Quranic Themes – Episode 1 – The Straight Path
Channel: Hasan Ali
Series: Hasan Ali - Quranic Themes
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alaminos salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi nine. Firstly to everyone here Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
it's lovely to be back here and we're going to do another series now and this series is going to be about looking at Quranic themes. Okay? The Quran has been revealed to us and you know, the Quran is not it looks like it's not in order. But there's a very big reason why Allah did not put the Quran in a systematic order, like from A to Zed, like Allah could have said, Okay, this chapter about, you know, let's say, the Korea lesson and this is gonna be all the all the things about the Korea lesson, all the things about administration, all the things about the jinns and that's nothing more and all the things about, you know, the humans and the men or the women and this and that whatever,
whatever we've got in our lives, Allah could have done that he could have put all the beliefs in one surah and all the actions in another surah. But Allah azza wa jal didn't do it. Why?
Because the Quran is, is is in a way made, like it's called multi layers upon multi layers, and each layer has got connections with the layer below it above it, side of it in front of it behind it on the right side, left side. And it's got it's like a hologram, it's got so many different connections. And when you look at a hologram, that when you look at a large hologram, with many several lines going all across, if you tilted This way, you see something if you tilt it that way, you see something if you tell too slowly, this way you see something, if you look from beneath you see something if you look at it from one angle, you see nothing. That's how the parameters are made.
Because you can kind of see that these ions are not joined, but they are joined the they are joined one thing. Second is when Alan mentioned something here and then he goes on to a different subject in different subject, what it forces you to do is not only look at what Allah is trying to say, but also the words he used. For example, if you use the word hedaya,
you're going to be forced to look at all the other places in the Holy Quran, where Allah mentioned hedaya guidance, it forces you to do that. If Allah had a surah about just about hedaya about guidance, and all the things about guidance, he put it all in one surah you will read that surah only with the mind of guidance.
You would not you know think about anything else, right? You just look at the guidance, guidance, guidance, guidance here guidance in the home guidance say God, that's it. But when Allah azza wa jal uses in a certain certain sort of Fatiha and then he says in another part of the Quran, he says, Well, I'm not gonna homeschool and I will guide them to a pathways. Okay, this is not the end of ceramica booth and
I will guide them to my pathways here. It forces you to think about both the things and Allah has used Hidayat so many times the Holy Quran guidance sometimes it forces you to analyze every single one of those points. And when you look at Sudan Kabuto at the end, and you see Allah said, One larina gehouden, feen, Lana, dn Susanna, Allah said, Those who will exert themselves to reach us like those who will do their best to try and make a good connection with Allah. Allah says, Lana, dn Solana, I will open my pathways to them. So what he does now he makes you think, wow, there's a whole context with a different Ayah there's a context of Surah Fatiha here with a last but not
surface nothing. There's a context to another part of the Quran, where Allah has said about he died again. All right, la de la Vina Amano, Allah is the guide of those who who believe now again believe has been connected there and sort of uncovered it was you know, exerting to find Allah in Surah Fatiha, you find that it's a it's the opening chapter and Allah talks about guidance. We're gonna get to that today inshallah, because today's theme is going to be about this this concept Allah has given in the Quran, the concept of the straight path, alas, told us about a dinner items that are in the console of the straight path. So as part of this entire series, the first one of today is going
to be based upon looking at this random stuff and looking at facts behind particular sort of ads in particular, and looking at this part of sort of factor how it is a certain setting. Now, what I want to say to you, brothers and sisters who are listening is that sort of father have you read it all the time? Okay, we read all the time. If you really notice in Surah Fatiha
Apart from many other things going on, it's sort of hard to hide because it's a very short surah. But it's jam packed with so many things going on.
Like, if you look at it al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or you've heard it all praise to Allah, you know, there's so much going on. Allah is teaching the human to be grateful to his Lord, and to recognize him as the sole provider of not only himself herself, but every single thing that is in existence. Okay, there's a lot going on there Alhamdulillah every single types of praise every time praise is all belonging to Allah, whether people want to praise him or they don't want to praise him, it belongs to Allah. And I recognize him as as the one who sustains provides and so on Okay, for not only me I mean all the different worlds and when we say world we don't just mean you know,
if you look at the seagull find okay well the jinn worlds of angels worlds of humans and so are not within every human world, there are several worlds if you look in, in unpredictable stuff, you'll find this okay? Every single world there are many different worlds. So in the world of angels that are different worlds of angels, okay, there's the hierarchy angle, there's a low angels of the angels who are in the first heaven angels of the seventh heaven, angels that are busy going up and down angels that stand in front of Allah azza wa jal in one heaven, and just continuously worshiping in the world of animals that are many different worlds, and so on and so forth. Okay. Now, I'm not
going to give a full set of sort of factor, but I just want to say the next thing is we recognize Allah as the Most Merciful the most kind, okay to everyone, specifically to the believers of Rahim, Okay, first Abrahamic to everyone, then arriving specifically to the believers. We recognize then that our, our meeting is going to win the day of judgment. Okay, so all of this was in the dunya, Alhamdulillah, blauman, and Rahmani Raheem was back in between dounia Africa, we want your specific mercy NASA then was Maliki only Dean, you are going to be the only one who owns everything on the day of gentlemen. So we recognize we're going to come there. And then the bridge between the dunya
and akhira, ear canal Buddha, kana Stein, we're going to do our part to serve you worship You, whatever we can do, and we want you please to do your part, which is to you know, give us the give us the help, we can seek you for help, okay, we're gonna see what seek help from you. And then Allah teaches us to say what's the biggest help we can ever ask Allah? Now Allah could have put any draw here. Okay, it could have been
any other dry in the Quran or what? No, Allah said, You asked me for the biggest thing ever. Then eat dinner sirata Mr. Team asked me to be guided to the straight path. Okay. Now the concept is the whole thing about today's today's topic, which is pseudo atoms that in brought is this atoms 13. Okay, because the atoms 30 means the straight path. Now, it's not like the one that goes you know, straight up, okay? It's not like don't be motivated that just goes up. All right? The sooner studying you know, it's not something that you're going to find from the earth. Once you die, there's going to be like some staircase that because that's going to take you straight to heaven,
one straight staircase, there's no such thing.
