah beauty. It's beautiful. It's a beautiful state Subhanallah
the time you spend in the car driving, which is one of the landmark of California use it to reflect spa law today I specifically wanted to drive through to 80 because everybody was telling me it's one of the most beautiful highways. And I couldn't believe I was like y'all don't be what is this palette, especially when you are not traveling to another country that you know it's beautiful. This is your daily thing and you travel and you say Allah, and then I looked at the mountain and then the verse came to my heart. ones in Oran Allah jabbering na ito ha Shia matassa damn Akasha
if we if you if we have sent this Quran on the mountain, I was looking at the mountain mountains are scary. Lara ito hatia You'd have seen it so humble, and humiliated and water sub they're cracked
out of the awe of the words of Allah. Look at us what happens when the imam is reading
let alone when we are reading the Quran. I asked myself before anybody when was the last time you're alone? Or do you think the Quran are praying men and woman and you shut up and you shed tears
out of the all of last planted? And when was the last time you cried because you didn't get this or you lost this or you miss your child or any of the dunya things
So number one in this attachment to Allah subhanaw taala number one is know him.
Number two, the reason why we are so far away from what he wants us to be and the more he gives us Subhan Allah the more we are following
you and imagine 10 years ago
you have just before the internet came in, not that long. We are where are we? And where are we? It's huge as if it's a different a different planet. But are we a better human beings? Are we a better creation of Allah? Number one know him and if you don't know how to do it, ask him
Allah Maha roughly.
Make this dua to Allah and your salute your Allah make me know you. Show me. I see. But I don't see. I don't see. I see. But I don't see. Make me see you. Who are you? Show me. One, two. Number two problem is we love this life. Haba dunya
we love it. Don't tell me I don't care.
I don't care about the dunya you know, when we don't care about the dunya the test?
What is the test you that you really don't care about the dunya?
What is the test, which is hadith of Allah. So Allah is to say,
when you have it, or you don't have it, it's exactly the same.
You know what I mean? When you had the million dollar home, you live in California, the average home is million dollar. When you have it, you paid it, it's all in your name. And the next day you lose it, nothing happens.
Then you don't care about Dunia buts, but statements and titles is very easy to say and trustworthy aside or something a beautiful Hadith where he made one of his prophecies. He said what will happen to us in the future, the meaning of he said, nations will attack you.
Nations will attack you think of us muslims these days, nations will attack you the same way. When there is so many hands on coming to one plate.
The Sunnah, actually, is not often buffet. The sun is one big plate, and everybody eats from it. That's how they ate. That's the baraka in it. So he was giving him that he was giving them super risotto Sun example from reality.
Nations will attack you just like you all your hands in one plate. And the Sahaba said, because we were going to be few in numbers. No, Polly were few.
That's how they thought. And what was his response?
No, both Kathir you will be plenty. What is the number of the Muslims here? One point, I think three or four now, billion be not too.
But this is what he said. And think of us muslims these days. Whether Muslims in the West, whether Muslims in the east or Muslims in the world will concur with us say you're like the foam, the foam of the ocean or the sea. You see too huge and then when it comes to the shore.
And they said why? Now comes to it. Why? And he said Asaba Cooley why you became weak?
And why is that? Because you love dunya? And you hate death? Question for everybody.
How many of you think deity of death
and think of yourself or myself and we all going to be having this moment getting into that grave.
And this one by one there. If we think of it this way, we are not going to be so attached to this that we are leaving. Number two reason we are so focused on this life. Look at to do list. Everybody these days has to do list young or old, right? We need to be organized hamdulillah it's very good way of being organized. But where is in your list? I always say this to myself. What is Allah in the list?
You look at number one I have to go drop the kids go to work. Do this get grocery invite this person call that person visit this? This is all Khaled hamdulillah Where is Allah in this? What number if May Allah forgive me before anybody? If even he is on the list?
