Minimum Responsibility Towards Allah
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim welcome excited today to have an amazing webinar on the minimum responsibility towards the law. In this webinar, you will learn the different types of responsibilities that you have in all facets of of your life so that you can be a better Muslim. And we have one of the most esteemed scholars joining us today in our oma, I know that all of you are very anxious to hear this amazing lecture. I would also like to just let everybody know that we are in open registration right now for all of our courses. And as you know, Islamic online university is the leading provider of Islamic education online, accredited,
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further ado, I would like to introduce more about our speaker today. Shaykh Hussain, he was born into a Buddhist family and embraced Islam and not 1068 at the young age of only 18. He pursued Studies at the University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, majoring in Hadith while pursuing these studies and degree in Medina, he studied under the renowned 20th century Islamic scholar Muhammad Nasir Dean ella banni Rahim Allah. After graduating in 1978, he returned to Malaysia and joined the Muslim welfare organization perkin, which focused on the welfare of converts to Islam. He later served as the director of an Islamic Center in Hong Kong. He was a board member of the London based Islamic
education and research Academy and he is currently the president of El huddinge International and Islamic welfare organization which he himself founded in 1984. In 2015, he, he gave a keynote address at the Australian Islamic peace conference, which was attended by leaders from Jewish and Christian faith. He has also been a featured speaker on numerous Islamic TV channels including Bahrain TV, Islam channel, peace TV, and Aqua TV, as well as being a renowned conference lecture and attending many events and making della all over
the world, ie to talk to us today about the minimum responsibility towards Allah. Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
in Alhamdulillah Hinata who understand you know who in a stuck a few nouns will diminish surely unforeseen. Amin say Dr. Molina when you had the law who follow the law or my youth little fella hora de la eyeshadow La la la la la, la la sharika. Wash under Mohammed and Abdullah who wore a suit, who si como de la mitaka la vaca. Furthermore, tycoon to all my dear brother and sister wherever you are, we're following this program. Firstly, you would like to thank Allah, Allah Minh as the creator of all things, the sender of all profits from Adam to know to Abrahamic to Isaiah to a smile, to Moses to Jesus and the last messenger of Allah to humanity. Prophet Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa Salaam and also we answer loss of Hannah Hawa Tara to help us to overcome the weaknesses we have within ourselves. And also may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to overcome the weaknesses and also to save us from doing things that do not benefit us in a form of action. Our words, brothers, and
system at the end of the day we all are aware being a believer number one is very important to know what is the minimum responsibility that we must do towards ourselves. There is something that every Muslim must learn and must understand. This kind of knowledge is normally called for dying and knowledge that every Muslim must learn and act upon it. Now, if you look back in the Quran in surah 66 was a six, Allah subhanho wa Taala who have created in a best creation compared with all other creation that Allah has created. He said to us, yeah, Xena Amano, who earn full Saku Li canara illa Akira.
Now this ayah began with a reminder a call or invitation from Allah, the creator to all of us, he a lot is calling upon all who believe.
Now, what is important thing that I like to share with all the listeners, all the brother and sister wherever you are, is that
are we are believers.
If you look into the reality, everyone do believe in something.
Everybody is a believer in some way
to something we do believe at least we believe in ourselves.
But when Allah is addressing the believer, he is talking to those who have the right belief who believe in the right thing. The right gun, the right religion.
Not just a belief, but a belief that guide you to what is right. Now Allah said to us, Yeah, hello, Gina Amano. Oh, you who believe?
Oh, and furusato
our main responsibility, our minimum responsibility that we must look into ourselves, is to save our soul.
Now how to save your soul brothers and sisters, is not difficult, of course, for us to understand what is the best way to save ourselves. It's not easy. Because we do not know what we are doing something. We do not know what is our future. We really don't know what is really good and bad for us sometimes.
basing on our instinct, and also our desire that is part of us. We always feel that we know better.
We think that we know what is good for us. But in reality, no one really knows except Allah Almighty, the creator, the all knowing the unseen, the all hearing the all powerful.
Now he a lot of will Allah mean is reminding us how to save ourselves.
Now the best way to save ourselves. Number one, is to make sure that we have the right belief.
Not just a belief, but the right belief. Believing in the tool God the God who created all of us, who created Adam, Eve, no Avraham, Moses, Jesus, everything that we see and the thing that we can see.
Now to believe in that particular God is part of the it is our responsibility to every one of us to know who is our true creator, who is the true God.
And to do that, you must stay away from all kinds of sharing.
Without staying away from sharing.
You have failed yourself
in the Quran in the ayah Allah, Allah Hamza ha ha. Indeed, the successful one adult who save their soul and do not rub their soul to be corrupted,
could purify themselves from all types of shearing whether it's minor, major, hidden one, by an open ship, whether it is
a small one or maybe is something that is senior, any kind of share it that will destroy our Eman must be abandoned.
Number one minor or major, without saving yourself from sharing, you have failed yourself. And that's why I'm gonna say, woke up calm and the Sangha.
Indeed, the failure of those who allow themselves to be corrupted.
Either a man is been corrupted, or mine been corrupted, our heart been corrupted, our ear, our hearing be corrupted, all this thing that we must take good care of it.
