Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Al Fatiha
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have less time when we left off due to the time we were still in the middle of our discussion of economic coup and the concept of better worship to Allah subhanaw taala. And he shall, in today's lecture will pick up from where we left off and continue speaking about the concept of a vida because obviously as we mentioned last time, it is one of the if not the most important aspects and Islam along with this related course aspects of traders.
And we mentioned last time, all this bandwidth Allah told us in the pro masala anything that
is not created the gin and men training scripts to worship Him.
And so when we come to this verse in the Quran, we are once again stating our covenant with alisson hanworth Allah are packed with a list of 100 gyla that we will worship
only him and that we will seek help only in him.
Actually, if you consider the concept of a better to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Like the concept of Islam and its submission, in reality, there is a general
servitude towards Allah subhana wa tada general Ovadia servitude,
and a specific audience.
The general idea is, in fact, all of the creation all of the mankind, where the buyers or empires and all of the creation submit to, and our service tools and handling,
they cannot get beyond his reveal. So they are sermons to Allah subhanho wa Taala with respect to his little beer, and it is there. And there's nothing that they can do to get beyond the fact that whether they want to admit it or not, he is actually there Robin, they are his slaves, whether they want to admit it or not.
That is the general idea. But our goal here is to get to the specific kind of audience, which is not just related to his obeah, but also with respect to his auto here. And when we submit to all this without and not because we are His creation, and we have no ability not to submit to Him.
But we want to do it willingly. And this is our desire and our goal to submit to Allah subhanaw taala both with respect to visitable via and also with respect to his role here.
And at the end lifetime is getting, we reminded ourselves of the fact that actually this is the goal of the Muslim to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and there is no more honorable, more exhausted goal than being an audible listener.
There's nothing that could be more important than being an audible listen Henry God and we talked about how Allah subhanaw taala described as prophets and describe the problem how mysticism has been his
And not only is it the case that that is the most noble goal but in reality no other goal has any meaning.
No other goal other than being trying to be a true og the homeless and how it has any meaning or any value to it was.
This was like in the last few minutes less time shall so we want to kind of take a look
at what asked me Can you see that Allah subhana wa tada as he says, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who created this and created us with this nature of this.
And we should realize that we have just this one bull in our life. We have this one, my boots on a level one God's one object of worship,
one being that is most adored in our life. And we can therefore concentrate on that goal.
We don't have to chase after different goals are endless goals. And in fact, in general, those people who worship anything other than Allah subhanaw taala
they are actually seeking out for more than one goal.
And many times those goals are seeking are actually contradictory.
For example, I think of Muslims sometimes they want to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala but at the same time they want all of this Junior that they can get
and they cannot get all of this Junior many times especially nowadays.
You cannot get everything you want them as Junior unless you go through haram means
so they want to worship Allah subhanaw taala but they also want this video.
And because they have set up these two goals for themselves, they're actually contradicting goals
and they're not scheming
Be the source can never be satisfied or happy to in such a case. This is with respect to some Muslims who kind of have, unfortunately, they're not seeing things that clearly that they want to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And also they have some other goals which are not consistent with the worship of Allah subhana wa Tada. But with respect to others, they might have many goals, contradicting goals, and this is always in their life chasing after these kind of different goals. But when you have this one goal, and this is one of the blessings for us to know, when we recognize that we have this one goal,
then it makes it very easy for yourself to gauge yourself with respect to that one goal. How am I living with respect to that one goal in my life, I have this one goal in my life, one purpose hamdulillah.
And so therefore, it's easy for me to look at myself with respect to that just one goal, how am I doing? am I moving towards that goal? Am I living consistently with that goal? Or am I actually deviating from that goal Am I causing harm to myself with respect to the goal and so
if you have many goals, you can really check yourself you might be moving towards one goal and the other way towards another.
In this back, I see that Allah subhanho wa Taala has greeted us in this way
and made him our only that. And our only goal is to worship in return tourism is actually part of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and Allah Subhana work islands deserving of praise for this fact, that he's the only ILA and we only have to turn to him. There's a verse in the Quran for which Allah subhanho wa Taala describes someone who has those different things that he's trying to serve and the one who's only serving I'll listen.
And then listen closely towards Allah subhana wa tada which is your next grade go listen with Allah. Because after that Allah subhanaw taala says, vulnerable little mother Raja then he should go with the Sharpie Sona, Rajan Solomon lira, highest Ileana Masha, Allah subhanho wa Taala put forth a parable, a man belonging to many corners at variance with each other, and a man belonging entirely to one master are those two equal in comparison. So listen, Henrik data gives us this comparison then, all the time or data is talking about erson human beings in reality, you have those human beings who seek out only one God, one object of worship who understand their purpose and their goal.