If he is on the list, I had a friend who used to it's amazing how people use technology to get them close to Allah. She used to send her
sulf messages every morning every morning you know notification and the notification says Please Don't disobey Allah today
we are so attached focus on this dunya this needs to change. This needs to change in the morning in the evening in the afternoon. And that's why Allah spawn Tada. Forcefully move us
to get disconnected and we don't like it. What I'm talking about, he forcefully
disconnect us and we don't like it. What am I talking about?
No. Yes, Salah five times a day He stripped us from dunya because once you say Allahu Akbar what happens everything around you becomes haram you know that our Salah to to hurry mohatta Korea, whatever you do have this need. That's where they teach you in that once you say Allahu Akbar, everything outside become haram. Why don't you answer your phone inside salah. If your child starts crying, why you don't respond because everything outside Salah becomes haram. Once you say Salaam Alaikum. Everything becomes 100 Every day, five times a day. He forced us and he reward us for it. See how generous he is? He forced us Come on. Yeah, he fought Come on, leave it. Leave the work.
Leave the house leave this the rat race. Come to me.
Come to me for five minutes. And look what we do.
What we do delay it for two minutes when another minute. Well, let me finish this. Let me finish that. Then. You know, where is Allah? How would you?
So you're telling me or you're teaching us? We don't need to love Dunia? No, the answer is what he taught us. all he saw was a Muhammad Ali dunya Pia Kulu V Idina la Jara dunya fear Paulo Bina your Allah give me dunya make it in my heart. But don't make it in my I'm sorry, make it in my hand. But don't make it in my heart.
If it is there, Alhamdulillah and if it is not there, Alhamdulillah that's number two. Number one, learn about Allah spawn Tada. And ask him to teach you who is he? And the best way to learn about Allah subhanaw taala is learned his words spent time to understand. And if you really want to know a lot, there's like three sutras in the Quran, or the Quran is about Allah Spandana. Specifically, one of them is number one, SOTL anhand. And I remember when I was memorizing, the teacher used to say, as much to hate you have in your heart as much you glorify Allah in your heart, memorizing the surah will be easy. And I never got this together.
And it's so true, because it's one of the most challenging sutras to memorize. But the more you know, Allah, He makes it easy. That's one definitely for sure. The other one is, was to hash on the last page, which you all know, and how Allah says, who is he? Allah who live in LA? When medical produces Salam, meno Mohammed, you all know this? Know him when you read this? What does it mean? Allah Sam? What does it mean Allah and Weinman?
Learn, learn learn, I can't focus more on this. Brothers and sisters. I focus more on the sisters because our institute teach sisters but the same thing for the brothers. The house has to have both the mother and the father. Their focus is to know about Allah children, this becomes known natural
at our local villa, too. So number one, know about Allah number two, lower this dunya.
Lower this dunya think of the grave. Anytime you want something think of the grave. You don't want to go shopping. I wanted to I need it young and old.
I have to have this you know how we say it. I really need it.
Think of the grave. And what are you taking with you? Two, three,
the easiest way and I'm going to ask you this question. When you love someone what is the sign you love someone?
You love somebody? What is the sign?
Or somebody say I love you? I love you dad. I love your mom. What is the sign?
I can't hear you
can somebody say I can't hear it.
Yes and no. There is more.
More Allahu Akbar.
Let's listen to the
handler. You said it.
If you love someone,
if you love someone, you do what they sacrifice. If you love someone, you obey them.
Your child I always say this example mothers and fathers, your child look at you and says, Daddy, I love you. You know, 10 year old Daddy, I love you. And then you said okay, son, go and get the mail.
Hey, doesn't slack. Then you look at them says, You love me. I just asked you to go and get the mail. Mothers. You say? Make your bed. Mommy, I love you and hug you on everything. Go and make your bed. He doesn't says how can
three you know what I'm getting to? The famous poet. Poem. Some of you may know very well. Tassie the EDA. Were entitled hero hubba hubba Maha loon pill trc radio. La Quinta sada country hope because
in the manual Hibu Moto, they say this probably Robbia who said this about Allah subhanaw taala Let me translate and reflect on you.
