Hatem al-Haj – The Ultimate Success

Hatem al-Haj
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the success of the western culture, including definition of success, humility, and the importance of finding one's passion for the project. They stress the need to be willing to give up everything and not give up one thing to achieve one's ultimate goal. The importance of prioritizing objectives and rewinding to the past is emphasized, as well as the importance of protecting one's viewpoint and reassessing objectives to achieve the ultimate goal of pleasure.
AI: Transcript ©
00:00:07 --> 00:00:10

Concerning the issue of success, defining success,

00:00:13 --> 00:00:14

we're redefining success

00:00:16 --> 00:00:21

for most of the people the definition of success, particularly the people of this world,

00:00:22 --> 00:00:24

because this world that has its own people,

00:00:25 --> 00:00:33

it has its own children, like Elena reported for the loan, who said, this word has already departed, leaving

00:00:35 --> 00:00:44

the app and I had the part that common approach. And so we have the children of the alpha and don't be of the children of this world, because it's already leaving.

00:00:47 --> 00:00:49

So before the people of this world,

00:00:51 --> 00:01:13

we're not out of this world, we belong to this world, and we are affected by this world, we are impacted by the trends around us the environment, the atmosphere, in so many ways. So oftentimes, our my ear map is measuring sticks

00:01:14 --> 00:01:18

are also impacted and affected by the environment that we live in.

00:01:19 --> 00:01:26

So if I wanted to define success, I haven't I haven't impacted by my environment.

00:01:27 --> 00:01:39

Success in this environment is what success in the world today, I'm not particularly because sometimes we are we are a little bit

00:01:40 --> 00:01:52

too harsh on the west Western civilization would go to Egypt and ask them define success for me or go to Pakistan or go to Morocco. So, picking on the west always is not really a such a good habit.

00:01:54 --> 00:02:22

But maybe it is the dominant culture, dominant civilization, but you know, our Muslim world is not in any way shape or form, fear of being clear of guilt and you know, is like, these bad phenomena are Western phenomenon. materialism is not particularly just a Western phenomenon. It is a contemporary phenomenon, it is a modern day phenomenon. So people nowadays will define success.

00:02:23 --> 00:02:24

People now,

00:02:26 --> 00:02:28

others will define success as

00:02:32 --> 00:03:01

people nowadays will define success, as you know, given on Forbes magazine via Part of Fortune 500 companies, you know, best for the wealthiest 100 people in the world, CEOs most successful CEOs of the world, most influential leaders of the world, so it is it's about power and authority, it's about wealth and prosperity.

00:03:02 --> 00:03:11

You know, the fittest 100 men of the world, it's about Fitness, Health, all forms of strength, and all of these are

00:03:12 --> 00:03:36

not bad. They are favorites from Allah subhanaw taala they are bounties from Allah subhanaw taala is we are used appropriately kind of they are put in the right place as well. Not just being used appropriately but being put in the right place. If you think about it, all of these things, you know, power, authority, wealth, Fitness, Health, strength,

00:03:39 --> 00:03:57

Celebrity, attractiveness, handsomeness all of the above. If you think about the last one I found that says very simply that it's very eye opening and sort of as Oprah Oprah equalness oma kawakita Donnelly back to the rock many the blue team soccer, family and football mariza

00:03:59 --> 00:04:00

for the blue team above and

00:04:01 --> 00:04:06

Turkey who was oprofile and Malika lamotta Patagonia on a

00:04:07 --> 00:04:18

tepee and have it not been for the people to become one nation of this believers, we would have given those we would have given those who disbelieve in

00:04:20 --> 00:04:30

many Wcm for their houses, we would have given them houses that we only have one for the houses superfamily of her own

00:04:39 --> 00:04:41

ceilings upon which the mouth

00:04:44 --> 00:04:45


00:04:48 --> 00:04:49

so cofounders

00:04:50 --> 00:04:51

of our own.

00:04:54 --> 00:04:54


00:04:56 --> 00:04:56


00:04:57 --> 00:04:59

EU team suffer from mental health

00:05:00 --> 00:05:06

I don't want to lose him above and so on. I think one was oprofile and vatika Lama Metallica dunya.

00:05:08 --> 00:05:27

So when I you know Samatha makeda had it not been for the people to become one nation of this believers who would have given her the disbelievers and the booty him. superfan minffordd foot ceilings of silver when it Jan stairways also have silver upon which the mount

00:05:28 --> 00:06:06

for the blue team of Robert and for houses, doors and if that understanding is that it would be doors of silver also run on a keyhole and couches upon which the recline was open. And ornaments of gold, when good Americana metallic. And all of this is but the enjoyment of this of the life of this world. All of this is but the enjoyment of the life of this world. But I'm not a victim of the era with your Lord is for the Mata P is only for the Messiah P.

