Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Al Fatiha
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So today we want to continue our discussion of this portion of the verse. The last verses sort of
want to discuss some more about the way these words are expressed in Medina, and I'm Daddy,
what are some of the implications that we can derive from the way that our data has a cost in effect when we, when we finish the suit as we go through the rest of the verses, you'll notice, for example, that the way this verse is expressed, set out in the arena, and I'm calling this is using a verb in the second person speaking to Allah subhanho, wa Taala, those whom You have blessed. And then over there, you will find him to be his past participle. And then you find a Berlin, which is active person. So three very different ways of expressing things. And each one has their implications and ramifications. So we want to discuss some more about the way that this has been
expressed to Allah subhanaw taala, the wireless LAN with Allah has taught us to say these words in this very important surah.
So last time, we spoke about setting up an explanation, I will listen to how to attalla describing this path, as the fact that those people will listen our data as best not describing it as the path of the plan, not describing it as the path of the policy.
And the conclusion that he came up with, as we mentioned,
the main point that he was emphasizing is that this shows that it's a path that has been traversed, something traveled up, you're not the first one to travel on it, it is not a unique path that you're trying to create. Some other scholars came up with some other implications of the way that this is expressed.
These different implications that we'll discuss, again, they are not contradicting but in fact, there are all different kinds of implications all of them inshallah perhaps correct color, correct, all giving different meanings because this Surah Surah tabacky, as the whole Quran, is very rich in meaning doesn't necessarily just give one shade of meaning, but can give many different shades of meaning.
So another scholar, when discussing this point about why it is not the path of the Quran,
the path of the Quran, the Quran, as we know, of course, is a book.
And the point that he makes in this one in particular His name is saved, and what
the point that he makes is that the book without the teacher is not sufficient. So to say the path of the Quran guide is to the path of the Quran, this may be you saying would not be sufficient way to express what you want to say.
And the process
if you say the path of the Prophet system,
we know that the bozo cylinder has died and when this had been revealed to the political system, he was going to die and we know by now that had died.
So, therefore, he will not be forever present to help the people along this path.
But instead, when you think of it in the way that we described yesterday from a certain user,
we spoke about in the beginning was the pain to show that there was solid he understood the pain and the Shahada masala hain the truly sincere and the Mario's and the righteous use kind of people always shall exist in this
and in fact, the public system has told us in many different heads, letters are for whom
they will always be a group of his ummah will always be a part of his own mother his following the quickpath.
So, one of the aspects when you see it like this, is that it makes you understand that
there will always be people who are on this path with you that you can turn to as examples and look for guidance from them. So, in other words, it is not kind of a static path in the sense that
the role models and examples
as lives and gone meaning the process of selling and maybe his Sahaba if you want to, but the people of this path and the role models of this path will always exist until the day of judgment. So when you say it in this way, you are emphasizing the fact that the people of this path will continue to exist.
Also, Mufti Mohammed Shafi has
Something very similar to that. He also discusses the fact that the Quran is a book and had Allah Subhana Allah wills just to give us a book, without giving us a teacher, Allah subhanho wa Taala would have done it. But Allah subhanaw taala never revealed the Book just to a mountain and you go and find it, and you see, what is the book you should follow. But the lesson no title was revealed to the prophet who had the job of conveying the message and teaching the message. So Serato Quran also for Muscular Dystrophy says this will not be sufficient. And also, again, the processor system, it also mentions the fact that the processor would pass away. But the point that he emphasizes
is that to get guidance, you have to rely upon
both the book and the teacher.
He emphasizes the fact that this verse also gives the impression that you should not simply go to the book and ignore what the automatic scholars have said about what the book means.
He said, both of them should go together.
So basically, what he's saying is that there will always be again, living examples, living teachers, and you have two tries to benefit from both the book and the living teachers, obviously, was the Son of the Father system. So
now when you first read that, or at least when you read it up to that point, he's coming close to a concept of the Sufi stress.
And that is the concept that everyone has to have a ship.
Right, the court the heaviness, the fabricator had either whoever doesn't have a ship, and then the ship on this ship. And if someone doesn't have a ship and the ship owners is
most of the homeless up, bounces it out the left the end, by saying that you have to avoid going to a stream though, he said, don't go to the book of a line, just try to interpret the Book of the Law without seeing how the prophet SAW Selim and his Sahaba. And Allah might have understood the book of Allah.
And at the same time, he said, don't go to their extreme, I'll go into the people, and not judging what they said, and the life of the Quran, and listen, because that's also another extreme that people go through. So don't just go through the book yourself, and then try to understand what the Quran says. And again, like what she was saying, he may do that you may blaze out a new path that nobody else has sold.