And as I said, it is Allah subhana wa tada who created this in this way that we only have
this one object in God.
So right after saying this, and then Allah subhanaw taala says, are these two equal in any way. And then the next word that Allah subhana wa Jai
Alhamdulillah, Praise be to Allah subhana wa tada that all lists are handled with data has created us in this way, and has made us in this way that we have this one master that we have to submit to.
And we are not speaking after different lessons.
And if you understand that concept, you will say 111 if you don't understand this, you're missing something very vital, and unfortunately, has also happened with goddesses. But
most of them don't know. They don't realize even this vital point.
Now that we've defined the concept of the better and spoken about the earlier verses was sort of perfect. Yeah, now we can even realize in a better fashion, the relationship between this verse Now economical and the previous verses,
because the main concept of airbag as we defined it last time and which disclose, over and over even kept stressing
is the complete love all of
that is the first and foremost aspects of a better. And then with that art in love comes the desire and the true submission to a listener.
So when you think of because sometimes when people think of a better they just think of servitude, no submitting to it.
And that is a proponent of Oh, but if that submission, is without their love, as we said without that complete love and conditionality, it is not about it does not worship.
So now after we realize that It all belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this Allah and it's Allah is not a human being. Now that we realize these facts, the real desire for our bodies should be in our hearts.
Because these bags should put all this random with Darla and a place in our hearts above anything else. So as I said, we spoke about the facts which in this book,
Get out just like me wasn't sudden change of narrative or something.
We spoke about that in this app, you said, I
human being, this is the thing that should pull forth from your heart. Yes, and
you're the only one this
this concept of worship.
As we said, it is a vital aspect of Islam. So I want to discuss it a little bit more. Because as we mentioned last time, if you, if you make this place to Allah subhanaw taala and renew this covenant, it's almost 100 data 70 times a day, the economic UI or policy all of a sudden, oh my god, that's only worship you and you don't really realize what the concept of worship from the Islamic point of view is, then you're probably not going to perform it in the proper way.
So I want to discuss some points related to the scholars have mentioned especially in their pursuit of this verse, I realized that I fell in love with most if not all of us here this is mostly review. But sometimes we can benefit from reminders inshallah.
So first of all, I would like to speak about the scope of
the scope of the look,
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with respect to ear canal,
there are four related aspects to it.
To fulfill this properly, in what is beloved to Allah and His Messenger what pleases the learners.
And that is, you must perform about as well as run with Allah worship Allah subhanho wa Taala with respect to holding the sun
and understatement of the tongue.
the statement of the heart, we'll discuss what these mean and actually in the classes and say before we discuss them, but we have to go over them, this is a different class, we have to go over them again.
And the actions are the heart and actions of the physical limbs or the physical of the physical body.
All these four are encompassed in what is known as a body these all fall into the scope of
what we mean by Can you will take or what you could call the statement of the heart, which you could literally call the statement of the heart, but actually is the feelings or the belief in the heart, or belief in the heart in the mind. This is of course, believing correctly about God. So in other words, we believe what Allah subhana wa Taala has said about themselves, in the Quran, and through the form of socialism. And this also includes the proper belief about the gains and losses and so forth.
So, this proper belief is part of that data, to have the proper belief about Allah subhanho wa Taala, to affirm in your heart and your in your mind, the proper things about Allah subhanaw taala and about this process and the angels in the left hand. So
this is perfect. And as we talked about last time is one Not to mention, actually, this has to come first even before the actions have to remember that all of these things about Allah subhanaw taala come first no factor. And then comes the economics. So the knowledge has to come first before the actual actions of
the politician and in the statements of the sum. This is of course, includes the statement of the testimony of faith that should remain lesson
but also part of a better part of worship of Allah subhana wa tada includes calling others to the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala, defending the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala, clarifying the truth and responding to innovations and conveying the Word of God. All of these are acts of worship and fall under this category.
The third category is the actions of the heart.
Which is really the feelings of the heart and these feelings in the heart
are an essential aspect to that and there are you could almost call them besides the belief in the heart, you could almost call these the driving force behind the actions of the person. So the actions of the hearts of the feelings in the heart include having a local list and handling data, putting one's trusts in Alyssa Hana with Allah repenting towards him, fearing him, having hope in Him, being sincere to Allah subhanho wa Taala, having patience and so forth, all of those are parts of what they call order feelings, the emotions that should be in the heart, which all are part of the concept of event. And then we have the actual actions, the actual physical actions, like solid
jihad, going to the prayer helping someone who's in need, you know, feeding the poor these are actions
All these actions also fall under the concept of event. But in particular these three categories
are another way we can look at this is to divide actions into three categories, and recognize that there are three aspects that are very specific to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, and which form parts of arriba. And we always have to make sure that we're keeping them pure, flawless and handwork.
