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Today's Hobbes's has his number for the havelaar rhinorrhea masala we have been through
almost the whole series, we said that we will have inshallah, Ada Hadith. Raja added in his book jam Eldorado mahakam, the compendium of knowledge and wisdom, which has been translated, it's an explanation of the for the now we have East which are for the to in fact and
in addition to eight hobbies added by Roger
to make the total number of the hobbies that are
elaborated on in the book General mahakam, the compendium of knowledge, compendium of knowledge, and wisdom 50
So, we have been doing this for about a year now, from the law.
And this particular hobbies, I have to tell you, you know, this particular hobbies is, is not like any other hobbies, because this particular hobbies is about zodat. It's about this theme for the dunya. It's about this interest in the dunya. It's about divorcing the dernier. To some extent renouncing the dunya.
And this belief is not about, you know, it's not about the intellect as more this is about the heart. It is not about how you will understand it as more as it is about how you will feel it how you will
live it how you will apply it in your life. And that requires a huge effort of the heart.
In terms of the you know, the mind is just two words. So all of us would would read those two words, in all of us will be equal in terms of our understanding of what the Hadees talks about. Just two words. were two phrases. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam Bukhari reported from Abdullah Brahma radi Allahu
Allah sallallahu Sallam Beeman kibby the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam took me by the shoulder
wacol and he said, couldn't fit dunia. Kanika very be in this world, be in this life, or the life of this world. As though you wear a stranger
for a wayfarer, or a traveller. That's it. That's the one. That's what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said,
we will tolerate the kids don't worry about it. You don't need to leave this.
Country dunia can naturally be in this life as if you were a stranger I was if you are a stranger, or hybrid Seville or wayfarer. And that's the end of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. How much intellect does it take? How much intelligence how much thought does it take to understand what this hadith means? All of us know be in this life as a stranger.
Act like a stranger. What does the stranger do?
You know, have you ever seen a stranger, build mansions and fancy homes and possess, you know, in hordes possess and hoard you know, loads of money and, and so on and so forth a stranger that is eager, impatient, impatient Lee eager to go back to his homeland. That's the stranger. That's one level in the Prophet sallallahu Sallam given this first level first, try to be like a stranger. But if you can be a traveler, that's even better.
How are people savvy, so, the profits are seldom kept to the higher station for for last, because the arbiters are there as severe or the wayfarer, the traveler is not even like the stranger. Because the stranger may have some, you know,
manifestations of settlement, you know, he may
set up his, you know, his tent, for instance, stranger, or he may rent lease, a place to live in.
But he will certainly be eager to go back to his hometown habitus. Serbian on the other hand, is just moving, you know, he's moving day and night, the traveler
is moving day and night, and that one does not even set up his time. He doesn't have time to soak up his time. He continues his journey, he continues to walk, he continues to arrive back to his home.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told Dr. Levin armor, if you can be a stranger, be a stranger.
But there is even something better than a stranger,
which is the wayfair the traveler, arbiter sob. And then the addition is from our beloved Omar himself. Basically our beloved no Homer is telling you, what does that mean?
What he understood from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam of the love Norma is saying to us, this is what I understood from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he's given us this advice. He used to say if Satan fell out on top
of the lava Homer used to say, in the evening, or when the evening comes,
do not expect to live until the morning, whatever is back there and when the morning comes, fell out on top.
Do not expect to live until the evening.
Well, hos Mensa, hortica, Illuminati, the Marathi and make use of your health, before your time of sickness.
It is not before times of sickness, it is before your time of sickness, sickness, limonada as if it is inevitable, as if it is coming, know that it is coming.
And if it doesn't come, then something else will come. That is even more serious, which is your death. So if you live a healthy life, and you just die suddenly, then you will be seized by this. If you're not seized by sickness, and illness and senility and old age, there is something more serious awaiting you, which is your death. So that's why he said woman hieratic remotec and make use of your life before your death
and make use or take advantage of your life before you're there.
Now, to be honest with you, I didn't know how to explain this hurries because it is self explanatory. It's just that it is extremely hard to talk about this hobbyist because the speaker has not been able to divorce life into renounce life. So to be preaching to you, if I am having difficulty with the very concept of the renunciation of life and the voicing of life, taking like the life, the world, the life of this world, taking it completely out of your heart and not being
considered in any way conscious of it in any way. And, you know, embarking on the journey to Allah subhanaw taala without any distraction from this life, it is extremely hard to preach. There's extremely hard to teach. I can't
After that, you have not been able
basically to conquer yet and to, to have a grip of yet that we will
basically remind ourselves of the the intellectual aspect of this concept, remind ourselves of the
generations before us,
particularly the earlier generations of this, that took this really to heart, an act of the planet, with complete devotion, and complete recognition of the full meaning, you know, of this hobbies, because all of us know this hobbies, don't you have interior this hobbies before you came here, who did not have this hobbies before he came here?
