40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 40 – Detaching From The World
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim
today inshallah we start with Hadith number 40.
And if you're Ahmed are the Allahu Taala and Houma Tyler Asada Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Beeman cabbie for Coyle couldn't fit dunya and Mecca or even our our bureau civilian can look nama are the Allahu Allahu Allah and full either I'm Sita for the Fila tentatives Sabha, where either a splatter ferrata and delude myself or have been Attica Lee melodic Omen hieratic demotic Rahul Buhari.
The narration is from Abdullah bin Amara, the Allahu Allahu Allah.
He says, The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam helped me by my shoulder and said,
be in this world as a stranger.
Or a wayfare if no matter the Allahu unwed then say when you
when you enter into the evening, do not wait for the morning. And when you enter into the morning, do not wait for the evening. Take advantage of your health before times of sickness and take advantage of your life before your death. The hadith is narrated by Imam as a hearty welcome to like Ali
we see that here him I'm never gonna have to lie here Ali is grinning this beautiful Hadith was summarizing the reality of life. The 40 Hadith No, no, we're gonna have the law here. Ali. We're about principles, principles that if we implement if we embody in ourselves, we will find success. And now as you might know, Grant Allahu Allah finishes off the book as his closing off the book. After going through issues of of fit. After going through issues of Ma Ma Ma shallot. After going through Imani yet, he's now summarizing in simplifying things. And one of the things that I'm never gonna have to learn Yeah, Ali dedicates this hadith to is the importance of detaching from this
world. Because if you are attached to the distraction, you'll never be able to focus on your purpose in life. And one of our teachers would say shaytans goal is to make you forget your goal. chiffons goal is to distract you, as long as you are distracted. She AThon is successful. You know, that's why you'll find in some narrations, that when a person is distracted through something, the province that Allahu Ani was set on would refer to that thing that was distracting the person as shaytaan. Just today, earlier, we were studying your Scotland Masabi and the narration came that there was a person who was following a bird around for hunting purposes, meaningless hunting, it wasn't so that
he could, you know, eat the meat. He was just doing it for fun. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, A shaytaan is following a shaytaan. This person has a sheath on because he's become a victim of shaytaan. And the bird the reason why the bird is being referred to as shavasana is because the burden was being used by shaytaan to distract this person. So keeping focus, this is a very important thing.
Before we get into the actual content of the Hadith, just one or two things to point out, if your honor the Allah one starts off the narration by saying, I forgot Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Beeman Kibby the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam held me by my shoulder. This this action of holding someone when giving them when teaching them something when giving them some knowledge is a very powerful gesture. Even counselors, they suggest that when you counsel someone, and if you want the word that you're conveying to them to be more intimate, what better way than to make physical contact? You know, a father puts his arm around his child, a person puts their hand on
another person's knee, he holds another person's hand she holds another person's hand. So that person understands the importance of what's being said. The prophets of Allah who it was sent in here holds on to the shoulder of a beloved amen on the Allah one see
similarly, Abdullah was really the Allah on says, Alemany Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the shahada, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught me to shuddered. And while he was teaching me the shahada, what kofi, Kofi kofi, my hand was between his hands he was holding you by the hand as he was teaching me this very important to have at the shuffle that we read in our Salah at the here to La sala Totoaba. Similarly, there's a narration from Mujahid Rahim Allah. He was seen grieved. It was very sad for Fiddler who Malika has seen someone asked him Why are you so sad? Fatah he said that occurred to Tolaga Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah, that I just remember the statement of
Abdullah Abdullah meaning his teacher, in which I his teacher was Abdullah Abbas with the Allah one.
He said I just remembered the statement of my teacher, an abuse of Allahu alayhi wa sallam be Kofi VEDA Cafe he Fahey that one day the puffs that along while he was sort of held my hand between his two hands if not busted the along on says one day the purpose of Allah Almighty was something held my palm my hand between his two hands, but Kali Abdullah and then he said, Oh, Allah couldn't fit dunya and Mecca hurry or have a very similar Hadith to economics of your loved ones narrating in this hadith number 40. I'm never gonna lie Ali's 40 Hadith collection
which I had that I thought were from amongst the great students who have not busted the Allah one and one of the people who took from his Tafseer took from his knowledge.
