Channel: Kamal El-Mekki
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First of all, I'm happy to be back here. I really love this message. And I love this community very much. So I never say no to our chef. Jeff. I'm joking.
But so you basically have two talks. The first one is Hi, I'm Aiman. And the second one is that if you don't have have and do whatever the what you please. So we'll begin with having a man and want to give like a simplified definition of what is high up. First of all, what is the word that's used to?
To translate higher in English? What were they say? chain?
China's Okay, what other words do they use?
Usually, how is it translated in English?
modesty? Yeah, yeah. And sometimes they say, bashfulness. But you see, modesty is better than than shame and shyness. There's actually a difference between being shy, and have and being modest to say, and also there's a difference between being bashful and because you know, bashful has a connotation that there's like a weakness and a fear of people and things of that sort. But basically, is when your your, your soul abstains from committing sins, you don't want it you didn't want to commit sins, and transgressions and bad deeds.
And when it's your hearts cannot tolerate sins, because you don't want to hear something humiliated in front of Allah subhanaw taala or you don't also want to see yourself humiliated in front of other people as well. So your your, your soul, your nephew becomes too dear to you for such things for transgression for evil deeds. And
the person then when you have hyah, and we're going to look at different types of houses, sometimes you have is in front of Allah subhanaw taala. And sometimes it's in front of other people, we'll look at the different kinds of trauma, but when you have them, they will prevent you from evil deeds in any of these categories, as we're looking at the examples as shown.
And they also tell you that the word hyah comes from the word hyah, which means life. So is this to say that
like, like the the strong relationship between you having every bit of life inside you is part of higher, you know, abstain from obscenities abstain from sins, and things of that sort. Look at interesting relationships between HIA and EMA. How does it affect your demand? And, and vice versa? One interesting note is that, for example, when you see, you know, hire for one, it prevents you from sinning and prevents you from certain behaviors. I'll just pick one aspect of that.
There's a relationship between your man and in certain behaviors, like for example, Adam and Howard, right? Mm hmm. What's the first thing they started to do? When they discovered that they were unclothed? What's the first thing they did?
just tried to cover themselves the first thing he did, he tried to cover themselves. And that's why you always find the believer, the personal Razzie man, he has this type of modesty. And there's a strong link between your Eman and covering yourself as well. We look at the word our in Arabic, the private part, our it's actually from, from the root of something that is shameful. And so the reason I'm mentioning this is that a lot of times, especially here in the West, you hear people who argue that, you know, for you know, for nakedness, or for uncovering the truth, you know, was a Muslim woman cover, you know, you were born naked. So, so they that's their argument for it, which of
course, it's a weak argument.
But the point is, there's a link between covering yourself and having a man and that's what people don't understand. And as some scholars say, if you look at countries where this is prevalent, where they have started to be so explicit, but where they have like nudist colonies and things of that sort, you find that they have no emotion and no belief in Allah and it's pretty prevalent especially in places where there people are atheist and things of that sort or there's not much religious influence. So there's a relationship between hire any man and this is helpful if you want to explain things. Like once I you know, young girls, she, she was asking, you know, why do we have to cover
and things of that sort. So instead of talking about sexual desire and stuff for a little girl explain the relationship between her and him.
The believer always wants to cover and you know, the less emotion you have, the more people are not to shame. They don't feel shame when they uncover some of the profits for the law. He said them concerning.
One of the very popular ones the problem said lamb spoke about Eman. So both of them said the man the owner,
that the man is 70 odd branches. There are many branches of Eman, 7779 branches, what have you Allaha kolu that the highest of it is to say that in Alabama, highest level of a man is saying that at the lowest level is to remove something harmful from the past or from the roadway.
And then the constant silom said that will higher sugar mean an email that's higher that modesty is one of the branches of EMA. So we're talking about Okay, many branches, the highest of them is saying the last one is a physical action. And then the problem only mentioned higher being one of the branches of humans. Of course, there are many. So I just mentioned only in the middle.
higher is one specific trait, that if you have it, it will naturally lead you to other good traits. And other branches of the mind. You see. That's why I mentioned some loss. And I'm just tail I don't understand the point.
So, so higher in essence, an excellent quality because I mentioned it because if you have higher, you have other things just like for example, a lot of scholars when they talk about or something, they'll begin with typical because if you have, you will have a lot of other things, if you have honesty, if you're honest, then you will have other things you have you have good manners, you'll be sincere, you'll be so many other things. So it's the same thing here. The problem is Ellen mentioned the hair, specifically because it will it's one that will naturally lead you to other things. So for example, you know, with, with higher you can get to the level where you treat, you know your parents
with gratitude with kindness, if you have higher, you won't repent from an evil deed if you don't have higher, right? But you have this higher up from Allah xojo then you repent from every bad deed that you do. Because if we're not reading you to even soba is getting used to being kind and being generous, it's leading you to good manners, and also the person who is modest and or has higher or is ashamed to do bad things. he in turn, then he has good manners with people, you know. So you see the Lincoln alpha and how it affects price an awful lot.