everybody heard of this hobbies before anything. So, all of us know that HUD is. So the the burden now is just not to know, and it is not even to know more about and it does not even understand that more, because clearly marijuana actually Lazzara live in water is enough for a thirsty man. But are we thirsty for the knowledge? Are we thirsty for the knowledge, the little knowledge that we had about this hobbyist before should have been sufficient for us, because not only that the Hadith is self explanatory, but also the Hadith makes perfect sense unless you are intoxicated with this life. And that is the status that we are all in that is our state of being where intoxicated with this
life, as one of the righteous predecessors used to say adonia hamara shavon. this dunya is the you know, Hammer of the say time, whoever drinks of it never gets drunk on it. When only wake up
fee asker and Mota in the camp of the deceased, or camp, the camp of the that the campsite of those who are there to only wake up after you only, you know, wake up, and, you know, get to your senses in the grave. And that would be certainly too late.
So without being intoxicated with dystonia, we have been able to act upon the Hadith, because not only that, it is self explanatory, but like I said it, it just makes perfect sense for anyone who, who is hateful. of,
of just not not, not the history, you know, the everyday occurrences we haven't done as of tomorrow, you know, I'm supposed to find the Imam to come tomorrow to pray over here and leave the few people in the janazah prior to them, accompany them to the cemetery. Don't we have a Java tomorrow?
Should I should this should this have been?
impactful? You know, all of us heard about, did you? When we hit when you heard about it after salata, Gemma, did it make a difference that did it weigh heavy on your heart,
that you feel that someone died, just like me, another human being died. And now, you know, my turn would come any day
the announcement of my janazah maybe here maybe in some other Master, but there will be a seminar announcement of miton as at some point. So, after all of this, to really need
more knowledge, to start practicing this concept of zone and add on adonia or this thing or this interest in the dunya is frivolous, because it is a matter that is felt by the heart. And if the heart is not ready for it,
then no matter how much the mind knows about it,
he will still not move because the engine here is not the mind. The engine here is the heart, maybe the mind will be able to help the heart out on you know reflecting. So you want to be mindful of everything around you. You want to reflect on the signs of a lie in this universe.
That you you have been traveling to Allah for quite some time now. And at any point which is not determined which is not known to you which is not revealed to you. He will read
Your final destination and what I have not passed by someone can ask him how old are you? And he said, I'm 60 years old. Can you tell us a tuna car? He said, You've been walking to Allah for 60 years here about to reach, meaning here your destination. And then the man said to him in other language,
we are our laws and to Him we shall return. So Fabiola Rahim Allah said to the man, do you know what it really means? Because while we say this all the time
for dialogue and I outset to him as a matter of zero, do you know what the three means? It means Anna Abdullah Well, it was out of yo la Omen allamanda who
la Dr. Jeffrey aravinda Momo poof when a homeschooled over alamanda homeschool video that a sweaty job I'll come apart. So the he said that if you know if if you're saying in a dilemma, Roger your own. If you know what it means, it means that you are a servant of Allah and you are returning to him. And if you know that you will return and know that you will be
brought before Allah subhanaw taala that you will be brought to stand before Allah alone. And then moku that you will be asked to stand alone before Allah and then know after that, that you are Masood, that you will be interrogated, that you will be questioned, that you will be asked about what you have done, woman it man or woman All right, that is Sally job and he knows that he will be questioned, that he should prepare an answer for every question. Do you know what this means? It means your your lifetime in great detail will be brought before you and then you will be asked about every little thing from ayama and mystara tensai era, he who doesn't like
the zebra is has been translated as atom, but in the time of the prophet SAW 70 did not really have atoms. So the word may have would have not meant to them an atom
very small. But yeah,
basically is the piece of dust, that, that has no weight that is almost here that you see, when when the light goes through the window, that beam that light beam, you see like specks of dust, in that light beam these this is the vertebra and some of the scars of the smallest and and so on. But it is the smallest thing that you could recognize.
So he will does the weight of that speck of dust.
See, in goodness will see. And if he does this weight of a speck of dust in evil he will also see it.
So your lifetime will be brought before you will be display it will be played before you and you will be asked about every little thing when you're standing before Allah subhanaw taala. So for Bible I had said to him, then just get an answer ready for every question. For the very sorry, job, killer answer ready for every question.
Looks very simple.
Maybe the English translation gives you a different meaning, liking, like taking advantage of fly before that could also mean in a positive term that Allah has blessed your life. So you fulfill your responsibilities what God has given you. And we prepare one that
doesn't mean that I should just go in the hiring and continue saying
God and appear there and I'm glad to be charged for all my knees. Forget about the family Forget about it.
That doesn't mean
I look at it in a positive way. Also, that's what I maybe I'm wrong.
We you know,
had you come to this class before you would have known that we're not preaching.
