Beginning Of Guidance 03
Channel: Hussain Kamani
Series: Hussain Kamani – The Beginning Of Guidance
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Obedience and Etiquette of Waking From Sleep
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You're listening to the Calum Institute podcast series, beginning of guidance by saying Kimani
To find out more information of the saints column course entitled the prophetic code a study of prophetic manners and etiquette. Visit Olam institute.org slash prophetic code
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inshallah, today we are starting from page number 24.
The opening of the first chapter the part number one,
part one on obedience, okay. So here we studied part one. What is this part one of so if you turn it back one page, the last two lines there. Amen. Because
he mentioned in the last little paragraph there that the most important aspect of your religion is developing taqwa, God consciousness, and anyone was added after Lucha de explains that taqwa is a combination of two things, to act upon those things that Allah has told us to do, and to stay away from those things that Allah subhana wa tada has refrained us from doing. So there are two things there. Now the first of these of these two things is a woman doing the things that our last mother has told us to do, therefore, part one, so we're going to discuss the first aspect of taqwa. And that is fifth thought on obedience. Go ahead, know that the commandments of Allah Most time pertain
to the obligatory and voluntary Okay, so here we learned that the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala, fall into two categories, those that are obligatory, and those things that are voluntary, amongst the things that are voluntary. We have the Sunnah, and then we have the Mr. habit. So anything that we learn from the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his daughters, the way he dressed, the way he preferred to do things, these fall into the category of sin, the habits of the prophets of Allah honey was sent him Sunnah falls into a greater category called nothing.
What's a good Academy? They're nothing. So someone said to you, son, for example, someone said to you that every single is nothing is that true? Yes, it is true, okay. The sooner is nothing. obligatory acts are different. These things are mandated as something that can also be mandated for example, if you know last month that are ordered for it to be an obligation or, or the profit or loss in order for it to be mandatory, if you know something of that sort, for example, the prophecies that are prayed Salah, it was his habit, so it falls into the category of cinema. However, there is a commandment in this regard as well. That's why it becomes obligatory. So I want
you to keep in your mind anything that Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded us to do, falls into two categories. The first is what we call the obligatory acts. And the second things are the voluntary acts. Yes. The literary acts constitute the capital own salvation as a team. The voluntary acts are the profit which are reached the highest levels of success. My mom was, I think it's a very beautiful example here. It's an example of business. If a person wants to start up a business, what's the first thing you need?
You need capital, you need some money, without the capital without the money, do you have any business? You have nothing at all. So your father is your capital, without your phone or if you have nothing, it's just a name with your phone is now you're in business. Now what happens with this business? Now we need to ask is it profitable or not? So the profit of this business in Amazon is just enough Lou who are reaping
the profit is in the voluntary acts. So you can just stop with a volunteer with the obligatory x you can just press f5 and stop there. If you did, you're still in business. However, in order to gain the true profit from your business now you need to engage in an unlawful acts. And he explained this very beautifully to this beautiful tradition. Go ahead.
The Messenger of Allah.
Allah Most hi says those who draw near to me Do not draw near to me with anything better than the axe I have made obligatory upon them. So this hadith right here is what we call Hadith bootsy, where the words are from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But the message is in first person from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the words are first person from Allah, but the actual words that the words being used to transmit this narration are from the Prophet sallallahu it was sent him it's not the same as the Quran. It's not the same as the Quran. So a person can't read how you could see in Salah your Salah will be invalid, you have to read the Quran in Salah. However, in this beautiful
tradition, which is quoted by Mohammed, Allahu Allah, and so he, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that allows the agent said that no person can gain closeness to Allah as a person can by fulfilling the obligations. The first step is the obligations. These are the first things that a person can do to get closest to Allah subhanho wa Taala. A person is skipping the obligations in and believes that they're getting close to Allah, they're fooling themselves and this is what goes on to discuss
Earlier in the introduction, we talked about this, if a person believes that they are progressing in their Deen by doing, you know, 100 and a waffle a day, but they're not praying, the tutor got the budget, they're fooling themselves. And we're going to discuss that up ahead. However, here. Now when we talk about the fun, whenever because Allah uses the word for it or obligations, it has a broad meaning obligations are in two categories, there are those things that are farther in. And then there are those things that are farther.
