Channel: Hamza Yusuf
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that he has described upon the practice upon the people that went before you,
in order for you to learn,
to handle Johanna,
in the Quran in many, many verses, to have
follows all of humanity to worship Him.
That worship of your Lord, to create those before you, in order that you might ward off.
is the only thing in life that guarantees protection for all of us have a handle on everything else a human being is at the whim of the destiny. But when you have couple
of bonuses, that whoever has suffered loss of a lot lonely, lonely, accepting that
he will always give that person a way out and exit strategy from any difficulty that he finds himself in. And so unless you've got to give us fantasy in order to learn how to do this, because the two, the two sources of mafia, according to
many other sources of mafia, are what are called the shadow,
the baton and the
the stomach and the genital, that this is the basis of greed. It's the basis of a man of desire, because the same people need the baseline needed food. And when you become satiated, then the other Shahar the other appetites kick in the base, the basic shanwa, the basic desire of the human like animals
to nature is food. If you can control these two
breaking the two desires, you can control these two forces in your life, hunger, and desire that you can control those that everything else becomes easy, because these are the strongest. So if you have power over the thing that has the strongest power over you, then other things can be controlled much easier. And so discipline is that the essence
of a superhero is the Allah also said
that this is the month that was revealed who then did nasty well, and who that was
given as a guidance to humanity and also a clarification of that guidance goes on and clarifies upon the festival, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah. So on is is clarifying. Some verses clarify other verses. And so a lot of our data centers bogged down as a guidance for humanity. This is the moral time do
you have political constitution? The problem is didn't come with a political system. He came with a penal code. But in terms of how you run your political affairs, you can do that many different ways. And historically, the Muslims have done it many different ways. But the Quran came with a moral constitution, to teach people how to behave not only in their basic transactions, but even in those things that relate to their commerce. An area now that the whole world is suffering because of greed.
And because of complete disregard for every ethical and moral principle, not just in Islam, but even in other traditions. So unless you send this book down
a lot of $100 worth of Doohan tells us that enough was done now. He laid it in melodica. We bought this book down in a blessing night.
We brought it down in a blessing night. Last night, subhanho wa Taala Anna says about that idea. yukako who I met in hiking on that night, every determined matter is made clear. Every determined matter is made clear. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in that
other will not
We will be
is on the night. And sometimes the power, it's the night of construction also. Other there's a difference of opinion. It's also the night of honor. Other his honor. level, Catherine Ali's, he has great honor, he has a great stature, masago lot of capacity. They didn't give Allah His true honor or sutra or his true estimation. It can mean also other ideas you discovered that he that he made it constricted form in some of the elements it because there's a hadith that the prophet SAW, I shouldn't have said that later, the other so many angels descend to America were more that the angels descended on this night, there are so many angels on the earth, that there's no room for
That's the night of power. And this isn't nice that suppose I said and said,
our critical moment to seek it out in the last 10 days, many requires in the last 10 days, our health, working with rehab, and in the odd night. But the last 10 days are all dressed at night, the whole Ramadan is the last 10 days of last night. And he should resolve.
He didn't go
to be intimate. In those nights. He was
where he actually got into
it because he is known for reading books before. In fact, in the book, they mentioned that you shouldn't be reading or studying in Africa.
You just recite Koran, and reflect. That's a time of reflection. Increasingly in this mad world, where people are working like mad people, people in the pre modern world had much more leisure time that people didn't even peasant. People think that now there's leisure time, there is no leisure time. People can't even think anymore. And now you have Facebook and Twitter and cell phones, all of these things driving people mad.
really driving people mad, you need time, to reflect, to be with your Lord, that Mona jack to be intimate with your Lord. Now, people are also busy. This is what
a famous Danish few 100 years ago, a Danish theologian.
He said that we're moving into the age of dizziness.
What people will be so busy, they won't think about things that are important. Like,
where are you going? Where's all this going? Where do you want? Where is this headed? Well, if you look at what's happening on this planet right now, this is amazing crises that are happening taking place. Just look at what happened in Pakistan and the province of ISIS.
That the end of time doesn't come until you will see a vast flooded coupledom assume vast flooded the this that happened in Pakistan, they said it's worse than the tsunami, the Haitian earthquake, the earthquake in Argentina, all put together and the tsunami, everybody saw the tsunami, this is much worse. And if it hasn't ended now they just have a whole bunch of villages just because the river swells up again.