Da said in Aha, you this obey Him, the Lord will enter to the Rojava and you claim that you will love him. Harder Maha This is impossible.
In logic that doesn't make sense. If you were truthful, in your love, you will obey Him. The person who loves Orbeez, the one who he loves.
I think this is very clear. I think this is the most beautiful statement. Every time I hear it. I was like this came from a heart who loves
it because she was legendary in her love to Allah's pantheon. Legendary. If you read about her, he is like, what is this Subhan Allah.
If I love you, I obey you. Whether I like it or I don't like it.
If I love Allah, I will obey Him. That's the sign when I'm attached to Allah, because I love him. Not because I'm afraid by the way, you don't get attached to somebody because you're afraid of him. No. The moment that person disappear, you don't. But you don't miss them. You say hamdulillah they're gone. But when you love someone you're attached to them with with love and passion, you will miss them.
You will love Allah you obey Him.
And if you disobeyed Him what happens? Another sign of love. When you do so when we all disobey Allah spontan no one is perfect. colluvial Adam Hapa as rasool Allah salatu salam said, all the children of Adam make mistakes, sinners, actually. Well hydro Hopper in Ottawa, Boone and the best among those who are sinners are those who repent, so we all nobody's perfect. hamdulillah we're not angels. What is the sign that you love Allah, although you disobeyed Him? What is the sign?
Say that don't be don't be scared.
But say it in a in a in a reality in a real world in a real feeling.
Exactly. So Toby is absolutely true. Towba is the title. But what I'm going to feel I feel I'm uncomfortable I feel sad. Why did I do that? How many times I have to remind myself and if you the more you love him, the more you're in pain. The sign of Toby's actually pain you're in pain was a loss Clinton, why did I do this to you attached to him?
Know him know what is this dunya
and love Him by obeying Him in the beginning like your child, you discipline your child. you discipline yourself. you discipline your knifes the nerves, you need to discipline it. I love coffee, you're fasting. I love Steve you're getting up at four o'clock. The more you do this becomes a habit and you get attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala remember these will lie it is not hard. You may say what is she saying? Where are we these days but just start first step.
And remember, the one you want to get attached to is not you and me. He is waiting for you and me.
You know the famous Hadith, the famous Hadith the meaning of when when my servant comes to me walking, I come to him running. What does that mean?
How does Allah come to me running Suparna
How does he come to me running?
You want to wake up? Are you struggling and he sees you.
Sincerely struggling, sincerely feel bad when you don't wake up and see what wonders is going to happen.
How somebody will text you just before photo.
And you look at the texture Oh, it's fragile tumblers get up in the beginning it's this way and becomes a how the things becomes, you know, the baraka I was telling you about the sisters before we start. This is part of the baraka when things start happening in your life. And you don't know what but but Allah knows you want to get closer. But you have to have this relationship. You have to have the desire. That's what Allah wants from me and you. He wants to see that you want him he wants to see I really want him but I'm weak. I can't I feel and he said, Don't worry, I'll bring you
put this desire in you know him know what is this dunya and I as I'm talking about dunya and death, there is one thing certain in this life, only one thing certain in this life.
You know, what is it? Death and Allah called the certain of the Quran. Allah called the Death certain at what Rebecca had to Kenya, last verse and sorted hedger and worship your Lord till the theme comes what is your thing certain at but that's not the meaning of this verse. Till death come to
death is certainly think of it every single day, every single day, the beautiful sister who I didn't even have time to hug her she had to leave. Because suddenly at death, young arms, I'm assuming
it's every single day, think of that. Three, obey him step by step, step by step, start small and that becomes big. Dan Locke, sign the sign and this is a very nice evening Josie the mountain and Josie he said I had the problem, and I couldn't solve it. And I thought there is no way out it and you don't know whose name Josie is St. If you read his his books, if anything, you start crying. This is a book called bow Domo and you can't even read it because the moment you open the page you start crying is the CEO of ocean. So he was saying, I had this problem I can't solve this issue happened to me and I can solve it.