And this is something where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam do not excuse anyone of us. He was sent as a mercy to all of us, not only to Muslim, Omarosa, not a lot of material. And I mean, the prophet was reminded by a lot to inform everyone of us that he was saying, for the world, to bring love and mercy to save this.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala remind us that he sent this prophet
not only to a particular race, our Prophet Muhammad is very different than the early prophets were the early Prophet was only sent to a particular nation. And people were Prophet Muhammad, salaam moss and Lee katha nasty Bashir and whatnot zero to all mankind, as a warner and as a giver of glad tidings. Brothers and sisters, our prophets also remind us with one of the payments had these cool local morar in local local mosque, and at every one of us, is a leader to yourself. And we are responsible towards our own leadership. What do you want to be? What do you want to become in the future?
It is up to us to decide.
And Allah Subhana have taught us to ask him for guidance. And that's why he wanted us to pray. And when we pray, there's one prayer there's a very powerful prayer, whether you're young or old, male or female, whether you're a scholar, or you're just an a lay person, you must ask Allah, this important prayer, there is a dinner Serato Stephane, oh, Allah, guide us on to the straight path,
not guide me on it, are you in a chi all of us to the straight path. Now this is what we always say, one of the best an easier way,
one of the best, and the easiest way to save ourselves, number one, is to stay away from what Allah has made haram for us.
Allah who created all of us who love us so much more than we live ourself, more than anyone else, who loves us, even our pattern of father or mother who loves us so much, but a lot of us more. So he reminds us that you must stay away from what is haram.
Especially food why, because if you eat the wrong food, that food will destroy you.
You have failed yourself. And the Prophet also remind us well enough seeker alayka remember that our body have right upon us, meaning ourselves, have right upon us. Make sure we only ate food that benefit our body.
And also make sure that we only drink drink that also benefit us Do not intoxicated us.
because food is a source. Yeah, all this food and drink is a food for our body.
But in the same time, when you have a good body, healthy body, you have a healthy mind. And that's why we are not supposed to destroy the Healthy Mind that Allah has given us. And that's why Allah forbid us to drink anything that in toxic fitness
and also action. The action that is also haram that we are not aware of. Most of the time. When we talk about haram we focus on food.
We don't even focus on the drink that we are drinking something
about our action. A lot of us just didn't bother.
action can find come in a form of we ourselves are not careful what we do.
And we are selfish sometime. We only do thing for ourselves.
Forget that other people also have right upon us the environment also have right upon us.
Now you must know what you are allowed to do, what you are not allowed to do.
example we know we are not allowed to steal,
to wrong to kill, to cause harm to others. This is something very basic in Islam.
And also you must know what kind of speech there is haram. There are what there is harmony you are not supposed to lie. You are not supposed to use bad words. You are not supposed to curse people. You are not supposed to create fitna bad biting, gossiping, all these are considered haram words
or haram speech how many people are very alert about all this thing. And this is very basic, we are talking just about our seven talking about others. We have to look into ourselves and ask ourselves, what are we doing to ourselves. When you want to speak
about something, make sure whatever you speak is something that is good or not, then you are committing a sin. And that's why our profit center Salaam was sent by Allah to guide us. And he reminded us in one of his saying, men can you know be led to Moroccan folly, Iran aureus.
Whenever a person wants to say something, or whenever you speak with anybody, make sure what you say is something that benefit you and the listener. There is good or not silent is always better.
And also we have to look into our dancing. This is something I always remind myself and all my fellow brother and sister wherever I meet them, that please focus on the minimum responsibility first, above paradigm Before we go further
with it, we've failed to do this. We will fail to save others.
We know in the beginning of the ayah we have shared with all the good brothers and sister that Allah subhanho wa Taala said yeah, you Hello Gina Armando who and full circle,
Lee canara. You have to save yourself, then only you can save others. And Allah remind us the others is your immediate family first, before you reach out to other people, make sure we try our best to reach the reach out to those who are close to us. Our immediate family, our sibling, our children.
And this is how we move forward. After that you go to your neighbor, you go to the community, and then you go out to all people that you are allowed to meet up with them that you are given the opportunity to meet up with them to remind them about Amato and nahi animal.
Now dressing is one of the important part of saving our own soul,
our own body, wherever we were, we know that sometime. Allah subhana wa Taala do not accept our prayer is because of our food during and our dress.
There is a saying of the Prophet send us to a Bedouin travelers we know that the travelers door is very powerful. The Amazon theater is one of the two that will not be rejected by law.
Then one day a traveler came to the prophet and said why when I ask Allah for this and for that Allah is not responding to my prayer.
Then the prophet SAW my son remind the brothers or the Sahaba that how can Allah respond to a prayer when the one who performed the prayer or asking Allah for this and that is eating haram food haram drains and haram dress
now this bedroom was shocked and surprised what do you mean horrible I'm eating the same food like everybody's eating all the halal food I'm drinking on the holidays I don't drink any during the intoxicated me. I'm dressing Joba the normal dress like all Arabs addressing
but the Prophet samosa is trying to make them understand it's not just the foot should be haram should be halal, excuse me, all the dream or the dress but make sure the money that we spend to buy the food the money that you use to buy
The food drain or the by the trash must come from the halaal income.