So rather than studying the straight path,
is a balance.
circumstan is a balance, balance within our lives. balance in everything that we do in our lives. That's what certain studying is. I'm going to explain that to you. How do I mean all of that? Okay, if you're looking at the series, you will find Serato Mr. Team, some people, some scholars who don't have seen have said Serato who stepped in is the Quran and some have said certain mister thing is the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And some have said certain Mr. team is going to be all those things which you know, Allah azza wa jal has told us in terms of a balance in the Quran, and if you look at it, the Quran is unbalanced. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam is a balance I want
Allah created the human being and he said to us in Surah Rahman, he said, Man, Allah Malappuram Holla Holla insane allanon began like the most the most Merciful One Okay, man because this is interesting. I remember I said to the hologram, the hologram, Assa t you look at it this way, you see something this way, look at this year, in the beginning of sort of factor how you got
Alhamdulillah Allah Allah, mi.
R Rahmani Raheem, okay. Beginning of surah Ar Rahman Ar Rahman, Allah Quran, Allah tala insan Allah Maha.
So now it forces you to think about the two different two different places where Ar Rahman has been discussed and the Quran is full of many plays out. So what do we see? You see in Surah Fatiha Allah has told us about
How to visualize our world and the accurate man is the one who was missing everyone but r Rahim is the only one that we can get specific mercy from. Okay? But if you want the general Mercy of Allah azza wa jal, Allah says, Look, man for my general mercy
Rahman, Allah Al Quran, I teach, I have given the Quran, right, Khalid al insam are created human beings as a general mercy
and learner who began I taught you how to speak and articulate yourself as a general mercy in sort of far too high, you find that Allah says, Okay, one of the biggest things you need is in a certain setting, you need the straight path. In surah Ar Rahman Allah says one of the biggest things you need is you need a balance. Allah says, Allah it means on
taco finis on surah number 55 of the Quran, you open the beginning Allah has said he has he has placed the scales the balance,
a lot of you as insan you as human beings, don't violate the balance that I've given you. And this balance, we're talking about Milan, Milan is Paris you can say a pair of scales or a balance, okay? It's a balance. The same thing ally saying here in circumstance in about a straight path, which is getting things balanced. Certain study is something which you know, to get this balance, what we mean by this is, first biggest balance is that we balanced between our lives of what we see and what we don't see.
Okay, we've got to do this as Muslims, Allah, the big balance, what you see and what you don't see. You guys understand? You don't understand. Let me explain it further. Some of these guys lost us today.
Allah said to
me was Shahada. He's the Knower of the unseen and the seen.
You guys understand? The things we see and the things we don't see, Allah sees both we only see one lasses both. In fact Allah sees everything of all the seen world that he sees everything of the unseen world we only see part on the scene world and we see nothing of the unseen world. Allah has said if you want to get a balance in your life, the first thing is you better get the balance between the scene life and the unseen life where does Allah say that look in the Quran? So the Hon Allah look at it right in the beginning of sort of Bukhara just straight up certified to her and Marina umino, Nebula Hawaii those who believe in the unseen Okay, when you ki Muna salah and they
establish their prayers and they give from the from from the things Allah has given the giveaway. What is that? What does Allah say? What is Allah saying here? Allah says, Allah Dena umino Nabila ye those who put their faith in the unseen world and who will pray in the seen world, okay the world that you see things you Tina Salah, they will pray offers Allah in the unseen world, they have the belief that's the balance. Do you guys understand? Yes, it's a balance, trade another balance. The balance of Allah Quran has dealt with this very delicately so many different places. There is a clear balance we have to get with the accurate and the dunya. The dunya which is as well and the
accurate the next world Allah has again and again said 102 hiren laka Mina, Lula, you know, the next world is better than this world, but Allah also said,
Allah has also said that
sin Allah said, you know, be good, okay, be good. And Allah has told us to not forget his told us not to forget our portion of this world. vallotton son of Siva kameena dunya Okay, I'm gonna give you the reference for this right now is in the same surah Allah casas
and Allah told us look when when Allah when Allah, Allah Salaam to talk to Harun, who had a lot of wealth and he was inclined to this world. If you look in Surah number 28 ayah number 77. Allah said, while I turn son of seebeck, Amina dunia Don't forget your portion of the world. The balance is this. The balance is I live in this world. But I must also
at the same time be connected to the next world. I should never be connected so much to this world that I forget my next world and I should never be so connected to the next well that I forget this vote.
You guys understand? It's a balance Allah has dealt with this in many parts of the Quran. Let me give you an example. Okay, and and you know, probably
This, you've seen it daily in your lives, how many Muslims do we know? That because of money because of wealth because of jobs because of them now, because of the seen world because of what they want. Now, they have left the accurate they leave the salon, they leave the you know, they leave connection with a law, they leave the port and they leave all of this. How many do we know? Plenty? There's too many to count.