And these are what some scholars call to hate,
to hate a little better. And as I said, these are basically three categories.
The first one of them is the most obvious one of them and the ones that I think everyone is very much familiar with. And that is that all of the ritual acts of worship has to be directed towards Allah subhanaw taala and only God.
So what we mean by ritual acts of worship, of course, are those worships that the whole purpose behind them, the whole goal behind them is to do something that is pleasing to the one that you're worshiping.
So, for example, the Salafi prayer, fasting, hides these kind of things, they must be done only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, sacrificing animals and making vows all of these things must be done solely for the sake of a list of our garland only for the sake of others.
Well, let's run with Allah reminds us that affecting the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Salafi Suki from a woman that he Malachi, let me say very early, my prayers, my sacrifices, my living and my dying are called Love the Lord of the woods.
So for example, any kind of frustration to anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala these are all actions of a biter, so they're done for anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala it is.
It is violating your pledges, you're making an impact Yeah, when you say he economic
making jobs to someone other than Allah subhana wa Tada. As we mentioned, I can propose SLM tool this guy is a guy that drives worship. So if you make jars to anyone other than all the panelists, you are violating this pledge that you make to us.
And this also includes actions of the heart having love for someone other than Allah subhanaw taala loving someone more than your lower lip canto tala, having fear in your heart and soul.
The second aspect of the story delivered is to submit only to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And only to the commands and revelation coming from Allah subhana wa.
To submit only to the commands and revelation coming from Allah subhana wa Tada. This is an essential part of our interval.
And this applies obviously to the individual and it applies to the society as a whole.
I listen to what God tells us in the Quran, to the verse that we read dsdt welaka Dharma Makino sulan was a law, which cannibals
our sandwich God is telling us that he has said we have sent to every peoples a messenger telling them to worship a lot and to avoid a tollbooth.
So in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala, as is very common, is giving the positive command, worship Allah Subhana, WA tada and avoid photos
or any kind of false views, any kind of false sources of authority. So for example, Muhammad, he divided the world into five categories. One is the devil who is calling to the worship of anything other than Allah subhanaw taala.
Number two is the tyrannical ruler was changed the laws of Allah.
Number three is the one who rules in accordance with something other than what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed.
Number four is the one who claims knowledge of the unseen and thereby he attracts people to forums.
And number five is the one who is worships actually worshipped. And in other words, those ritual acts of worship are done to them, instead of Allah, what he has been pleased with such worship.
And this is the concept that we're missing, of course, in every Muslim society, and
there is no Muslim society that faces all of the laws, and all of their submission on the Sharia or the level this kind of done.
And in fact, this is unfortunately, one of the major areas in which people are trying to bring some reforming Islam, trying to change some of the things in Islam. And if it is, so we are Muslim, something that we go to the mosque and pray. But when it comes to secular or mundane matters, we should be able to make any laws that we want.
And these people are as I said, they are Muslims. They are saying we're all Muslim to go to the mosque and this shows a misunderstanding of what is about
because it is part of our ability to worship Allah Allah subhana wa tada and no one other than Allah subhana wa tada which means that we submit only to Allah subhana wa tada and we do not submit to anyone other than those guys. And in many places in the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala when speaking about this aspect of ruling and submitting all the fullness of what God also brings in the concept of a logo.
For example, Allah subhana wa tada says in the movie Lila Amara, Allah koubou illa. Yeah, Daddy Kadena
old turn with data says that the rule is only four all the time. In the
head, he is commanded that you worship none but can you know the relationship between the different parts of the verse does not faze us. They don't just come to this party network, unless you happen to watch honestly.
This is part of worshipping God. So he says that the rule is just for him, only for us.
And he is commanded that you worship no one other than Allah subhana wa tada was speaking about the Jews and the Christians and how they have taken their priests and rabbis. As long as other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the meaning of that is this priests and rabbis what they do is they say something is hollow, and the people follow them. They say something is haram the people regardless of whether it is coming from Allah subhana wa Tada. In other words, they have now become the authority used to be priests and rabbis now it's your secular authority, whatever the case might be, once again when describing them, Allah subhana wa tada immediately reminds us, what is the command
to older people learn with dialysis.
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Illa Illa who Subhana
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that they have taken the rabbis and their monks to be the Lord's besides a lot and they also took to the Messiah center may well not only do but they were commanded to worship none but God what could be the relationship between this and the previous
they have taken Jesus out above him other than Allah subhana wa tada llamo Moodle and in fact they were commanded only to worship a lesson with that. What that means is what they have done is a violation of their worship of God.