Look at how beautiful the teaching of Islam, when one person is very careful about himself or herself, with careful with his word, with his action, with his food, his dream,
I believe insha Allah, He will be very careful to others. But when you don't care about yourself, then I don't feel that you can care for others,
if that means of sick to my element.
Islam is a very practical, simple religion. Islam is not here to burden anybody. The first thing is that one has to do is to be irresponsible to our own self, be good to yourself.
And I believe, if we are good to ourselves, then whatever come from us, is going to be good.
We always want the best and insha Allah will give us the best and that's right, the prophet even say, let me know I had to come hit
my head well enough, see, you cannot be a true believer. And do you love your brother or the sister that how you love for yourself? This is the basic reminder of a law and the teaching of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam for every believer to look into themselves first.
And Allah also remind as well as Toby ID caminata Look,
he'll also say do not do anything that may cause destruction to yourself. Anything that may cause destruction to yourself is haram.
And that's why it being anything that is bad for your body, drinking any drinking or doing any act, the a decade cause hunters that is haram. even speak speaking that to others also is haram and dressing something that we are not supposed to dress, we may have our male kind of dressing for the female, they have the type of dressing, so there must be a difference between we and them. If not, then why allow me a he or she is because Allah Subhana horto want us to know the difference between a he energy this is also very important for us to understand.
And one of the thing that is also very important that can help us brother and sister
to make sure that we are in contact with Allah.
Because you cannot consider yourself as a good person or a believer. And do you have an ongoing relationship with Allah Almighty the creator
and this responsibility is also for iron is the minimum responsibility of all Muslim.
And there is the soul of
our Pharrell do prayer.
As a Muslim you cannot give excuses. Oh, I have no time for Allah.
How can we say that?
We have so much time to spend two ways to talk about this and that even when we're having food, we wish our to our just for our food and drain. And you say that you have no time from
look at the beauty of solid.
The solid that Allah subhanho wa Taala want us to do? It's not difficult at all one you have the right belief. But when you don't have the right belief, of course sometimes the five prayer can be a burden to you. So you have to check into yourself. Am I having the right Eman? Is my Eman sound strong good all I have a very weak in mind. By looking into your prayer you will know whether your Eman is okay or not.
We know that the prayer that Allah has made as an obligation upon all of us is only five. Not more than that.
I think we eat and drink more than that every day. Only fine. We know it is important to have good food and drink to keep our bodies strong and moving.
But also you need to make sure that you fit your soul with the right foot
and the foot of the soul is not the norm.
More food that we eat and drink is zekrom ah
and the best zekiel
is through Salah. And that's why almost the insert Doha Aki masala lidsey curry
establish your prayer
so that you will remember Allah
by remembering Allah brothers and sisters, it's strengthen our memory because when we are performing our Namaste or Salah, we must be focused. Allah subhanho wa Taala do not just want us to perform a prayer for the sake of praying No.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala did remind us about two kind, two kinds of people. Number one, the person who performed prayer for ya a little more solidly alesina home
and the salata himself
and then Allah is telling us that they are a person who pray there are people who pray, but a lot and except the prayer.
In in return, Allah is cursing them. Why because they are not performing prayer is an exercise.
Their mind is not there is only the body, but not the mind and not the soul. And unless it Allah Hamza, Allah, Allah Holman. Indeed, the believers are the successful one. Allah Xena home p salata him Hoshi own, and the believer in sha Allah when he had the right belief, and the right knowledge, of course, to strengthen your belief rather than sisters, you must have the right knowledge.
Because beliefs have nothing to do with tradition, culture, no belief is something from a law.
It's not something that you inherit from your parents, nothing to do it that is a gift from a laudable admin,
to all the profit and the profits and they have taught all their companions. Now, it is very important to have the right knowledge to make sure that our belief is true, is correct.
What isn't right knowledge,
we have been seeking knowledge everywhere, even Islamic online university is offering a lot of knowledge to all of us. But
what is knowledge, what is the foundation of knowledge.
Knowledge is not a thing I feel, have nothing to be how you feel how it knowledge is facts and evidence.
And then, that is from Allah, Almighty they create
everything that Allah said in his book, that is true and pure knowledge,
nothing to do with feeling nothing to do with tradition.
And also, whatever the Prophet sallallahu wasallam have mentioned in his PSA had this is pure and true knowledge. My opinion, your opinion, what the majority is saying, have nothing to do with knowledge is just opinion. It may be right.
It may be wrong. But what is from a last book in the Quran is 100%. Correct.
about the past, about the present and the future,
and also what the prophets have said to us is true.
It happened and is going to happen and now also is happening and is going to happen in the future. So praying is very important. I hope all the brother and sister how busy you are. Do not abandon Allah. By abandoning your prayer, the Salah means you're abandoning Allah, Allah mean.
And this is some thing that a Muslim should not do.
And Muslims should not excuse themselves and say, I have no time. For those who overslept example, it's so easy. The minute you're awake, you just take your will do and start your prayer. For those who forget, the minute you remember, you perform your soul.
There's no issue at all. We, of course have our own witnesses on an arm. But the minute you remember that
time you have to perform your pray.
The same goes to where you are traveler brother and sister. Look how Allah make these religions so simple, so easy, so practical, so logical and show rational.