But this path isn't followed, it has been established. So your understanding of the past should be consistent with what's the process and unfold with the Companions for what the alumni have for years. So you also turn to the people of knowledge. He goes through the book and you go to the people No, so you don't go to the book and ignore the people of knowledge.
Some people are accused of doing that nowadays of going to the Quran, Sunnah and understanding it by themselves, and saying that they don't need to turn to what, mmm Shafi or behind Evo, or all of these scholars have said in the past, they just go to the peninsula and understanding the plight themselves. And this is a mistake, obviously. And it is bad as we said it's been established. So benefit from what Allah has said, and what they've established from the Quran. But don't go to the extreme of whatever your Shepherd one who you've accepted, becomes now the ultimate authority. Even if he says something that obviously goes against the poor, you still accept him as the ultimate
So looking at this verse in the Quran,
you see also that this verse in the Quran is a very important verse for us when it comes to
understanding how to handle differences of opinion, in particular, with respect to different SCADA brands of Islam, Islam without Islam years
that people try to present what is the truth?
Well, this verse in the Quran that we're reciting every day, again shows us that the path has been followed the path has been established.
So who wants to know what is the truth? Then we have to go back and see what is the path that these people for the people whom Allah subhanaw taala blesses
the lobbying, the severe pain the Shahada.
And as we said, there also includes obviously the problem of socialism and his campaigns.
And in fact, in a heading for the purposes
of both socialism has told us Professor hava first but telling us indirectly all those
promises seldom said for whom it is meant to say euro 11 kitty era by a conditionality. As soon as you qualify a rush he didn't. He
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promises to them said that certainly the one who live among you will see lots of differences. So stick to my sooner and the sooner have the right principles and rightly guided successes might answer that with your more teeth
and avoid newly introduced matters.
Rarely, every heresy or innovation is a going astray.
So the problem socialism,
in this hadith is telling us the differences are going to occur. So what do you do when the differences occur? And he said that you're going to see the differences. So I like to be suniti for my son,
as soon as you qualify, and once again, and Maddie and the similar are the way to lose weight, gray of the color for those people who come after the processing, who are Russia, Dean, and then he
now the prophet SAW Selim described them by tumors here in Washington. And when he
when you say that someone is Russia,
and the concept of Russia,
you're saying that, number one, the person recognizes the truth and acts upon the truth and acts in accordance with the truth. In other words, he's someone who recognizes what is correct. And he acts in accordance to what is seen to be correct.
It is the opposite of a vow and someone who behaves in a foolish manner or even if you see what is right, he doesn't follow what is right.
And the process I sent him also described him as he,
Nadine is the one whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided to the truth
and does not lead them away from previous pay from them,
again, is the opposite of
someone who's mad he means he's not. He's not lost, he's guided.
And morose, as we said, is someone who recognizes the truth and false.
These are the two characteristics that the Policy Center gave us
for these people who are going to come after him, and he's advising us to follow them. Now, when we discuss next shala, what is the meaning of him? And what is the meaning of Bali,
we'll see that in this head is the policy has chosen two attributes that are the exact opposite of these negative attributes. And in fact,
the main reason why they have earned angle this gun without it is because they saw the truth, but they refuse to follow it. This is the opposite of the one who is rushing.
And of course, it's all in this is opposite the one who's mad.
So the promises cinnamon, this head is
telling us to follow the sun. Now the full of unqualified rashidun, again, is basically telling us that these people is telling us to follow are exactly the people of the Serato. Mr. Ping.
He's using in different words, exactly the same description of the people of Serato Muscatine that we find in sort of effect.
And who was meant by a qualified wrestling daddy.
Unfortunately, when you, when you look at many of the comments on deadheading
many people, when they think about rushing in an idea, they think of just four, I will look at all of mine in
half of the process.
But most likely, and this is not interpretation that all the scores give us this heading of the process. And most likely, when you take this heading in this entire context, this is probably not the correct interpretation of this heading to the process.
ferocity and Gene are those people who come after the time that causes us,
who are following the same path that deposits us.
They are the people on a set off in the study.
So it's not just a book in a normal family. But actually the polycephalum is referring that when you see new things being introduced, when you see innovations, new ideas and new concepts,
then you look to those people who are following this type of process and who are on a set out in this company. And as I said, These people will exist always.
And so therefore you look at their path, you take their example, and you follow their way. So for example, if something occurs now, and the same thing occurs in the lifetime the process and then we can look to see how the policies haven't behaved. If we don't find it in this another process, and then maybe it's something that happened during the time of Oklahoma offline it obviously from among the pull of
rashidun again from among them, obviously are a Bobo kannamma Romanelli. They're obviously from among them, so we can look to see how they approach their problems. But even after the time, there were many, many Muslims who are on the straight path, who maybe face the same situation similar type of situations we can see how they reacted, how they behaved, to get guidance from their example.