So when you take any authority other than Allah subhana wa tada
if Allah subhanho wa Taala says something this is haram or this is Hello or this is legit, and you go to any other authority, and that authority says no, no this okay? The Koran says is haram, but it is halal. And you accept that and you say, Okay, that's good, I accept your authority and this and
this is associated with that. And this is violating your covenant with the $100 that you make, over and over again and sort of the third
and the third aspect of this article for hate labor is the aspect of submitting one's loyalties and love to the commands and guidance of the revelation of Allah.
If you recall what enough time when he defined the better what he said. He said that the foundation of airbender is the love of God. And in fact, it is singling out all this man was out of all love. And every other love you have is based on the fact that Allah subhana wa tada
So it is part of our a but it is part of our worship Allah subhanho wa Taala which we love for his sake, we base our love,
on the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala the things that we dislike, we dislike them because they are disliked by Allah subhana wa tada and they are displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala This is true respect to individuals. This is true respect to ideas, thoughts, practices, actions, whatever the case might be, given his beloved daughter Ben is part of our worst volturno workout. We also love it. And if it is dislike or hate violence and data, then it is part of our worship of Allah subhana wa tada that we also dislike, and this is the concept for the Northerners and when that was brought up. But it doesn't as I said, it doesn't just apply to or should just apply to people that's
part of elders, but even the idea of practices actions. All of this falls under this concept of loving for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada and hating for the sake of illicit data. And it's sensible to say that this is one of the most proven principles in the Quran.
So therefore, I won't even bother to
For some of the verses, that's how proven
so those all those aspects are, especially those three aspects, you could say formed the basis of our EBITDA in the sense that if any of these three aspects are violated, then in reality, we are violating our pledge to Allah subhanaw taala to worship Allah, Allah subhanaw taala. And again, those are making a love the only object of all of the ritual acts of worship, submitting oneself only to the commands and revelation coming from Allah subhana wa God as the supreme authority, and submitting one's loyalties and love to the commands and guidance of the revelation.
That is some of the basic aspects of this, a better that we are promising to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
With respect to the time scope of it, of course, it continues until the time that we leave this existence, as Allah subhanho wa Taala has told the prophets of Salaam and obviously a command for this Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Bob was happy to
worship Allah subhana wa tada until your pain comes to you. And the meaning of eloquent here is deaf. And in other words, worship Allah subhanaw taala and feel the depth that comes to you.
And maybe I should spend, I don't know a couple of seconds discussing this, because this is unfortunately,
a very misinterpreted, but actually a very abused versus a plan. Because it is used by people actually to then stop their worship of Allah subhanaw taala because they claim they have your pain. So since they have your pain, they are no longer bound by the restrictions are there but in the restrictions of worship?
You would think that this is an argument that not many people would fall for, but actually many people fall for this.
But some people claim they're at such a high level that they no longer have to abide by the other forms of ABA, because actually they have.
Now we know that the policy is going and continue to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the proper way until it's just so I don't know, if they're claiming maybe the policies that have never reached your thing.
And it does, that's a possibility.
And we also know that all of these fireballs will continue to worship Allah subhanaw taala. And so they did, they might argue, okay, the process and it was setting an example for the common people. So don't take the public system as an example and all of the Sahaba What about all of this are they only are they beloved to Allah subhanaw taala every single one of them, worship Allah subhanho wa Taala until the death. So therefore, we know that this is not the proper understanding of this person to put our opinion here means until death comes to
know the concept of a better, as we have just actually shown, or alluded to, but I need to re emphasize it.
A bit, obviously, as is clear by now includes the ritual acts, and all like salons and so on and so forth. But it also includes all of the acts outside of the ritual acts.
There is no act as you can think of actually that falls outside of the scope of ever,
especially any religious act or any act that is done with religious intent behind it. Obviously that is supposed to be
in fact, Timothy Nia, he defined it better
as every word or genes, either done internally or publicly, that Allah loves and approves.
So I bet if we wanted to talk about now, he's not talking about the concept of a bubble. Now he's talking about what are the actual events? What are the acts of the better, we need to find it as every word or genes.
Every even every belief, every word, every action, either done openly or done inside your heart inside yourself, that Allah loves and approval.
So this includes prayer. This is his continuing theme continues. This includes prayers that cut back from pilgrimage, speaking the truth, fulfilling trusts, doing good to parents and relatives, keeping promises and joining goods, forbidding evil behavior towards neighbors, or towards orphans or poisonous over towards travelers for slaves and animals. prayer and supplication remembering Allah, put on all of these things are part of the acts of event.