Allah subhanho wa Taala and parish as the treble for syrup we'll have to look at the last creation but in the same man he offering those traveler special discount for the prayer all the four units of Salah the farrakhan, Salah is reduced to a stain on salata Casa and you're allowed us to combine your prayer to do German. So what excuse do we have? If you can't stand while praying because you are not when you can sit
and perform your previous set of cancer. You can even perform your prayer lying down Allah Xena Yes, Guru Mama keyamo workqueue Dawa Allah judogi
Allah make it so simple. You have no water, you can still do dry cleaning.
But if you say no, I have no time. Of course. Then we have problem.
We have to look into ourselves now. And that's where Allah subhanho wa Taala remind us yeah, you know, it tequila, while tannins are enough some ma livadi what tequila in namaha kabiru be Mataram Allah. Allah is reminding those who believe in Allah. We all always claim that we are believers. Alhamdulillah we hope a lot except what we declare to Allah, Allah, Allah mean, if you are sincere in our declaration in sha Allah, Allah know what is in our heart. Now Allah is telling us are you who believe in Allah, be obedient to Him, be faithful to him.
Now to be obedient to Allah in Islam is not just to be obedient to Him when you are with your family at home, when even the massage
or when you're in Macau or Medina, or you're in the Islamic forum's Islamic gathering, tequila haze tomorrow, the Prophet sallahu wa sallam said, Be obedient, be faithful to Allah, wherever you are, this is very important. Now,
again, when you look at why Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to pray. Because that is the best way
for us, to keep our relationship with him.
You remember a lot of brother and sister in good time. Allah is always there for you, in that time, alone, never forget all of us, even how unfaithful we are to him, he still provide for us, he still forgive us. He gave us the eyes, the ear, the tongue, the hand, the lake and everything free of charge.
Never once Ulsan what the builders electric builders in return, he just want us to be thankful to him. And that one of the best way to show our gratitude to Allah, Allah mean is to perform our prayer.
We remember one was of a laudable element that's very, very important. But then sisters, I believe majority of the Muslim have memorized this ayah
and this ayah is in chapter six, verses one six to a lot of other men remind us
that it's very important that we should be too full to him sincere, trustworthy and be committed to a lot of alignment with what we have declared to allow
one of the declaration that we always say to Allah, Allah mean in the celerity one Oh, Suki one. Yeah, yeah. One my mighty little law here a bill alemi this is what we have been
saying to allowable anime in our solar, indeed, all my prayer.
All my sacrifices
and my living whatever I do in this life, when I eat when I dream when I will
When I travel, when I do work with people, when I entertain my guests, whatever I do
in my living is purely for Allah. And also I will make sure that I will die only for the sake of Allah
and not going to die for the sake of this debt for dunya called gold and silver for the sake of people. No, I want to make sure that I have a good ending.
Brothers and sisters, we are reciting the same ayah that how this ayah was recited by the companions of our prophets, some of the best of generation,
clearly grown caroni, the prophecy the best generation, or the generation in the time of the Prophet Sumo center, there is, I think, the same idea.
But what is the difference between our citation and the army citation.
If you look into it properly, then you realize
the main difference between me and then
is that we are not committed.
They are very sincere and committed to whatever they say to me. Wherever they say to Allah, they made sure that they fulfill it,
where we are just reciting it
as the lip service, not from the heart.
That makes a lot of difference.
You know that Allah subhanho wa Taala brothers and sisters,
yeah, inform us of what the best Generation
Y why they are best because this group of people is a group of summit now wattana
they have this two very important
characteristic there is they listen to whatever allow them to do what the prophet SAW most of them want them to do. And then they follow up with
some of what
they hear and they obey.
That's why there was they were blessed by a lot of the elements.
Now we also hear the idea,
we attend classes to you is reminding us, our pattern remind us, our good friend is reminding us
but what happened to us summit now, what are saying, Yes, we here, but we are not responding to the call
to the reminder, this is the main difference that we
and the Companion of the prophets and also between me and the companions of the Prophet sallahu wa Salaam. So once again, brother and sister, we hope that we will try our level best from today
to start to look into ourselves don't look about what
the people are doing. Now. Of course, we also have a responsibility towards others. But before we look into that, let us be kind to ourselves to look into ourselves.
We know that Allah Subhana heart that I did remind us in some of the ayah dery but Allah He was the lead to
a number two people in the rehab living on our happiness. Yeah.
That the destruction on the angle of allow water before to anybody wherever they are,
except those who have a good relationship with Allah
aina mostofa inlab the hub lumen Allah except those who have a good relationship with Allah. And we'll have women in us and towards humanity.
So we hope and we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala open our heart and be just to ourselves. Before we want to look at others talk about others. Let us look into ourselves and ask ourselves, what have I been doing?
So far to be a good practicing Muslim.
I believe brother and sister when you are humble,
When you are humble, you can see the light of Allah better.
And you will learn a lot of wisdom. But if you are overconfident of what you have learned
What you have that will destroy you? So May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and Allah Subhana Allah also reminders Masha Allah,
look at what allowance his brothers and sisters, he has all the power to do anything he wants.