Similarly, we see that when gvrd Saddam came into study from the province of Allahu Allah, he was set up and asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam some questions publicly as we learned from Hadith activity, for what were the acha Fei He Allah for hearing that he placed his hands on his face. If you remember, at the beginning of our Orion level B class, we discussed the different possibilities of who he and he is. And he placed his hands on his thighs. Who are these, the Maya referring to? And one of the possibilities was, the Messenger of Allah placed his hand on the thighs of Djibouti Ali Salam, or do you realize that I'm placed his hand on the on the thighs of the
Messenger of Allah, that very same intimate
connection they're building, as they're teaching one another? As they're learning from one another?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that be in this road as a stranger. Know that in this world, you and I are strangers. And what does a stranger do? Why is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam referring to us as strangers, and that's travelers reflect over that a little bit, is my life in this role, the life of a stranger and traveler or I have I set my roots in this road? Am I not willing to leave? Have I made a mistake, if you saw someone that was traveling from one part of the world to another part, and they stopped over in Turkey, and they walked into the business lounge and the business lounge in Turkey, by the way, is one of the best business business
lounges in the world. And you walk in there and you're getting the shoulder rub, and you're getting fresh kabobs coming out of the oven in front of you in this lounge, and there's, you know, a beautiful theater there. And there's, you know, they have sports playing and you have a pool table there and all sorts of amazing meals and a nice resting place and a nice shower there. And you think yourself, Man, forget about that business trip in Italy. I'm just going to sleep here, I'm going to stay I'm going to stay here spend my life here. This person would be a fool by consensus. Everyone would call this person to fool. You know, family members would call this person relatives would go
and meet this person, the parents would go and fly out to Istanbul and say, we're going back home you're not staying here. This is not life. This is not reality. This is a stopover. You're being fooled. So the messengers of Allah came with this very same goal, because ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada sent the in sun to go to the original ABODE OF THE in sun. And the original ABODE OF THE insaan is where our parents were first sent. Allah subhanaw taala says, via the Moscone Center was ojochal. Gender, Allah subhanaw taala sent Adam Ali Salaam and our mother how to gender. And due to a mistake, they were taken out of gender, so our abode is gender. Our abode is the hereafter not this dunya. This
dunya is just a pathway we're just cutting through, we're crossing through. And many of us have forgotten that this is a stopover we forgotten that this is a gas station, that the value of this world is nothing more than a motel. It's nothing more than a IHOP. It's nothing more than, you know, your shell or your BP or 711. That's what this dunya is. But how many of us have been fooled into believing this was the destination. And Allah subhanaw don't want that sent messengers and messengers, just as a parent would send court call repeatedly to tell their child that you're making a mistake. That is not your abode. You're getting confused. You're being fooled. Allah says Nebby
after Nabhi what he after why Rasul after Rasool, to remind us that this wasn't where you're supposed to be. Utilize this world, but know that this is not the end. The human being transitions through different boats. The scholars they say that
Human beings journey starts in Allah Managua. And then it enters into ultimate dunya and then transitions into alamin verses and ultimately it will reach his destination in ultimate affetto Allah Allah wa is the world of a soul or Allah subhana wa Tada created the souls of every living being out of dunya is the world that we live in right now. I live in Belarus off is a transition between this world and the Hereafter, otherwise also known as just cover.
And then Ottoman Assad is the final and true abode.
So what are some characteristics of a traveler? A traveler when he travels, they always ensure that they travel like no one travels heavily. When a person is going from here to Houston, and they take 10 suitcases with them. We would laugh at that person, what are you doing? It's just a short trip, all you need is a bottle of water and make sure you have a credit card and drive. What more do you want, it's only a three hour four hour drive from Dallas to Houston. So this this period in the dunya the Quran refers to it as being a very short period.