This is they're, they're gone this way.
But you know what, some people go that way, as well.
I'll give you an example and Rasulullah sallallahu Addison's time
with Abu Dhabi Allah. He used to come home and he used to after after he used to come home and he used to do his natural prayers. But his wife after a while she came to the province of the last month she complained. She said Mr. novella, my husband comes home. Okay, after all day comes home, and then I'm waiting for him. But he's, you know, Allahu Akbar, Mashallah, yeah, but he's allowed what isn't finished is continuous Silva
is praying is praying is great. And she's Doctoroff she dropped off to sleep and then when she's basically woken up for further, he gets a further fine. And then after that, you know, after he's gone to sleep or something, and she's now awake, because she slept in an ideas during the day and you know that she's not finding that connection. So she complained to the purpose of the lesson. So the Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. After a while he sent salamander, the Allahu anhu as a guest to a Buddha house. Okay. So someone asked a Buddha Dhamma stay in your house for three days. He said, Fine, you can come. So Selman went to his house after a Shabbos came home in Abu Dhabi and Abu Salah
basically Subhan Allah is getting ready for lava and someone said Hey, stop. We didn't he said.
he said Go Go to work right now you know go go go sleep.
He telling me he said go to sleep now. So he went to sleep. Okay, went went to bed. Then some man got up. The alarm got up later on in the night for 204 Kelvin lay. I will tell him also got up they both prayed to God, they both came late. Okay. And then they went for father and farther. I am not having any of this. Okay? He complained to the browser last semester messenger of Allah, this guest comes to my house and tells me that I can't do my novel.
My extra prayers rasulillah salam said Okay, tell me what's going on. Okay. Because they they plan this dragon is no his wife to try and get her rights. Okay. So he said look, I said I go home and I do my nofollowed way. And someone came to me to go to sleep any time to wake up.
And then when I asked some man he said the professor said this, the professor was we said in
your eye has a right over you. This is a mountain. Is it your right your eye has a right over you that you must sleep. We're in le nuptse gallega your body has a right over you. You need to give it rest. Why in
your family has a right over you as well. We're in an era
of you as well. You've got to balance everything.
And he complained to the process. And he said you know, he said that he quoted you that you said this in the process of Rossum said saga, Sandman, Sandman spoke the truth.
Okay, get the balance right. So naspo truth. So some of you will go this way. And some of you will go that way. Okay, and in everything allows us to keep that balance. If you ever think well how do I know when where to find this balance and how to balance it, you got to go and see what you've got to go to two places. Number one is the Quran Okay, the Quran gives us a very detailed explanation of balance. And number two, number two is that that life of the purpose of the lives because the entire life, the purpose of the law, Harrison was balanced, there was a clear balance. So even a certain amount of the main things are balanced is the seen world the unseen world the dunya the Acura to
balance both like some people so the handle law, they get into the world so much that you know, they become absent minded from the ACA, somebody will know for the ACA so much absent minded with the with the dunya and Allah has asked us not to do this if you if you break the knees and you know what Allah said, Man, the balance. If you get the balance wrong, you will always suffer.
There'll be something wrong with us if you get the balance wrong. Now let me give you another part of the Quran. Allah azza wa jal has told us to keep a balance
With our wealth
the way we deal with our wealth the way we you know, we have our monies Allah set the balance. If you spend too much
you've broken the balance, you've you've offset the whole thing. If you're stingy and you don't spend you go that way, and the last talk about both of them in the Holy Quran. So if I give you the is Surah Surah
Allah azza wa jal has said
here in Surah, number 17 and number 30 Allah says so I number 29 losses while at Taj Mahal Yakima Hulu Latin Illa no pick don't put your hands okay don't put your hands tied to the back of your neck like this A I'm not going to give you no money I'm not going to spend on you. I'm not going to spend on you. You know some type people that don't want to spend it's like getting blood out of the stone when you want to get something from them. Right some people are really tight
tight on their own family tight on children tight on their own you know close friends sometimes they're tight on fire people sometimes close people that tight and Allah said that said then sending the same verse while at Tom Superman wonder like this year, then Allah said voila
boss. Hey man, hey, do you want us to have a good time? Yeah, I'm gonna spit it on you boy.
Rob I'm gonna spend on you. You know you put your hands out like that was super cool dusty, don't spell your arms out fully and say you're gonna spend and spend and spend.
Allah said Fatah coda maluma. Matsuura. Otherwise, you're going to sit sit down, being someone who's blamed or someone who's actually you know,
regretting what they did. Why? Because I lost coolers for a balance you spend you keep some you spare you keep some you save some you spend some somehow to law some people I don't I don't understand them. You know, you know people
people sometimes don't even get the balance right with saving
some people saving means that you save you save you save you never spend from that place again. Like from the savings that you got, you never spend from that when you need to spend that's why you saved right. Why did you save you save so that you could be in your grave? And everybody else could spend your money?
You guys answer No, no, I was in India with my with my chef and
we're taking a journey from up to Delhi Okay, so the the money for a good first class carriage of a train service and they've got some good trains out there Mashallah. Better than what I've seen in this country.
The first class is really good. Anyway. So they've got a really good carriage you can get with you know, you know, cushy seats and private cabin everything for Guess what? But four pounds, okay, it's about 400 rupees or something over there. And there was a man amongst us who had the money to spend the rest of them were bits poor so they went by bus and I went by train machine when by train, and this man who had the money he decided to go by bus.