00:06:08 --> 00:06:18

So all of their force in the wealth and so on could actually be a distraction. For those who are this believers that are lost.

00:06:19 --> 00:06:34

In this app, I don't care about the enjoyments of this new year I don't care about giving them to the disbelievers. In fact in Surah, Allah subhanaw taala gives us a contrasting picture in sort of Allah subhanaw taala says

00:06:35 --> 00:06:39

what are some that you know of him in public if I have no say I've got right you know

00:06:43 --> 00:06:46

what I can pass a boo boo masala musi Palma, can we

00:06:47 --> 00:06:50

manage to be forgotten? Dalai Lama Baba? Could you say

00:06:55 --> 00:07:04

so and so author Hamas Param, Allah tells us says to the prophets, I was done and we have sent the messengers before you, and we have sent the nations before you.

00:07:06 --> 00:07:12

And then we see them by the stress and hardship. Now I'm loving the other way around,

00:07:13 --> 00:07:33

that perhaps they would humble themselves to us. So I seize them by the stress and hardship because I have not given up on them, I want them back. I wanted them back. So I am seeking them to come back return to me, turn back and come to me. I have not given up on them. Land Rover.

00:07:37 --> 00:07:39

phenomena is actually have the only

00:07:42 --> 00:07:42

person I

00:07:43 --> 00:08:02

have the only showed humbleness when they were when they were seized by the stress. Or when when hardship came to us from us, came to them from us have the only humble themselves they will say, Well, I can pass a coup, but their hearts have become hard. That was a long

00:08:05 --> 00:08:17

time beautifying for them. They're doing their, their actions, they're there. And even worse, that's a problem adoring them unified them in their eyes.

00:08:19 --> 00:08:23

Up until they have forgotten, you have reminded them off.

00:08:26 --> 00:08:37

Now we, you know, fighting, fighting for them forever. We put more and we selected them with more hardship and distress, right.

00:08:41 --> 00:08:43

you punish them with hardship and distress.

00:08:44 --> 00:08:45


00:08:46 --> 00:08:59

when they actually went well, when they insisted on this belief, the insistence on rejection, they insist on stubbornness. We did not add hardship and distress to them.

00:09:00 --> 00:09:01

They're gone.

00:09:02 --> 00:09:30

They're gone, they perish. When they have completely forgotten what we have reminded them of, but acknowledging above, what would you say, we have opened the doors of everything to that the doors of health and wealth and power and authority and, you know, build house, great houses, great palaces, you know, for the lands taken for that rally above a producer for a very

00:09:31 --> 00:09:54

long time until they have rejoice excessively in that which were, they were given 100 now, we took we seize them suddenly, forever, hopefully soon, and now they are in complete despair. That's it. So in fact, the horsepower Allah is saying, In short, the Supra is telling us what I couldn't know Sumitomo Hedda lezama. The mayor

00:09:57 --> 00:09:59

from what abou

00:10:00 --> 00:10:02

Welcome to solar on solar array has

00:10:04 --> 00:10:05

been your

00:10:06 --> 00:10:23

puppy we have we we would have given them all of this, even though they disbelieve in Allah, we would have given them all of this. But we did not want to do this. Because if we did this the test for human humanity would be extremely hard.

00:10:25 --> 00:10:41

If we give the disbelievers of the enjoyments of dystonia, all the enjoyments of dystonia, that this will be extremely hard. Most people don't resist, can you imagine a world where the believers are all poor, and this believers are all rich,

00:10:42 --> 00:10:56

that people can take this it's a very an extremely hard test. So that is why I lost the power to Allah gives this don't have to lose from your loves, and those who he does, the thing he has given to both

00:10:57 --> 00:11:27

believers and disbelievers, because otherwise there would not be a test. If the Tony has given all to the believers, there is no test there. Because everybody believes, if the dunya is given only to the disbelievers, that will be an extremely hard test that most of us will fail it. So Allah subhanaw taala gives that dunya to those whom he loves, and those whom he doesn't love. But Allah gives the pharaoh only to the believers.

00:11:32 --> 00:11:43

The appeal does not belong to the disbelievers. They are given the reward in this dunya in Surah, to the loss of power about us as men can lead to Patagonia was another hand walk

00:11:48 --> 00:12:12

around for now, Wahhabi formosana Avi Elgato meconium II who wants a heart of dunya and it's enjoyments. You know, North American PA, we will give them we will compensate them for the deeds in it only in it won't be allowed. And they will not be shortchanged. They will not be around the end.