And then he said for Oreo Dali, look at this. So then the verse from the Quran came to me
look at this what what verse you think
it's a very famous verse and sotapanna
Yes, well Maja tequila Hydra Allah Who Maharajah way or is a common Hydra diathesis whomsoever have Taqwa of Allah, Allah will have an exit for him that I'm translating literal. Every time you see the sign exit I'm looking here to look for the sign. Immediately desire come to me. Exit and he said Oh,
so that's what I need to do to find the solution. I need to have Allah in my life. What is stuck with Allah is in your life. You're afraid you love you and obey your think of him all the time.
You want your problems to be solved? We all have a lot of problems and they are getting worse than before. Have to quote from last pantalla you don't don't tell people with a tequila
I before I say this to anybody I say to myself, it tequila as an imam Junaid is amazing story he was imam of the home
How do you know when the man stand
after a comma? And he you say still you know this you hear it all the time still stand up you know make your lines so he said to himself look where their hearts where he talked to himself said you ask people to stay straight and your heart is not straight. And he didn't want to be an EMA.
So before he tell people a tequila, our fear of Allah
say to yourself
the more I know him, the more he is in my life. I am more Mottaki don't have to be reminded. I know he's looking at me. I know he's not happy with me. Or I know he is happy with me. My yet tequila your job Allahumma Harada. You have Allah in your heart. You have him with you with you Allah Allah, Allah who only decision you make and I am say I said his name. Any decision you make before you ask anybody. And before you make any decision, it's not because you love it. It's not because you like it. It's not because everybody else is doing it. It's one
Question one answer pleasing to Allah and He wants me to do it with our Korea Allah and and do it as you what he will give you.
It needs work it's not easy, but it's not impossible. He will never ask us anything that we cannot do. Now you Calif Allahu nevsun A Lamsa you all know this I? Allah will never ask us to do anything we cannot do. That's why a lot of people miss understood this verse. Anytime you're in difficulty you say to yourself, I know I can handle it because he puts me in it. He didn't put somebody else. He asked me, he wants me to be close to him. He wants me to be to be in his presence all the time. Yeah, you already know I'm gonna talk Allah help to karate. have Taqwa of Allah the real one. That means I can. I just have to work on it. And I need to change eyes. I say this to myself, change the
gear, change the focus.
And as I was listening this morning as I was driving me I needed Adina
hasn't time come? And Dasha aku warmly the thriller The dear hearts surrender to Allah. And I said to myself, when is the time gonna come? When is the time when I was like tomorrow? In a year when COVID And we didn't change I didn't change when we will change elemi need Levina I'm not lost at this assorted Hadid is in time has come yet. And data are coloboma and the answer you should always answer better your OB time has come ask him I don't want to take too much of your time. hamdullah I want to leave some time for questions and answers. But this is what I want to leave with you this beautiful LeSage place this beautiful day you're on brr brr you know we came to you one thing I can
see it in all your faces you really want to be close to Allah Spanta nobody was saying no, but because it's a difficult road we find excuses tell him your OB I want your Allah make it easy, and he will make it easy. So panic alarm will be handy cashew Hola.
Esta Furukawa to beutics Allah wa sa now Mohammed whether it was Harvey testament Kathy Rock Desert malaco Hi Iran
yes, please. Any question any comment? Both brothers and sisters
too quiet community. I don't know. What does that mean?
I'll tell you one thing in medicine. You probably Iranian knows this. Anybody? Anytime they were teaching us something where there's no questions. He used to say. There's two possibilities. Either you're understood everything or you understood nothing. So I'm hoping the first one your hometown.
carhart's or an off Sharma your obey me your law. I mean, turned on Europe via me.