Now if you go by bus, you're gonna have a very rough ride. Okay, it's gonna be longer journey, rough ride. And how is he going to say he's just going to save a couple of pounds. And he was going to go on the on the bus and he went on the bus in the share setting. He said, Listen.
Why did you save your money in your life? What's the point of saving your money? If you can't use your money when you need to use your money? What's the point of saving and some people are the opposite. They never say
Hola, Hola. Hola. They never save anything. They never have anything for the rainy days. Again, the balance is not there. Look at the Quran. The Quran says. I'll give you another verse because it talks about this balance.
Allah says in
Surah number 25, sort of full con and number 67 one Latina Eva and Saku la muesli fu while I'm yet to work anabaena velyka calama Allah has said those who when they spend they not extravagant, they are not extravagant, nor are they stingy, but they are in between. That is a balance. We have to have a balance in terms of the way we approach people. If you're too sweet, people will swallow you.
And if you're too bitter, people will spit you out.
So you got to remain in between. It's a it's a very tricky thing. Okay, remaining between. Don't ever get too sweet. And don't ever get too bitter.
If you're too bitter, okay, Allah said in the Holy Quran, this again part of our balance, okay? Allah said
this is in Surah
Surah Allah moron.
So number three is number 159 fabby mera Mati Mina la healing
out of the mercy of Allah O Prophet, you're someone who is gentle towards the Sahaba. Well, I couldn't have been Holly welcome. Have you been Stern, hard hearted, learn from boom in Holic, they would have run away from you. Guaranteed anyone who's out there always like you know,
some people, that's how they talk. Okay, when they go home,
they're always raising the voice OSHA and always, you know, saying something has saved them that guaranteed their children are not bouncing on top of you know him around him guaranteed to do what they want to see Daddy, children, I want to see even if it's a mother doing that children don't want to be nearby. Even wife doesn't want to be nearby or somebody else doesn't want to be nearby. Why? Because the Quran has said you get the balance wrong. That is what's going to happen. But the opposite is true as well.
If you become too soft,
people will swallow you, man.
He will follow you. People will take you towards themselves. People who use you people will put them in their own agenda, people will take you for a ride. It's in the Quran. Because Allah has warned the professor Larson about this as well. This is in the 15th 15 Jews of the Holy Quran. And this is in Surah number 17 one seven, and Allah has said
in Surah, number 79 number 74. While Allah and Sabbath NACA laqad keep that token, Elaine mushy and Alina, if I as Allah have not kept you firm, then you would have drifted towards them a little, you would have become gently going inclined towards them. Allah has said many places
don't incline towards them. This way. Allah has said, Well, I
don't fall in a position where you're following the whims and desires of these people. There's got to be a balance. And so Hamilton slam has given us that balance, which is whether you love or you hate you keep a balance. Don't ever love someone too much. Don't ever hate someone too much. Keep the balance. The what is the purpose of the law how to set up a happy happy duck. How
Habiba How am I sir? Una de de Vaca Yo Mama, the process of law says in a hadith of Timmy de la love your beloved in a moderate way. Lest one day your beloved becomes someone that you dislike you hate. And then he said, I believe
you have an asset saw an akuna Javi Baca Yo Mama,
hate the person you hate, hate them moderately less one day the person you hate becomes your beloved.
Okay, there's a balance here, which is when you love you have to love moderately. I'll give you an example. Look, when Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam loved the idea of the love on how he loved his wives. He did it in a balanced way. He never gave too much love. And he never gave to less love. He gave the right balance. So whenever there was an issue with him, and I generally olana he was always able to maintain his position.
Now, let me explain this a little bit more, because some people are like, What's that got to do with me, bro? Yeah. Do you know that there's so many people in this Western world who are suffering because they gave too much love?
You know, you don't agree with me. Do you guys agree with me?
Many reliant on our token.
But let me explain to you. The man is sitting in his home, okay.
is spending from his credit card or his debit card. And the man can't say nothing. And I'm saying because if the man says something, then he's not gonna get any performance in the night time. Or you might have some other trouble. He might not have some, you know, plate of food, whatever. Yeah. The woman. She's home, okay.
And she's given too much.
Much love to her husband. And because she's given too much love to her husband, her husband's not going to even get up from that sofa and do anything. Just gonna sit there.
He's just gonna sit there because she gave too much love.
There's parents who got the children who are playing these games, electronic games and as a you know, finish finish times up, and that you
can't get them to finish.
They're just playing and playing and playing. Are you gonna finish? Are you gonna finish? Come on, come on. I can finish another half an hour gone. 45 minutes gone. 15 minutes. What? Why? Because you gave too much love.
If you can't get your child to listen to you, if you can't get someone in a household to listen to you, it probably means that you've put yourself in a weak position because you gave too much love. And I'll tell you, I'm not, I'm just not just saying is we suffer in this part of the world with too much love. And in the other part of the world that we came from, they suffer with to less love.
You guys understand? You guys.
If you visited those plays, you know that they don't care about anything. All right, kid not listening.
And the story? No, everything sold? Yeah, some are not listening. finish in time. Yeah. What is the why for somebody else, they just know how to do that. And they've got less love and some of the habits on that side, and then got too much love on this side. And we both suffering for different reasons. Because in your love, if you give too much, guaranteed you're going to suffer in the long term.