Well, why didn't announce it.
in mahalaya hieromonk Coleman had the Euro Maggie and forcing him
allow or never change the condition of any one of us until we want to make changes. And this is what I like to call up an all the good brothers and sisters who are following this program who have been seeking a lot of knowledge. Please be humble.
Please be humble. Don't be overconfident. And please get ready and prepare yourself to change to become a better Muslim. Not just a Muslim, but a good and practicing Muslim. Not a weekly, yearly monthly Muslim, but a daily Muslim.
May Allah bless us May Allah guide us when you have done that brother and sister, I believe is easy for us to save our family members, because we are showing them good example. Not just telling them what to do when you're showing them what is good. And then we can go further up to our neighbors. Yeah, we our neighbors also have right upon us. That what we also have right upon our neighbors, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam also remind us about our responsibility towards our neighbors, by knowing our neighbors, right, how to honor them. The Prophet some Muslim even say, you are not a true believer if you slip if you're barely fooled and your neighbor is hungry,
how to treat your guests with the right manners and adapt example.
The Muslim guests responsibility is to remind the guests the do's and the don'ts. And the attic, as guests in our home
is our duty also to fit the guests to accommodate them, the minimum three days but guests also must honor the host right these are some of the guilty that we must look into it. So that we become a beneficiary of Muslims to other people. Brothers and sisters. Lastly, we also want to share with you about our responsibility towards our family, not only the immediate, our husband or wife, of course, husband and wife have certain responsibility to each other. The important thing for us to know is we must know the right and responsibility the basic fundamental rights and responsibilities to each other.
Then also we must know that we also both of us have right and responsibility towards our children, the upbringing of our children, the environment that we have to create for our children, the education what is the most important thing to teach our children when they are young is the adult menace
especially in correct the building and finding for them a good partner,
a good spouse in the future.
And also children must learn about the responsibilities and rights towards their parents. Marsha, if you look in the Quran, brother and sister if there is an ayah that Allah used to what Bill Wiley they
if you really understand this carefully, every if that bill was only then it always go to the modifiers
there are some is that go to the Father.
About way when Allah use the thumb about weight that goes to the Father first because it's about responsibility.
But we have talked about it about love his son, he always go to the modifiers so there's two things that we must try to understand why Allah use certain ayah in the Quran. With the term bill. What did they say?
had a son always come from the mother, but then come to about why they refer to the fathers
and brothers and sisters. Lastly, before we end me open for the q&a. The second part of our
discussion tonight is our duty towards our sibling.
guilty and writes amongst sibling is also our responsibility, our
daily responsibilities, the minimum responsibility and what is the thing that we should do among sibling Mr. Morrow, when he and then
it is our duty what makes us different with other nation because we add the best one? Allah couldn't hire oma originally necesita una bella rofi what and how una anemone curry. What to me know that they love you, the oma a prophet, Mohammed sama, Muslim, all of us are the best man,
the best nation. This title was given by Allah only to all of us. Why? Because we were being raised by Allah amongst humanity to carry out Amal Morrow, when I try to remind people what is right and what to do that is good. And to stop them, to remind them about what is wrong, so that they will stay away. If we will carry out this minimum responsibility. Start from ourselves, our close family, our sibling, our neighbors, and to the community, inshallah. There'll be a lot of peace. And there are a lot of blessing from Allah Rabbul aalameen. So May Allah, Allah, Allah may help us to become a better person. And we hope that we are sincere to Allah, Allah mean that whatever we learn, brother
or sister is not just for the sake of knowledge, but we always humble and ask Allah, Allah Homa, zipmoney illman na or unbecoming l lion. When you want to seek knowledge, brother and sister make sure that we ask Allah to increase in US knowledge that really can benefit us to become a better person. Not that knowledge that will destroy us. They are also knowledge that do not benefit us. So May Allah protect us from greater Phaeton and May Allah forgive all our sins and the sin of all our better who have returned back to Allah before all of us. We have passed away and May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect all of us from all Phaeton
and now inshallah brother sister, we'd be open for the second part. This q&a session will be that tofield three will occur that one
jsoc Allahu CLARIN Shahe for an amazing lecture, very motivational. It's a very good reminder for all of us about our rights and responsibilities and all the different areas of our life and we ask Allah Spano what Allah to grant is so fake, and is too common in Deen to carry all of these out. And
before we start the q&a, I would just like to make a few announcements about some incredible events that we have coming up in in February. We always offer an amazing variety of programs but February seems to be a really eventful month. So let me just give you a rundown on what we will be having and we hope to see you there. First of all, on February the sixth, we will be having Shaykh Omar Suleiman. We also have our young leadership 360 program. We will be having that on in later January on the 23rd. So please stay tuned for that. And we look forward to seeing you in all of those programs. Now. We will start with the first our questions for shakey today,
sister faith phaser is asking how do I improve focus in muscle law? I find that I tend to lose attention. It is because I'm sending
a handler answer the question that to the sister who who question who followed this question. Now we know that it is an ongoing Jihad praying is an ongoing jihad. Nobody can claim that they are 100% pockets
We know that the Satan is always there to disturb us. But one of the best way to stay focused to make sure that we have the right knowledge about the Salah, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did remind us by saying solu Kamara a to moonee. Valley. Meaning when you want to perform a prayer, make sure that you try your level best to do the way that I have done that mean you have to perform your prayer we have we have seen no profit, we must know the movement properly. And also the receptor should we recite it with full of attention, meaning we don't have to rush in. And then you must understand all the ayah the zekiel that you recite in your prayer by having this knowledge in sha
Allah, it helps you to focus. But the disturbing will still come brother and sister but don't entertain. We know the sweetness shaitan is always there. But we don't have to entertain it, we quickly have to bring back in the meaning of whatever we reciting in the prayer and be focused again, inshallah with the right knowledge, the right understanding of what we are reciting in our prayer, inshallah, that will help us to be more partners with Joseph alone.