Like the blink of an eye, color help us up like a blink of an eye in your life passes by, ask a person who's lived their time in the dunya. And they'll tell you, I don't even know where it went. Last thing I remember I was graduating from high school. And here I am now with one foot in the grave already. The Traveler travels lighten. The second thing, the traveler ensures that the pathway he's taking into his destiny destination is the most effective pathway. A traveler doesn't want to go on a long pathway. He doesn't want to go on a dangerous pathway. He doesn't want to go on a pathway that is polluted with robbers. He wants to ensure that he's going on a pathway that takes
him directly to his destination, at the quickest pace at the quickest pace and ensuring that there is no danger line on that pathway. If you knew that the pathway is piled up with an accident, would you take the road, I wouldn't hit the road, you wouldn't take the road. So when you're traveling to this road, ensure that the pathway that you're taking to your abode is the safest one from Shaytaan. It's the quickest one by develop the Sunnah. And it's not a dangerous one, where you surround yourself by people who are constantly trying to push you push you off of the road, they're constantly trying to hit you off of the road and make you have an accident when a traveler travels
more so in olden days, and even now actually actually no more than those days. When you travel, the one thing you always make sure you have is a guide.
Do any of you guys remember maps, those maps that you'd get from AAA, you'd have them in your glove compartment when you traveled before navigations came out. If you were going from one place to another, you have these different maps of different parts of America. And there were some more maps, there were maps that were focused on the city and some maps that focus on a region. And then there were these, you know, nationwide and worldwide maps that people would use to navigate. Anyone remember those maps? No kind of
you always ensure that you have those maps because if you didn't have that map, you would get lost. In our day and age, we use navigation people want to go from one neighborhood to another neighborhood. If they're looking for their friend's house, they're looking for a relative's home, they're looking for their child's school and they missed the exit. What's the first thing they pull out?
They pull out their navigation, because without your navigation, you're going to be lost, you're going to end up in the wrong place. So always the traveler always make sure makes sure that he or she has their guide with them. And that's what the Quran actually is. Allah subhanahu wa taala mentioned in the Quran, Quran, Lil McDuck in the article Kitab la Ray Buffy couldn't live it again. This Quran is your guidance, you let go of this Quran, you'll be lucky to reach your destination, you'll be lucky to reach your destination, you're gonna need to hold on to it. And you need to hold on to it firmly. And you need to bite onto it with your Mohler and ensure that you do not let go of
the Quran and Sunnah. You let go of these with your mother. And she's not just going to rip them out. Someone you leave your window open. Someone comes in, pulls your phone and runs away, you're in trouble. How are you going to get to your destination? Similarly,
the traveler during the travel focuses on reaching their homeland, reaching their destination. That's their main goal. The only thing that consumes their mind during the trip is I can't wait to meet my wife. I can't wait to meet my kids. A person who is returning back from college. All these thinking is, man, it's been so long since I've been at home. So throughout the journey, what's the one thing they're thinking of? You can put all the movies you want on a plane. You can try to distract people as much as you want on the plane. But what are they thinking? If you were to tell someone you know what this plan is gonna be five hours longer and we're going to put five movies on
for you. Will they be happy with that? No, because what's their mind focused on? It's on reaching their
destination that I want to reach my homeland i want to reach my destination.
A traveler is not content with being a traveler.
He doesn't like being a traveler, because a sufferer of the auto Minella
traveling is an element of punishment. You have no I had to come no matter what the IMA who was Sharapova? Who fader kava Comdata, who fell you agile in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that when a person travels, they are prevented from their sleep, prevented from their food prevented from their drink, you will get drink, you will get food but it won't be your food. You will get sleep but it won't be your sleep. All of that comes when you reach home. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said fight you balaclava, Dr. Mahathir who so when one of you accomplishes his goal and fulfills his need that he actually went on the journey for fun you
Argentina Ali, then let him hurry back, let her hurry back to her family to get back to your family quickly. So our goal needs to be to be to not be too comfortable in the dunya because when you get too comfortable in the dunya, then you might become one of those people who decides to take the journey as the boat and forgets about the boat altogether.
You might forget about that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he warned his companions of living excessively luxurious lives. He said Allahu alayhi wa sallam said to wow the Magellan or the Alon one
Jacoba Tana, for enabled Allah lacewood will Matana mean, be aware of living a luxurious life.