So people told me this. There's a man from Edmonton. Here, Edmonton. Man rang me last year, he told me how, how much he gave to his No, he said, Look, I've given this to my wife. And I gave this to my wife. And you know, she's got a comfortable house here. I'm working. And I'm doing this shift and that shift. And, you know, she she wanted this again, the two she wanted that gave that to her. And then after a few years, she wanted this and again that and it's also and I've got a few kids in between. And yes, I'm given enough money to look after the kids look after herself. And one day, one day, after many, many years, she tells him that, you know, she's not happy.
She's not happy what we're talking about. Now, she's not happy when I spoke to him for 45 minutes. And I asked this question, and that question does go on, I said, Bob, I tell you what your problem is, your problem is you made it too sweet.
If you make it too sweet, my mouse doesn't want to taste anything sour. If you make it too sour, then you know, it's enough, somebody else might not taste that nice. You can't you know, you gotta have the balance. I said you've given too much. Now you're gonna have to curtail this whole thing back. And so the Han Allah the Quran, when he talked about us having the straight path, it meant a balance, even in our emotions, even when you're angry, be balanced. If you look at Rasulullah sallallahu and his anger, he was balanced. And many of us need to learn from this. Because some of us when we get angry, then it's like, oh, we incredible hope
in a destroy stuff.
No sense, okay, he's angry. He's gonna smash blades. He's gonna like, you know, wave his arms, he's gonna probably you know, hit something punched a wall punch a door.
Incredible, what does that do to you, bro, you're, you're embarrassing yourself.
And some other people when they you know, because a lot of people sort of analyze them. They get hungry.
And they just sit there.
they know all the angles festering in here vesting in there, and they complain to people, but they don't solve the problem. They don't stand the grounds. The Quran has taught us that we have a balance, you get angry, you have the right to get angry. And you got to keep your styles and the Quran has spoken about this. So for example, okay, for example, there are many times when Rasulullah sallallahu had to stand his ground.
And they came to the process of loss of a mandate and they challenged him. And the process also had to stand his ground. He said something he meant it that said, these are the lines and you don't cross these lines and Subhanallah you have to learn from this because some people, you know, whatever line you draw, people are always going to challenge you to try and move the line a bit back. And they're always going to challenge you to try and move the money back. So in that
Gathering of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, some of them started to ask him questions and questions and questions and questions, you know, and then they got to see the questions. Now there's a balance here when you're asking questions. Yes, certain questions. I was hungry will amaze you. They're asking you about intoxicants and gambling. This is a valid question. And the province of Lawson gave an answer to the Where's aluna? Can India terma they're asking you about the orphans. And Abram gave an answer for that there was a Luna county Mohave they asked me a question about women and their menstruation. The Quran answered that these are valid questions. But then one day, you know, as
they're getting to ask questions and questions and questions, one day, they got to see the questions. And one of them said in the gathering of the privacy laws, and and one of them said, almost you have a longer question. What's your question? Is my father my real father?
You know, when people cross the line? Yeah, it's my father, my real father.
And then Allah, you know, set the record straight. Allah said sudama, number five is number 101. Yeah, you are Latina. Amen. Oh, you believe lattice Aloo Han Ashiya. Don't ask about certain things. In tuba de la, Casa comb, if it was revealed to you, you would have dark faces. Meaning that if I now get it out of my messengers mouth that your father wasn't your real father
my real father, if the Prophet said, No, God, you gotta live your life after this.
So the arrow is telling us that, you know, be balanced in terms of, you know, the boundaries that we have with one another, you got to keep your mark. And the crowd was awesome. Here. He stood his ground.
But then what happened is, you know, when you have a situation like this every time people try to knock you this way, hey, knock it this way to come back that way and knock that way. Right. And sometimes what happens is you keep the grounds, they couldn't knock you this way. They couldn't knock you that way. So now they don't even want to engage with us happen. So So what happened after this was now the Sahaba was scared.
Questions. People are scared to ask questions. So what kind of question is going to be the right question to ask? All right, so then, Allison, Gabriela is allowed to come down. And that's where we had the whole incident of the heavy debris with gvi ceram kingu, in the form of a man, he came to us last time he sat in front of him, he asked a number of questions. What is Islam? What is he man? What is your son? Okay, that whole thing happened after an incident like this, because Sahaba when I asked him, and then they were encouraged again to ask questions. Okay, now, you've got to, you've got to stand your ground, but you know, that certain people will push you this a push it away, but
you got to stand in the middle, I will tell you one thing that, you know, this living in a very liberal world, okay, it decided the world, the Western world we're living in is a very liberal type of world. And a lot of people have not got the balance right with their lives. A lot of people have not got the balance with their lives. Because we were in a we're in a sphere, we're in a, an environment, where everything sort of skewed to the left. And a lot of people are not understanding like, for example, the capitalist society, right? We live in a capitalist society, you have to understand this. We live in a world where money is everywhere, and everything is money.
That's the kind of world we're living in. Like if you don't earn your monies, and if you don't get have enough to pay your bills, then you're not on the grid, you're not going to get the grid. So what has happened is people have lost their balance. People have lost the balance in terms of the ibadah people have lost the balance in terms of focus or focus of the asset. People have lost the balance in terms of getting so much freedom, that they basically just lost themselves.
There's a balance. The Quran has said, Okay, what is your ad?
You're a servant, or a slave of Allah azza wa jal.