Basically, monasticism, by monks.
But when we talk about this aspect, we don't always have to balance it out. Because when we always try
to balance things out, it detracts from the meaning that that we're trying to focus on. So if I am trying now to balance out the concept, in your mind, you will walk away with a diluted feeling of what this is about. But there's the scholars and the Sahaba did not use the balance it out necessarily, every time they talked about it, but that they want to highlight this meaning, so that you don't walk away because that is our problem. We try to, you know, put things in perspective and balance things out. And then at the end of the day, you walk away saying, well out tomorrow, I'll have to go to work. And then I'll come back and have dinner because I need to work and I need to
work hard, because I need to take care of my family. And I will
basically have to pay for the bills, and I will have to buy the car. And I'll have to do this and this and that. And then at the end of the day, we didn't really learn what the Hadith is talking about, which which does not mean that I'm asking you
to go tomorrow, or to leave here and divorce your wife and live a life of monasticism and give up your car and your career and so on. But immerse yourself in the feelings of the hobbies because the hobbies is not talking about what you're talking about. The hobbies is talking about when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam studying him being this life like a stranger or a traveler, the traveler doesn't do any of that. So the prophet in this particular Hadith is not telling him, but you have to also work on your career because the you know, the believe the strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, the prophet said that and somewhere somewhere else.
But that's a different hobbies. And when we try to put things in perspective, yes, we will balance things out. But when you want to basically impart the full meaning of this hobbies, then you will not need to basically invoke all of the other hobbies to dilute the meaning. Once you have
grasped the full meaning of this Hadith, then if the if you become excessive, then we will tell you wait a second, the prophet also said this and that, wait a second, the prophet also said that every
dinner that you spend on your family is a charity. Wait a second, the prophet also
said that the momentum of a pharaoh Mahabharata line and I'm gonna die if the strong believer in this is all kinds of strengths, is more beloved to Allah than that weak one. So we'll balance it out afterwards. But in this particular Hadith, the prophet is imparting a certain meaning. He is saying to us that this dunya is very transient.
The prophets of Salaam said Nadia dunya na nana mesotheliomas dunya. Corrado in Colorado is in the shadows in Sonora. hatanaka
manual adonia What business do I have with my likeness in the likeness of dystonia is like a man who
took a nap, like an afternoon nap in the shade of a tree, like a traveler, man who's traveling in the middle of the desert, and took took an afternoon nap in the shade of a tree. And then he left it, and he continued his travels, if you measure the dunia, it is even less than that you take in this shade of the tree, from the time of your first existence in Ireland is that where your spirit was created and a Lost Planet Allah meteors, Berg testified that he is your Lord until your Spirit descended.
In this people live that's called pre fetal life for animals that are the life of the spirits,
you know, pre fetal life. And then when you became a fetus, and then this phase of dystonia and then how many years you will be in the grave 1000 2004 or five No, no one knows. And then you saw the Day of Judgment itself is 50,000 years and then hit enter now not to one of the two or boats agenda or not.
Then the this life would look like an app that you took in the shade of a tree
so it has an opacity seven This was reported by Mr. McDermott.
The longer version was reported by Evan Abby dunia from and hustle and bustle of the hustle and bustle. He said that I heard that the prophets Allah Solomon, he's reporting from the Prophet directly. So he's gifted us a hobby in the middle hustle and bustle. He is at eBay
So I heard that the Prophet Bella Hari, or I heard that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
said, came up to the Sahaba and said to them, know my method, or method masetto como method of dunya, the likeness of me, you an Estonian is like a man who came to our people,
or like a people who traveled in the middle, you know, the dusty, hot desert. So they were traveling in the dusty hot desert. And then
in the middle of their journey, they didn't know the the reach the point in their journey, where they didn't know if they covered larger distance from their, you know,
to hear, or it is still far from the destiny or they are still farther from destination than the midpoint. And at this time, the
sustenance of the food and the water. So they're stuck in the middle of the
desert, and they were out to food and out of water.
And came to them, a man appeared and approached them with a nice suit, you know, to garments nice suit.
And his wood here that is dripping with water. Can you imagine this, like someone in the middle of the dusty hot desert comes on to you approaches you with
here that is dripping with water, and a nice suit. It doesn't look like he's been traveling for a long time.
So they said, This man is coming from green meadows and flowing rivers from an area with green medicine flowing rivers. And it is not far away from here. So he came to them. And he said to them, should they tell you have
with green grass and food flowing waters? And they said yes. And he
what if I tell you
of those gardens, with you know, green grass and nice metals and flowing waters in the middle of the desert after they were certain that they had already died, or that they are on their way to death that that's that is approaching. They said we will obey you forever. And we will never disobey you. We will obey you forever. And we'll never this will value. So he took them.
And then they arrive shortly, you know the the cover is only a short distance. And they found the green metals and the flowing rivers and fruits of all kinds.