But obviously a special group from among all of them obviously are the companions of the problem and
the companions as opposed to them from among all the people who are on the straight path, who are have been blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. the companions of the Prophet system, as have been pointed out by the prophet SAW Selim as being along the straight path.
In fact, when the prophet SAW Selim through this, the bernese Royal divided into 7260
This has led to different narrations, one of the narrations, it says Ben Israel divided into 72 sex and this Miller this policy will divide into 73, sex, hula hooping, not all of them will be in the health wire in militant wahida, except for one sec, one group. And when he was asked, What is our one group to go seven sigma, and he was happy, but I am following and my companions upon which I am upon, and my companions are fun.
So this gives us a further definition of what is assertiveness caffiene? Who are those people whom Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So we come up or we go any fast other than what these people were following, then we know that we are there is no question that we are, if we have some understanding of Islam, especially the basic concepts, if we have some understanding about Allah subhanho wa Taala, for the rule of the Prophet system, what was the finality of the system, or the role of the gene in our life?
Now, all of these basic concepts in particular, matters related to what you would call a fate and maybe,
obviously, we have some kind of conception, which is different from the conception of the Sahaba and how they practice and understood Islam. We know that we are mistakes, there's no question that we are mistaken.
If our intention is sincere, and we have just come to a wrong conclusion, but our intention was as it may be, shall Allah subhanaw taala will forgive us, even if we're on with studying if we are scholars, and we've come to a wrong conclusion, Alison Haleakala, they reward us for our efforts, even though we came to the wrong conclusion. That is part of the merciful assignment. But if we intentionally
This is where the danger comes if we intentionally see what the system was doing, what the companions were doing, what they believed in how they believe, and we intentionally choose a path or belief other than what they've done. This is when we fall into sin, when we fall into this, or maybe even.
So this is the path that we have to be very aware of. And as I said,
it is becoming of us, obviously, if we are continually making God's will listen to guidance to this path.
And we're serious about that drive for less than $100, then
it should go without saying that, therefore we want to know as much as we can above this path. What is this path? Who are the people who follows it? How can we benefit from their examples over? And if we don't do this, again, and want to re emphasize the point too often, but if we don't do it, it shows a lacking of seriousness and our desire to understand.
And if we're lacking in seriousness or address Allah subhanaw taala was to not expect Allah subhanho wa Taala to respond to us.
In the greatest fashion, maybe I'll listen nanodiamonds mercy. Maybe our attention is partially there's almost no kind of benefits as far as the more hearts is really into it, the more we're really desirous of this path. inshallah Allah subhana wa Tada, will does this with more and more guidance along that path.
Now, let us also kind of look more again as to how we're expressing this. And what are some of the things that we can conclude from the way that we are expressing dispersal. And the way that we're expressing this one, we take all this 100 data set off in Medina and I'm guiding the path of those whom You have blessed?
The past for those who have lost it, and this is a verb here and I'm the second person, the path of those who you have blessed. So we
recognizing the fact that this bounty of guidance, this bounty of being on the straight path and recognizing the straight path, we all once again, recognizing that this bounty comes from Allah subhana wa Tada.
But more than that, we are, in a sense, you can say that we are invoking Allah subhanho wa Taala by his own mercy and grace.
In other words, it is as if we are saying all law you have blessed those people you have previously bless those people. So, also blessed me with this game.
So you're referring to Allah's action, as the action of grace and mercy in your jaw, you're referring to it. And so therefore, by referring to that, you're hoping that Alyson handleless, Allah will respond positively. So you're referring to the action Oh, listen, I know God is already doing
or has already done for others.
And so therefore, by mentioning our gracious deeds,
this is a way of again of getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And invoking him in a way that inshallah he will respond to you.
You're not seeing guidance to the path of those who have been blessed.
See, there's a difference between saying guidance to the path of those who have been blessed, and guide us to the path of those whom You have blessed. You are specifically relating the actual lesson $100.
So you're recognizing the fact that the blessing comes from him, and that he's given it to others. And you are mentioning to all of us, this is what you've given to us in your mercy. And so therefore, you're begging for some of that mercy, some of that compassion, and some of the guidance for yourself.
And it also shows that you're not asking Allah subhana wa tada for something unique and special Just for yourself. Or like, give me something beyond what you've given everybody else.