Okay, the Parana said that
he has given us the whole thing of as being a bad but the Quran has given a balance, which is the Quran has also recognized that we also have to have our own rights and our own rest. So the Quran has talked about it. The Quran says Do you want you got necessities in you? So for example, you you've got a you've got a need inside you that you know, a sexual need inside you. The Quran has said okay, fulfilled through marriage, for free through nica and through marriage, the process
sees the need that we've got inside us. So the Quran has given us okay fulfill that but the Quran has also said you've got responsibilities it gives a balance. The Quran has seen the need for us to have children to have progeny after us but the Quran has said okay, have your children have your moments of you know, coochie coochie coo, you know.
But at the same time, the Quran has told us that you've got responsibility that these children now are a manner that they have a responsibility on you. You can't just have children and not be responsible for them till they grow up. You need to have that responsibility. Now Subhanallah I mean every aspect of our lives what you will see is this part of the Quran where it says add in a Siracusa team, there is a balance that's needed and where do you find the balance? I said to you earlier, two things.
Number one, the Quran. How? Because you know when you look at Alif Lam Meem Allah azza wa jal has thought the Quran was a meme and then that he Calcutta, anyone know what valleca means?
What does it what is the valley can mean in Arabic?
No one ever told me that they don't have a valid
word valid means
that what does that mean?
this doctrine starts by saying that our legal kita boo la vie Buffy that book
Okay, there is no doubt in it. Now, why would Allah say that?
One of the best of series of this is their leka that that sirop almost 13 that straight path.
That straight path sir from stalking you or asking for from Allah azza wa jal is Al Kitab la vida Fie the book there is no doubt this is the book, there is no doubt in why that is now from Allah flamming. To the end of the book
is this book, every guidance that you need is in this book. And the second thing that you need is Rasulullah sallallahu lessons of life, the more you study with purpose of loss of life, the more you see a balance. And the beauty of the of our looking at risk of loss of life is that you recognize the Subhana Allah, our Prophet, sallAllahu wasallam was an all rounder.
He was in every aspect of his life to handle I look, he had friends.
He had family, he gave his balance time to his friends, balanced time to his family, balanced time to Allah balanced him to himself. He balanced it all.
That's the beauty of looking at Rasulullah sallallahu his life, you have a balance. And I will tell you one thing my friends, you know, in this capitalist society that we're living in, you know, I feel sorry for for a lot of people out there who've lost the balance because of money. Because of them being driven by the capitalist society. They are heading for a waterfall. They're heading for a waterfall and they don't realize it. But my sister you need to earn money. Yes. But there's a life on this earth you need to have for yourself as well. Working leaving your house seven in the morning, right? returning back seven in the evening, right? And then having barely any time to
yourself is not a healthy life is not a healthy life.
Actually, you'd be better off working for less money with less hours. But be happy yourself. I'm telling you long term, you're going to be happy. A lot of these people Subhanallah especially you know, they're working in these in a Canary Wharf. You guys know Canary Wharf? We don't know. We live in Edmonton. Yeah. Canary Wharf, okay in East London.
You've got people you've got the big banks there. And some of the brothers I know that work in those banks they're doing extra extra time they really made to work hard and they get very good bad good very good salaries. Okay. And again, look, I'm not here to discuss about the jobs in the bank some jobs in banks are halaal some bonus some some jobs are Haram. I'm not here to discuss that. Okay. But let's just say they're working in there. They've got a long hours, and I see them they're earning good bucks. Don't get me wrong, and the family is getting good bucks. Been off for a while what happens
after a while the connection with their wife is not there. After a while the connection with their children is out there after a while the children are growing up and there's no real, you know, Dean and religion they're supposed to be there. And after a while they themselves are drained.
You know, we don't have five years you give them six, seven years then drain. They started at the age of 2627 that only
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who told us to get that balance wrong? would work in so much for the dunya and not so much for the for the author? And I'll tell you one thing brothers and sisters were listening. Some of you might think, well, well, you know, shake, I've got to pay for this bill, and I gotta pay for that bill. I gotta pay for this, or I gotta pay for that. And I gotta pay for these, you know, you give me your bills that are telling you what you need to pay for you what you don't need to pay for. Seriously.
You gotta you gotta seriously think why am I you know, working so hard. Right? When it's so hard that I'm, I'm losing myself. I'm losing my family. I'm losing my Acura, I'm losing this whole dance. Why'd you tell me you can go for a less package. Okay, with your your TV and your internet. And your I don't know this, this this package or that you're getting through your internet provider for your TV. And some other things. You can go for a less one, but you choose to go for the higher one.
A seat is a seat, right?
Does a seat is the seat Yes or no? Yes, I do it. The difference is, there's a hot seat. There's a medium kind of seat. Okay, in terms of comfort, and a very comfy seat.
Okay, you wanted to go for the most comfortable one. That was your choice. And now you're working so hard to get that comfortable seat and the comfortable sofa. And the one day you sit in and you're like,
Hey, who set my bar to get all of these things around? Who said bah bah, you? You could do with just normal carpet. But you want it to go for that? You know, special would? That would be you know, very good looking in your house, you said that? You know you can have just normal paint just straight, wipe it on your house? No, no, no, no, you wanted the design.