Yes, our next question is from Mira Mohammed, he wants to know, how can he prove to be a responsible Muslim, as a student? And I would like to expand that question in both terms of academia and islamiat.
no, when you look at how to be a responsible student, or to be a good student, it's not difficult. If you're not that you are a student, the best way to behave as a student is to be a good listener. When the teacher is talking to you, it is your duty to just pay attention. Listen carefully, so that you do not miss whatever the teacher is trying to share with you. And is the duty of a good student, if you are not aware, or you don't have the right understanding about what the teacher is trying to say to you. Is your duty to follow up with a question.
That's why question is a key of knowledge, as well, Mr. l. But how can you question when the teacher is talking to you, and you are not listening? You are not paying attention to what the teacher is telling you? Who is talking to you. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam also remind us by saying it tequila,
ooh, see cometa cola be faithful to Allah. And how to be faithful as some
be a good listener isn't one of the adapt,
that a student should have to be a good student. And the best student is a student who learned how to honor the teacher, they must respect the teacher, the prophet even guide us by saying man waka Ali man wakaba whoever honor and respect the teacher then is that they are respecting Allah.
So by having that right attitude, inshallah, we will become a good student. And when you pay attention, and you become a very,
I would say that committed student the teacher will also respond very positive to you. So May Allah make us a good student inshallah.
And in Europe, we have a question coming from Amanda, sometimes it's easy for me to disobey a law and fall into stands, how can I increase my fear of a law?
Yes, we know being human, we are not perfect, nobody can say that. They are 100% perfect.
Our image can increase and decrease that is our in mind because our environment is not helping us when we commit sins.
Allah subhanho wa Taala still open the door of repentance. And he still left us and He wants us to repent to him to the extent that allows it, man tab 11 tab. What are Manor? Why Mila Armand solly. Here for Ola aka Dylan la who say the him has said that what kind of La hoga for rahima to the sister please remember
But this is the kindness of Allah if we have committed sins, because the witness of our Eman then Allah say, if you really repent to him with a sincere repentance, allow, forgive and erase all the sin that you're committed. Not only that, in return the sin that you have committed, he will transfer into good deeds, look at the mercy of Allah. But don't give up on the Prophet also remind us by saying khulumani Adam katan or hirakata interweb would all children of Adam do commit sins here and then something minor, something major, but the best among the sinners and those who do not keep on committing the same sin, but those who repent to Allah horrible enemy. So don't give up hope
with a lot of enemy. Follow up the righteous deeds. And the best thing to do is if you are very weak, you must get into an environment where you have good sisters who are stronger than you that can help you to minimize your sin. Ensure the environment to help me Allah blesses
us aka Allahu Haren, may Allah subhanaw taala surround you with the righteous people and increase you in man and taqwa and all of us and in Europe. We have a question from G. I think this is related to how much emphasis that you placed on dressing we have a responsibility towards the last pantel to dress properly and to wear the garments of taqwa.
No. And so she's asking, How do I go from a western style of dress to a more modest style? When I'm afraid?
Okay, can you repeat the question again? Yeah, I thought that you might want me to do that. Can you please what she's asking, How do I go from and she's saying a western style of dress but but I'm assuming she means maybe a less Islamic style of dress to becoming more modest. Even though I feel very afraid. Like apparently she feels afraid to have a complete and full Muslim identity in her dress. So fulfilling this responsibility to Allah in the way that she dresses is causing some anxiety from her and some fear and she wants to know how to overcome that. Okay, so the sisters, now, if you look into the teachings of Islam, Islam do recognize that we have our own culture, our
own tradition. Now, any dress that do not contradict with the principle of Islam, you can even dress in that manner, as long as the dress cover your outfit. That means the dress must be loose. And also it must not be transparent. Now, the fashion is not an issue. It's not that you must dress like an Arab to be a good Muslim no
example, if you're in China, the Chinese Muslim, they may dress the way like the normal Chinese woman is dressing. But the only way longer one along the dress and lose and not transparent Alhamdulillah The important thing you must remember go back to the basic is the covering of the hour.
Not only covering the skin, but also the shape of our body. I when I look into what happened in the West before most of the ladies do dress, a very modest kind of dressing very loose only maybe they are cutting is a bit different they do expose the upper part of the body a bit here and there. So we don't have to do that as long as we cover ourselves properly. Now even the color of our desk the profit no say that you must dress only in black. No. Any color that I mean it's not so
I will say that don't create fitna
a color that is very common use in your society, your community is allowed in Islam. So don't worry about what people will say about us. When you fear a lot more. inshallah, the fear towards the people will get lesser, but when you fear people more, then of course, you have a problem. So learn how to feel a lot more not to create something that completely against your environment. Just dress like a normal dress, as long as it cover your aura.