Farther it means those obligations that are mandatory on each person, something that every person must do, you must praise the law, you must pray so that I must pray so that every person sitting here, it is obligatory on the individual to pray Salah, therefore, we call this part of the five key fire, for example, something that's not obligated per individual, rather is obligated on the community. So there are certain obligations that are on the community, for example, someone that passes away. Does every person have to present as a salon him? No, but someone has to present as a salon, that person. If no one prays, the whole community is responsible. If a few people pray,
everyone is absorbed with a responsibility. Similarly in the community, not every person must be a scholar. But if there's no one in the community, that's a scholar, everyone's accountable, but Allah subhanho wa Taala if there's one or two people that are scholars, that obligation is lifted off the shoulders of every person along the way that says no Quran, or makanan me noona Leon fuuka
and it is not that every believer, all the believers must go and seek knowledge. It's not upon every person to go and seek knowledge the whole community doesn't need to just get up and leave what they're doing. And go and seek knowledge. Follow it on a forum in Kuala Lumpur iffa Leah taka houfy Deen while Yun guru calm era Joe in a him la la mia Varun, every community send a group of people to go and seek knowledge. And this group of people should go and gain that depth of knowledge, then return back to their community and warn everyone and educate the people. So that's what we call the two different types of funnels. Now, amongst the further in amongst those obligatory acts that are
mandated on on on each individual. Here, he mumbles out his words are very general. So they include different types of obligations. So for example, there are certain things that are obligated on us that require actions, for example, praying Salah, giving Zakat, these are obligations and they involve what actions involve a field, then there are those obligations that are mandated upon us. But they don't revolve. They don't involve doing something they actually involve staying away from something. So we call
What is that, for example? Alcohol, wine, we're not supposed to drink it. We are mandated to stay away from it. Xena For example, we are not told to do it, rather, we are told to stay away from it. So now these are obligations upon us. We need to stay away from these things. And the third thing that Mr. Rosati here he's mentioning, is that a part of the obligation that every person has on themselves are internal obligations as well. There are certain things that are spiritual obligations that every person has on themselves. And what are the spiritual obligations for example, for every person to know Allah subhana wa tada to know Allah subhanho wa Taala, to have that connection with
the law to rely on Allah subhana wa Tada. This is an obligation on every person. But it's not something that's done physically, neither is something from the refraining category. Rather, this is the internal category of obligations. So all of these obligations once a person fulfills them, they are now on the journey to gain closeness to Allah subhanaw taala. Yes. And the third one continues to grow nearer to me by voluntary acts of worship until I love Okay, so here after you fulfill the obligation, now it's time to gain and to engage in the voluntary acts.
That's after fulfilling the obligations if like I gave the example earlier, if someone tries to bypass the obligation and go into the voluntary acts, that's wrong, because first you're supposed to establish your obligations. And then you engage in the voluntary acts. There's like a, there's a process of developing there's a process of ascending in your spirituality, and a person who bypasses their obligation while thinking that they're getting close to a law by voluntary acts. They're fooling themselves. You know, the machine used to say, Man shovel a whole photo anencephaly, for Who am I? Who am I? Who are my shovel who NetFlow and for the for Who am I? that a person who misses
Navarre Phil because he's engaged in the era of a person who misses the Noah Phil because he's engaged in fight for Who am I avoid he's excused no problem in Sharla one day he'll have to feel to engage in an elephant as well. Woman shovel have nothing to Anil for the for Who am overrule. However, whoever misses their fight, whoever misses the obligation because they're engaged in the novel, and that person has been deceived by shape one has been deceived by * on you know, a person that stays awake all night in Ramadan, praying, nothing reading but ongoing. time comes, he misses
Bonjour Sala, that's a deception from shaitaan has been nice to see. He says what's going to happen to a nation whose leaders plan during the night how to revive the Ummah, but in fudger they're all sleeping
how's the nation ever going to thrive, the leaders who they plan about what how they're going to guide the Oman, how they're going to take everyone on the straight path and have collapsed all these great things. But in for those people that are planning on their themselves, said, we can't work like that we have to establish a chain of command a chain of order. These are the way you progress. Now here the purpose of a long while it was sort of in this hadith he says that a person getting closest to Allah first of all through obligations, and then after fulfilling the obligations then he engaged he engages in the voluntary acts and continues to get closest to Allah until what happens
until what happens until I until I love that person. So what does it mean by Allah subhanho wa Taala loving that person? What does this actually mean? So the scholars that explain what this means is that Allah subhanho wa Taala allows a person to experience the pureness of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Allah subhanaw taala allows an individual to experience the purity of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now for this person, every act he does, it's not an artificial dosage of love. It's the purity of love. It's like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that a tradition that whoever lowers his gaze, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives that person the hell out of him and he gives that person the sweetness of Iman where that person then climbs a rank and pi d that cannot be achieved them other than that, so when a person engages in an election, they can closest to Allah subhana wa Tada. And they experience a spiritual level that is not experienced by others. And then continues
the purpose of the law while he was sort of relating from allows which Allah says, Then I become the hearing with which he hears, and the site with which he sees the tongue with which he speaks, and the hand with which he touches and the feet with which he walks. So what does this tradition mean? The scholar is explained by saying that the pleasure of his hands only comes by pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala because he's gaining now the purity of Allah's love. How does this person gain the pleasure of eyes by reading the Quran by using the eyes to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala he gains pleasure through his feet by obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. Today we gain pleasure for our body
parts by disobeying Allah. But when a person engages in the life and he gains a ring with Allah subhanaw taala, a very special station, that now this person only gains pleasure with his body parts by pleasing Allah subhana wa Tada. There was a great scholar.