You set the bar, you and your wife set the bar, you and your husband set the bar. And when you do that, then you gotta you gotta pay for it. So you got to go out there you gotta work hard boy who set these bonds
who said to you that you have to have such a, you know, luxury, you know, meal, whatever, you can just have whatever so
you don't have to have all these sufferings in your house. You know people stash their houses with love with you know, the one Coca Cola one Pepsi, and they want some seminar and then the ones from other dreams, the ones who can drink so maybe we need some canned drinks. How are we going to have the bogans as well just in case we go on a journey we need the little balls you know each one is costing about 50 pounds two pounds, right? We need the big balls as well put them inside. Oh, we might need some bright meaning here. Some other vimto here we need some other sort of juicy one of the cages you didn't use. You know your bill.
And you know, you could have lived on water.
free of charge.
free of charge. Yeah, seriously. Some people teas and coffees like
this people spending one every time they go to the coffee place 10 pounds 999 at a coffee place because you get the expensive coffee which is three pounds 60 or four pounds something good coffee in and 1111 Okay, coffee, four pounds coffee, okay? Then you go to buy a little something next to it, you got a little bundle this The next thing you know, 999 you just spend the 799 you spend Who told you you have to spend Allah, Who told you who don't you have to get a coffee, who said you're 50 you can cut all of this, you know what the beauty is? If you find the balance of Rasulullah sallallahu with a simple life, the more simple Your life is, the more happy you are.
And the more complex you make it with. I've got to have this, we gotta have that. We're gonna have this. for the kids. We're gonna have this we could have that. And then designer clothes, designer bags, and then design it is designer that oh my god, the list never ends. The list never ends. You get into that. You're a dead man. I just tell you that now, you're a dead woman.
You get into all this design and stuff you finish. I'll give you I'll give you another thing. Look, you know, you see me right? I wear these clothes, right? One of these pieces cost me about 20 pounds. Right? One of these clothings does cost me 20 pounds. I wear them all the time. I wear them to the finished. Right. And you know what, when I come out that when I come out the door, I just have a choice of a few colors. They're all the same size, same cutting, same length, same style, there's nothing different. All I choose is okay, I'll just wear this color. That's it finished. Yeah, straight up on finish. I'm out the door. Okay. Finished. No design, no nothing, you know, just
connetquot finished and it lasts for about eight to 10 years. What are these will last for about eight to 10 years. I'll vary from American where I want to have almost finished with it. I'll take it to Bangladesh, and I'll give it to a poor person and he'll be very happy with it. And he'll ready for another 10 years Alhamdulillah
I don't know design shirt design, you know, belts, design houses, design shoes. I want to get design shoes super Han. A lot of people get into these things. Yeah, they're gonna have some some brothers that have 40 shirts. For t shirts. She's got 50 dresses, she's got 50 and one woman told me 51 pair of shoes. Another one woman told me 43 pairs of shoes. Super holla
one brother told me his sister bought a bag you know backhanded his sister bought a handbag guess how much for guess how much for 950 pounds wall sister that makes you look so expensive
950 pound bag when you can get just a 50 pound bag Are you be fine with it? People have to have expensive watches expensive you know all this gear just to make themselves look good. Why? Who told you after I'm the type of car that you have.
A car is a car you want to go from A to Zed a few more columns is enough. A few luxuries in the car is enough. You don't have to get you know this series that series because what happens then is you then do it for the name you do for the status you do for the for other people to reach you of who you are. Right. That's why you do it. And my God, I tell you one thing yet simple life Subhana Allah, it's the best one. This one the last night. I mean, we're not as simple as the province of Lahore itself. I wish we could be you know, that I would love I would love honestly.
I know I'm stuck here in England. I'm stuck because uh, you guys have to have to lecture you know, I'm saying, right. But I would love honesty to go to simple part of the world. Yeah. Simple part of the world. To have a simple house that doesn't cost much that you can basically just pay off. There are places in the world Subhanallah you can get an entire house, three bedroom house for this 20,000 pounds.
Yes or no? Yes, there are places where you might not get all your comforts, you're not getting you're not gonna get all your supermarkets next to you and this and that. And you're like, you know, lush things or whatever, you might not get that. But there's places in the world where you are mortgage free for 20,000 pounds, and you've got a whole house, and it's for life. 20,000 pounds. And you've got a good house, like with all the facilities and so on, there are places in the world where you can live month, a whole month, you can leave for like 100 pounds, 150 pounds, you don't need more than that. I would love to just go to one of those places, if I didn't have all the duties that
I have. Just stay there man, just like live with minimum means and just use the rest of the time to do good and to enjoy yourself with during an era you know, what do you need? What do you need? Do you really need to watch a movie? Do you really need to watch a film and if you need it, and you just done it yourself, but if you really have to do all those things, understand some people need entertainment. But you know what, if you make your entertainment the vicar of Allah, if you make your entertainment if you make your attachment to the dean and that is where you get your relaxation because entertainment is you want to get relaxed, right? What did was who was allowed to do, he made
his life as a balance. He made his life that he was attached to the accurate and he found his greatest peace in Salah it's in Hadith. He said inside Buhari said to belong to the alarm said are you gonna be Satya Bella O'Bannon give us the relief by giving the other
give us relief as if I'm going to feel so comfortable one to give the other because I'm going to be in my salah and that's the most peaceful place I have. You notice most of them said was Salatu kurata. ie he says Salah is the coolness of the apple of my eyes and there's a saying in English epitomise or the Quran is the thing that cools me down is Salah.