And if I am takes me a little bit further and he also asked the question, then if all of these acts are actually better, which one of them is the most pleasing act to elicit?
worship Allah subhana wa Tada. And we also desire to
Trouble is on our calendar.
So which one of these acts are the most
active about? So let's run with that.
And even if I am said that the mostly active advisor to Allah subhanaw taala is that which is most relevant to the time of day, okay?
So for example, when the event is being given
the most pleasing accurate data would be listening to the event and then responding to the module. If it is a time of jihad, then Jihad will be the most pleasing actual lesson on our data. Even if that Jihad makes you leave vulnerable slots in the nightmare. Because of your job, you don't have time to make a nightmare, or because you cannot fast during the day, even if the judge makes you avoid his other acts of worship or you cannot fulfill them. Because that is what is needed at the time that is what's most needed as a time, then all we see is that is accurate, that it is most pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala.
When you have guests, the most pleasing access to tend to your guests in the proper way, not to as he says, start making some prayers and just leaving your guests without being taken care of. And this would not be the proper access,
and so forth. So he gives, you know, long discussion. So the X is about to actually encompass all of the acts that are pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. And even the acts of worship By the way, even the ritual acts of worship, actually, the way that they should be done, they have to be done in the way that is pleasing to us.
You cannot just think of these acts like fasting or praying and saying, Oh, these are acts of worship, so I'll do them anyway that we show as often as I wish and so forth. Even these things that are constrained by our overall abajo worship of Allah subhana wa tada
and the famous Paddy regarding a little bit ago, this used to pray all night and fastballs and so forth. Cement told him that you Lord has the right to view your own self as the rest of you and your wife has a right to we also have everyone has the right this property, in the process of them sort of
spoken the truth.
this is a proper avoidable listening to God.
So therefore, we see that the conscience of Aveda is inclusive of one's relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And based on that, based on that premise, based on that foundation, one's relationship with his own soul and one's relationship with one's relative spouse and children. One's relationship with society as a whole, one's relationship with environmental with animals, and whatever all of this falls under the categories or the scope of
even the permissible deeds as long as they're done with the right condition. There are also types of events, they're also part of that. And you can find many pieces of evidence to prove that from the Hadoop ecosystem.
And in fact, in the family said that the most exclusive group of people who pay close to Allah subhanaw taala
are those who change the nature of their permissible gains into acts of obedience to Allah.
It changed the nature of their permissible gifts into acts of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala.
We spoke about the fact that Allah subhanaw taala is our master.
But it's not the kind of harsh slavery that people might think of, McConnell's left many things open to us, he can do many things. And the list of permissible things are counting the session, it's much easier to just list what is put on this list what is
but even these things as we approach them in the right way.
Then we can make these mobile things is permissible things acts of pleasing to Allah.
In the claim also said that these mundane deeds
and these kind of worldly deeds that we think of when they are done by those people who really know Allah Subhana, WA Tada, they become acts of worship for them.
While the original acts of worship also become customary acts for the general
the ritual acts of worship like salons and fashion so what you would think that these are acts of worship and people would recognize them as acts of worship.
So for many people, they become just, this is just our culture, okay, we are Muslims. As a culture basically, we go we pray, we come back. What can we do in the fair, what can we even say? I don't know. But this is what we do. Why do you do it? I don't know. But this is what my father did. His father did as far as
fasting. We don't see.
These becomes just cultural or customer x. So Graham is saying
Did you have these people who the original action, nothing, because nothing from those rituals.
And then those people who really know all this randalstown and know what it means to work with either their customary acts, mundane acts, their mundane acts become acts of worship of Allah subhanaw taala.
And basically what is meant by that
is that even when it comes to doing permissible things, as long as you're doing it with the intention, and with the thought that it is something permissible, and only because it is something permissible, that all of a sudden what God has allowed you, only because of us are you doing it,
then it becomes an accident.
And then if on top of that you have some good intention behind it,
then it becomes even more pleasing to listen and without any greater activity.
So even for example, in the headphones, especially on the Bose system, I described, that when someone has intimate relations with his wife, he'll be rewarded by listening and with that,
obviously, this is when he's doing that, because he wants to avoid harm.
If he's doing that, because he wants to avoid harm. And he wants to satisfy his players in the hallowed Wait, if he's doing that, to fulfill the rights of the life and so forth, or to try to bring forth the price challenge, that he has all of these different intentions,
then this is all an act of their birth, and the more and the better intentions that he has, the greater the act actually becomes. Even something as mundane as having an intimate relationship with one
can be an act of abiding for some people and others. They won't even think about what it means, what they're doing, why they're doing it, and so forth. And so for them, it's just an act, which there's no penalty on them, obviously, in the city, but they have lost any opportunity to really make it inactive. And that is from all the sudden without,
even for example dressing nicely.