00:12:13 --> 00:12:24

So they will be given your work. You get your compensation, you work harder, you're you rise up the ladder in your career, you work harder you make more money

00:12:26 --> 00:12:31

out on via we shall compensate them in this life won't be Hello.

00:12:36 --> 00:12:51

Those are the ones who would have nothing in here except the Hellfire, Wahhabi formosana ofii here and last is what they have done in must. Because if you don't find that in your everlasting eternal life,

00:12:52 --> 00:12:59

you you you got your reward in this life. But then when you cross the bridge and doesn't happen,

00:13:01 --> 00:13:05

that's the bridge between here and there, once you have crossed that bridge

00:13:06 --> 00:13:29

on what you enjoyed and that life is not there anymore, and then it is lost hobby for Masaki well bolted on mechanism and work through this is what is what they have done worthless. Because at one point he would cross the bridge and you will get there and then it becomes completely worthless. What you have done if you don't have it there after you cross the bridge

00:13:32 --> 00:13:33

that also kind of

00:13:35 --> 00:13:38

tells us keeping keep in mind

00:13:43 --> 00:13:44

Allah subhanaw taala tells us

00:13:46 --> 00:13:53

that yes, I give the dunya to them. But even to them the dunya has not guarantee

00:13:54 --> 00:13:56

my Chi Raja agenda

00:13:57 --> 00:13:59

mannery so Madonna gentleman

00:14:01 --> 00:14:01


00:14:05 --> 00:14:06

my school.

00:14:08 --> 00:14:15

So he who wants the quick pass in life and ideally, the quick pass in life. We shall give it give

00:14:16 --> 00:14:32

whatever we please to home cover weeklies. So it's not a guarantee. Now, you know, I don't want an affair. I want the dunya Give it to me, there is no guarantee. Allah does not guarantee this. But when it comes to the other

00:14:34 --> 00:14:37

hand when it comes to the care of those who want the

00:14:39 --> 00:14:42

desire and do the work due to

00:14:43 --> 00:14:47

the work that is required for it for success.

00:14:49 --> 00:14:49

And he who wants it

00:14:50 --> 00:14:53

and does the work appropriate for it.

00:14:54 --> 00:14:59

Would I go home, my school. Those are the ones whose

00:15:00 --> 00:15:17

work will be certainly appreciated, your work for the film will be certainly appreciated. So there is more risk in there at all, whatever work, you invest in the akhirah, there is no work, there is no risk at all.

00:15:20 --> 00:15:21

So this is sort of

00:15:22 --> 00:15:29

tell us that you have no guarantees in this dunya even if you weren't,

00:15:30 --> 00:15:35

even if you work for this one, yet, you have no guarantees in this, Tony also.

00:15:38 --> 00:15:39


00:15:41 --> 00:15:45

the other act of sort of my career either hasn't been yours enough

00:15:48 --> 00:16:01

that, you know, we will get them we will compensate them doesn't mean that you will actually win in this dunya, you will succeed in this dunya prosper in this dunya, in the ultimate sense of the word

00:16:06 --> 00:16:12

mean that you will actually succeed in the dunya in the ultimate sense of the word, because we said,

00:16:13 --> 00:16:13

you know,

00:16:15 --> 00:16:17

along with compensate them in the beginning

00:16:18 --> 00:16:26

of the day. But that doesn't mean that you're you're winning the dunya No, you're not. In fact, you're certainly not

00:16:27 --> 00:16:31

because of losses. And so what I found out about myself on one sort of level,

00:16:36 --> 00:16:36


00:16:40 --> 00:17:01

and he stays away from my remembrance, he will have my second bunker in life of this stress, he will always have you stayed away from it, remember, you will have a life of distress. Because happiness is a function of the soul, the soul has not been out of this soil is it

00:17:02 --> 00:17:15

the baton is made out of the soil. So the baton would have its comforts and enjoyments from the soil, nice houses from the soil, nice cars from the soil.

00:17:16 --> 00:17:56

You know, lust, lustful desires from the soil, good food from the soil, because it is made out of this soil, it will have its country's enjoyment from the soil. But the room isn't made out of the soil, it is not it came down from the heavens, Allah subhanaw taala sends it down in the body. So that that happiness as a function of the ROI would not come from the soil. Look around you all the time, it is not coming from the soil, the wealthiest people are the people who commit suicide and depression, and people who have anxiety and people who are Prozac and Lexapro and you know,

00:17:58 --> 00:18:11

whatever medications they are on, because the food is not from this way, and that happiness is a function of their work is not a function of the body. So that is why it is true for in mice confronted

00:18:12 --> 00:18:17

Tiana Tiana and we will resurrect them on the Day of Judgment am applying.