And then he spent some time with them. And we rejoice in the blessings bounties that they have found he spent some time with them. And
he told them
it's time to leave.
So he said where to where
he said to better gardens
that are nothing like these guards.
And nothing that you have seen before.
So the prophet SAW some of them said.
So most of them said
it's impossible. We have just arrived here. And we never thought that we would find this. We never thought that we would ever find something like this.
a few of them said the majority
hasn't. He told you you know, hasn't he thinking the covenants from you? Hasn't he taking you know your word and your covenant that you will obey Him forever? And you will never disobeyed him? And they said yes.
They said yes. So
few people that were hateful,
were committed to this covenant. They said to him, we will follow you wherever you take us. So he traveled with them and traveled through the desert one more time.
through the desert one more time.
he left many behind in those green medals.
Next day in the morning, an enemy like an army arrived.
And they killed them and imprison them, and took them into captivity, all of them.
And then the guide had already left with a few people that
forbade him. And those who obeyed him arrived at those medals
reach their final destination. Those are the everlast This is the everlasting life of bliss in paradise. And this is the example. So, you know that scholars reflected on this hadith and they said It's so typical of what happened to this.
This Omar was in misery and distress. This Omar was in you know, poverty. Even, you know, even if you think that now the oma was because the oma was not you know, it was not is not limited to the Arabs, in the peninsula, in from one angle, the prophets of Salaam applies to the Arabs in every way, the Hadith applies to the Arabs of the peninsula in every way, because they were poor and destitute.
So, it was the physical poverty.
It is the poverty in every aspect, but the whole world was poor and destitute, morally, spiritually
wasn't, you know, it was in a in a, in a state of complete destruction and loss, you know, Romans and Persians fighting each other Empire is far east and far west.
Lack of morality, lack of spirituality, lack of guidance, you know, where is the guidance?
You know, the
received the covenant from Allah subhanaw taala, but they did not really honor it, and they did not live up to it like a lot asked of them, and then I lost them to them Jesus peace be upon him. And the followers of Jesus had gone astray after Jesus peace be upon him, many of them have
innovative in their religion and how corrupted and the religion according to where it wasn't not recognizable anymore. Where was Christianity? What was true Christianity? Aleister rasulillah. During this time, there were very few remains of the People of the Book, Jews and Christians, that were still living up to the covenant with a loss of Karnataka as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, in the land of Allah out of the out of the front pocket of Mr. Obama, German
law had looked at before my he sent me Allah had looked at the people of the earth, and he disliked all of them, he hated all of them, the Arab and the non Arabs, the Arabs and the non Arabs, except for a few remains of the People of the Book, those few remains were almost validated by the time the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sent to humanity, so a condition of poverty and destitution, that the more poverty that was prevalent, and universal, but for the Arabs in particular, it was even it was not just that, it was also physical, you know, material, poverty, people with, you know, except for, you know, down south and Yemen and some civilizations that were there, but people have very little
they have very little cheer of
prosperity, civilization, advancement, power, when
surrounded by, you know, super powers, like the Persians and Romans, that didn't even try to conquer them. Because there was nothing there to be had.
Or to be acquired. Don't you, like, reflect on why the Persians and Romans did not even consider conquering Arabia? I mean, they conquered all the lands around them, and they're even fighting each other to take you know, territory here is like very, you know, easy to acquire either in the near LA, you're not going to fight against the Romans. Likewise, why don't you just go a little bit down south and take it all the way interested? Because there was nothing there to be had.
And then the process of
Someone came and he pointed out to the ear pointed them out to the
path of Islam. So Islam, give them prosperity in this dunya make them honor made them honorable made this oma honorable in this dunya, prosperous,
powerful, victorious didn't, you know, look at you know, within 100 years, how Islam spread throughout the world. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam is trying to summarize the journey of Islam
that after you will have all of this and he's not just necessarily talking about the Sahaba gonna lay out a plan because we believe that you know, the Sahaba were committed to the covenant but he's talking about the nation the oma
that he was saying that the the history of this oma
and he is pre narrated to us.
That will consist of this, you know, you will follow me until you get a taste of you know, the this dunya and the pleasures of this journey and the enjoyments of dystonia. And then, you will get intoxicated with dystonia. And then I will tell you move with me. Don't get intoxicated with dystonia. Don't get distracted, don't get dazzled by the the layers of dystonia, keep on moving, and taking you to the final destination, where you will have complete safety, where no enemy will be able to attack you and take you away from will there be any enemy capable of taking you away from the gym? Absolutely not. So don't be contented with yes, these are green matters, you know, you have
enjoyed the pleasures of this third year. Now, not only the material, pleasures of this 20th but being a nation of honor, you know, you'd be became an honorable nation, an ancient that worships God, an ancient of morality, a nation of distinction, a nation of dignity, you know, so it's these are not only material things, but being a dignified, honorable verse was nation, enjoying, you know, like, a
righteous lifestyle, a lifestyle of you know, family life and lifestyle of, you know, Silla and better and kindness and righteousness and joining the kin and all of this, this is what the nation got to enjoy after the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
becomes enjoyable, certainly. And if you look at it, during the peaks of the civilization, the Islamic civilization
It was really green meadows
and, you know, flowing rivers and in all aspects, but then the Prophet told them if you stay here, if you get distracted by this, the enemy is is around the corner to come and attack you. So don't settle for it. And don't be content with it. The majority of us did not listen.