From the youth, anybody? I love the youth when they say things. Where does Amina?
I don't see her. Yes, Amina.
I mean, I want you to share with everybody what it is it okay if I say it, do you allow me to say? So Amina is nine years of age. And then I tend I'm sorry, please forgive me 10 years, and I didn't say it. Her older sister said she put her hijab by herself.
may pray for our lucky Potter strong. I really mean it, everybody. And then I said What made you do it? You answer now for the sake of Allah. Because there's one Hadith in the morale manual. That's the answer. I got 10 years of age.
Because to please Allah and enamel Amal orbignya. So then the question I asked, because we all any woman who wore hijab know these questions? What do you do when people ask you questions? While you are doing it? What is the name of this thing on your head? Why right? So what did you do in your school? I made a presentation, so I don't have to answer it over and over again.
I am speechless.
I made a presentation and the school and anybody asked a question, go back to the presentation.
I'm not going to answer twice. Right. Marshall Latvala comma May Allah bless you and bless your parents, your upbringing and your siblings may Allah keep you strong and make you other Amina if you know who was I'm sure she knows who was Mashallah. So look at this why I am not as strong as she is.
All of you brothers and sisters, why I'm so shy to pray in public.
You pray in public, you pray in the airport.
And I was like, why not?
Know what is what is the problem? Why not? Private place? Keep looking for a private place you'll find it. Yeah, but everybody is looking at me. I was like, people always look at you any time anyway.
This is what we need, you know? Because that's what he told me to do. I'll do it. Then you are attached to it. And the more you do one difficult thing. You see how more you are attached?
Any comment from the brothers?
Yes, Sister, please run it in front of
kusudama Sr. I actually have two questions. Yes. The first one is I work in a school Yes. So every time whenever it is time to pray. The thing is this tab from is usually everyone's wearing shoes. Men woman walking around. So for me, I feel very uncomfortable to just put the jammas I don't mind praying in public Alhamdulillah. But, you know, if I have to pray inside a room, it's so difficult is it okay to bring that aside? So let me take this question because that's a very practical daily issue. So I'm glad she has no problem praying in public. But she doesn't feel comfortable playing in the break room
is how I'm gonna straight answer this is how she found comes to us is a beautiful book book called A rather to Latham and massage the shape one. It's a demand no pain to volume, how Shavon has his tricks for every individual. So the system may Allah bless her has no problem praying in public. So the shaper says I'm not going to come and tell how everybody is looking at you. Because not gonna work.
But it works on other people. So what is the what is the trick? The place is not clean.
What is the answer? It's from rasool Allah salatu. Salam
will join us yellowblue PAHO RA or soya Sato. Sam said the earth was made for me as pure. The only place we cannot pray Phippen is in the bathroom. Or if there is an adjuster even if there is an adjuster. You know, the famous Hadith of the Bedouin who came to the masjid please forgive me an urinated Absolutely you pray you put your giant amounts. We don't want you to pay anything but don't you ever compromise your salah? Because that's one of the ways I hear it a lot from sisters I can do or do in the bathroom? That's the other thing. I don't have my hijab. I don't have my socks. All these I keep telling them. This is how shape bond comes to you. I don't know about that. I had
actually a long discussions one time with a brother. He said I just feel very uncomfortable doing Google in public. I was like why?
Why learn how to do the widow of Roswaal he saw to sell mood one cup.
You have to do a flood zone as we always see it unfortunately. Unfortunately, right? In our masajid learn he used to do one cup. Do only they are can don't do the Sunnah. If it means that I'm going to do their car, I'm going to keep my solar do it? Absolutely. I'll tell you one thing I there is, you know, when you have children, you raise children. I'm sure all of you you have these things in home. He said this is non negotiable, right? There's a lot of deadlines. You all have it. This is what you say to yourself. I'm going to share this with you everybody. Just to give you an idea, and I'm not praising myself out.