Even dressing nicely if you have the right intention, it will be something pleasing, call us.
And it will be an activity but
it's also celebrating the life.
knows that no means to force him to imitate me his definition of action. But Allah allows to see that the effects of his Namah effects as donkeys are shown upon the snake. So in other words, there's almost no work out it gives someone a bounty. This is not something that you should hide.
Actually, belt is one of those men without unless something did you should hide, it's become unfortunate that it is almost a custom in many Muslim countries, They're so afraid of hazards, that if anything good comes to them. They're afraid to show they're afraid to show people that they get something. But it is part of your gratefulness to listen and watch
and show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala, that you show what Allah subhana wa has given them, again, not to the point not for the sake of showing off, not to the point of extravagance, and so what these things are Haram in themselves,
but just to demonstrate that yes, all this man without as Bless you.
And you show that and that is your intention, then listen to what God has pleaded with you. And even this becomes an act of rebellion. So the ones who who know this men are gonna know whatever it is, they are the people who can make their whole life an active and inactive worship of the listener.
As some of the seller said, they said they even are asleep. Even asleep we recognize it as an active event. Because they are seeking to re energize them so that they can do other deeds for the sake of Allah.
So, every aspect of life is actually a potential act of worship.
And we should realize that back then we should try to do our best
to make as much of our life as possible and active editorial Of
course, obviously includes obeying His commands, controlling his obligations, fulfilling our responsibilities, staying away from what the listener has forbidden, all those that all these things and you obey all the shadow of God and staying away from what he has for Windows and all these aspects, but even the other acts in our life, inshallah we can make them a kind of a burden to kind of wish a homeless man with
and in fact, many times you read when talking about their data because by the by the way, you have to be a little bit careful when you speak about it because there are It has two meanings.
Especially in the books of physical silver, when they talk about their death in the book, they are basically talking about what we would call an English, the ritual acts of worship, the ritual acts of worship, things which have no other purpose nor the goal behind them, except as a way of pleasing, the one who is being rushed. So they distinguish between the ABA guy with a call to worship, and the llama.
And in the dealings among people like business dealings, and, and marriage and so forth. So when you read the books of Jeopardy always have a death and then
and so this could lead someone to the conclusion or to the idea that this is a darker than the rest or not. That is a specific terminology. And related to that specific terminology. Also, when discussing a death, many times people say that there are two conditions that must be met for the act that I've added to be accepted by a listener.
And so we want to mention those two conditions, but we want to expand them a little bit because they are not general enough to encompass all of the possible acts of worship that we've been describing. In this more general sense.
The first condition that they always mention is that the act of worship must be done purely and sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala without any hint of shirk, whatsoever.
So any action that is done for Allah subhanho wa Taala and for anyone else, along with the lesson, no data or done for other than illustration or data, obviously, this will not be accepted by others.
And this will be instead of an act of worship, it'll actually be a sin upon the person to fill the session and this tool does that also handles dialysis and other measures should okay it should. Man Amina man, Amina Amina, I should look up my lady stood up to who was
the father so cinemas told us a lesson I know what God says the TV's in no need or having any kind of partners whoever does deeds and associate someone with Alyssa and Mercado other than Allah subhana wa tada with the less metadata then Allah subhana wa tada says, I will leave him and I will leave his
and also the process and I was told this in the Milan lbf, that all actions are based on intention. So the first thing and the most obvious thing is that that has to be done only for the sake of time.
And the second point that they mentioned is this that has to be in accordance with the way of the processes.
And this is a principle that can be proven, obviously through many means, for example, because as I said them is provis Minami la Iman and Lisa Lee, I'm gonna
take anyone who does any deed that is not in accord with our prayers, but it is rejected.
And so therefore, they go on to say that any act of worship, any active ambassador, has to meet these two conditions with respect to, for example, the timing of it, the amount of it, the pace of it, and so forth. The cause of this is
really what they're talking about here is that strict, I shouldn't say strict but more specific definition of that the visual acts of worship. That's why they say for example, with respect to time and place has to be in accordance with what the show says. So someone sets up, for example, a special salon on a certain day of the year, using, for example, from a spray for good guys in New Year's Eve just to take,
hopefully not a very realistic example. But you never know.
This does not coincide with what the Bible says Selim has shown us,
that these ritual acts of worship with respect to time place. So this would be considered an innovation and an act of a bud that does not meet these two conditions. So therefore, it is not an act of worship of a Muslim with that.