He said that the majority that were did not listen. So he's saying that the majority of this one man will be inclined to settlement in this area, and will not continue the the journey with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to the end
to the final destination.
the second part of the Hadith here
as part of the Hadith, we said it's about acting like a stranger. Feeling your strange moment here and dystonia?
What about you know for tuba little horrible but Islam or even say holdover even come out better for tuba. Little horrible. Islam started a stranger and it will be strange as it started, then tuba then glad tidings before and the strangers those who will be made to feel
strangers by the people around the people around the
people around them will look down at them. The people around them will feel that they're weird and awkward and like a little bit off and listen that those are the strangers so the prophets or something
Be that strangers be that stranger because the people around you are deviant. So when you deviate from deviation you are straight.
Don't try to be straight like everybody else. What Hanif means, in every micromechanical like honey from an American made on shaky
Hanif actually means crooked
is interesting because he is actually crooked from crookedness. So he deviated from deviation he became straight.
So, the perceived straightness the perceived the straightness is where you need to deviate from so that you become
in, in truth straight.
So, the profits are suddenly seen be that stranger
or that the traveler a salary salon used to say power tomorrow, cross it, don't settle in it, cross it, but do not sit in it cross this world and that's
one of the righteous predecessors and I think it is
located donia men that have been EF now a theorem in philosophy Yep, lambda Arthur r pyrrolidone. Dunya. Allah.
Okay for a pharaoh to menza have been, yep, Caledonia Mufasa fania FNA
said that if the dunya is made out of poverty,
if he has made out of gold, that will vanish and the theater is made out of pottery that will stay no sane person will favor would favor the gold that will vanish over the pottery that will remain.
How about if the truth is that adonia is like pottery that will vanish. And Farah is like gold that will stay forever. How could you be sane and favor the goal that will never vanish? That is everlasting in favor of that the pottery that will vanish over the gold that will be everlasting.
The concept of Yvan zeta forever until there is with us.
When the evening comes, don't wait for the morning when the morning comes. Don't wait for the evening again, take advantage of your health before your sickness and the of your life before your the the prophet SAW someone explained this concept.
He said that time comes and couple of times, you know, make use of five things before five will come as if they will have to come they will have to come profits or sell themselves as reported at the planning commission a couple of times make use of five things before they're five opposites
arrive or the opposite five All right.
And then he said Shabaab Boko Haram he was a haltech a couple of Moravec well he NACA couple of *ery. Well farakka published over Lake Hiawatha kablammo thick so make use of those five before the five opposites before you
the five that we will make use of Shabaab a couple of harmik your use your all day
was the health care compromise your health before your sickness? Well reenact a couple of for fabric your wealth before your poverty of Allah copula superdeck your free time before you become occupied free time you before you become occupied with a couple of note take your life before you know this.
So in this and in what profits all of a sudden taught us in under so many theories about the use of time and hastening to the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala a lot older society right I'm afraid it might have become was Agricola Montserrat Morocco Jonathan horrible micardis scenario. Masai Mara, Mata Mata
so Hasan, hasten to forgiveness from your Lord the ANA paradise the width of witches, like the weights of the heavens and the earth
are like the heavens and the earth. So that concept of not wasting time and making use
your free time before you become occupied and before your life before you die and so on is an essential concept last pinata Allah consolata Oscar makes the oath of Alaska to Alaska by the token of time, because you You are just a few days a collection of days, has an adversary said you are a collection of days in the Manta Yama memoir is
your bulk collection of days, when some of them you know every time a day passes by part of you. Part of you died out.
You know, so you Yeah, so if you have 60 years in this life, you have 60 years minus one day, every time a day passes, and he used to say
an atom in the vein of mafia tiny, you'll be on it. You can lay low in the heart while there can hardly laid Octavius nnaemeka.
Even Adam, you are being hurried by two mounts, you are being alternated on, you're being hurried, you're being rushed, you don't hear means rushed, you're being rushed by two mounds, the amount of the day, the amount of the day, gives you into the night, and the night gives you into the day until they surrender you they both surrender you to Allah to the Hereafter, and you're being rushed. They night, day, night, day night. And you you just you're going through the cycles.