He, he was one of the rulers even I even asked him, if I am an Adam, he was one of the great rulers of his time. And one day, Allah subhanaw taala opened his eyesight, and he began to realize that the king that he was the kingdom that he had, and the king he was, was actually a barrier between him and Allah subhanho wa Taala, he was too involved with the world. So what he did was he retracted from his position, and he stepped away. And one day this Abraham, and Abraham was walking past the river. And he pulled out a piece of bread that was dry, and he dipped it in the water, and he began to eat it. And his students had tears in their eyes, they said, shift. You know, just a few years
ago, you were the king when he sat down to eat, there were there were there was a big table there, and all the different foods and food and all the drinks were there, and everything was fresh, and you had servants and you had, you know, utensils to eat out of. And now you're eating a dry piece of bread that's so dry, that if you try to swallow it, it will get stuck in your throat. So you have to dip it in water to moisten it and then eat it. And this is shift. Look what's happened to you. And the shift said, but if the kings of the world he responded back by saying, if the kings of the world knew of the joy that we experienced with this simplicity, they would come and fight against us with
their horses and swords. Because I was a king, and I was looking for the simplicity of myself. I was looking for this happiness. A person reaches a stage where the world can offer them anything. the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala offers them everything. You guys understand that it's a very deep point right here, where you begin to realize that material can't give you anything. This materialistic life is a delusion. It's something that has no meaning at all. And when a person gains that special station with Allah, the game their pleasure, their happiness, by being in the masjid, when they come to the masjid, that's where they feel at home. Now, when they sit with scholars, it
brings a smile to their face. When they read the Quran, they feel good. After the Salah The next morning, they feel confident in themselves that I did something special I can read the 100 Salah, this is my strength, this is my power. So this is what here we're learning from the Hadith, that a person that when he gets closest to a lot through the voluntary acts, Allah subhanaw taala loves him, meaning Allah gives that person the purity of Allah subhanaw taala his love and then all the body parts that follow fall into that fall into that that realm of love where everything they do, only gives them pleasure if they're doing it for the love of Allah subhanaw taala Yes. And you dear
seeker will not be able to rise to carry out the commands of Allah Most time until you monitor your heart and things in your area.
real moment in every breath, from the time you wake up until the time you sleep. So again, remember God is giving us a beautiful analogy through, again, the business model, where he's saying that you can never be successful in what you're doing. Unless you learn to evaluate what you're doing. First, you have to hold yourself accountable for every moment of your life. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, what are you doing? You go to someone and say that you go to a business consultant and say, I need consultancy. I need to I need to develop my business further. The first thing they're going to ask you show me your schedule, what do you do? Look, how are you using your
resources? Where are you efficient, and where are you inefficient. So you have to rely on a thing here, the first thing that you need to do in order to get in closest to Allah and to establish the commandments of Allah is, first of all, watch over your heart. Because that's where it all starts from the actions, the motivation, it all springs from the heart. If your heart is sound, you'll be motivated to do good. If your heart is not sound, you will never be motivated to do good. And the opposite, you'll actually be motivated to do evil. Watch over your heart. Then he says, watch over your body parts. Ask what am I doing with my body parts? Watch over every moment of your life. Ask
yourself, how am I utilizing my 1pm? What am I doing at 2pm? What am I doing at 3pm? Have yourself give yourself a schedule. What am I doing to maximise on benefiting and getting in closeness to Allah. And he goes even a step ahead. And he says, forget your moments, forget your heart and your body parts, even will emphatic what emphatic means, even your breath, monitoring what happens with every breath. You know, there are some shields and some scholars that I have met in my life, who have trained themselves to say the name of Allah with every breath.
But I say,
Allah, Who when they inhale this, Allah when they exhale to say who, and with every single breath, they see the name of Allah subhanaw taala. I've met people like this in my life, every breath of theirs. They keep track of how many times they breathe during the day, and they make sure they match each of their breaths while they're awake With the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now someone may view this as saying, Wow, that's extreme. But that's not extreme. This person is actually making sure they make the most of every moment of theirs. How many of us can actually ever even imagine that? making the most of every breath, counting your breaths and asking yourself, you know, in
proportion to how many breaths escaped my mouth? How much of it did I used to worship a lot? How much of it did I used to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we were students, our teachers sometimes tell us this, that for the next 10 minutes, I want everyone to just shut off from the world and focus on breathing and kidding are taking account with every breath of yours. That with every breath, you're saying Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah whatever it is doing some form of giving accountability to yourself of every single breath of yours, and this one, because it says what unfastened even every breath of yours mean Hina tune see in a hyena despair.
From the moment you wake up from the moment you wake up in the from from the evening until the morning and from the morning until the evening? Yes, no, the alarm was tiny is closely observing your innermost heart He holds your inner and outer being. No thought moment or step of yours escapes his regard. So we are you and I may think that our moments are in vain. We may not realize the power of every breath of ours, we may not realize the importance of every second of our life, the thoughts that crossed our heart, but he remembers it is saying that in Allah tada metallian Allah Allah knows of what's hidden, Amit is what's hidden. What does that mean? what's hidden, Allah knows what's
hidden. Well machete funada Hirakawa botnick. And Allah can see what's apparent. And a man can also see what's hidden as well. One more hidden bgmea kapa rhotic wa havarti automatic, Allah is aware of all of your thoughts that cross your heart, Allah is aware of all of your steps, Allah is aware of all of your moments a lot somehow but as aware, so if you're not keeping account of it, who is keeping a count of it? Allah is you may not be keeping a count of it. But a lot of it is definitely keeping the kind of everything and alive somehow that it says not on now you allowed you to delete it and what are we rotten?
What would you do Mohammed How do you know
that there is not a small thing or a big thing that slips us but it is all noted down and everything will be presented in front of Allah subhana wa tada on the Day of Judgment. So we need to be aware of this. This is a thought that we have to create in our mind and remind ourselves that Allah is always watching us. Sometimes when we're in the masjid, you know, we'll be a little bit more respectful. When we leave the machine that respect was out the window when the shift is there, or when a scholar is there will be a little bit more careful or our parents or there will be a little bit more careful of not shaking the hand of someone from the opposite gender. But when the shift has
gone out the window when there's no machine there, there's no parent watching you watching you forget the handshake, I'll go for the hug to inshallah. It's the reality it's real because we don't realize that Allah subhanaw taala is watching us. We forget people in businesses, if people can just realize is that Allah is watching you over every moment of ours.