00:18:19 --> 00:18:34

He will say Oh my Lord, why have you reserved me blind I was seen in public America, Africa and up and up. And thus, our signs have come to you and you forgot that book America your mapusa likewise, you will be forgotten today.

00:18:37 --> 00:18:55

So now that a loss of power, Donna tells us in Surah zoflora he would have given it to the disbelievers but we did not want to give it only to the disbelievers because that would have been hard and allowed them to since we know that I'm in many other sources that we test you so that you come back he returned to us.

00:18:56 --> 00:19:08

And Allah subhanaw taala tells us in Surah Surah that even if you wanted the dunya and you do not want to fly and you worked for the dunya it is not guaranteed the only thing that is guaranteed is

00:19:09 --> 00:19:27

and a last mile diagnosis and sort of that even if you get the dunya you will get you know the comforts of the body. But the soul is mind the soul You will not get the conference and so in this dunya when you're away from my remember

00:19:30 --> 00:19:34

Allah subhanaw taala that is very beautiful. You want both?

00:19:36 --> 00:19:36

You want both?

00:19:39 --> 00:19:44

So the last one about it says about the righteous servants.

00:19:47 --> 00:19:48

Have you ever seen a

00:19:51 --> 00:19:52

woman whom I don't

00:19:54 --> 00:19:57

know how many of them are those who say

00:19:58 --> 00:19:59

give us that

00:20:00 --> 00:20:11

This thing good and hereafter and protects us from that Hellfire from the torment of the Fire. You want both? A lot of you and certainly Sir, you get both men carry this out but Tony

00:20:12 --> 00:20:24

cannot can allow us in the embassy. He wants the reward of this life. You want to this life you don't want to miss out on this life. You know, everybody else I want you know, also I want this

00:20:26 --> 00:20:27

you know, mechanic.

00:20:28 --> 00:20:30

Find the life however

00:20:32 --> 00:20:40

he wants the reward of dystonia, with a lot is the word of dystonia. And I feel we can also be honest.

00:20:42 --> 00:20:49

So a lot of you, you will not miss out on the donia if you want a thorough you will not miss out. In fact, you'll get both.

00:20:51 --> 00:20:52

But how do you get books.

00:20:54 --> 00:21:06

You don't have to have priorities to get both prioritize, no. One is your ultimate objective. Which one is your main focus, which one is your main concern?

00:21:08 --> 00:21:09

insert you want us to last

00:21:14 --> 00:21:15


00:21:17 --> 00:21:17


00:21:19 --> 00:22:02

management will fire only masma. So say in a loss bounty and favor in probability and a loss bounty and mercy let them rejoice. It is better, probably not. It is better than all the collect than all the accumulate than all the gather your career, your wife, your house, your car, your money, your bank account, your piece of property, your land that you bought, back, boom, all of this, once this is clear, that's followed by your 100 is better for me than all that all I have. This has to be clear, extremely clear.

00:22:04 --> 00:22:06

Once it is clear, what is one

00:22:07 --> 00:22:07


00:22:11 --> 00:22:18

Many people that have come to you instruction premiere Lord, and healing for languages in the *, she found a lot of support

00:22:19 --> 00:22:23

and guidance and mercy for the believers. What is this the prayer

00:22:24 --> 00:22:29

that is, you know, the lever that she found that hold up the rock.

00:22:31 --> 00:22:50

Once you know that the guidance of the poor and this book and the guidance in this book is better for you For me, that Oh, everything we accumulate, then we don't need to give up everything we accumulate. You don't need to give up. But you need your need. And you do need to be willing to give it up

00:22:52 --> 00:22:53

right or wrong?

00:22:55 --> 00:23:07

Absolutely, you have to if you're not willing to give it up, you don't need to give it up, allow them not ask you to give it up. But if you have to give it up you have to give it up.

00:23:11 --> 00:23:13

For Association from afar, I don't want

00:23:14 --> 00:23:46

to do multi level. That's a fun whisper to Adam and he said to him or I'm sure they laughed at you sends out a call to the tree of immortality for multi layer positions that will never vanish. Those are the two things that got us out of you know paradise. So you need to be willing to give those two things up. Like you know, longevity your your interest in longevity and wealth.