These are millions of people affected by this they have just few days ago, 150,000 people had to flee to higher ground and they're already in high ground.
Unbelievable. And these are human beings like us. We're here you don't think things can happen here. We're on one of the biggest fault lines on the planet. A lot. I can do this wherever you want anytime you want.
Do you feel so secure that Allah can't open up the earth and swallow us up?
We're in so many blessings. And the thing about blessing that you have to take on losses and with that you have to be in a state of gratitude. If you're not in a state of gratitude in Arabic, you have sugar, and you have
Kufa those are the two choices sugar or coupon sugar is to be grateful coupon is to be ungrateful that's what capitalism is Arabic In Arabic name is Catherine these ungrateful.
People medicate the ban, which of the boundaries of your Lord Are you denying your health?
Most of us here tonight with the fact that we're here we're helping
100 people that couldn't make
Tonight I wish they could be here.
Everybody looks very well fed in this mess.
For the idea that you're required to get the van which are the boundaries of your Lord, people wearing nice clothes, if you look at those cars in martial law, seriously, Mashallah. Just walking up, you're looking at all those cars alone.
If you donated all those cars to the budget tonight, you'd be the richest man in America.
You can take the bus home,
which are the boundaries of
you know, almost all of us to us. And then he asked for a little bit
as as a baseline, that's a baseline. And then he says, but then there's all these other things that you can do, to go up this ladder to divine proximity, getting close to the beloved.
So a lot of manual Jonathan, this book down according to the tradition, it came down from the North Pole, to the summit was dunia. And it was placed in Beijing. This is an abode that is in the spiritual realm above the Kaaba, and this is there, a angelic presence and the hope was there and then over a 14 year period, it can tell when a German
philosopher swears by the moonwalk and the doom by the places that this book has come down. The forum came down with a gentleman that came down in stages
in order to have a firm the heart of the province Eliza with the book.
But it came down in one
at one event on this night, and the majority of these that indicate that it's the 27th it was of that opinion. And that's why historically the Muslims have celebrated the night on the 27th. But all the 10 days or nights that you should seek out in fact, one of the scholars said for the people for the IV theme every night is late.
Every night, the proposal I sent him
he didn't increase his prayer and robot or other than Ramadan.
He did the 100 every night since the time of the revelation when Allah subhana wa tada told him to do that the hedger
he did it every night it was far beyond him. He had no choice on this ultimatum
to do a portion of it, but he would increase in that portion. And I sure would see him his feet swelling from standing in prayer because we know you get the venous faces. He was an older man has his legs were sweating. And she said I was forgiving anything that you could do.
And he said
are nigh are grateful servants should not be a grateful servant.
can be whoever stays up on the night of lasers of imminent believing in wacky seven and believing that he will get a reward from his Lord, his sins of the past are forgiven.
The Prophet I used to ask what was the best thing to do on that night? And she said say the promise Isom said to I just say Allahumma inika. To
Obama You are the forgiver you're the partner and you love to partner. So partner partners on this night in Arabic after the br when the Arabs say
like the alpha or
the it comes from a root which means to obliterate the traces of. It's different from like Santa and a half on a phone. Allah as we see a stock through.
The woofer is the most common you know mid phone. If you wear a helmet is called mid Park because it covers your head. The hunter is the one that covers your sin. He bails them. He forgives them, but they're still there.
But the Apple is the one who obliterator
They're not there anymore
unless you can remove yourself that's why even the Junaid
is the thing. He was a great scholar.
But he was also a great gnostic of the inward knowledge of Islam. And he was asked about
somebody asked about what was Toba? And one of the people in his room said a Toba and I have
them back that the one makes Toba should never forget.
And then they asked him on June it said
that it is the one who doesn't have any sin to remember
that if you really make Toba
you have no sin. Because Allah removes everything.
Alone remove everything, he is the obliterator of sin. And the prophets Allah I sent him said in the Elisa here, that also Hamlet Allah says that if you did not sin, Allah would take exchanging with people who did sin, so that they can ask forgiveness of Allah. And Allah would forget, because one of his names is helpful is that Apple is afar, and so on was developed by his nature
is manifesting that name in the world, by allowing sin itself allow sin,
but further up in it and using it.