Every moment of yours, how more honest would our businessmen be? You know, they're not one story but 10s of stories and I'm not, you know, gonna open up a can of worms but just to bring a reality to existence, right? to the attention of people that how many businesses do we have across the country, Muslim people that are claiming that they're selling halal meat to people. But in reality, there's something hard on me to people. And I'm not talking about machine solder non machine I'm not talking about I'm talking about, you know, you have a board there that says, I'm selling Halloween to people. But then people who work there are testifying that this brother when he runs short on
supply, he runs over to Walmart, he runs over to you know, whatever other grocery store there is, runs over there and gets the meat. So what's in the mind that people aren't they don't they know that Allah subhanaw taala is watching. There's a very beautiful incident from the time of poverty a long one. You guys may have heard of this incident, where I'm gonna do a lot one during his helaba. He used to walk around during the night. He was like a police officer himself. But he was a ruler of the believers. Imagine how humble he was? Where do you find someone who is like the president of the country, yet he does patrol at nighttime. Have you ever thought of that? This is the alarm on the
ruler, who in front of him the Roman and Persians have submitted. And at nighttime, rather than sleeping on the cushion bed. He walks around in Madina munawwara to make sure everything's okay. And while he would walk around during the night, one time what happened was that he came across a house, and he heard a mother and a daughter talking to each other. The mother said to the daughter, add water, add water to what? To the milk they used to sell milk. So she was telling her daughter add the water. If you add water to the milk, the quantity of the milk will increase. So the doctor said, I can't do that. I'm eternal meaning Bob has prohibited us from doing so. I'm only allowed one who
was the leader of the believers. He's prohibited that we add water to the milk because that's cheating. So what did the mother say?
Almost not watching. Do it. So she said in return the daughter said, Well, if mama isn't watching who is watching? The rubber mama is watching. The Lord of Ahmed is watching us. I'm going to do a long one when you heard this he came home. The next day he told one of the people that there is a house in Seoul location, go and bring the people from that house here. And they came and according to one narration on one of their loved one went himself to that same house. He went there knocked on the door he came inside. And he said to the lady, that last night I heard you guys talking and I heard your full conversation. So the lady got scared. Oh my god. I thought Ahmed wasn't watching. He
was on one of your loved one said well forget what happened. I want my son to marry your daughter.
I want my son to marry your daughter. She says Why? A lady like this who has so much stuck while she should be the one who will be the mother of my grandchildren and an omen of your loved one had his son marry that lady and from her children was born Who?
Omar bin Abdulaziz Rahmatullah Holly. And who was Omar bin Abdulaziz Rahmatullah Haley, they say that they were for Hoda, Abubakar Ahmed Osman Ali, who had given who who ruled the people with justice. And if there was a fifth person who you would add to the line, who would it be? Omar bin Abdulaziz. He was a man who only ruled for under two years how many years. under two years he wrote he only wrote and how his kidnapper came in was a miracle. He wasn't in line to be the next Khalifa. But it happened to be that when it came time for them to choose the leader ruler, everyone was ruled out and allowed somehow that made it such that he came into the position. And when he became the
ruler, he straightened out the oma and how many years in two years that after two years he passed away. You know, according to some reports, he had been assassinated, it was plotted otherwise, some reports he passed away Naturally, this within two years Omar bin Abdulaziz he passed away. And this man is a pillar we talked about him till today. He was the person who actually instructed that Hadith should be should be gathered together. He was the one who gave the order that he needs to be gathered together should be compiled. And this man was born through a wedlock, of a couple whose Dean was based off in Manitoba. Their Dean was based off in Montana, I think I shared the story with
you guys. But I'll share with you again at this moment that there was a man who a young man he was walking and he came to this field. And he saw that there was some fruits there, he picked up on food and he began to eat from there. And later on, he realized that he took the food without permission. So he found out who the owner of that that garden was. He went to the owner and knocked on the door and said, Brother, I had one apple from your one food from your from your garden. I'm sorry. So the owner said no, I don't forgive you. He said, there's only one apple man, a go to beats, okay. It's only one apple. He said I won't forgive you. He said, Please forgive me. He said, I won't forgive
you. And then he went inside. This kid, this young man sat outside, he waited and waited and waited. Oh my god, they have to come back. I need forgiveness from this guy. Afterwards, when that individual came out of his house again. He stood in front of me sort of crying said brother You have to forgive me. He said you're still waiting on here all this time. Just over an apple. He said yes. He said I'll do anything that you asked me to do.
you forgive me? He said, Okay, I'll forgive you on one condition. What's the condition? The condition is that you have to marry my daughter.
This guy got happy, Mashallah. I'll get some more apples to give me three more apples.
You got happy? He said, but the catch is, is that my daughter? She's blind. She's done and she's deaf.
He said, Oh my God. Now I'm stuck. I have to marry a girl. I agreed to marry her. She's, she's, she's done. What does that mean? She can't speak. She's blind. She can't see she's she's, she's, she's deaf. She can't hear. But he agreed. So he said, Okay, no problem. So he went to meet the girl when he went to meet the girl. He entered into the rooms that are Santa Monica. And this beautiful girl was standing in front of them and she replied back by saying what a Casa La warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
He saw this girl he was shocked. He said, Okay, I came to the wrong room.