Most of us are going through the cycles, pretty heedless. So of the law said, When the night comes, don't wait for the day. And when the day comes, don't wait for the night. Now having understood what the Hadith means?
How do we do this?
How do we actually do this? How do we have this recognition of the neatness of the hereafter? How do we have? How do we have the life of this world?
How do we get to that point, you have to increase increase your your day by day. And you know,
from my understanding when it said stranger, I take it like you know cut off your ties to the dounia not to the people that are around you but running out like like like
I do it to like buying a house. And so that used to be like a milestone or an accomplishment for me to get my house, which is not right. So, so
I'm not saying that it is it is we're not saying that there's a problem to buy a house. But we're saying that it should not be a distraction, if you like it's that you see it one day someone walked into his home or house. And he said to him, where's your furniture? And I was not I said to him, we have another house. So whenever we have a piece of furniture, we send it over to the other house.
And then the man Do you know what he meant by the other house? Yeah. Yeah. So the man said to him, but as long as you're living in this house, you should have something
and he said southaven menzi louder on a fee. He said the owner of this house would not leave us here. Even if I try Allah.
So even if I try to have something here, I don't know, you know, the owner of the house will not let me here will not let me stay here.
So so it is it is not a problem, because it is not a structure. So you're doing this on your way, on your way to Allah.
But this is not what we're doing. To listen to be honest with ourselves. We keep on telling ourselves that believe the strong believer is better than the weak believer and Muslims need to have a great civilization and we have to have power and economic power.
At the end of the day, we're doing this
for our own personal gain, and for our own ego, because if you're really doing this for their own, you will be serving this on my day and night. You will be up in the morning on Sunday coming you know to take care of the like
Sunday school kids and then you will be taking care of the food shelf and you will be going around
You know, passing out food to the homeless and you know, you're be given down. Because if if this is the main concern, we will not be the people that we are.
But we're using all of those analgesics to tell ourselves No, we're doing good. We're, you know, Allah wants us to be strong and capable and powerful. How long wants me to be the chief engineer, or along wants me to be the president of
the CEO, the President, the, you know,
Dean of my college, the head of the department? Yes. wants you to be all of this. But have you been using all of this for the service of Allah? If you were really truthful about you know?
claims, have you have you using them? And if you want all of this for the sake of Allah, would it take you away from Allah?
Would it distract, distract you from Allah? If it is from a lion doesn't distract you from Allah?
So when the Sahaba along, why are they him?
fattest, what room to Islam? Did that distract them from Allah? Did they take away from their worship? Did they take away from their commitment? No, we didn't, you know, look at our beloved and so then how we used to be a beacon of light when he went to Iraq. Now the you know, the water of the lightness road
is unimaginable piety, the water of the zoo of our beloved So, they used to say they know Mohammed was extremely water
you know, wise cautious piety or pious caution, to be cautious about everything out of piety that is the concept of water. And to step back and to keep a distance from anything that may be Haram is the concept of water.
And so when when I've learned so good, you you move to an era Do you know, remember, Hannifin? Mmm, they used to be extremely water.
But they did not just acquire this
through intellectual exercise or, you know, that they they learned from teachers might have been, who knew how to raise them, or they may join the, you know, I'm not mad. It was it was said that the mama took his water from Hussein and Hussein, he took his water from Sophia Anna's salary, and Sophie NFlt took his water from Ibrahim and nafi and ebrahimian. Naka, he took his took his water from altana and altana took his work.
So if you want to know why, number one, he says, What are where did it come from? He took his water from Hamada homematic from abroad him and I brought him to bring Vanessa and Ibrahim took it from Hong Kong comma took it from the loveliness world. So sometimes we deceive ourselves by those assertions. Yes, Allah wants us to be powerful isn't? Have we been using it all for Allah? Has it? Has it distracted us from the class of Allah subhanaw taala. And I am not projecting on you. I am talking about myself first. And I'm talking about many of you, because I know many of you would agree with me that we're not those people.
We are and we are not raised.
We are taught how to be a
physician how I can be a manager.
But really, when you look at the way we operate, we were not brought up that
not because of I think
we're at a point in our life.
We don't know.
So it comes down to I think once people know.
I don't know how can I beat this? It is absolutely true. It is completely true. You know, you see our beloved Mubarak was one of the greatest people in the history of Islam. You know, you just love our beloved him Barack, in fact, the members that have he wrote a book, and he called the Kadena Harlock. mob the Lebanon Mubarak, you know spend your day without the lab pneumonic. Spend your day without the lab number.
Just marveling at the the history of the lab number
Radical it used to be a scholar in the caliber of Abu hanifa Americans. Ahmed Abdullah Abdullah used to be emilija had spent his life in Rabat or in Jihad of dilemna. Garlic used to be a merchant who was also very wealthy, but he used to spend all of his money on the students have knowledge of the loan and work used to be the most wherever and most of their head.