He returns to all this and I know with Allah and simply asking Allah subhanaw taala, to give by mentioning it in this way to give you what Allah subhana wa tada has already given to others. Now again, all of these kinds of aspects that can be seen in this verse, but it is almost random with Allah, who has guided us to save this job in this way. As we spoke about last time, or the time before,
there are certain etiquette in certain manners of God. And he says he follows his manners of job, the more likely they are the better he shall listen without a response to them. So listen to what God has taught us a god which is filled with beauty and filled with the extra matters of us can listen.
Now also when you mentioned this in the salon, or in general, when you make this choice,
it should also have an effect on yourself.
You're not just trying to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. But if you think about what you've said,
again, instead of saying to Allah subhanaw taala gratis to the top of those who have been blessed. When you say told us not to Allah guide us to the path of those who have blessed your once again, as I said, mentioning the fact that the blessing comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But at the same time,
as we turn to Allah subhanaw taala and make this dry obviously as we said, we are shall already parts of those people who are sawed off
right. And only those people who are a part of that out there most of them actually turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and make this drug.
But we are asking for guidance and we spoke about guidance what all that implies.
And you were respectful in showing us a safe path and making us love that path and make us act upon that path and and make this confirmed upon that path.
So when we turn to Allah subhana wa tada and we ask Allah subhana wa tada to Latina and I'm guiding him. We are in our hearts, we are saying to herself, or we believe in Salah we are illustrate that, at least partially, at least to some extent. hamdullah we know that we're all in this data.
And how has it been we're on this statement. Because we are from those people who understand
how many among mankind Allah subhanaw taala has not blessed to be alone Leslie tatro
so when we make this class all this data should be a strong reminder to ourselves.
That if it were not for the blessing of Allah subhana wa tada we will not be on the straight path at all. Have we not received this gamma from Allah
and so therefore, our feeling of gratitude towards Allah subhana wa tada should increase even more. And our feeling of humility toward
Allah subhana wa Tada. So I see if you think about in the first knockout, when you say this, by the time the second rocket comes along, and we say Alhamdulillah. Again,
the meaning of 111 should be stronger and Arsenal should build up even every time if we were focusing on I'm not saying that this is a level that may be easy to reach or something. But that is sometimes it may occur to you, as you saw, so Dr. Levine and I'm 13. And you realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided you to this, already, at least to some extent, you are hamdulillah answered, optimal stopping.
And here you are reminding you that it is by the blessing.
So next time, when you say 100 Allah, it will have even more meaning inshallah, in your heart.
Also, when we express it in this fashion, as we said,
we mentioned check Java statement that it means that other people have been on this path, you're not the first one on the path.
But what that implies also, is that these people have been blessed by Allah subhanaw taala, they have followed the path. And we know that those people who have gone before us, they have followed the path and they have been successful and following the path. In other words, it is a path that leads to its destination, properly and successfully. These people whom we're referring to Levine, anacardium, when we talk about those people, the pastor, the prophets, of the sincere of the martyrs of the righteous, all of them are for this path, and handed out all of them have reached that final safe distance to pleasure.
All of them.
So not only is it a path that has already been established, but it is a safe, proper and successful path.
And we know that inshallah Allah subhana wa tada pushed us along that path and helps us to be along that path, our destination will be a very safe and good destination.
This is a kind of encouragement.
And if for people to follow along that path, we don't have to be afraid that this is the path that nobody has followed. And we don't know what's going to be ahead of us. We don't know really, is it going to lead to its final results that we hope we're not?
We know that this path has been followed, that the people voted towards successful. And so therefore, there's no reason for us to feel any apprehension, or fear about this path. We know that this path is
those profits of all those who say ones of all those martyrs of all masala Hindus possible. They all follow this path they were all.
So we have no fear upon us with respect to following this path. We have no reason to fear Should I take that road and it appeared like driving in the highway late at night and you see a road, you know, you see that your road is not going anywhere, Susi In other words, they take that road or not, I don't know.
But this road, you know how the lodge is going to end and the proper place.
And if you are the only one currently on dead roads, which has nothing to curb, they'll always be others with you. But even if you're the only one on that road, and everybody else is stalling at different roads,
you don't have to fear you don't have to doubt that, oh, wait a minute, maybe this law doesn't really lead me to where I want where I hope it leads to.
Because all the people before have passed.
So don't be fooled if people are following different rules. Don't be poor, the people who say that they don't want to follow this Lord anymore. And they'll start following other times, because that is inconsequential.
That doesn't affect the correctness
and the appropriateness of this particular road. For example, an early score on transit, that you must follow the path of truth which is Serato stuffing, another way of describing sort of stuffing, and do not fear this fall was a small and number seven, it is just a small number of you following that that don't have any fear. And you must stay away from the path of falsehood. And do not be deceived by the large numbers of those who are headed to destruction.