Next door. She said, No, no, I was waiting for you. And when he enters the lady says he's this lady. But your father told me that you were dumb. You were blind and you are deaf. He said, that was my father's way of expressing that I have never seen her at all. I have never spoken. I have never heard her.
Otherwise I'm sound.
And then he then she said my father said to me he would only choose from your person who feared Allah. And the fact that you stood outside the door just for one apple for a whole day was his testimony that you are a person who feared Allah subhana wa Tada. They got married and who was their child?
amount of money for
the grand scholar Abu hanifa was the son of this couple people who feared Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, great people produce great people. You know, we feed our children the river, we feed them interest, we feed them heroin, and yet we expect him or her to be born. Remember how it can be born? Don't get me wrong, but you need the parents of Bahati. First of all honeypot can exist in the 21st century. But in order to have a honeypot, what do you need first?
You got the parents of a honeypot. Give us the parents of a honeypot tomorrow morning we'll have tenable honey fuzz inshallah, right? But you need these parents first. People who have Taqwa people who have consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right from the beginning, when I studied in Mother Teresa, my mother had a principal she said to my dad, that you will never pay for their for their tuition. I will be the one who pays for their tuition. And she would make royalties. And she would sell the royalties and use the income of that that was absolutely Hold on, and then pay for tuition. Because she didn't want any money to go that that was even doubtful, let alone
You know, this is how you get people. This is how you produce something. You put something pure in, you get something queued up. And this is William because the law he's seeing right here that you have to know that Allah subhanaw taala is watching everything, every step of yours. Every moment of yours. Every Breath of yours, everything that crosses your heart wants you to suck Antarctica wahala. Kotick allows a panel that is aware of every movement of yours, you know, this movement right here, and every motion, every motionless in a moment of yours, you know, where you're just sitting, you're stuck. And I think when you're motionless, Hakata your motion, allies aware of
everything, yes. Both in the company of others and in the solitude of yourself. you're ever in his presence in both the hidden and manifest dominions, nothing that is still is still nothing that moves, moves, but the compeller of the heavens and earth is aware of it. He knows the treachery of the eyes and what is concealed in the breath. A lot of this has not been on Yamaha in uttarayan moto. Allah knows that the treachery of the eye, you're driving on the highway, you're sitting in traffic, no one's there with you. No one knows who no one knows you, who's who's around who's surrounding you. But you look in the rearview mirror and you see someone and you're supposed to look
down, but you think yourself, no one's watching, I can look again and you look a second time. You think no one saw you but who did see you? A lot of it inside you. Okay, you're on your Facebook, your watches, what are you doing there? I'm just browsing through my newsfeed. And in your newsfeed, what are you looking at
all the haraam pictures that are there. And then from picture to album to album using Well, that was a beautiful picture. Let me click on that profile. And let me go into the album. Let me look at the picture. There are people online who are stalkers. Online stalkers, I didn't believe they existed until a few days ago, I was on my Facebook and I saw in the notification bar it said someone liked a post. I thought to myself, I haven't posted anything all week. I wonder what this person liked. So I actually clicked on the post they liked. And they liked the post that I had posted four years ago, how many years ago,
this person sat there and went through for years, and somehow came across something that I posted on social media four years ago, and they liked that picture. And I thought to myself,
you know, at least what I posted has some meaning to it is that he was some kind of some kind of good thing. But people do this. They just sit in there and they're just browsing through pictures and pictures and pictures. And a couple came to me and the wife said that I asked my husband if he had ever been involved with another guy. And he said, No, I'm not a girl. Sorry. That was a slip.
I wouldn't be surprised anyway. Not that individual, but just
In general as society is going, Okay, have you ever been involved with another girl who said no, they got married and then she was browsing through his Facebook pictures and found out five years prior to that day, she saw a picture of him with another guy.
Another girl, I look at this tracking back all the way for five years back and they're saying I saw you people they snoop around so much. Allah subhanaw taala says here that Allah knows of the treacherous eye, you may think no one saw you may think the world forgot about it but Allah subhana wa tada did not forget about those of us that also knows what the chest with the hearts but the breast concealed. And there are laws that says that another versatile parameter was adequate next,
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Allah azza wa jal knows of the hidden Allah knows series a secret Allah azza wa jal knows of your secrets.
And Allah knows of that which is even more hidden inside you. Your secrets are those things that you know, and the advice that which you even don't know, but it's inside you. It's somewhere in your heart, there's something cooking there, that even you're not aware of. But Allah subhanaw fetter knows that as well. This is a level of thought, well, this paragraph right here is very deep. When he mammals it is saying in this paragraph, he's training us to overlook the superficial world and see into the real world, the real world, what Allah subhana wa Tada, even he knows of that genius, therefore, oh, destitute one, cultivate a deep courtesy with the divine in your outer self, as well
as your inner self, courtesy and bearing have become humble or enslaved in the presence of a supreme all powerful master. So remember that he's saying, You should have the etiquette with a lot like the humble, sinning slave, someone who's a sinner, someone who's humble, and someone who's asleep, you don't a slave stand in front of his master. he lowers himself down, he's not arrogant. And he's humble. He's not arrogant. He was a humble sleep, and he's a sinner. You know, you're standing in front of your father, you did something wrong. You stand there with arrogance. You did something wrong, you humble yourself, you know, you're in trouble. So your mom was always saying that's how
you should stand in front of Allah. You're humbled. You're a sinner, you're asleep in front of who? In front of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is all supreme and all powerful? Yes. Make your greatest efforts and enough find a new president where he has forbidding you, okay. So he remembers that he is saying that you should always remember that never let a law find you where he has told you not to be. Okay. Every decision you make in your life. Every time you make a decision decision in your life, make sure you make it in lines with the commandment of Allah subhanho wa Taala any decision you make in your life, make sure it is in line with the commandments of Allah. Why is that? Because
Allah subhanaw taala is ever present and Allah Mohammed is all knowing.