00:23:47 --> 00:23:51

Horse and man what comes out of the park

00:23:55 --> 00:24:15

not working so hard on homework that the son of Adam would grow senile the two things will always stay youthful in him. You know eagerness for money and eagerness for longevity. You want to be Allah wants you to give those up. Those are the two things that you favorite over is pleasure when you went back into Gen.

00:24:18 --> 00:24:27

Con Adam Adam lucado certainly the quote the tree of immortality, longevity with molten lava and positions that were never balanced. So longevity and wealth.

00:24:29 --> 00:24:41

Two things got us on paradise. You need to give them up until you give them up you're not you have not succeeded in obtaining your objective in the last October last

00:24:42 --> 00:24:44

in the last time and minion and

00:24:45 --> 00:24:47

Ramadan, you've gotten lucky so be life.

00:24:51 --> 00:24:52

When I forgot even

00:24:56 --> 00:24:59

in the last time I'm in a movie Nina and put some one on vianello Madonna

00:25:00 --> 00:25:09

Allah purchased from the believers what and for some their lives while I'm while I'm in the wealth in exchange for the young, Ghana.

00:25:11 --> 00:25:24

So that is the purchase that you need to make all of us as traders, all of us are businessmen. If you're a physician, if you're a taxi driver, if you're anything you are a businessman, and all of us are involved in

00:25:25 --> 00:25:47

trade constantly, every single day, you're conducting the greatest type of business, most consequential, most dangerous, most serious type of business. The Muslim reported from the medical authority that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, a beautiful, how do you one How do you have two separate email reserves.

00:25:48 --> 00:25:54

And he made a summary of what some of the neuro Sokoto were had for several years

00:25:58 --> 00:26:27

for multiple movies, and the point in the Hadees is when the prophet SAW seven, seven, go to NASA, you have to do all the people will proceed in the morning, so badly enough so and they wouldn't sell themselves. So bad for the people every day, you prove you have a say, you have a trade Karuna care about all the people who will proceed in the morning and sell themselves from Africa.

00:26:28 --> 00:26:47

thereby saving it saving the self, if you so called love or destroying it by the same thereby saving it or destroying it, saving it by selling trauma destroying it by selling to us a club.

00:26:49 --> 00:27:01

So basically, in order for us to get to the ultimate objective, you know success, the final measure of success is to get to your ultimate objective, right and ultimate objective is the pleasure of Allah. So

00:27:02 --> 00:27:05

the ultimate objective is the gentleman.

00:27:06 --> 00:27:08

After you get into the gentlemen,

00:27:10 --> 00:27:11

did you miss out on anything?

00:27:13 --> 00:27:35

Once you get your first foot in the gentleman, you can either miss out on anything. In fact, your results will be published published earlier goodness, you know, karate in the beauty of the justice of Allah subhanaw taala is that before you leave the studio, which is your test, see when we go through any exams,

00:27:36 --> 00:27:40

you know, you get your results published after a month,

00:27:41 --> 00:27:45

right? After two months month, when we

00:27:47 --> 00:27:56

electronically you get your results published when maybe after two seconds. You finish the exam electronically you get results in one second.

00:27:57 --> 00:28:12

But you never get your results before you finish the exam. Out of the mercy of Allah. He gives you he publishes the results to you before you finish the exam and sort of setup in the levina power level from the Stefan with Panasonic in America. Allah Hakuna

00:28:13 --> 00:28:14


00:28:15 --> 00:28:17

in an Athena Carlo verily for those who

00:28:19 --> 00:28:26

set up rapala, samosa calm and then he remains steadfast, straight and steadfast that

00:28:28 --> 00:28:32

the angels will descend on them. That's at the time of the death.

00:28:33 --> 00:28:37

You know, in the time of your distress, the time of your

00:28:38 --> 00:28:45

weakness, time of your anxiety and fear, it is a time of extreme anxiety and fear.

00:28:47 --> 00:28:53

But then I lost my father sends the angels to you to tell you lots of love, don't fear, don't you know breathe,

00:28:54 --> 00:29:02

don't fear and don't grieve, while the shadow and receive the Glock pilots haven't done the paradise that you were promised.

00:29:04 --> 00:29:27

So basically, that is when your results are published. That is the ultimate success. That is when you receive those angels. You have known that you succeeded, you pass the test, you're done. And then there will be no grief afterwards or the stress or fear or anxiety or anything. But up until you get to that point.

00:29:28 --> 00:29:35

Up until you get to that point. What do you need to do to finish off as a Muslim?