If we made our life like that, and then I'm not saying I'm not saying just pray and pray and pray and pray. No, I didn't say that. I said get the balance right. If you make that your beauty, the thing you look forward to the thing you want to go to. And at the same time you're looking after your family. You're doing a few duties you work in I'm not saying anyone not to work in Alhamdulilah work, there's good in it. It's a student of the process to work in and it's a very highly recommended thing to work. I'm not telling you not to but know the balance
Is that you work enough? You have enough. And then you live your life as a happy person. I'll tell you one thing I've seen what is happiness?
people, people, people don't understand what happiness is. Happiness is not new smiling. Happiness is not you laughing.
That's not happiness. Smiling is a temporary thing. You smile, then you don't smile.
Laughing is a temporary thing. Somebody makes you laugh. Something makes you laugh. So you laugh for a little while and that's it. It's gone. It's temporary. Happiness is of the heart.
Not of the face. Okay, remember, this happiness is at the heart, not of the face. If you're happy, you're happy inside here.
There's a lot of people out there so behala that make themselves look so on social media, and they are so sad.
You know what they do? Every person on social media has got their best picture on there. The best photo? Yeah, the best photo like and So bottom line is, is kind of crazy. Okay, some, some will go to Photoshop and make themselves look better. And now they've got the Samsung phone. I don't know if you noticed the Samsung phone, right? If you take a picture, it makes you look better than what you are in real life. So vahana live you taking a picture with a Samsung phone, one of the latest phones here. It makes you look better than what you are, you know what it does, it's got this technology that looks at your skin, right? And he finds the color, right? And all the little holes you got in
your skin and all the little ups and downs or whatever you got it blends it all. Okay, it blends it all nicely, automatically. One, one selfie. All right, one says one picture, it blends in all so you can't see the dips inside, you can't see you know, the little ups and downs and all of that you can't see the imperfections. It kind of gives you a nice little, you know, face massage, okay. All right. And then when you basically show your photo, you look better than what you are in real life. I'm like a stuffed with love. That's not who you are. Right. And every single social media account will show everybody happy, the shameful the happy moments, but guess what, they're not happy.
The lot of them are not happy. They're just sharing you a moment of their lives. Happiness is not in the face. Happiness is in the heart. And if you want to get happiness, the only happiness you will get is through the vicar of a loss of a gentleman through his remembrance. And this is one of the themes we're going to cover in these in this series. inshallah, I'll give you this ayah and I want you to reflect on this Okay, I'll give you this I believe what people are looking for, you know, with entertainment when people are when people are entertaining themselves with the TV with the smartphone, entertaining themselves with YouTube entertaining themselves with clip after clip
entertaining themselves with, let's say Facebook, videos and whatnot and posts when people are entertaining themselves with a movie or something else, or a console game or a game the play what are they looking for when people are looking for you know, looking for to go and you know, notice how long Some people go and try and drink and find you know the peace some people will look at drugs and they want to make themselves you know, something they're looking for some some kind of you know, long term, you know, they want a long time sort of relaxation. They want to feel really good about themselves. They want peace, they're looking for peace Long, long term peace inside and outside the
looking for that through drugs through gambling through you know, alcohol through wasting time through entertainment, whatever it is. Allah has said in the Holy Quran to Halliwell azeem, Allah said, Allah be the killer he taught my inner loop. Allah has said in the Holy Quran surah route sudama 13 ayah number 28 Allah says Allah Dena, men will talk to my inner Guru boombah decree law, those who believe and the inside their minds their hearts are completely content, long term contentment with victory lap through the remembrance of Allah, Allah.
Allah said Be warned, that only through the remembrance of Allah will your minds will your heart be will find long term settlement long term contentment only through this faith Allah has told us that because you can go through any other avenue until you haven't made up with a loss of a job and found your your beauty in Salah in connecting with a logistics remembrance. Okay, connecting with his remembrance. If you haven't found that, then you haven't found long term happiness that's not happiness happiness is this. Okay? Now Lazarus will give us tofield gives it
In today's theme we discussed about slotum stocking. Okay? And as a summary on the status circumstance theme, is a balance, okay? And a balance in every part of our lives when it is dunia akhira our emotions, we need to balance them, our connection with people into balance them, the way we spend our money is we need to balance them, I will do me an academic to balance it. Our high data and the work should be doing to balance it. Right our connection with Allah and connecting with human beings we need to balance it. There's a lot of balances we need to get and that's what your outcome study was about. And finally, I want to say to you that the Quran has said straight and sort
of Fatiha Scirocco Medina and I'm telling him, he has said, The path of those people who are last favored, and then they've been the prophets, seductive, truthful ones Shahada, the martyrs Sala him those who are righteous in another part of the Quran, Allah is explaining what does that mean? That means that without being in the company of people who balanced themselves, you can't get through balancing. So one is that tolia is the poor and yes, we need to read the Quran and the Sunnah plan and implement that in our lives. That's one balance. The second one is without finding those people whose companionship we can be in who we can spend time with, you can't get that balance. That's how
the Sahaba became the Sahaba because they found the companionship of the personal awesome, they stayed with him, they spend time with him, they molded their behavior. According to him, they found the balance in according to his balance, and when the next generation came to tabular in, they spend time with the companions, they sucked with them, they ate with them, they move with them, they learn with them, they spend time with them, and then they found that balance by spending it with real people. That's what you also need to do is find those people in our lives who have got more of a balance, spend time with me, sha Allah and Allah will also give us that balance in our in our lives.
Does that mean that we had any anyone got any question? That is an urgent question to do with today's topic. Something I might have mentioned with somebody you know, want to, you know, make a query or or any anyone got what one?
No, okay, well, I'll see inshallah next week after my head was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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