Allah subhanaw taala knows he knows he's present with you. So if you make a decision today against the commandments of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala is watching you and then you have to answer to Allah subhanaw taala for that. So remember that he is saying, make sure a lot does not find you in a place where he told you not to be, you know, the father tells his son don't step out of the house after after 10pm. The dad himself goes at 10:30pm to Walgreens to pick up some milk. When he goes there. Behold, who's standing in front of him at the red box?
who's standing there his son is and he says I told you not to be here and his son standing in front of the red boxes. He's checking out his DVD. And is that that hold it up step out of the house at 10 o'clock. So you know that exact moment when the father sees him and he's standing there red handed, busted right handed with a DVD in his hand at the red box. How do they feel?
And feel good of himself. It feels really bad. I'm in trouble right now. I'm not supposed to be here that just busted me to hear him as it says make sure a lot doesn't catch you in a place where he told you not to be. Don't let a lot find you in the clubs. don't have a lot of finding sniffing don't have a lot find you getting high buzzing off because a lot doesn't want you to be there. Make sure it doesn't find you there. What if Luca hyperosmotic and don't let Allah find you absent where he told you to be? If Allah told you to be somewhere, if someone tells you that you have an appointment at 10 o'clock at 10 o'clock, where should you be, you should be there a lot. I told you
that you should be in the mercy that the call of the Adhan, but when the alarm is being called you're absent. Your name is being called when the salon started, the angels are calling your name. You know, Abdullah Abdullah Abdul Majeed Abdulhamid, where are you? And they're all missing all four of those guys are missing. None of them are there for Sadat. So hear him because Allah is saying, don't let love find you absent where he told you to be. Yes, you will never be capable of this unless you manage your time and organize your routine of worship from morning to night. So the attention to what is presented to you here concerning the command that Allah Most High has laid upon
you from the time you wake from your sleep until the time you return to your bed, okay, now we're starting the actual the commandments or the teachings of the Dalai Lama that is ordering us to do. He's not walking us through the ideal 24 hour day, how we can utilize every moment of ours again, remembering one was always talking about manage yourself from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. You remember my mom was always teaching us to be aware of the outer and
Enter. So here and it was it wakes us up in the morning and he walks us through a full day. Go ahead when you wake from sleep, trying to be awake before dawn, okay, try to wake up before dawn. Why should you wake up before dawn to make sure that you pray Salah before dawn, what prayer do we pray before dawn, the hugging Salah in Mongolia is saying make sure you give some time for the 100 solar, winter is the perfect time for us to create 100 solar. If you want to build a habit of praying 200 solar, there is no better time than winter What time is first start these days 515 525 30 something like that right? Let's just say five o'clock if you go to sleep by after five o'clock 525 20 right.
I thought it was it's 520 so let's say for example, you go to sleep at 10 if you go to sleep at 10 and you can't wake up at 5am giving yourself 20 minutes for 100 Salah after sleeping for seven hours and I advise you inshallah please go and visit a doctor. You oversleeping there's something wrong with your diet. Something's wrong with you. Maybe you need some medications and vitamins to make sure you wake up on time. It's not normal for someone who wants to wake up and can't wake up after sleeping for seven hours. Would you guys agree with me on that? Yes, right. If we're not if we go to sleep at 10 o'clock and we don't wake up at 5am in the morning for the 100 Sarah then this is a
clear sign that we are being negligent and we are not giving importance. And if someone says here that all of this up you're talking about sleeping at 10 o'clock I sleep at one o'clock then that's another problem we shouldn't be sleeping that late. You know we should be sleeping on time you wake you wake up you go to sleep early, you wake up early, okay so make a habit everyday in shower loud as you go to sleep early. Give yourself something in your mind 10 o'clock I have to be asleep latest 11 o'clock never passed that at all inshallah everyone this is the simple solution for waking up for Salah. If you think there's another solution out there that you can read some blonde some gin is
going to come with you for fun. I know those laws do exist out there. I've come across them myself. I've actually experienced one or two myself. They're very beautiful. They work very well. But anyway, don't rely on the gym to come we give a shout out or some dream or some nightmare. I was reading on Facebook the other day, you know Schiff almost sort of onto something very beautiful. He said if you can't wake up after struggling every night before you go to sleep, drink three cups of water you'll have to wake up use the washroom.
Drink three cups of water you'll have to make up for washroom then you'll pay your fighter Salah. But if we really have to drug ourselves with water, I'm using the word drug intentionally Okay, if you have to overdose on water to wake up under Salah. then like I said there's a problem. There's a serious problem we have issues called sleep early you can easily wake up for further salon and for the hydrosol in the summer. If someone tells me I can't do it, okay, no problem. But at least in the winter, we should all make a habit of praying to Allah inshallah everyone. Okay, Yes, go ahead. And that the first words in your heart, and I'm telling you to remember So, yes, the first thing you do
when you wake up in the morning, let it be the words of a lot. How beautiful is that? When you wake up, it's not turned our alarm off. It's not what time is it? You wake up and you say hamdulillah How beautiful is that? That's so beautiful. Right? You know, start your day on a positive note. People always talk about this right? Start your day on a positive note. When you get to work you know when you go to school, they have an assembly trying to get kids to start their day on a positive note. So as an individual start your day on the most positive note with the remembrance of Allah subhana wa Tada. I usually tell people that when you wake up in the morning, don't only read your law
What did I say?