The processor has made a girl listen no doubt has made it clear the straight path leads to success and all the other paths lead to destruction. Doesn't matter how many people are following that other path. The believers should never be deceived
by the fact that those people are following. Whatever past it might be for In fact, Allah subhana wa tada
has told us in the Quran and the procession has also told us
that in reality, the majority of people are not going to follow the straight path.
No matter how much you tried to convince them, no matter how many signs Allah subhanaw taala has given them all the prophets that have been sent the clear books, the Quran, the clear coat on
the majority of people are not going to follow this path.
But that should not cause you any fear or any hesitation. And in fact, as I said, I'll look into what Allah has already told us.
Allison has subhana wa tada Hosea botos. In the Quran, Mama Pharaoh Nessie Willow has to be meaning.
Even if you tried very hard, you were anxious, very anxious to make them believe most of mankind will not be
another verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, waiting to get extra mental or the up Luke is to believe that
he is to be only the main who
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Allah subhanaw taala doesn't get if you were to fall, the majority of those people who are under
they will make you stray from the path of Allah subhanaw taala. And they only follow conjecture, and they are only guessing. And in fact, it is your Lord who knows best who has strayed from the path? And who is likely guys. In fact, how do you propose this to them describes how out of every 1999 will be sent to the helpline.
And of course, most of those a lot of those are towards the end of days, when the worst of mankind Guardian, The Guardian, these kinds of people will be abundant.
Because this path actually is almost the same as we said it is a smooth path. But if your desire and your goal is not to worship Allah subhana wa Tada, then it is a difficult path.
Because if you want to follow any path, you have to believe in what you're following.
If you want to get to from here to Denver, for you to vote a path, you have to have the tension and the wants to get to Denver.
Otherwise, no matter how much someone might tell you how to get to Denver, if there's no drive in your heart to get to Denver, you will never follow that path. Maybe if you don't want to, for example, some places I don't like to visit. So for someone would have to drag me to give me on those paths, it would be very difficult than to give me on those paths, those kinds of places. So for those people, it becomes a very difficult path. Because their priorities are different.
The goals are different. So therefore for them, it is a difficult path. There's also no data describes it for them in the Quran, felucca hamanaka. And it is, he has made no effort to pass on that path, which is not a better path
of freeing the slaves have given to the feeding the people. So what, because for them, if you look at it in the proper way, then it looks like a very difficult path if your priorities are different.
Now the problem is, or the situation would be much easier if they just kept that belief to themselves.
This is a difficult path, so I don't want to call it. But unfortunately, throughout the history of mankind, we see for example, in the case of law, we see it in the case of around Muslim.
Unfortunately, it is the history of mankind, those people who are not following this path, do not even like to see people follow this path.
So they will try to take them away from this path.
So they'll come to you with all kinds of arguments, all kinds of alarmist kind of desires to try to get you away from this path. But you can always keep in mind all of these people whom Allah subhanaw taala bless, who have been made successful upon this path.
So not only do you have companions
along this path, but actually even beyond that, you realize that you have the best companions that are along this path.
And no one can have better companions than those people who have followed this path.
Because you are among you're following the same path as the process as the pious as the righteous
and no one could possibly follow or being a better company
than those people along that path. So even if a person feels that he is alone,
and he that he sees everyone else following a different way, straying from the street
He knows he has actually many companions in the past and so many companions with him at this time to help him for a longest time.
And in fact, he should, since he's seeking the path of those malasana, with Allah blessed, and as we said, those people will always exist. From the time of the process elements of the Day of Judgment, he should try to seek those people and be with them.
This will also protect them from ever feeling that maybe there's something wrong with this path or feels scared that he's the only one along this path. But he should seek those people who are on the same path. And together, they can support one another and help one another follow that path as opposed to following the path of those people who have other goals. And about Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the Quran
has given given this advice to the policy, to this command to the process, and warn him about those people who have other desires and other goals. And let's try to look at it says the father system and sort of the gap.
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And keep yourself fishing with those who call on the Lord morning and afternoon, picking his countenance and let let your eyes overlook them. Desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of the world, and do not obey Him whose hearts we have made heedless of or remember, one who follows his own lust, and whose affair has been lost.
While this man was Allah close that up by saying what will happen to rob become from unsure of a human woman shall I
say, the truth is from your Lord, and whoever wills that can believe in whoever wills, let him just be. And as they choose to go, to follow their desires and follow that other path. This is their decision, they will have to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala with that decision, but the truth is come from Allah subhanho wa Taala, there is no excuse after this truth has come from all this data, whoever wills will believe, and whoever will let them disbelief.
And it is also important to realize who it is that your companions are, who it is you want to be with.
And not try to compete with those people who have other goals and other priorities in life.