And then it is not transparent Alhamdulillah Allah will accept that as Islamic dressing.
Michel de zaak, Allahu Heron for that very elaborate answer, and he's gone through the different areas of fit for us, there's several points of women's dress. And I really appreciate you clarifying the fact that our dress is not cultural, it actually has these specific qualities, but it's not limited to one particular culture. It can be reflective of the culture that you live in, which is shows the flexibility of our religion, and the beauty of our religion. Sabine of hamdulillah Sabina has a question for you Shafi. She wants to know more about our responsibility to our parents. I know you did talk about this in the lecture, but she wants you to talk about it a little bit more, our
deep responsibility to them? No, no, our main responsibility towards her parents is to honor them, to respect them, to help them with our help. But in the same time, everything that we do, even to our own parent, we must there's a limit to everything. The profits and losses did remind us, lad Tata, macro females,
when we obey and respect somebody, like our parent, is also a limit, as long as what our parents do not force us to do something against Allah, and the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam we should obey and try to please them. Now give you some simple example, is very important for us to show our pattern that we can for them that how they care for us, I give you one simple example, if you know that your parent loves cleanliness. So each time when you wake up, you make sure that your room is clean. And you can even help your parent your mom in the kitchen. If you know that your your mom loves cooking, and she's very busy chicken in the kitchen, you should try to spend some time
with her and help her with the stuff in the kitchen. The same to your father, your father, he loved a clean car example. Why not you clean his car every morning, if he had the time, make him happy. You didn't lose anything by making your parent happy. serving your parent is something so noble, that Allah is so pleased with you. By placing your parent for the sake of Allah, Allah would be very pleased to you, brothers and sister, please remember,
you only can be beautiful to your parent, make them really very happy when they are still alive.
And that's why a lot commanders to be dutiful to our parent after obey Allah, we should be dutiful, to our parent, just try your best to do what they want you to do. I always remind a lot of my students that the best way to know how to make your parents happy is to ask them what they want you to do.
As their mom, dad, what do you want me to do for you? Because sometimes they are things that we want to do, maybe we are not really helping them. We are making them more
unhappy, more set more angry something. So the best way is to ask them
like, you know certain thing that your parents love your mom, certain fruits, certain kinds of foods, or yes that why not when you are traveling, you do buy the kind of food
and bring it home for them.
Of course, that little thing that you're doing brother and sister to you is nothing to them means a lot. A parent, always remember that children wherever they are, when they're having their food, but we children always forget. So that's how you should try to be dutiful to your parent. And it's not expensive at all. Anyhow, all the money that we have is from them. So we are just making
use of this money to bring something that make them happy.
So in sha Allah, I believe that will be the best way to serve our parents.
jazak Allahu Haren shaky for expanding on that
has a question. Shake May Allah bless you and your family.
It is is it. backbiting? I mean, yes. Is it considered backbiting? If you complain to your spouse about the issues that concern your family to relieve the stress of that?
You complain about which family?
Sorry, I would like to understand well, I think she means that, is it considered backbiting? If you complain about issues that concern your family, I think that she means the extended relatives and whatever problems that she has with the extended relatives, to discuss those issues with her husband? Is she going to be violating the rights of those Muslims? Or is that considered backbiting? Or can she actually seek his advice and counsel on how to resolve these issues without it being considered back body?
No, at home that is very important question. We know that some time we have extended family, the in laws and so on. Of course, we may have different values at time. So they may have some issues. But if you can overcome the issue by yourself Alhamdulillah if you can, then it's good to share with your partner, your spouse, your husband or your wife. Why? Because we need to help each other. And Allah subhanho wa Taala remind us what our eligibility will taco voila, 101 The intention is important. Are you talking about them with the intention to bed by them, to belittle them to develop the hatred from your husband or the wife, to hit them to know if there is your attention, then there
is strong, but if your intention is try to discuss how to overcome that problem, how to make sure that we can have a better relationship between our extended family. This is something encouraged in Islam, because without you sharing with them your love for your spouse, they won't understand. So you have to share if you encounter any problem, so that they know that your intention is very clear. We are not here to gossip, just talk and leave it like that. We are finding a solution. How best that we can do to help that to have a good relationship between the extended family is not bad maybe if your intention is correct, inshallah.
Okay, we have a question from naila. concerning our responsibility to our fellow Muslims in giving them now see her and she wants to know about how do we make Dawa for people that have joined various groups, whether it be Sufi noxubee, Naqshbandi, or in many various different groups that we may have in Islam? How do we give them the proper advice
Alhamdulillah to the sister, we know that part of our responsibility to remind each other even a loss if zakharova in the Zika tanpa meaning is our duty to remind each other reminding each other always bring benefit to the believers. And even the prophets are some that we might as a dino naseeha. Religion is always based on good advice. But intention is very important. When you see somebody is, is getting further and further from the Serato musta came from the right man hash. Of course, it's our duty to feel for them because we love them. So we have to remind them, but number one is the intention or the reminding them just to show them that you know better
to show who you are that I'm a learned person. I'm a scholars. No, you don't have to do that. You remind them because you left them You do not want them to turn astray. And they are not aware that the attendance tree. So reminding a person based on the Hadith of the Prophet, number one is the law. your intention must be clear not to judge that person to completely see that he is wrong. If you've tried to be just a person, of course, then that person won't be happy.