Because the true friends of Allah don't enjoy luxury in this world, they've saved their luxury in the hereafter.
a traveler doesn't lose hope and doesn't give up if they face a little difficulty while traveling. Because the nature of traveling is difficulty. So while they're traveling, if they get a little hungry, they accept that this is the nature of traveling, I'm gonna be hungry, they're not disappointed. You know, they're willing to forbear the difficulty. And the dunya is a journey, and you will face difficulties, they will be problems, you might miss out on opportunities, but don't lose your heart over it. Just because you didn't get what you wanted. Doesn't mean that you give up on everything. You can't stop, you're just cutting through, you're passing by.
You know, my shift is to give this beautiful example, he would say, look how merciful Allah subhanho wa Taala is, Allah subhanahu wa Tada allows every human being to enter into this world on sound nature Fidra.
that ALLAH SubhanA, what that tells us, all you have to do, is what I'm giving you keep it with you preserve it, keep it safe. Meet me on the other end of your life with Islam, and I'll give you agenda.
You understand? Allah says, I'm giving you a slam at the beginning of the trip, all you have to do is keep it safe. That's all you have to do. Meet me on the other side of the trip on the other side of the journey at the time of your death, say Lila Hill, Allah before you die. And I'll give you Jana, that's all you need to do.
Right? And then our chef would say, now the question is, under what circumstances will you live and will you put yourself through, there's one person who protects himself. And as a result of that, they're Lila Hill, Allah, that ticket that they were given, you know, Allah gives you a ticket and says show up at the right and you'll get the right that ticket, they have the preservative, they put it in a nice box to keep it in a safe space. They don't let anything dangerous come near that ticket because they value that ticket. It's locked away in a safe box in a vault in a bank to make sure nobody steals their jewelry, their their their desired product, their valued product, their precious
And on the other hand, there are some of us who are walking around flooding it. It's windy, there are robbers everywhere, you know, the pathway isn't safe. And we're waving it around saying this is my image. This is my Eman and the chances are unfortunately for some of us, this ticket will be torn. And if this ticket is torn, when it comes to Allah, on the Day of Judgment, there will be a need for a patch job. unless Allah shows his father, Allah made the man that I wish for you to patch this Iman. And that may come in the form of you know, some sort of difficulty and and punishment from Allah subhanaw taala in the Hereafter. And if a person brings that ticket in its sound, nature
and form to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the desirable way that Allah always wanted you to bring it, then you will find your promise with Allah, Allah will always fulfill his promise.
Now, what are signs that a person is attached to the dunya? What are some signs that I am overly attached or you are overly attached to this world? This is a very difficult discussion to have. By the way. It's a very difficult discussion, because to some degree, each and every one of us has a level of attachment and the truth
Is that attachment is actually necessary. Because without that attachment we wouldn't be able to live. So when we talk about detaching from the dunya, it's not about living a life of carelessness where you aren't fulfilling your responsibilities. Detaching has less to do with actions and more to do with perspective, more to do with attitude, what's your attitude, there's one person who works hard every day brings a good earning home every day. But their attitude is that they're not slaves of the dunya. They'll praise the law once the time comes, we'll go for husband Hodges, obligated, you know, when it's time to give us a cop, they won't be hesitant, they'll give it there's another
person who may not bring as much as money home, but their attitude speaks as if they become slaves, other than yet, they become servants of this dunya they're willing to travel from one city to another one state to another one part of the world to another, because of a job obligation, but find it very hard to travel from one city to another, for the sake of learning that he for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala for a good cause they find it very difficult. How many times have you heard someone saying that I can't leave my home city and go to another city for studying because that's too difficult, but yet at the same time, they do it in a heartbeat for a job. They do it five days a
week, every week of the year if they had to fro job. So setting your priorities. It's an attitude. The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is demanding a very particular attitude. From a beloved Amen of your loved one when he when he says to him, couldn't fit dunya and Nikka. Hurry, be in this world as a stranger. A lot of you know Sabine or as someone that is passing by.
Nonetheless, the scholars have listed certain signs of a person that is overly attached to the dunya.
In the Hillier it has written that one of the signs of a person not being attached to this world
is that you will not care for the praise of people.
You will not care for the praise of people. Rather you will yearn for the praise of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.
Similarly, the scholars they say, one of the signs of being overly attached to this world, is that a day passes by and your heart hasn't yearned the thicket of Allah subhanho wa taala.