00:29:36 --> 00:29:47

Finish off as a Muslim and to receive those angels and the final here that was like that findings received like our findings of Paradise that you were promised. What do you need to do?

00:29:48 --> 00:29:59

You need to stay steadfast for Mr. Carmody since the past. You need to finish the test off you know in the best way

00:30:00 --> 00:30:02

How'd you do this?

00:30:03 --> 00:30:12

You do this by keeping yourself on track. I could have been a spider. Man, the arts in between the two fingers of the fingers are the Most Merciful.

00:30:14 --> 00:30:19

Stay awake. Yep. wakefulness. Stay away.

00:30:21 --> 00:30:24

Don't be distracted by the sidebar.

00:30:25 --> 00:30:47

until you get to the end. There is like one beautiful incident that happened to one of our scholars, these great scholars of hadith of ozora zeroes in the Socratic method. And then over half a million awara visited that was around the time of his death. And Nora sister will happen how do you remind that bizarre to say that?

00:30:49 --> 00:30:54

You know, this is this is our great teacher, this is our ship. How do you how do you remind someone like this the same

00:30:56 --> 00:30:57

seminar I said,

00:31:02 --> 00:31:06

you know, he said, you know, have done for me?

00:31:09 --> 00:31:29

Solid Navy already. And then Apple hadn't picked it up from him. And he said to him, he said in front of Amazon, so the herb is sitting with Amazon, he's dying so hard to pick it up and said, how does that how does one of the homies that's amenable to Java? How does

00:31:31 --> 00:31:34

he know ibrd on casier of Nomura, Ahmad

00:31:36 --> 00:31:53

but he didn't get there. That is the law that the holy snap he just stopped that onsala him that'd be it and then observe because that is his own life. That isn't enough he's been he's been doing serving the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah oh seven his whole life.

00:31:56 --> 00:32:00

So here he remember like, you know, he got into

00:32:01 --> 00:32:14

the holidays, Hanukkah all the time, you know, all of a sudden and he is on his deathbed. But this time I got the enemies you know, enjoy and Hanukkah today and so he said he doesn't abunda are not committed to Java. You know.

00:32:16 --> 00:32:22

Solid Navy already unconsidered Nomura Armada digital rasulillah, salam, Salam Alaikum.

00:32:27 --> 00:32:30

When he, when

00:32:31 --> 00:32:32

he left, he left.

00:32:33 --> 00:32:34

And then he lied.

00:32:36 --> 00:32:41

And he didn't finish off because my partner, Hobbes's McKenna, I feel like Alameda

00:32:45 --> 00:33:07

who whose last words law in the law will enter Paradise. So last night, I have a loud interpret, I said, he said, that, you know, after he mentioned the whole chain of narration, that he said, you know, the prophet SAW some of them said, he whose last words that you know a lot and then he died.

00:33:10 --> 00:33:20

So, basically, the moral of this story is that you need to be what you will die in a state that is very similar to

00:33:23 --> 00:33:35

the state of your life. Whichever state you are in this life, this is how you apply because we have to have personal love and love that he will not divert. Away from the past. Just a tremendous metaphor.

00:33:37 --> 00:33:42

Certainly Sir, what would a lot do tormenting you if you if you're grateful then

00:33:43 --> 00:33:52

if you are believers, succumb to momentum if you have a belief, why would you lie we're gonna have a low

00:33:54 --> 00:34:21

Muslim reporting is from Deborah from the profits, although some of them that none of you die or get caught by death, except while having good thoughts about law. My, what I need to do is to keep myself straight here, and I count on a lot rely on a law that he will end that for me on the straight path that he will make my life and on the straight path. All I need to do is to make sure that I am, you know, on the straight path here

00:34:23 --> 00:34:30

and you wouldn't get distracted. You won't get distracted, because all of us get distracted.

00:34:31 --> 00:34:53

The idea here is that it is not to avoid distraction. 100%. The idea here is to remind yourself when you get distracted, so that you can return is one of the last parts of sort of awfulest Katara says in the levina taco in five minutes a bunny has a cow

00:34:57 --> 00:34:59

in under Vina cattle, those who have talked to me

00:35:01 --> 00:35:35

I'm going to say, when they are touched by a visitation from a thought, when they are touched by, you know, thoughts that you can throws into the mind temptations visit, you know, a visitation from the same part in a Muslim place, I'm going to say that when they are touched by visitation from the safer tobacco, they remember, some of the translators will say, they remind themselves, it actually is the remember. But by reminding themselves, of the remember, they remember what

00:35:36 --> 00:35:39

you remember a lot. They remember that.