The people in this path,
the people whom Allah Subhana, Allah, God has blessed, as we mentioned before, they are a brotherhood, they are a unity, trying to work for the sake of illustration with that the only kind of competition that they have between them, is a competition of trying to do more acts that are pleasing to Allah.
That is the only kind of competition between them, you have no kind of worldly competition, they have no kind of, you know, trying to be rich, you're trying to have more of a better status than the others. They're just trying to do more and more acts that are pleasing to others.
If you're following this path, and sincere about following this path, and at the same time, you're going to try to compete with those people have other priorities, and putting all their attention in those other priorities, you're going to lose that battle in more ways than one.
If someone is evolved, his concern is just good yet. And all his actions are what is doing yet, Don't be shocked to the masses a lot of wealth and he, you know, gets all the nicest house and car and whatever, and gets all the status here because that's all he's looking for. So it's putting all his attention as it if you tried to compete with him, and half of your hearts is over here trying to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the other half of this is possible, trying to compete with them, you're going to lose against and unfortunately, you may also lose with respect to all this.
Because you're losing the potential of what you could be getting, if you put all of your attention towards
so be concerned about this path.
Stopping, be concerned about being like these people whom Allah subhanaw taala is blessed and Medina, and I'm calling him because when we say hello to Mr. King, guide us to the path of those people who may have dressed in a certain way. Okay, so Dr. Levine and I'm calling guides to the path and those of us that means as we said before, we want to know their path, and we want to be like them. Wherever you listen and without that we want to be
Like these to whom he has
given steady man in our hearts guidance to those actions make us to be among those pious people. So our concentration should be with respect to these people, thinking about these people, how do these people act? What are their concerns and so forth, and should not be with us competing against other people who have other priorities and other goals.
And if you take this car very seriously, in salon, you take this drive very seriously, you're always reminding yourself of that path. Goals, remind yourself that you're supposed to be following a certain path.
And this will help you concentrate on the path.
This will help you figure out what things you should be doing. To keep yourself along that path. As we said, there's going to be many distractions in life. Some distractions might be, you know, not that harmful, some distractions might be much more harmful. Some distractions may be extremely dangerous.
If you're not constantly reminding yourself and you should be because you're going in resetting this and everywhere, if you're not constantly reminding yourself about,
you want to be on a state that he wants to be among those people, almost $100 does he want to behave in that way.
If you concentrate on that path, then you will free yourself from all the different kinds of distractions that may distract you from that distraction that may distract you from
actually, even if I'm giving you an example, I don't know how relevant is example, as executives, maybe I would have had a hard time maybe I would have thought of a different example. But he gives the example of someone who's going out with the intention of praying in the mosque. So it's time to pray. So he's going to go to the mosque and he wants to pray, to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the proper way, which is a characteristic of those people on the street.
So as he's going on the way,
he is confronted by someone who is also
just walking, minding his own business, not bothering anybody, and someone comes up and just
so you know, he loses track of his ultimate goal, he might stop, to confront the person. So he has to proceed. Now here, he should keep in mind what is his ultimate goal.
His ultimate goal is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala is the proper way that is here, go to the prayer, and pray in the proper way, in German and so forth in the way that is pleasing to Allah.
So now he has a choice. If you forget what his ultimate goal is, he may stop then to confront the person, why'd you insult me which means hold them back or whatever you might do.
So what's going to happen here, if it goes I know he's just very short, he may miss the beginning of the frame may miss the very Miss publisher. If it goes on very long, he may miss the prayer completely.
So he has neglected his ultimate goal and forgotten his ultimate goal and has allowed himself to be distracted from
when we go to the salon can we keep saying this and then a certain list of games that have the login and I'm telling him of course before this reset here can Abuja constrain our ultimate goal our means our paths are always in front of us.
And if we concentrate on them, the path inshallah will be easy, you will not be distracted will not be stopped, will not go backwards in reverse. Sometimes seller will always be seller moving forward along that path.
There's also something else very important that we see here. And this is related to the verb and object serrata Medina and I'm sorry.
This is usually translated into English as those who have blessed.
The root of this word word this word comes from originally it refers to that which is softer, tender or smooth or easy. For generally denotes a benefit of favor of good or blessing, or the stole of grace. It also means to be prosperous, to be accurate, or to flourish, to bloom, to be luxury, to be lush.
And also add the meaning of enjoying an easy living and wealth and so on.
So this word being used right here by Allah Subhana Allah God
if we wanted to call it as I said in most of the translations, if we want to call it a blessing,
but again, with all of these kind of connotations, living an easy life, a luxurious
We know from this therefore that the true
the true NEMA from Allah subhana wa tada the true blessing
is not easy living or luxurious life from a secular or materialistic point of view.