Ask a mother whose child lives in another state, going to college there. A day doesn't pass by but she thinks of her child at the beginning of the day, in the middle of the day, and at the end of the day, and she refuses to go to sleep until she calls her child. And if this is the love that our mother has for her child, shouldn't it be the love this? Shouldn't this be the love that a servant has for his master? That a day doesn't pass by? But he calls on to Allah by saying Allahu Akbar that he goes into such dances Yeah, Allah, I truly miss you. Yeah, Allah, this life has been very difficult. Who do I complain to Allah, I'm a traveler, you send me here. But soon I will reach my
destination when I reached there. alpha alpha, yeah, Allah fulfill your promise, and fully reward me. Another sign that scholars list
a sign of being overly attached to the dunya is that all a person cares about his accumulation of worldly possessions, while carrying nothing at all, for accumulating for the hereafter? You know, there is
a volume of time that a person dedicates to their worldly endeavors. Some of us work eight hours a day, seven hours a day, nine hours a day, 12 hours a day, you know, people work, they have to they have obligations. But is there an equivalent form of investment in the author and willing to invest eight hours a day to up to my dunya and that's okay. What you're doing is how long keep doing it. But is there an equal investment? In my office? I'm I give my day and night to prepare for my MCAT that's awesome. For my step one, awesome, but is there any preparation for me? Is there any preparation for my test in front of Allah? As Allah says, Yo, Mia, Kuhlman, Nasser, Ramadan, the
means that on that Day mankind will be made to stand in front of their Lord. And on that day, Allah subhanahu wa Tada will question every person have I reached a place such a level of attachment to this rule that the minor examinations prepared by human beings are more tempting and they're more effective on me in my heart than the examination prepared by Allah subhanaw taala Allah will ask, you know, did you pray your salam how did you spend your life well I'm somebody he email if no, one Shabaab and he FEMA Ebola. One family him in at midnight midnight, and Victor Saba or FEMA and Sato Allah will ask how did you earn your wealth? What did you spend it in? Where do you spend your
youth? Did you pay your Salah? These are questions that will be asked for Allah. And until these questions are not answered,
The human being will not have the audacity to take a step. No human being will be allowed to move without answering these questions to Allah subhanaw taala. Similarly, the Allah ma they say, one of the signs of being overly attached to the dunya is that when it comes to investing in the affair or doing good for the hereafter, there is procrastination pushing off. I'll do it tomorrow. I'll go for hikes next year. I'll pray my salah tomorrow. I'll pray my salah later on. Not at the beginning of the time. Rather, I'll create at the end of the time, there's a holocaust going on in the community. The halacha isn't going anywhere. It's probably going to get recorded anyway. It's probably going to
get uploaded online anyway. So what's the big deal? Procrastination, but what happens? You continue to procrastinate and procrastinate until what happens?
say that? To whom fear is stuff hereunder and usato. When I'm stuck with the moon, death comes death happens. And when death happens and when it hits you in the you know, when the reality hits you, there's no delay. Oh, Dakota. Hina. Terada, no Anneli karate, hakuna middle Mazzini or as Allah says no Quran
for Gianna nama Saleh and enamel at noon, oh Allah says in the Quran
at the end of sort of Montina
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Yeah, right before that, that starts off.
Yes. Yeah, you are living for climbing mountains have now come in totally. And yet, yeah, Camilla adda at the common mode for your phone. Rob Biloela. Certainly in a Jillian Kareem. All those who believe spend from what Allah has given you from pure wealth before death arrives. Because when it arrives, he will say, No, no 123 Oh, my Lord, give me some time, some respite to a very short distance, give me a little time.