So he did this in order to manifest His Divine Name of forgiveness, he is the Forgiving, he is the partner, he is
the one who turns back to you. So this is a night of total. It's a night of turning back to a lesson to handle with that. Now it's easy.
in Ramadan, things are a little easier, there's facilitation, because certain forces that normally have play don't have played during this month. And people can see that you can see in your own life, you can do things and you can do it and other parts of the year. But
the azeema of the night isn't azima your determination is a determination
You are appealing to your nature is department. So you will love to partner so partner and partner
even Madigan and Josie the great rocky stone.
She said that he was with a man who was a rich man. And a poor man came. And he introduced himself by saying under lovely accent in India phenomen Muhammad, I'm the man that you helped last year. That's how the man talking to this rich man. The Richmond said to him must have been the man was sorry, Elijah, said Elaine.
Welcome to the one who is using as a means to get to me reminding me of previous gifts that I've given a person that wanted something from so he's a member of me on the menu we're
helping last year in other words helped me again.
He said, I learned an amazing thing, from this rich man statement to ask Allah subhana wa tada through his sense of meaning.
And then he began to make a beautiful day. And he said, Yeah, men are bad, he was unhappy or honey only. Oh, you nurtured me when I was in the womb of my mother was basically what
you brought me forth naked and clothed?
was a funny worry, they rocky me. And you gave me two parents that loved me and had compassion. And then you sent me two teachers who taught me after not knowing anything, I became knowledgeable. And then you put love of this religion in my heart.
Each of these stages is asking Allah subhanho wa Taala by all of this XM
that I'm admitting to you today can be a little magical. Which of the boundaries of your role Are you denying? Look at your life. Look at all that
has given you think about all that. data has given you up to now you have nothing to complain about. Our complaints are a disgrace
what long people getting there
by a president taking
their safe and secure in our home. People right now don't have anything to eat, we're going to go home. And we have refrigerators full of food. And if it's not, we can go down to the store and we can buy it. Even if we don't have money, we can get credit to do that generally. Look at what we have all of the boundaries that Allah has given us. So this is a time to think about those boundaries, to ask Allah subhana wa, preset, Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah. On this night, according to the Hadith, that the son of religion has an adultery. He says that all of the details of the next year are determined on this night, they were made clear to the angels who will die, who would live
who would have been proven have hardship, all the opposite of the service, or all of these things. This is the night and so this is a night to ask Allah subhana wa Adana to put you in his kennel
to put you in his protection, to put you in his Amen. To put you in his breath and let it come to him as he then
if you are grateful towards me, I will increase you in the blessings that I've given you.
All of these blessings, these are the things that we should be thinking about. And then finally,
province licenses and
both religious heavy food do you have to do
it on your own?
The ECMO eight data show
that the fans by signing the moon read the past by signing the loan, if you can see that it's obscure, that complete 30 days of shutdown. This has been the practice of the loophole for 1400 years. There are three scholars in the early period that said about calculating this is the Sunnah of the Muslims for the last 1400 years.
This message is following the sermon when I was in Mauritania, and I was one of the great authoritarians.
And I told him about the difference of opinion. He said, Follow this.
Stick to this one.
This is a great blessing to follow the sooner
you're seeing the sooner obliterated we don't cover our heads anymore. People don't really basic Sona practices. They're going from the Muslim oma when I went to the Muslim world 30 years ago, there there are people you saw you don't see them anymore. They're gone. Online. They're gone.
People that grew up without accountability. They grew up they didn't know anything about corporations. They didn't know anything about simple people that loved our law, loved his messenger followed the suit as best we can. people that read sort of almost every night before they went to sleep. people that read food and cast every Friday, people that
were groom, people when they went to the masjid, they went with Nia, everything they did was with me yes or no was filled with people like that. This is the mission for the community.
This is a time to commit ourselves to the best of our ability
as much as you're able to handle the data is
he is an avid he is a he's a he's a Gemini, all of his beautiful names. So that was to be asking through his name. Yeah.
Yeah. before filming. Yeah.
All of these beautiful names are given us to call on him. No other community has the names that we have one line, and the name
The name is the key to the one name. If you want somebody you say yeah, yeah.
And they turn because you know their name. If you don't know their name, you can say hey, and they don't know you're calling and maybe they'll just keep walking this true or not true.
But if you see somebody you know, and you say, Yeah, sorry, sorry. Somebody called me they know me.