So those are distractions, I said that more specific definition of habitat, meaning the ritual acts of worship, but if we just expand this, as I just said,
that if you make sure that two conditions are met,
that you make sure that the act is permissible or at least permissible according to the city
which coincides with you can say that conditions have been consistent with the policy.
And secondly, you do that with that intention, or based on their knowledge that this is something permissible and not just being
so particular specific to conditions that begin and make it more general to apply to all aspects all acts of our lives. The two conditions are that you make sure that the action is permissible, not haram according to the shinier and you do it's based on that knowledge and with the intention that it is something that is not displeasing to all us men with that
Herman, he talks about these two principles of following the messenger and being pure only to Allah subhanaw taala.
And again, we can even make them more general even with respect to what he said. But he's talking about those two principles in particular. And he said, based on these two principles, we can divide people into four categories.
So we have the two principles, making sure that the action is only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And making sure that it is in accord with what the promises are brought.
From these two principles, all peoples are all Muslims, really, we should say, I guess, can be divided into four categories.
The first category are those people who are the people of the class, the people are sincerely pureness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And who follow the way the policies. So in other words, those people who truly meet the first two conditions, he said, These are the people love economics.
You might think I'm the luckiest parts of his people's shallow when I do the act, I do it sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And I try my best to follow the process along the way of the politician and in the way that I do. But when you hear how he described these people, maybe there's a little bit more to it than you might have considered.
So he said, this first category, all the actions of the statements of for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. They love the hate for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala they give for the sake of Allah, they fake.
And they do not want anything from mankind. They don't want any kind of rewards in one's any kind of things. They don't want any kind of appreciation, they don't want any kind of status, they don't want any kind of honor. And they don't care even what they think about them in their hearts.
Because this isn't part of the house. And
if it's you really love them, it's really sincerely for all the panelists. Why do you care if someone for example, thinks before or thinks more highly. So I said, when it's really out of the floor, and according to the way the promises silom these people do not care about what other people think and effects to these people, or the people around them are no different than the people in the grave. They can harm them, they can benefit them doesn't matter. And we're talking about when you're doing actions for the sake of Allah.
And he says this one who is knowledgeable about
and aware of what other human beings are, in reality, he will take this person, because other human beings cannot harm him cannot help him cannot benefit them except the listener.
But if he's ignorant of all this metadata and ignorance of what the people really are, then he might have some shortcomings.
Because then he might be doing things for people thinking that somehow it really is going to get something from those people and in fact, it can only be from all this bandwidth.
But as I said, if he really knows Allah subhanaw taala and he knows the value of the people, he will not allow their actions to influence them whatsoever.
So all of these actions inshallah will be according to what the command will the Son of God is, and out of love for him and out of hope for pleasing.
And in this way, his actions will be both plenty of losses and safety and will be correct.
As we move on to the other categories, we see that sometimes inaction can be done sincerely, but it is not correct.
And sometimes they actually may be correct, but it's not done sincerely. You have to make sure that action is correct and done sincerely. And when that is the case, inshallah, then it is acceptable to Allah subhanaw taala. As a listener data tells us at the end of the
sermon Kenny hitter Jr. caught up to him for Yama, Yama, sorry, hon. Well, I used to be
the one who was hoping for the meeting with his Lord, let him do good deeds, how Masada What that means is, and he needs the definition of the city of good deeds in accordance with what the public says. But whether you should agree voted here and he does not associate anyone with his gorge and his worship.
Then the second category that I mentioned is those people who don't have this loss nor do they follow the
process and they have not lost more than a quarter with the position.
And he said you can find these kinds of people doing all kinds of innovations, doing all kinds of taxes, claiming that they are something in a wonderful set of people just to get the praise of the people and so forth. Obviously that is one extreme and inshallah too much about them.
But a third category,
those people who are sincere, but they're not following properly, they're not following the way the process improperly.
And this is a way as he says, with many of the people who are devoted to worship, and those people are the people that reside
in Sufism, many of them, they are devoted to worship, but they are not, at the same time getting the knowledge that they need to show them how to worship properly.
These are like the people, for example, who think that in which you could go like the singing or the vicar, and the dancing that some of these people do as a way of getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala, or the perpetual fasts, for fasting, the day of halal fitted and so forth. And if people do these kind of Acts, thinking these are ways of getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala. But in fact, they are not, we're getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala because they have not met the condition of every act of worship has to be consistent with what the Bible says.
And the last category that you mentioned, are those people who are actually following what's the process in books, but they're not doing it with the proper tissue.