And I will go and give in your path. And Allah says, Allah states, the principle lay you off here Allahu nevsun. Either Jah agenda, that's the guide, that there is no delay. You utilize what you have. Now, once time is up, you're up. And there is no reversing of that there is no changing that it's a reality that will occur Allah subhanaw taala will not defer your death even a moment because that was written before you even came to the dunya. Similarly, the scholars they say
that one of the signs another one of the signs of being overly attached to the dunya is that a person who plans far ahead in their life without having guarantee they will even reach their so this is a very interesting point. Because there is this idea of being wise, of not dropping yourself to destruction. You don't want to leave yourself abandoned and open to a point where you reach a scenario in life that you're not prepared for. That's one thing. But there's another thing of overly committing. And thinking about 20 years from now, well, not preparing we're not doing today. So for example, there's a person who has to give there's a cut. That's an obligation from Allah. But that
person thinks to himself that if I give my cigar today, I won't be able to pay off my loan 20 years from now, or I may not be able to buy that car, or invest in that business or open up a new practice or finish off X, Y and Z dream that I have going to the world or go to, you know, Cancun and go on a holiday, they're going to cruise to Hawaii, these are all things that I want to accomplish and I won't be able to accomplish them. So you're so focused, you know, there's there's an incident of a particular scholar of karate Mark Ruffalo. Karafin
accom Maru photography, a sonata for mcaliley Roger didn't cut them for Selena. He was getting ready. He'd give it a comma. They were getting ready to pray so
modificado he said to a person that why don't you lead us in prayer.
So that person said fella Raju, any insulate to be called heavy salata lumber suddenly becomes like that if I lead you in this prayer, I won't lead you in the next one. Meaning I'll lead you in this prayer. I'll do it. But next one I won't leave for Calama roof. We'll enter two Hadith from Africa and Africa to Saudi Salah and okra now all the way Allah him and
he said to this person that wow, you think you're so confident you're going to live to the next salah? And then he said no the villa him and we seek protection of Allah from Allah, we seek the protection of Allah from long hopes. So don't overestimate yourself don't plan too far in your life. The prophets of Allah who it was sent them all talking about the luck when he gives the example of a bird that leaves the nest in the morning hungry, but everyday it eats and it's Chaldees, you know, and affair with Allah subhanho wa Taala is such that when a person understands that the rasa and the messiah be with us Barbies, Allah, Allah subhanahu wa Tada will always fulfill
Little bit persons that is and provide all of this battle. But when you take affairs into your own head and you and you forget that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that will provide. You know, people who talk about life insurance is very interesting because for most people life insurance is a matter of trust. That what happens to my family when I die, Allah takes care of them. Allah took care of them, Allah was taking care of them Allah took care of you. Well you don't think Allah subhana wa Tada is capable and if you do care work in this world and leave with offer for them, even in this world of the Allah one is on his deathbed of mine when I found out the Allah one comes to
him and he says, you don't have a lot of wealth. If you give me permission as the Khalifa I would like to appoint a stipend for your daughters because even Masuda the Allah one had daughters, he did not have a son. He said, I would like to he didn't have he had so many daughters more like so he said, I would like to appoint a stipend for your daughters and have loved us further. The Allah Juan says, Well, I don't need your stipend, because I've taught them something that will save them from poverty. And, you know, he asked them, What did you teach them, and he said that I taught my daughter that every night they should read surah raffia. And they will never experience poverty.
They will never experience fatwa, we covered this narration in detail, and its variations in its authenticity. Earlier on when we covered the biography of a loveless widow, the Allah one, in this very same set of I know B class in the earlier episodes, you can go and check and study it there.
Similarly, the scholars they say that another sign of being overly attached to the world, is that you regard the success of people solely based solely based on their worldly gains.
You regard the success of people solely based on their worldly gains, this person is successful, this person is a failure. This person could have done better, this person is going to do horrible. It's all based off their worldly case. And not focusing on what actually matters for these people, is their asset. And I've said this before, and I'll say it again, that a person who takes everything from this realm but doesn't take the love of Allah has taken nothing from this riddle. You can hold all the credit cards you want all the wealth you won, by Allah, every worth of every wealthy person that died without the love of Allah. There is no doubt in my heart at all. His greatest regret must
have must be that I missed the most important thing. And every one every poor person that leaves this road with the love of Allah on their deathbed, they must be so excited that I got it right. You know that person the excitement he feels or she feels when they get the lottery when they win the lottery. I don't know what that feels like. But I can imagine someone who wins the jackpot hits the jackpot on a lottery, they must be so excited because they got it right. They didn't believe in themselves and they got it right. And imagine how excited that person must be that when he's dying on his deathbed. He feels y'all like got it right. They did it. You know, I didn't. I didn't wrongly
invest my time or my efforts in the angels are standing there waiting for this person. And yet to have enough sort of multiple in energy, you know, Arabic era, the middle of the year, and Allah subhanho wa Taala the Messenger of Allah is telling us men have been Lifta Allah have Allahu Allah whoever desires and loves to meet Allah. Allah subhana wa Tada also desires and loves to meet him. So many examples. Remember hottie ravintola Ali, towards the end of his life, due to some political tension was exiled from one of the major cities. And when he was sent into exile, he was traveling and he said, Yeah, Allah, the world with its vastness has become narrower on me. So take me. And
soon after Ramadan passes mobile cloud, with Allahu Allah, he leaves the world, the beloved ones of Allah, they leave.