No one was trying to do something good and they do not know that what they're doing is not correct. will accept any kind of
advice that is not
in the right manner that mean with the right adapt with the right spirit. You can see sometimes when people want to advise us is like they are scolding us. They are judging us that we are
All wrong. That we are going to be the this the diallel Allah tala, but you must appreciate it brother hummed, I love you for the sake of Allah, Mashallah you're trying to do so many good things. But I just like to share with, you know, example, if you get involved in all these other groups who are claiming that they have a direct communication with Allah, they have a special zekiel we just remind them that the best geekier is the zekiel, that the Prophet sallallahu doesn't have taught us shave them, if there is any delille that they can prove it to us, that they are also following the authentic holidays, that we will follow them no problem. But if they don't have delille, then we
must give them the Italian give them the Daily Show, they will start to think we do not want to act on their behalf, let them act upon themselves. Now nasiha is very important is the approach the adapt, how to approach them? Now if after we have done our level best, with respect, and not by condemning them, not be harsh on them? What should we do? What our sub
what our sub sub, you must also have Saba and pray to Allah, Who is the one who is going to hit Dyer who can change their mind and their heart is not we, our duty is to remind them, to share with them. That's what we have to do, but don't give up so easily. Brothers and sisters, when you are trying to remind somebody, it may take times your first approach may be wrong, but don't give up. When they don't respond positively. Now we have to look into observe what went wrong with our approach.
inshallah, I believe that if you read, use the right approach, with the right intention, with the help of a lot, and with wisdom, of course, that hekman Allah will open your heart again, I have a lot of friends
who had gone through all this kind of, of groups, but now hamdulillah after a few meetings with them, few discussion, they're starting to think and open your mind, open your heart, open the eye. They see things differently now. So we do not just push them away. We try our best to get closer to them. Try to win them over, but not in a harsh way. With live in Charlotte. I believe that what sabena Ali said was very good about this nusseibeh. He said the Colima poly macom poly poly macom. McCall mean in every place, there's a word to apply, you must know how to use the word that you want to say to your friend. And in every word, there is a place you cannot use the same kind of word in,
in the same area if if that thing do not work. So use your wisdom brother and sister. If you still fail, then you can try to get closer to somebody who is close to that person. Maybe they don't listen it they don't listen from you, but they may listen from other who they are close to and who they respect. So don't give up. your your your your hope to help another brother or sister by giving them the right advice. Not only the right was people can accept something, even the idea that you recite if your approach is wrong, they will reject the idea and the saying of the prophet SAW Allah. So May Allah help us and don't give up and always pray. May Allah open their heart We just can
convey to them remind them mama Elena lol Bella La Jolla de Maya sha Allah is the one who give him a day at the end of the day. Zach
zacco who handshake for that wonderful methodology on correcting people's mistakes according to the prophet SAW some Spanner
sallallahu Sallam we have one last question today. Coming hamdulillah coming from from fair here. And this is about our responsibility towards Allah subhanaw taala in understanding our Deen properly and our obligations of law, are the two rock roctane before federal court and is it haram to pray only the last two rakaat
basically, she's seeing if the roctane before fetcher is fart, I think she's referring to the sooner Okay, and then is asking is it haram to pray only last two rakaat I think what she's asking is do I have to pray the two Suna roctane before I pray the obligatory badger or not, I think
Based on one of the Hadees in Sahih, Muslim, a man came to the prophet and said yeras Ma, I only pray the pharaoh do prayer without any option of prayer
without any option of prayer, no Coppelia nobody just purely five obligatory prayer and I only passed in Ramadan, I only give Zakat and I only perform hash once
I only do the minimum, the obligatory and I want to go to Jin, Mashallah,
you see that this man is just very straightforward guy and he wants to ask the prophet and what did the Prophet said to him. Now, if you can go to Paradise, as long as you really observe the minimum obligatory pray obligation upon you from a lot of blood, I mean, you do it properly ensure there is sufficient but if you are given an option to choose,
other than the power of prayer, the tour occurred to unit prayer of pajara. Of course, there is to complete fudger where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam always encouraged his oma, who are able to perform the sooner prayer not to miss the to record public ledger before fudger and the Whittier prayer aphasia because the Prophet did mention in one of his Hadees the meaning of the Hadith is that the Coppelia pray before 5g, the two unit have to occur before 5g is considered the opening prayer of the day. And Whittier is the closing prayer of the day. So it's nice to open with something for the farrotto and then we end with you if you are able to do it. If not, then as long
as you can maintain your obligatory prayer in a good manner with cushaw with the right quality inshallah Allah insha Allah, Allah D inshallah. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen that we had so many wonderful questions and so much participation May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all of you, and also a shakey for giving us his time and attention today. We really do appreciate him. Addressing us today on this issue, which I'm sure all of us have gained from and benefited from this noble reminder. I just wanted to remind everybody once again that we have these great events in February coming up on February the sixth Shaykh Omar Suleiman February the 15th. I'm looking at rerouting the
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