I just left my private practice two weeks ago, because we're going to be teaching full time as some of you know. So the staff made her you know, farewell party, okay. A lot of them and the only Muslim in the practice. And we have total about 25. I'm talking about Midwest, I'm not talking about California. Everybody is either white, or
no other. White or black. And nobody is a Muslim. They've never seen a Muslim. I got two gifts.
I couldn't believe it. I mean, Alhamdulillah, blasphemy and Hamdulillah. I got a lot of gifts. One gift, I actually took a picture and shared with everybody. This is where I want to put on every social media. Because that's what you want to show people. And this is from a nurse who has worked with me probably two or three months and most of my patients are also Muslim. It's basically something you put on your on your desk. It's like a glass and she puts in it she made it herself in it like a wire that has lights. So far, so good. What's written on the glass?
when I opened it up, and I was like, what made you think of it?
And she said, Because I hear it from you and from your patients. I said where did you find it?
Dr. Yoon is Google as how she said
a lie. And the second gift I got, I couldn't believe this one. And this is actually the the agenda I carry with me. It is from the manager
said Jada be blue. And
like a bookmarker. It has Islamic.
We are. You know what, when people ask me about Islam phobia, you know my answer, we have iStan phobia
is not done. We are scared. We're scared to say we are Muslims. Why? Why? What is the big deal?
What is the big deal?
As I always remember this statement of saved now more or less now. He used to tell us what he saw today, aren't we on the truth? I'm not going to be bragging about your stamp in front of non Muslim. I'm saying this to myself. Why am shy to say I'm a Muslim? Why you wear your hijab, because that's how Allah told me. Why do you dress like this? This is my Islamic identity. What is the big deal? Why all the people who are not on the true disobeying Allah everywhere you find them, and they are not shying to say it? Why we are.
And that's part of the more you do this, the more you are connected. I think you had another question then tell me when I have to stop, please.
Yeah, okay. I used to wear the hijab all the time. Now. Alhamdulillah but the thing is, I work in a high school. I don't wear it anymore.
That is every single day. At the end of the day, when I'm driving back home. It kind of gets to me. As you said, it's just that I don't know. I'm so overwhelmed trying to wear it. And I hate myself for that. Frankly speaking. I always questioned myself like why am I not wearing it? Is it because of the other people I'm working with? Or is it just the environment where am I stuck? Quit your job.
And I mean it
if my job gonna take me from a loss pantalla it doesn't worth it. As I always say this to myself. Don't sell your alpha for your dunya
it's a lost stock market.
Quit if you cannot be you who you are, who you want to be who you are actually in we're at work quit the job on my attack.
Which I love Maharajah you have all heard of Allah. He will give you not us job in high school. He will give you even better. One option or you go tomorrow and wear it on Monday before you leave your coffee or when you are the strong kidney stone. No other options. There is no tomorrow I will do it. Because tomorrow shaitan is going to come to doesn't worth it ladies and gentlemen, and brothers and sisters. doesn't worth it to Allah Livia. Hello. You know this is beautiful statement. I don't know who said it. And he said allow the wise person. Man Taraka dunya Kubla Anta Toka who leaves dunya before dunya leaves him or her
one macabre home habla and yet Hola. And flourish and build his or her grave, not homes before he or she enters and look at the last one. Well auto la Mola Kubla Al.
And he pleased his Lord, before he or she needs, put this a three in you before you go to school. When you are when you are getting dressed. Get ready for these three and see if you're not going to do the hijab and I asked everybody in this room, putting my myself please make dua for him. Because you don't know whose dua will be respond, who Allah will accept. And if she gets a strong Allah knows how many people who have the same issue. They will see you they will follow you, you know it's a domino effect. The negative is domino effect. But the positive is also domino effect. May Allah keep you strong law Minister Luca Sebat does it do I always ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah keep me
stay steadfast, steadfast on your path yellow BME? Zakum Allahu I think it's a short time. I don't know. Nobody is saying anything. And I am the guest so I can't comment 950 maybe one other brothers is a question.