And when they leave, there's no regret, there's no remorse. While for some of us, we just can't let go of the dunya the example of our grip for the dunya is like a child holding on to their candy. They just don't want to give it up. And when you do slip it away from their hands they cry. And when we when the dunya is taken away from us, we cry because we haven't prepared for the aka the prophets of Allah. Hi, my name is Saddam sister Abdullah binominal the Allah Juan couldn't fit dunya and Nico Hari. Similarly the Allah there right, from the signs of a person being overly attached to this dunya is that they spend they waste too much of their time in things that don't have true benefit
And I want you to let that settle in. I want you to really let that settle in, in a time of Hulu and Netflix in a time of video games being available at the tip of our fingers in a time of Candy Crush and Angry Birds in a time of Facebook, Insta, you know snap and Twitter in these times ask yourself how much time do we actually spend in things that don't really have true benefit to us? They're just our time is slipping away as he or the poet said
Jugaad Ji Lagonda ki duniya Anna he even at ke Jha hit the mashallah here that this role is not a place to attach yourself. It's a place of reflection not a joke. This is a place for you even if you die. It's a place for you to reflect. It's a place for you to learn your lesson for you to learn your lesson. As the auditor
Oh it said dunya que Mousavian Manziel TT overhead data they Cara ha hijo to do them guys for the hair oh traveler of this road on ya que wasafi Oh traveler of this road
though didn't die so far this is just a two day travel two days and your time in this dunya will be up there Canada ha hijo to what you are covering today. Sorry then ya que wasafi Munzee recovery that's what he said Don't ya que Musa Federman? ztt Acaba, or traveler this road, Your destination is the grave taker Ha, ha, Joe, to what you are passing today what you are covering in life today, though, then, okay, so far, it's only two days, only two days, it's only a two day trip.
And the last thing that Alama they write is a sign of a person being overly detached. I mean, this isn't the last of the list. This is the last of what I'm going to list. You can imagine that lists continuing on, and there's so much to think of. But the last thing that I want to list is that a person becomes obsessed with living in luxury in dystonia. And they forget about the luxury of the Orfila in the hereafter. You know, someone asked this question that
what is sort of what does it mean to live a life of extravagance? This is a difficult question, because some scholars say it's an office purely subjective, for one person, what's considered as a necessity for another person that's considered to be it's off, it's considered to be, you know, for one person will might be a need for another person that might be extravagance and might be wasting money. Can a person by you know, you know, a five out? Sorry, can a person buy $100,000? Car? Is that extravagance?
For one person, it might be extravagant for another person? Maybe not? Are you guys following what I'm saying? But the one thing I always tell students, when we cover this issue in class, because we recently covered it in class in Muscat, that, I tell them that there is one very easy way to understand whether you're being extravagant. Are you spending money in return a value or not? Is there value on the other side of you spending money? Are you guys following this? Let's say for example, I have a car. Okay.
My car has, you know, X amount of features now getting another car? Does that second car add value to the first car? Does it bring me something that I need? Does it offer me something that I need? And if it isn't offering me something that I need? It's just the same thing at a higher price tag? Right off the bat? What do you know?