Don't only read You're the one read the translation of your the law as well.
Why did I Why do I say that? Because for many of us reading the law is just having we have no idea what we're saying at home the law.
Okay, whatever that meant. But now when you wake up in the morning after reading that's why you see in your own language, all praises for Allah who gave me a life after giving me death into him I return and that's a powerful moment that you starting your day on. I want to share with you guys when beautiful How did that in my body Rahmatullah? How linear it linear. It's a beautiful tradition, that when a person goes to sleep, shade on ties, how many knots, three knots? he ties three knots and every person when they go to sleep? How do you open the knots? The first thing when you wake up, how do you open the first month?
You do the vicar of Allah, you read the wall, you see the name of a loan, you wake up. When you say the name of a loan, you wake up what happens to what not in hell, that the knot opens up. Then the second thing you do is
when you do though, what happens to the second knot? That opens up, then you press a lot when you pay yourself out what happens to the third knot? It opens up the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says for us Maha Shiva nasheet and Pleven naps. Now this person wakes up and is energized and he feels good about himself. Well Illa otherwise this person wakes up all drowsy and feels bad of himself hubby for naps. He feels dirty of himself if he doesn't do these two things. So when you wake up in the morning, the first thing that's on your mind is doing the dhikr of Allah subhanaw taala Yes.
Praise be to Allah brought us back to life after causing us to die into
shall be the resurrection. Okay, now from here you see for the next two paragraph, two paragraphs mumbles agua de la la will teach us certain prayers to me. This is the point where most people, they kind of turn off most students, when they hear all these laws, they can't keep track of it. It's just too much for them. There's so many laws to read. They think, Oh, it's all mumble jumble. Let me just turn off and tell him because it gives me the next instruction know, the most important thing for your spiritual development is that the wire itself, if you can't remember the Arabic of the Doha concession, at least learn the English of the law, while the laws are being recited here, if you
hear a word or two that resonates with you that you think, oh, that was beautiful. I can read that every day, note it down. And when you wake up in the morning, at least make that portion of the law if not the full law, but the law is the moment when you're connecting with Allah subhana wa Tada, it's the most important thing of all, what is the purpose of a lot of success? Do I is a bother. So don't bypass your draw, make sure you give a lot of attention to everything. Why? Because it gives here, listen very carefully, and try to remember something from these laws, we're only going to read one chapter. So we're not going to leave you with a whole a whole load of laws. But just from these
laws right here, I want you to listen very carefully, and select few the laws that you're going to recite from now until next week, every morning when you wake up, inshallah. Go ahead. We have entered the morning, as has the Dominion belong to, we've entered the morning, and everything in this road has also entered into the morning of 100. Yes, Granger and might belong to Allah, magnificent and power belongs
to the morning upon the natural state of submission. hamdulillah we should think of love for that, that we woke up in the morning on Islam, we're still Muslims. You know that one Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, a time will come that a person will wake up in the morning as a Muslim, and at night, you will be a coffee, and he will go to sleep at the coffee and he'll wake up I think, you know, like, there'll be no stability within people, you know, they will wake up as a Muslim, and other times will be a coffee. So every time you wake up in the morning as a Muslim, think Allah hamdulillah I'm still a Muslim, there are so many things that we've done, that actually, you know,
take us away from even being deserving of Islam, so many things that we do a lot is aware of them. The way we speak to people, though, the hardships that we have the lack of sincerity, every person is aware of their own sins. You know, the reality is that when we wake up in the morning, you know, the moment that we can move this tunnel then we think a lot that this time that we disobeyed him within last night, the reality should have been that when we woke up we shouldn't have been able to use it. But a lot a lot of us that again, praise our last father for that. Yes,
we have we have entered the morning upon the natural faith solution upon the word of sincerity in the religion of our Prophet moments allows the nation of our father Ibrahim appear monotheists was submitted to God was not of the idolaters all a lot by you, we entered the morning and you by you, we entered the evening, by you we live and by you we die and the resurrection is to you. All we ask you to send us to every good thing on this day. And we seek your protection from doing evil to stay. That's the first thing that's a very powerful law. When you're waking up, you're asking law Allah give me everything good in this day, and save me from the evil of this day. First, one of the most
important laws when you're waking up, you're making this law for bringing it upon a Muslim or from anyone bringing it upon us. I don't want to harm anyone I want law and don't let anyone harm me either. Make this a good day for me. Yes, we ask you for the good of this day and the best of what it holds. And we seek refuge with you from the evil of the state and the evil of what if these are general words, even our education, our work our health, or love, give me all the good in this day and save me from the evil of this day? Yes. Thereafter when you get dressed. Okay, so after you wake up when you read your laws, what's the next thing you do? You put your garment on. So now he's
teaching this when you put your garment on, make an intention, what's the intention will be to command by covering yourself appropriately. So you're making an intention that I'm covering myself because a lot told me to cover myself had Allah subhanaw taala you know, his commandment is there. That's why I'm covering myself. So when now when you when you're when you wear your garments with this intention, as long as you're wearing that garment, you are being rewarded for that, because you wore the garment for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And trust me, there are people out there who don't understand this. That's why when they wear their garments, they aren't considered of