Any of the used guests any of the young? Yes, please burn
Have you been in hunching? No, I haven't. May Allah invite you and show have you been in Makkah in Ramadan? No. May Allah invite you in Harlem inter alia not now. Before they expanded when it was jumped, packed
Alhamdulillah Allah blessed me I was there. When I am not exaggerating when you go for record, you are recording the person in front of you. That's especially the last 10 days. If you lose your mobile and you want to go out, make a video and come back Tarawa has done you learn how to do with one cup and you bring with you another if you're in the home or if you're just a cup and a bag. Usually in the huddle, we put a bag so the carpet right and then what you do, literally, the cup, you wash your hand, if you don't if you're not used to I do all the Sunon with one cup, you do once that the the broken the obligation, and then for your mouth, and then you spit in the other, your
nose the same thing and you just don't pour get in it. What is it MC do the ayah the verse tells you you're the man with a pump Tomita Salah Fox, you are you believe when you get up for Salah wash. So the old Mr. X call so what is this wash wash means it doesn't have to be flood zone and everything is what wash is that that whatever part you are is what is what that if you hold it drop comes out. So you cannot just wipe you need to wash but a little bit of horrible wash it for the feet, that's when you need your socks. Because you just wipe on your socks. And I've done it I can't tell you how many times, especially when you're traveling, it's really comes very handy. And the only place I can
do it is in the plane if I if it's tough when I'm sitting. But in general, I've done it everywhere. And if I have a bottle, that's even the generosity, that's extra, I can do like to do and practice it and you will do it. It's very, very easy. And sometimes even not the whole full cup. Be Nilla
Yes, don't be scared. Don't be scared at all. You never know one question Will will teach. I can't tell you how many questions I learned before anybody else. Bismillah. They have to tell us your name also.
My name is
your name, ma Hill Maha Maha Hill.
I was wondering like from an Islamic perspective, what are we supposed to do if there's like a person and some sort of authority who makes you feel uncomfortable in a sense to a portion of authority? Yeah. Muslim or non Muslim, non Muslim, non Muslim, and makes you uncomfortable? Because
I'd rather not say
okay, i That's why I was asking because there's more than this in general. I mean, this is this is probably a private question. But in general, let's take it in general. And then we will we'll come to this specifically. But anybody around me makes me uncomfortable. Right? And this is very common. Yes.
If she doesn't want to talk about it, I think we need to respect it.
Yeah, absolutely. But in general, we all go through this. We as anybody who works knows this, right? If Allah subhanaw taala want to test you or send you a boss that will make your life miserable. She or he right, so this is an uncomfortable I am in a situation uncom make fun of me make fun of my hijab make fun of my accent, you name it, we go through it. Number one, I'll say back to our lecture. Remember, there is a Allah who is stronger than this person who can remove this person in a minute. Who can literally destroy this person in a minute. Don't you ever hear any human being look at Allah subhanaw taala as as your OB make me way out of this gets me out of this whether he will
move you to another department or another school or they move him or her number one I you know every question you asked me i Come back to number one, is it too hard? And number two, nobody can harm you. Unless Allah allows it. What did he teach? Alayhi Salatu was Salam Sayed Nimrod he was your age? You know the famous Hadith Yahoo down in New Orleans, aka kalimat young boy, I'm teaching you words. Right Sadie Ahmad, the scholar says he was 12 or 13. He said, What did he teach him? Long Hadith. It's an nawawi. But lowish, tomahto OMA the whole nation, get together to harm you. No one will harm you. Unless a law allows it. This is what I want to tell you. You have this the more
people see your strong, strong remaining your Muslim attack attached to Allah subhanaw taala Shpongle they get scared from you
Hola Hola. Hola. Meanwhile, Mom, if you can change it without going to the details, don't brush this feeling. And now specifically about the youth don't brush the feeling of the youth aurania and Hausa, you know this very well, if she tells you I am skilled, that means there's a reason. Even if you think this reason is not relevant in my eyes, but I am much more older I've wanted through this done that been there. But for her, I need to help her. But let her do it, either change it, but number one, both of you ask Allah subhanaw taala. But don't be afraid. This is what I'm going to say. jenrick Don't be afraid from anyone except Allah spawn Tada. He's away, He will protect you
Yes, there's a system in the back.