So if you ask most people what is easy life what is good living and so forth? People just go on the streets here now some of their policy elsewhere you have I guess when I was young, they would say millionaire probably no billionaire and he doesn't get you that much anymore. You know, someone who is a billionaire and has whatever all that he needs.
But this is not the real blessing. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it clear right here that this is not this is not the real blessing whatsoever.
You look at the profit for example,
right the first category Allah subhana wa tada says, sort of Tunisia and Libya.
Look at the process, how many of them lived a very luxurious life? How many of them had all of the riches that you know people just kill themselves over in this world.
And yet Allah subhana wa tada includes them as the first category as those people whom he has blessed.
So this shows us that the real blessing
the real blessing is not in the material things of this world. This is not where the real blessing
I will listen. And this is not therefore what's the Muslim should be seeking.
Because when we ask for a Latina and I'm carrying an answer here doesn't mean
Give me the Jr.
This is not what's in the beginning, this is not what this is a plane, this is not what the show this is not what we're all about.
But this is a real, a real blessing a real Yeah.
all matter came to the Father system one time, you know, in that incident of where he thought maybe the causal system of divorce his wife, he came to us and he found the both system sleeping on a road map, a map
and so you can see the imprints of the map on the skin of the processor.
So he was not sleeping on Beautyrest mattress or anything it
was a rough night.
So almost started to cry.
Almost started to cry. So the both of them asked him what what is it that makes you cry, why you're crying, and almost killed me out of the love in a kisser will face it up female who Murphy, one rasulillah
he said, O Messenger of Allah, the ruler of Persia and the rule of Rome, Romans, they have what they have, in other words, they're living in luxury, and you are the Messenger of Allah.
Look at your stick compared to this.
So the Prophet says to them fool him.
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He said, Are you not pleased that they have the junior and we have
we have the here after the hereafter. And the junior these things in this Junior here is the process of them is talking about the material things. You saying the material things, they can have them and dislike.
Because they don't mean much. We have time we'll talk about a junior forum with respect to how Allah subhanaw taala speaks about the Quran. And those things don't really mean much actually. The real Yama the real blessing, is Eman is being along the street that is being guided to this way of life.
And in fact, the data tells us in the plan, you'll know not to look in Vienna,
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or the Silicon Valley slam again, listen with Dallas's this year have perfected for you your religion completed my Nana completed my favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as the religion and the one who follows this way has a special number. As we said the special blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala with respect to the out here and also with respect to this world does not just by the way with respect to the hair,
but it is both with respect to the answer and also with respect to this word. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells in the Quran when Allah says
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this verse in the Quran, whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while a believer, we shall certainly give them a good life, and we shall grant them the rewards in accordance to the best of what they used to perform. This is sort of the nervous medicine.
All the early scholars, when they commented on this verse in the Quran, said, The Good Life here is talking about this one, and then alone rewards him and the best, according to the best of their hits in the Europe. So let's read the verses, we'll give them a good life that's talking about in this world, and then we reward them to the best of their deeds into here.
And with respect to this life, again, it's not necessarily with respect to worldly goods.
worldly goods are not the source of real happiness, or real content, but I'll listen to what Allah will give them contentment, Allah subhanho wa Taala will give them tranquility, Allah subhanho wa Taala will give them satisfaction with what they have happiness
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this is something even the coupon more and more realizing the promises of them said the true richness is not via much property and belongings, but to witnesses and self contentment.
If you look at human beings and just when it comes to world positions,
unless almost metallic guides the human being
in general, human beings are never satisfied with what they have.
Even if you give them if they wanted a car, if you give them a car, after a while they're not satisfied with that there's a new car came out that better car bigger car, faster car, give them the house also there's a bigger house nicer house, human beings are not satisfied you were talking about human beings this with respect to worldly goods, those who have been blessed by this man with data they are satisfied, they have a special content. But in general human beings are not satisfied. In fact, the process alum told us so unbelievably Adam a word he and I have done a coolala who idea that a human being had a whole valley full of gold, he would wish that he had a second two gallons
And the other hand, the public system has told us Who is the one who is successful. And how do you propose socialism says?
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the one who has exceeded the one who is successful is the one who has submitted, submitted quality data has been given provisions that are sufficient for him. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has made him content and satisfied with what you've given.
Because if you are content with what you have, even if you have little, if you are content with it, that's the key.
Even if you have very little if you're a content creator, that is the key. If you have a lot and you're not happy with it, you want to worry you're not going to help them.
So the key is your satisfaction or your how you feel about what you have. So volition without it gives you contentment in your heart, then even if you just have what you need,
you will be successful, you'll be happy.