They are doing it maybe to be seen by other people to get some benefits, to get some more of the benefits. And obviously, these people, their actions will not be accepted by Allah subhana wa Tada.
briefly here at the end, let me since we are running out of time again, but let me just mention briefly some of the contemporary misconceptions concerning what constitutes, and actually some of these we've already alluded to, so we can go through them very quickly.
And one of these common misconceptions
is the idea that what we mean by bud and the worship of Allah subhanho, wa Taala, are just those ritual acts of worship.
And it's the law, and so on and so forth.
We mentioned the fact that God has told us or my political agenda will insert hilarya boom, our sandwich, Allah tells us that he's not created the jinn and mankind except to worship Him.
And when you think about these actions, these ritual acts, the salons, maybe takes about a half an hour a day, or maybe a little bit more sold, as discussed in one month. The catch is this giving once a year and hedges once in a lifetime. Can you can you imagine that this was the whole purpose was elisandra, what God has created us. And the thing that the whole purpose is about and you're saying that your bed is just these aspects. And obviously, this is not the meaning of our budget, this is nothing meaning work. Listen, what God is stating. And what happens basically is this, some people then they tweak their lives as if there's different categories in their life. They have, for
example, to have worship, that's one category, which means go to the mosque and pass it on. And then they have work.
For work is a second category work, to to your needs, it's calling and usage requirements.
And unfortunately go when they go into work, they say, look, this is what I need, this is what I have to achieve. And the manner was achieved doesn't matter.
Because it's not related to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala the worship is something else. So when they go to work, whether their work is haram or halal, more than what they do to get ahead and this is irrelevant to them. Because their idea that God is just going and making those actions that we spoke about. And then finally we have leisure which is basically you have fun or whatever you need to do to have fun, you have fun. What is halal Haram, the minor consideration
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he discusses these different misconceptions regarding I buy them in great detail.
Another problem that we are facing also
is with respect to these ritual acts of worship.
And that is sometimes we take these ritual acts of worship, as if they are simply emotions to go through without them having any effect upon us.
So even these accidents everyone recognize are acts of worship. They don't realize that every one of them are acts of worship in and of themselves and also should bring you closer to Allah subhanaw taala and should develop your general worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even more who spoke about the product at the beginning of these lectures about the effect of the salon should have on you have to allow
users to come in to fasting ends by saying
and it is acts of worship are not simply things that we just go through, and they don't have any effect upon us. Having also been the same book he gave the example of in in a certain Muslim country. during Ramadan, there was a big advertisement in the newspaper
Advertising something that's encouraging the Muslims to do this, after they've had a long day of fasting is over for the advertising for belly dancing in one of the local tourist hotels, you know you fast it is a long day you're tired, fast come in and break your password.
So this is when you look at it online, if we look at Ramadan in the Muslim world, you know, it's like party all night long, and sleep all day.
And unfortunately, looks like it's getting worse year by year, you pray
together, that's awesome time and then you wait another hour and you break your back. And then the day begins. That might sound like an exaggeration, but someone has told me that he knows of the case. First, you can quite make it all the way to budget.
So it's not before budget, budget board and also together, two more hours will make you faster than that you do whatever you do.
So that's another problem that we have with respect to that. And a big problem also is that we do not make sure that we do our axes above that, according to the way the problem system. We have many heretical practices, many innovations exist in the Muslim world. So even when we do realize that we have to worship Allah subhanaw taala, we don't take the steps to make sure that we wish upon this man without a property, and he felt the rest of this sort of Salah when we get to it well, we'll be touching upon that aspect.
And finally, we should keep in mind that the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is you can call it the 24 hour occupation that we need to renew, and rejuvenate and remind us of, and hubzilla has given us a way to remind ourselves of this pact with him by this sentence in every rock of enterprise, economic,
this could remind us every day, every time we pray that this is our purpose, we need to keep our focus. We need to always renew this in our mind that this is what we're here for. This is really what we're here for. Forget about everything else that happens in this world. Forget about everything that you could possibly do or achieve what's really here for is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if we feel
truly we are worshiping God,
then that should give us a joy and pleasure which is unimaginable for those people have an experience.
And regardless of how poor you are, how rich you are, regardless of what's happening around you. If you can get to that point where really you feel that you are worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada, fulfilling this covenant of ear canal guru. As you make this practice you make over and over with a listener with Allah inshallah, your heart will be filled with joy, as some of the early scholars said that if there was no, if the Kings knew what we had, they would fight us for it. But of course they can't get it through fighting. You can only get it by turning to Allah subhanaw taala and worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seeking the help of
the economic Ooh, well yeah can sustain because without the help of a listener without you actually have no power on your own, to do it. And Shall we will continue, or that portion of the verse next time
for one more question.