I hope I answered your question.
Suddenly, Gambale kusudama global.
If we have a hard time forgiving ourselves for our mistakes, or we struggle with feelings of guilt, and just feeling unworthy of Allah's love.
How do you suggest we overcome those feelings? Especially if sometimes they
they just, it feels discouraging?
Very good question. Did you all hear the question? So this is exactly the opposite. So I feel I am, I'm a sinner. I did not obey Allah and more or less, right? That's exactly one of the tricks of shaitan that's another trick of shape on how he comes. Every one of us has his weakness point. So say for nose, where is the weakness? I tell you what,
when when I see I'm worthless because I am a sinner. How do I say to myself, that doesn't mean it's okay. No, but remember what ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says, The Most Merciful verse in the Quran some of you may note that's how we by the almost all the scholars of Quran agrees the Most Merciful iron in the Quran. Paul Yeah, Eva da Latina truffle Allah unforseen say My servant, and Allah says yeah, a bad year. He even put the there's a lot of talk about even this letter. And Medina Astra, who Allah and pushing they have transgressed against themselves. What did they do? Astra foo is soft, meaning you went way above the limit. What did they do? Doesn't matter. And what did Allah says Lakhta
Kanako Naramata Allah don't despair, from the Mercy of Allah and then he put this statement Subhana that's not my word in Allah for the Nova Jamia Wehrli ALLAH forgive all the sins, even the Indian scholars a lot of discussion, what about the Mushnik, then the kaffir. And then there is another verse and Nyssa responded to this. So this is what you tell yourself, actually, it's a good news. Look at the positive you know, you are have done so many I'm not saying you but the person done so many things that they are not even worthy of this near and then immediately I say 100 I Allah, you're showing me my shortcomings. If you didn't want me to repent, you will not show me my my
shortcomings. If you didn't want me to come close to you, you would have let me be hideous. No, you are a creation of Allah. Then he loves you. You are the one c'est la ilaha illa Allah, then he loves you. You are a sinner. All of us are sinners, and the best among us repent. Don't you ever let shaitan paralyze you with this? No. Yes, I made a mistake immediately. It's by see al Hassan tiempo as a rasa risotto salon tortoise follow every bad deed with a good deed, it will be removed. So don't let Chapin come to you this way at all. There's too many questions from the sister side.
Not too many, but usually comes from the sisters as
young the young people, Ma sha Allah, may Allah reward you for coming and attending a steak
please, Okay, anything else? Anybody? I think we should wrap. I think so too. Yeah. hamdulillah hairbrained Subhanak Aloha. Morbihan Nikesh, Edwin La ilaha illa and stuff we will go to the club Nautico balloon nine decanter Samia rally to Ballina in a cantata wa barahi For Bonilla to the Kuru Baba is at 80. Now Hublin amla and Khurana inika Intel Wahab I will be laying the Crabby one sir I seek refuge in Allah spawn Tada. That's mine.
You have him and I forget him myself may Allah spawn Tada accept all our good deeds. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive all our shortcomings May Allah spawn Tada heals and cured every sick person every sick person may Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on every person who passed away May Allah spawn Tada and lifted this test from this earth let's learn from the Muslims may Allah spawn Tada open the masajid and his homes to us may Allah Montana open McKay's house for all of us may Allah protect us all protect our children must pantalla protect this woman may Allah spawn Tada make us of those who loves him and loves each other for the sake of home Subhanak Allahu Morbihan Lika shadow Allah. That
stuff we will cover today SallAllahu ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali he was habitus demon Casio Zack moolah.