Right off the bat, what do you know, this is a set off. This is extravagance, that if it does offer something we're not done with the discussion yet, if it does offer something more than the previous one. Now, I need to ask myself, Is this a luxury that it's offering me? Or is it something that I need? There might be a person who has back pain and they need a nice cushy chair? Okay, go ahead. Give yourself that. Another person is very comfortable. The car does very well everything as well. But it's just time for that upgrade. You know, that three year upgrade that happens in America, the American car industry gets an upgrade every three years. That's what we have leases the last three
years. It's like the whole country was programmed. There was a time where people held their cars. My dad had a station wagon for 15 years, he drove that thing to the graveyard, you know, literally went to the junkyard and dropped it off there. And that was the end of that car. I was speaking with my father. And that's the generation by the way. They don't believe in this three year business. They don't believe in this three year nonsense. My father is old. And I was we were talking about getting him a car. It was a very
sad discussion. It hurt me. This discussion I had with my dad, because I was talking with him. And he sold his previous car and he needs a car. So he said to me, Jose, I'm looking for a car. It's it's short out, what do you want? So he was describing it to me. And I found the exact same car with fabric seats, the exact same card, not leather seats, but it was fabric seats. And I said that I found the exact same car you wanted that better mileage. And you know, it's you know, it's got some more bells and whistles. I mean, it's a nicer car, but it doesn't have the leather, it has fabric.
And that's it to me saying, you know, I've always wanted to drive a car with leather seats.
And then he said that, and I fear now I hear but he said I feel that this is going to be the last car I buy in Estonia.
And when he said that, to me, it hit me. I was like, ah,
yeah, hola. That just hurts. For me, I've taken my father for granted. But on the other hand, he's telling me that saying this might just be the last car I buy after this. There's no more buying. And I really even he said that to me yesterday. And since yesterday, I've just been thinking about that, you know, our parents age. But one thing I was just to connect it to what we're talking about in today's class that really hits home is that these people held on to things, you know, they hope that that mentality remains they still hold on to things in our day and age. We use it for a little and what happens it's time to go on. You know, I have friends who buy houses, knowing that they're going
to sell their house in five years so they can move to the next thing in life. You know, people are constantly looking for the next thing in life and you've exhausted all your luxuries in this world. And compare this to the likes of Ahmedabad, Tabata, the Allah one who was serving the Muslim ummah as the Khalifa and one afternoon
And he feels thirsty and he says to one of the servants Can you please bring some water and the servant brings some cold water with some honey mixed in there and I'm out of the hola Juan starts crying and the servant says what happened? And he says in return the How can I drink this water that's cold with honey in it What if Allah says to me on the day of judgment of have them tell you about the comfy hierarchical modelinia Wisdom tapped on behalf for yoga to Arizona that was one What if Allah says to me that you've already taken all of your luxuries and all of your reward in the world now there's only punishment for you and I'm gonna be Allah one is crying
and there are many examples of the automa and their and their levels of absorb how they live the life of simplicity of the thought of the hola Juan was one day sitting in a person came to visit him at home. And when he looked around the house of fun other affiliate Beatty fellow midgets che, and he looked around the house of Abu Dhabi hola Juan and found no possessions in there. It was an empty house for Carly Alpha. Lima, Lima, Lima Rolla Kamata and Phil bathe, he said, Abuja why is it that I see no possessions in your home your home is so empty.
So that he might he replied back by saying, the owner of this home didn't send us here adorn it.
The owner of this home, didn't send us here to adorn it. The owner of this home is Allah. He sent me here to live in it, not decorated, not adorn it. To be said Allahu Allah. He was sent on Monday returned home and I shall be Allah, why not put this beautiful curtain on the wall? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I showed you a lot of what's this? She said, Well, it's just nice curtain I found and I thought it would look very nice on our wall, create some, some some what do they call it?
I'm beyond some there's a word I'm thinking of.
You know, some personality and bring some color out on the wall, the wall will look good. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that we were never commanded about Allah to clothe walls and walls and rocks. We were never told to to put clothing on walls and rocks. What's going on here?
I think of that, and I think to myself, subhanAllah man, that's a jeep. Because in the world that I live in, we have a lot more serious problems. You know, we put clothing on everything. You know, you know, you watch you go on YouTube and you see videos, people buying tuxedos for their dogs and cats. The promise that Allahu Allah
Subhan Allah was scolding. Aisha the Allahu Allah for putting a nice design fabric on the wall. Allahu Akbar. Salim bin Abdullah
Rahim Allah people came to visit him one day and they found
things in his home that were very minimally valued, didn't have much value for kala houfy dyadic. People said to him, what's this? You have no valuable things in your home? Then he said, Gentlemen hada that I don't believe that I'll be able to he said basically what I'm waiting for, you know, my the