00:35:41 --> 00:36:01

They remember the nature of this life and the ending of this life. They remember that they remember all of this, they remember their objective, they remember the final destination forever. Also, once the remember we have buzzer we have sight, suddenly, they have sight.

00:36:05 --> 00:36:06

That is why

00:36:07 --> 00:36:12

the remembrance of Allah Victrola not just musically by the time which is important.

00:36:13 --> 00:36:15

The profits are some symptoms.

00:36:19 --> 00:36:24

There's only some component to your funk stay moist, we're gonna have a look.

00:36:27 --> 00:36:31

So it is really important, but this is to remind the heart

00:36:32 --> 00:36:54

It is basically you're using the remembrance of the contrary mind, the hearts of the heart stays in a state of remembrance. That is why there is a like a very beautiful Hadith that talks about the virtue of the Quran, you will not understand that if you think that victory is just say, some kind of luck and good luck, lava rock, victory is much bigger than this, much bigger,

00:36:55 --> 00:36:59

much deeper than this. So this is how this is reported infirmities from

00:37:00 --> 00:37:07

the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said of his father and mother Heidi American family commodify apologetically.

00:37:09 --> 00:37:10

Have you ever worked

00:37:13 --> 00:37:13

on a

00:37:16 --> 00:37:16


00:37:17 --> 00:37:19

Victrola Corolla?

00:37:22 --> 00:37:49

So he said to him, should I not say you have the best of your deeds, and the 100 is purist in the sight of your Lord, and the one that is most likely to raise your rankings. acquire the knowledge article, and best and better for you them spending. I've got the golden silver, and better for you than confronting your enemy. And strike and get rid of next Sunday striking get your nuts?

00:37:51 --> 00:37:58

Can you imagine this is could there be anything that's better than all of this, the peak of Islam.

00:38:01 --> 00:38:06

He said Victrola the remembrance of him. Because this is not just saying

00:38:07 --> 00:38:34

that this is much deeper than this. This is this to be in a state of remembrance, a state of remembrance that would protect you from the visitations of a thought, a state of remembrance that would keep your eyes fixated on your ultimate goal and objective camera, you know, the last patient of this journey. So that's the three members that will keep you keep you fixated, your eyes fixated at the final,

00:38:35 --> 00:38:38

you know, stage of your journey.

00:38:39 --> 00:38:42

And the Hereafter is better than all.

00:38:43 --> 00:38:45

So success

00:38:47 --> 00:38:48

must be measured

00:38:50 --> 00:38:53

by how much you are in the members of Allah.

00:38:55 --> 00:39:07

How much of your concern is about the loss per pound and the hereafter? How much of your concern? Do you wake up in the morning? How much? How much are you concerned about selling to Allah? versus

00:39:09 --> 00:39:17

how much are you concerned about, you know, finishing your day off in the midst of this beautiful manner in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala.

00:39:19 --> 00:39:23

And that is how we define success in terms of the ultimate objectives.

00:39:26 --> 00:39:33

And I don't know how much time is allotted to me and I don't know if money is here or not. How can you carry ons It is

00:39:36 --> 00:39:37


00:39:39 --> 00:39:46

But there are, you know, this is success when it comes to the ultimate objective. But there are other forms of success Miller's

00:39:47 --> 00:39:59

because we have an ultimate objective, but that does not mean that we don't have phase objectives. And this is when you know, we have to prioritize and this is when we have, you know, to reassess.

00:40:00 --> 00:40:10

and reevaluate, you will have to have these objectives. And the objectives of the person are different from the objectives of the group. So success of the master

00:40:12 --> 00:40:48

is different from success of the individual success of the Islamic school is different from success of the master. Why, because depending on the position, it's not a school, it should have different, you know, goals, the ultimate goal, the overall overarching goal is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Yet, there is a difference between an Islamic school a Masjid, like an individual, you know, a state differences, great differences. So success. In order for us to be really successful, we have to also

00:40:49 --> 00:41:02

we have to also have those phase, you know, objectives, you know, phases, what do I do with my life, in the next five years has anything to do with your life in the next 10 years, and so on and so forth.

00:41:04 --> 00:41:14

And when you sit down to put that, and then you have to have metrics to reassess, reassess second year's process of re assessment

00:41:15 --> 00:41:16

of your

00:41:18 --> 00:41:19

success or failure.