A lot. He gave us his name.
And he gave the names to call for the things that you need.
If you want a long life, you don't call on your mommy.
You call on your money? Yeah, for you. Yeah. That's what you call if you want Toba, you don't call it should either a
young duck in a family,
you get the names, according to what you want from the one name. Allah has given you the keys
to open up all of the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's giving you the keys in life to sign.
When I saw her, Jana, whoever learns these 99
will interpret men as far
as the judge to bring grammarian from Allah suggests, said men, for men jala as
the one who puts the names as his way of looking at the world, for you sort of Harlequin finma blue wave zero rise a film of zoo, he sees the creator in his creation.
Because Allah is revealing Himself through his creation, the factory will be Allah.
The provinces think about the gifts of Allah and don't think about what you can comprehend about. If you think about
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah know, direct, and as far as he
can to know that you can't know why his knowledge about law, but you can know his attributes. You can know Him through his name. So Allah has revealed Himself to us. And we have great gifts. What am I if this community knew what they had, if they knew what is wrong? What
if they knew what is wrong? What if they knew that give them a lot of giving this community, the blessing? The Muslims were at the pinnacle of the world. The Muslims were the crown of civilization, people used to go, one man told me that he called Greenwich, England his observatory to ask you when Ramadan started,
you know, the mentors of his astronomer there, you know, he said, he said, we used to go to you, on our knees to learn astronomy. And now you asked us to tell you when your month of fasting start.
But if you want heights, if you want heights, you have to strive and earn laser incentive.
Man has nothing other than what he's trying to.
The owner was amazing. There's a lot of advantage here. If you knew what was in Afghanistan, not now all this madness and war and, and craziness. Know, if you knew what was in, if you knew what was in battle, if you knew the type of odema that were there, alongside
if you knew the people that were there, the lines that they meant.
The women of Afghanistan, one of the great women of Hamas went to one of the madrasa and in her entourage, she found one of the women flirting with one of the men she made a walk to marry any of those men that needed to get very This is the type of people that were in this community. While not
all of the great mohideen from Tammy from bad
America was asked about knowledge he said that English
Judo was the mecca was sofo happened Medina will furono ha
ha ha ha son.
The Tree of Knowledge. its roots are in Mecca. its trunk is in Medina, its branches are in Iran, but its roots are in Afghanistan.
Reading people have no idea what was in
the books we don't even read anymore.
This is a great gift.
It's a great gift allows you to handle Adana. One of the greatest gifts that he's given us oma is the province of RSM heard about a man from various ideas. It was revealed to him about a man from Minnesota, who was a project for 83 years and shot 1000 months PCB Liga and the province of Iceland. He considered a lot of unless he he saw them as not having a lot of time compared to what the previous owner were given.
he said I heard it from one of the people have known that the problem civilize him when he heard about him and all of what they were given in a bad that he felt bad for his own man and so Allah subhanaw taala revealed to inanimate now
he was given a night from the year worth 83 years of an event
if you have an average lifetime your past maybe 50 times so you add that up
the gift of this oma it's amazing that must
make us people pm inshallah May Allah continue to pm through the rest of the year we need in our community we need people to raise their hand and about answers them now those are handled with animators people of st Gabba along with the mainland just allow them
to deal with the idea of karma Rahim. Allah obscene and I'm going to remain in our arena mousy when it comes to
a woman in the game so hopefully we'll be adding a muscle or even
a smack in what about Salima okay was in a
minute, one minute, whatever it is? Bettina
Deena along with
Dina Aloma, Jana said
along he had he had a neighbor mobile Allahumma.
Pakistan could say along the lines of a llama who's had a map with alma mater and you're staying near Allah, whether you go home and hammer Russian a
million and then you own a piece of the night
Illumina, where they have
a Navajo moment a Yama along with your other Quran Allah.
Allah, Allah will in Canada Venus opinion.
Allah He said he can overcome layers that he saw along the bone owning Judah in India Allah
Allah, Allah, he had he later Nevada Allah who would be happy a Saturday night they will be homeless he had a shovel and he
our team and you know the law
law alone which I will not be done and a lot of busy man here later on after the MBA Allah let me get the idea. Although my standard holding that you had to get anybody on a llama standard in a holding period Yama, Yama, Yama, Yama, Allah
miles before was set up and I was sitting