Another aspect of this video that we see
that is another thing that those people who are seeking after Junior cannot probably cannot comprehend is this once your goal turns to the Hereafter, once you concern about the citizen must obtain and you want to stay on the team
then the things of this life become easier. Right The less important you place to this life for the good
then the things of this life become easier for you.
If you achieve something or if you want something, not even necessarily luxury, but some kind of good. If that thing is so important to you, you can get extremely stressed out over you know what is the degree or a job or even a new car or whatever. If that thing becomes your ultimate goal. Basically, you get obsessed over. You become stressed over you know you're just judging yourself What do you move to step forward closer to it or not?
If you take those things lightly and say, Look, these things are important to me. What's important to me is to hear
and how I'm acting with respect to
Am I on the straight path and
if you take that attitude then all of a sudden these things become I don't know how to describe it exactly. But all of a sudden these things become very filmless come to you and you don't want them. You're not even chasing after them. They come to you what you need in this dunya comes to you.
And in fact, the policy system has told us and
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The Post said that if a person's main concern is the Hereafter,
then Allah subhanho wa Taala puts his richness in his heart,
makes his affairs together for him.
And gives to him the world while it is not even desirable.
And if a person's main concern is this world, alone, put his poverty in front of his eyes.
Your main concern is this world, no matter how rich you are, you're always just concerned that one day, you're going to lose it all you're going to be pouring them down the street.
So he puts his poverty in front of his eyes, he will make his affairs this united, and he will not give him of this world save what has been decreed for him.
So the real, the real risk and the real realization actually comes when the person turns his attention to Allah subhanaw taala and being on the straight path, and it just concerned about his actions, whether his actions were pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala or not, the affairs of this dunya the material things of this dunya become inconsequential.
And he still fulfills the course of responsibility, and is working this Jr. But these are not his goal. Even taymiyah For example, He said that in this world, there is a paradise, that whoever does not enter will not enter the paradise into hereafter.
In this world, there is a paradise agenda that if someone does not enter it, in this world, he will not enter into the here. He is talking about this gender of having the man in your heart of having this blessing of Allah subhanaw taala upon
you should feel that this is the kind of gender even if you're in this life, if you have a man, if you know all the data, and you're worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada, you should feel that this is right.
And this should be more important to you than anything you can get to.
You also said what can my enemies do to me, you know, he was he had many enemies he was put in prison. And so he said, What can my enemies do for me, certainly my paradise and my garden are in my system in my heart,
in my relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala first and foremost is in the heart. So even if they put him in prison, they cannot affect his relationship with
him and apply him who was even to me as students and used to visit him in the prison often.
Talking about him Samia anacardium said that Allah knows that they have never seen anyone having a better life than him.
This was true even though he was in strange circumstances, and not living in luxuries and comforts. On the contrary, he was on the opposite extreme. Even though he faced imprisonment, torture and threats, he still had the most pleasurable life among the people with the most relaxed feelings, strongest in hearts and happiest of all of them. The experiencing of joy could be seen on his face. Whenever we were very fearful, feeling bad expectations and felt the earth constricting upon us, we would come to him and we only needed to see him and listen to his words, that all of those emotions would leave us.
Instead we will be filled with rest, strength, certainty and tranquility.
Exalted be the one who allows a servant to witness his paradise before he meets.
And in fact obviously other scholars also said the same one of them is gonna said that the kings and the children of the kings knew what Felicity we were in, they would fight us over into the source.
Another one says that the inhabitants of this world are miserable. They live this world and they cannot change the most wonderful aspect that it contains.
He was asked what he actually said local law, knowing him and remembering him. This is the demo.
This is a real demo is describing here, having the local lumberyard knowing all this metadata and remembering.
Now the early scholars said that there comes some times. And when he's remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. And getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala, there comes some times in which he says to themselves, give to people in Paradise, to the people of Paradise, they are in a state like this, they are enjoying a good life. And it turns out that people have been saying that if they having without having no agenda, they are enjoying a good life. And this is a, this is a real blessing. And it's not the worldly goods. When you look in You see, for example, the worst person you can imagine having millions of dollars, and this is not to ruin them.
This is not the real demo, because that's just having those things are not going to lead to an ultimate and everlasting happiness. And in fact, will not lead to happiness in this world
cannot even lead to real happiness in this world. I don't care how much they have the real number, and listen to what data makes it very clear in this sort of, in this version we repeat over and over again every day. The real gamma is just listening to Melissa's data of being guided to the straight path of knowing all this granular data and worshiping on this and with that, that is the real number. And the more the person realizes that the more he is thankful for our data, the more he really experiences what this Yama is, like the statements you see here for minimal time and entertaining and so forth. And we got to have to end today's lecture, inshallah.