00:41:21 --> 00:41:22

You see, one of the beautiful,

00:41:24 --> 00:41:33

beautiful mothers, in fact, beautiful satin effect, is how the Hanafi scholars with me a lot of mercy on those who hurt

00:41:34 --> 00:42:08

his or her life, how the earlier Hanafi scholars agreed on the prohibition of getting compensation for teaching the program, and how they later agreed on the permissibility. It's a matter of reassessment, somehow being conscious of the consequences, consequences. So the first did this, and this is when, when the when the The lead is not clear. Certainly when the delina is not clear, you're referring to sort of

00:42:09 --> 00:42:43

general principles you refer to the public interest, you refer refer to, you know, jurisdiction reference and things of that nature. And all of this under the general umbrella of positive study our objectives, the final ultimate objectives of the Sharia. But first, they did this to honor the Quran. And later the reverse the recounted and completely reverse the ruling to honor the crimes, he first felt that there is plenty of people who could do it.

00:42:44 --> 00:43:36

So, let them do it for the sake of a law they are being compensated by beta map. And then when beta man is not compensating anymore, the fear that if the if there is no compensation, no one will be dedicated. People will be volunteering here and there, you will not have dedicated people for this and the Qur'an won't be lost. So the reassessed re evaluated an important process. We don't do this brothers, we don't do this, we're so stuck in our ways that we never take another look, reconsider. But if it is truly about getting to the ultimate objective, then all of the means that ultimate objectives are subject to reassessment in consideration of the ultimate objective. So my ultimate

00:43:36 --> 00:43:58

objective objective here is not to preserve my viewpoint, or the viewpoint of my mother, my ultimate objective here is to serve the dino below is to serve the dino goal. So that is why I don't find any ease in reversing my position. My position

00:44:00 --> 00:44:22

is for for massage for Islamic organizations for any institution or Islamic institution. This process of reassessment re evaluation is extremely important so that we're successful prioritization is also a matter that is extremely important prioritization is another that is extremely important. So sometimes,

00:44:24 --> 00:44:25

you know that

00:44:27 --> 00:44:32

sometimes even doing that which is macro may take precedence

00:44:33 --> 00:44:39

or maybe versions, in certain cases, if there is a greater benefit.

00:44:41 --> 00:44:55

So that peloton is not the one who basically chooses between right and wrong because choosing between right and wrong is very satisfying. It's much simpler than that. So the wise man is the one who chooses the greater of the two

00:44:56 --> 00:44:59

goods or the you know, avoids

00:45:00 --> 00:45:19

The greater of the two evils that is that is wisdom. So sometimes to be really successful, you have to prioritize. So, if I were, you know, you certainly one can pray then the Muslim who hanifa needed not recite Apollo

00:45:21 --> 00:45:43

basically wrapped and reconciled hearts because here during the seminar reciting the keynote is similar, but I will reconcile the hearts and shown respect for the fact that this is the master of your life and he does not believe in recycling but pollute in fetch. So I will not resign

00:45:45 --> 00:45:45

when he

00:45:48 --> 00:46:16

was asked about an email that leads the congregation should he pray with you like them or like he believes. And in his book, what we should be praying like romantic is a chapter is a convergence, because he's converted, and he believes in hobbies that is reported by society that you know, don't apply chemistry to America and so on. So, in his book, which we should be doing one, not three, with

00:46:18 --> 00:46:34

Elisa, he should write it like they desire basically, because what the obligation of reconciling conciliation apart takes precedence over the

00:46:35 --> 00:46:43

the preferred way of framing with the suddenness of pre framing. So, that phase

00:46:44 --> 00:46:47

you know, those phase objectives require what's

00:46:49 --> 00:47:01

required require two things in order for us to have the right fees the objectives require two things require a lot of devotion and dedication in that we are always beholding the ultimate objective.

00:47:03 --> 00:47:16

So that we are not obstructed by fictitious barriers, sometimes we make objectives and those objectives, sometimes you feel that this is my objective, to give, you know,

00:47:17 --> 00:47:36

to support you know, that which I believe to be right. So, sometimes, these fictitious barriers prevent us from beholding the ultimate objective, which is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. In light of the ultimate objective, we,

00:47:37 --> 00:48:02

you know, tailor our phase the objectives. In light of the ultimate objective, we prioritize our phased objectives. In light of the ultimate objective, we reassess our phased objectives or inter intermediate objectives so that we are always on track to the ultimate objective asks us

00:48:03 --> 00:48:03

to make us

00:48:06 --> 00:48:11

and make us those who are always in pursuit of this pleasure. No matter

00:48:21 --> 00:48:23

Copenhagen It was exactly.

00:48:25 --> 00:48:25


Share Page

Related Episodes