People used to be a flutist like a horseman in war, they're just like anyone
in the battlefield, so he was he was a constellation of virtues that is hard to come by and hard to coexist in one individual, but an apple 11 and Radek was one of them,
which is the, you know, followers of the followers.
So only two generations of them from the Sahaba. And he said, Lebanon either hi Salama at the bone, he said we pursued her that other is
his very comprehensive, it's a very comprehensive word, we may translate it as advocate, but out of his mouth just advocate out of his conduct. an adverb is not just the exterior conduct, and it also is the interior conduct out of his manners out of his quality, qualities, manners, conduct, you know, proper conduct, and behavior. So he said, we we pursued Adda, we tried to learn other but they were no teachers. So he's comparing his time to the time of the Sahaba and want to lay him so he was saying that
they got to learn from the Sahaba. And they got to learn the other that the Sahaba taught them. But for us, we're seeking it at a time where there are no teachers. So if you know, 1400 years down from the love novella, what could we say,
you know, our history has, you know, suffered a great deal of distress disruption,
of scholarship and disruption of
And I'm not going to blame, you know, colonialism, although they, they take part of the blame, but we have we not been weak enough, they would have not overtaken our countries. We invited them through our weakness, our backwardness
and our basically
the not our departure from Islam to a great extent. So they came and they added
to our, you know, miserable state that we were in, but the really cars that I've had, and they really caused a lot of chaos, and they really caused a lot of disruption. So we're trying to rig reclaim, you know, not only the knowledge, but also the other
that which has learned and that which has failed, that's what we're trying to reclaim and that which is learning comes easier than that which is felt
the righteous predecessor as he used to say, about LDAP and if
that makes sure that your other bins like the flour and your item is like sold.
So, that should be the relationship between your oven and
between your other your, your item your knowledge out of is like flour, you know, how much farther Do you need, you know,
to cook or to make like a loaf of bread, how much flour do you need? And how much salt Do you need. So, make your adverb like the flour and your enema like the salt
Where are we from this
at a very large distance from this.
So, now what we do what what can we do if we have been not taught this now we have to teach ourselves. Now we have to go back and learn from the Sahaba learning from the tourbillion read. And then try to find mentorship wherever we can find that.
And, and and learn, you know from
the living scholars as much as we can, but also immerse ourselves in the Sierra of the Sahaba and
unrighteous predecessors as much as we can add from this. You know, it's one of the books that really really
impacted me a great extent when I was a child, it was 10 years old when I was reading this book, and it is not even a scholar. It's a book by someone who many people will have
thing to say about him. It's an answer. It's the fellow Muhammad Khalid.
But one thing I can testify
to or for for
acknowledging this man is his love for others to harbor, who was evident in this book, it's called region has been around the messenger and has been translated into English, there are two translations one is better than the other.
So if you're interested, look for the better translation mirror men around the messenger.
But But he is he his literary style is superb. So that's why he was really able to touch your heart with the stories of each and every Sahaba, 60 Sahaba relate to their stories, that's such a beautiful book. But those are the features. And you learn something from every site, you learn things, lots of things from every Sahabi. But the story of every Sahabi will leave you with, you know, a great lessons, great lessons. So that is one of the things that we could do.
One of the things that we could do is come company, and we're talking about two different types of company, there is company that will add to your distraction.
Company of the people who are competing for this idea will make you compete with them. For the sisters, for instance, you know, when the sisters sit down and talk
about their shopping experiences.
isn't about you? Don't you guys know this? Yeah. So how is the How do you expect to this talk at the end of this argument, to walk away, wanting to pray one third of the night and wanting to give up one third of your wealth to the poor and wanting to start like
basically a benevolent venture because you think that you have too much money, and you want to use it, use it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala if the whole talk was about, what, what once you buy bought, or your shopping experience, online or
and the brother is the same thing as well. So when you sit down and you know,
your thought talking about career and the brothers talk a little bit less about shopping.
But you're talking about you're talking about but you're also talking about things that will not get you in this direction will not move you in this direction. So it is the company company is important. So the company of the people that are competing for the hereafter would make you compete with them for the hereafter. So when Amara was in the company of Abu Bakar, what they were what were they doing, but what are they competing for?
But I am in your company, and you're in my company, and we're all in each other's company and that company is hurtful, is harmful, is dragging us down. We're all dragging each other though.
Because we're all creeping crawling, no one is really wanting brisk walking
fast or no one is running hastening where those of us who are making some progress, there's crawling towards
the target the destination.
So company is important and if you can't
live then search for it in the books, search for it in the lives of the Prophet and his companions salaria Salah maratea
because you will certainly find that you'll certainly find them there. But don't be content with the company of the books. Try also to look for it in real life as much as you can
improve on your company as much as you can.