covering themselves. They're covered, but they're uncovered, the purpose of the lesson set of time will come that people will be covered, they'll be wearing garments, but in reality they will be there will be uncovered. And maybe once upon a time. This was a narration that was beyond the imagination of people, but the times we live in this is a reality. The colors that people wear the the way it sucks onto the body, and it's so you know, revealing these garments, so when we're wearing our garments, we're reminding yourself that I'm wearing this garment because a lot told me to and there is a commandment that in the cover of my body. So therefore my garments should be one
that covers my gut my body
modesty uncovering, not exposing Yes. Do you wear a lesser intention in wearing your clothes be to display before people and you suffer loss. Okay, so we're going to stop here, but I'll explain this last sentence before we close our class. Mongols are the same when you're wearing your garments. If you want to gain reward, make your intention to obey the commandment of Allah of covering your body. If you want to stay away from sinning, be careful of not wearing your garments in order to show off for the people. This is how people sin with their garments. He's showing us he's training us How do people sin with their garments. By wearing it with the wrong intention. They're doing it because
they want to show up because they want to look down upon someone. He's wearing a particular shirt so that when he speaks, when he's standing in front of other people, he feels he's better than that person. Because this shirt is worth so much more. You know, this is from so and so name brand, what you're wearing, that's no name brand you're wearing, you know, some random folk, this is a commodity phone. So he's kind of like in his boasting over that, you know, I'm wearing a garment that has better than yours. You guys know what I'm talking about? Okay.
So you're supposed to humble yourself, not not boast and show off in front of other people. So this is what the man was saying here. However, this is a fine line, where it's showing off, and where is dressing properly. There's a fine line there. So chef, Chef monatshefte, Italia dama de la la, he gave a very beautiful explanation. He said, a person can wear a garment with one of three intentions.
The first intention that you can make is that you're wearing that garment because it's comfortable. Why are you wearing it?
ish Irish because Irish numerische ZBrush. The first reason why you're wearing that garment is because it's comfortable. Why are you wearing a $200 coat because it's comfortable. Literally, this is the fabric that I like on my skin and it makes me feel good. That's why I'm wearing this $200 garment. He says no problem at all. It's completely permissible. It's actually a good thing. You'll be rewarded for that inshallah. The second intention that you can make when you're wearing a garment is because it's beautiful. Why are you wearing this garment? Why are you driving this car because it's beautiful. I like it. It looks nice. Is there anything wrong with looking beautiful? Yes or no?
Nothing wrong at all? Completely. Okay. The third intention is that is what he calls Numa Numa issues that you're wearing it now or you're driving this car or you're living in this house, to boast to show off to people that I'm better than you. That's why I'm doing it. Is there any way to judge that no one knows other than you because that's something that's internal it's do with your intentions, but make sure you never ever wear a garment to show up. The Prophet said a long while he was sent him sent men levy Sato but showed up in dunya Albus, a hula hoop Obama villa in Yama, Yama, the one who wears a garment to show off in front of people in this world. Allah will give him a
garment to discrete some on the Day of Judgment.
A lot of disgrace that personality assessment you wear garments to show off, you're wearing this garment because you wanted to show off how good you look or how how rich you are. I was gonna disgrace you on the Day of Judgment. It's just a matter of intention. You can cut off from your mind, but I'm showing off and wear it because I look good. And I look good in this car. But I'm obeying the commandments of a law. My body is covered and I look good in it. No problem. I'm wearing it because it's comfortable. No problem. I'm wearing it to show off. This is where the problem comes in. Now there's one point I want to mention before I close here.
Every person should make sure they dress based off their position. You understand this? So a person who is a CEO in the company company should dress as he should dress like a CEO. You understand this? Someone who's an Imam should dress like an Imam. This is what you know, Imam Ali Rahmatullah. He gave advice to his students. He said to his students, that you guys are going to be the future scholars. Make sure you dress better than everyone else. So knowledge has an honor. So people don't look down upon Oh, there's a look at this guy. He's a scholar. Look how he dresses like a scruff. No, you have an honor to uphold, make sure you dress according to your honor. Similarly, if you're a
parent, make sure you dress to impress your children. If you're a teacher, dressed to impress your students, if you're someone a physician dressed to impress, and you're not look, I didn't say to make them feel bad. I said, make sure your garment upholds you. In America for the law era. It was known regarding him that when he would teach Huggies, he will every single day where a new garment.
What did I say? Every day he would wear when he would come to the shop. And what would you do with the old one yesterday's garment, he would give it in South Africa. He would wear a new garment every day give the old one in South Africa. Mahatma Gandhi was also known for dressing very sharply. It was said regarding him that when he would write down Howdy, howdy before you would write it down. He would take a shower, pray to the counselor, make law and then write it down. They say he did this for every single study. They had honor for their knowledge. And they made sure that their knowledge was respected by the way they carried themselves. So here that's another point to keep in mind that
a person should dress according to their position as well. If they have a position, you should make sure you live up to that position and dress so that people
can honor that position of yours. We pray that Allah Subhana Allah gives us the ability to act upon what has been said. And that allows which gives us an understanding of the deen and there are lots of other grants of sincerity what sort of love without and I say that Mohammed Lada it was Halloween but I mean ceremony