You will not find you know after 11 years old you will not find a comma you will not find employment naturally you will not find
any salary you're not trying to shine you're not trying not to not find the money for you're not trying to develop but you could try to find the best people around and be in the company because a company is extremely, extremely impactful consequential.
The other thing that we need to do is the fact called reflection, reflection which has alfre balga
it is the missing
publication, two factor reflection, if we really reflect on the journey around us, if we're reflection if we don't say take things for granted, if we, if we reflected after we heard the announcement about the janazah, tomorrow reflected upon, you know, at the end of this life, reflect about your last residence, when you go to the cemetery, reflect on you know, the grief, this is my last This is my last abode on earth. And it doesn't really require a you know, so much
in terms of acquiring this, everybody will get a place you know, so that your final home, everybody will get like, an equal
chance at this final home.
So, so, reflecting reflecting on sickness, in this reflecting on betrayal in this life,
when you hear stories of betrayal, you know, business partners, spouses, things of that nature, these stories should put life in perspective for you, it is so unsure, this life is so unsure, so uncertain, there is nothing in it that is certain, you know, it puts life in its perspective.
That is not to mean that you will not work
and that you will not make a living and you will not excel at your work and you will not do it fine and so on in your work, but it should be for law. And if it is for a lie, it is not distracting you from Allah and
Allah, that you're using the fruit of this for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala in in all ways that are possible.
Also one of the things that could help you know with in this pursuit of
you know, zoom in,
in the cornea
what what what have you said before, iPad, you know, you use
it is basically to get this weakness of closeness to Allah subhanaw taala and this you will get to through a battle of ally Bella with devotion.
And in the beginning it will be hard, and in the beginning it will not be enjoyable. It may feel like a burden. If you wake up and pray alone, or if you like do fast on
Mondays and Thursdays or if you give secret charity if you go out to like homeless shelter and do something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala but at the end of the day that will
have an effect on your heart and enjoy
the sweetness of closeness to Allah subhanaw taala that sweetness which Allah the Prophet sallallahu Sallam described
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Allah when he akonadi our daily coffee comedically when he opens up after now, three things whoever has them will have the sweetness of email will have the sweetness of email the love of Allah and His Messenger more than anything else for a lot of his messenger to be more beloved to him than all things than all things well, everything else and to love his fellow man for nothing but for the sake of Allah for nothing. So meaning that all of your relationships are
contingent upon or or relationship
dependent on how they get you closer to a pinata, you improve your relationship with those who are you strengthen the relationship with those that will get you closer to our luck. And you would limit it
with those that gets you farther away from Allah subhanaw taala because the love of Allah fills your heart. So you want to be with those that will bring you closer to him and shun those that will take you farther away from him. And the last one is to hate to go back into this belief as much as you hate to be thrown into the Hellfire,
the showerhead or the point of consideration and this is
this weakness of faith
Make us will make us if we find that if we can taste that
be repulsed by the sweetness of the enjoyments of destiny
or at least this speak to this one yeah, let's not say reports let's say
compare it really because the sweetness of faith is is is the inner happiness, it is the inner contentment, it is basically the pursuit and the target and the objective and the goal of all people of all faiths, philosophers, thinkers, you know, all humanity searches for this inner happiness and inner contentment
have So, there is no comparison between them and all of the exterior enjoyments. So, once you find that the exterior enjoyment will be put in perspective, it is like comparing,
she compares to
whenever everybody has something different, you know, the best food the sweetest food that you like.
You like cucumbers, okay?
Then the example doesn't work for you.
This is true.
this is not a lecture. This is just like we're trying to reflect here. So, the company is important. The company is important. I bet that that will get you to this weekend. So faith is extremely important for in dystonia, in the nature of dystonia is extremely important. All of this is extremely important to make you put things
to meet you put things in perspective. And ultimately this week is faith in proximity to Allah, Allah to distract you from all distractions distract you from all distractions. It is maraca to la salle de la habana Tavi. moosehead omada Ratan hi Mila was rolling dice. You know, the watchfulness of Allah subhanaw taala is the journey to Allah with a lot being in your you know, center of your
center of your interest, your attention, your concern.
You're fixated on Allah subhanaw taala and the pleasure of Allah
which is distracting glorification, the glorification of Allah distracts you distracts you from all distractions, the glorification of a loved one modality.
energizing energizing proximity and with a nice proximity near miss closeness, that closeness it energizes you so that the closer you get to Allah subhanaw taala Do you know how joggers sprinted the end of the race because the target is close. So the closer you get to Allah subhanaw taala the more energized you become because that closeness brings about more and more sweetness and in your heart
and pulls you even further, what is rejuvenating joy the more than our bring about the joy and the joy will bring when rejuvenate
your interest and your your energy all the time. So that is the the ultimate pursuit is to get closer so that getting closer will bring you even closer and you get to this virtuous cycle that will distract you from all the distractions, we'll probably have our stuff regarding electronic shutter learns to fly silica