so the two are intertwined. And Amanda they're lacking. They're they're they're locked together. And if one of them lacks the other with luck as well, someone likes Emma, she's gonna like and hire someone lives in hydro muck in
the province of love it was said and said in another Hadith and higher and higher olaya tea in the face, that modesty brings forth nothing except good, only good things should come out of modesty. And
also, the President said that higher comes from a man and a man leads to paradise. So
a couple of things let's look at the higher as a description of the Prophet sallallahu. And this is so important, because the description was that I will say the COVID are their mama who reported that the prophet SAW said them was more modest or more lucky in this sense, like shy, then the virgin girl behind her curtain on the day of her wedding. And when he disliked anything, we recognize that from his face. So this is such an excellent quality because a lot of times people think hire is just for women. And so brother is always yelling, he should have had his hand and he doesn't have had himself as if the man doesn't have to have hair, and only the woman has to have it. So the fact that
the prophet SAW Selim was added to this degree. And look at this comparison. It's a very explicit comparison, like a virgin girl behind the curtain and she's still not come out on the date of her wedding. She's never been with a man in front of a man. She's very embarrassed, very shy of that. Can you imagine the prospect of being described like that? So now a couple of things. First thing, we're just the men and the woman, for the men, especially the young men, since they're in the audience,
you know, in society, you are taught certain qualities of, of a man. And if you ask if you go to a high school now and you ask us, ask them what makes a man a man, what are the qualities of a man? What do you think the words you'll hear? What kind of description Do you think you'll hear? Yeah. Now, what about the body? Strong, Okay, what else? Fight if it's fighter
Okay, good looks Yeah. What else?
Something maybe about being courageous. You hear words Yes, sir.
Okay doesn't run away. So he's courageous, you hear him being powerful a good fighter model is he confronted doesn't do this and do that. All of it is just very confrontational, very kind of, you know, in your face ferocious all of it words like power and confrontational. So this is one problem that, you know, the, the young men grow up here, they the loses, aspects of modesty, the problem is in them was so it had so much higher. And then here everything is in your face, you stare someone down, you look everyone in the face, you get, you get all up in their faces, they say. So all of that is being taught to people, and they don't have time to reflect on being modest, like the
profits or loss. And this is for the men. So this is a quality, we don't want to lose it. The other thing is, I shuffle, love.
The other thing is for the woman, and this is mostly due to the feminist movement. And when we say the feminist movement, there's a couple of things. Not
I mean, not all feminism is bad, you know. But usually, when we think of feminists, we think of a bad thing, because the different types of feminism, and one of it is called radical feminism. And this is the the one that gets the most publicity or the most hatred because they go overboard. So radical feminists are the ones who want to spell women who MYN because they don't want men in in it, you know, and they want to do all these kinds of crazy things. So they're the ones that give them a bad rap, as they say. So because of that, you know, part of the the,
let's say the aspirations of the feminist movement is that for the woman, she strives to be like the man, if you really analyze the feminist movement, it's all about the woman trying to do what the man does. What the man can drive a cab weekend. He's gonna box we're gonna box, he's going to be a firefighter, we're gonna be firefighters. The whole day, I have no goal in life, but to be like, men, whatever the man does, will do. And so they tell you things like, Okay, and so even now are the Muslim women. They're affected by this living in the West. So they sometimes you hear says to say, what should I run away from? What should I be ashamed of him? Why should I run away from the room
when he comes? He should run away. Yeah. What about what about people you want to challenge now? This way you have these sisters, it can stare you down and look you in the eye until you look down your shame now? So they said, Why should I be ashamed? Why should I be the one in that position, you should be running away from heaven, okay, it's better if both went away, I think. But they, they look at these qualities now as bad things. So sisters will say things like, you know, always run away, when men come, they come we run away, they they're in a room, we'll leave the deserts higher, what's wrong with that, but not the good qualities have become bad things because of the society
that we're in. But when you look at this description of the Prophet sighs Hello, as shy as the virgin girl in the motorcar, whether it's incredible. So it's not it doesn't make anyone especially for the young men in the room. It doesn't make anyone less of a man that he feels this is higher, and you which is really related to self respect.
there was there's a, there's a famous studies also
that there was the province of Finland passed by a man from the Tsar who is speaking like kind of like admonishing someone whose brother, how about being having a lot of hair but being modest. And so it's kind of like the pocket goes something like this. Like, you know, you people are trampling over your rights or you never talk back to people or you let this these people get away with saying that to you. This is this too much money so that you have the sun Good for you. So the problem was sent him when he heard this as he was passing by, he said leave in modesty is part of email. modesty is part of email. And so as we're going to look at it later on, inshallah, it's part of modesty when
you let certain things slide, you know, and and it's not that your ego is in the forefront all the time. So someone says something to you to be a little hurtful, a little rude or it can be you know, you know, bruise your ego a little bit. You can let it slide. It's not like you have to get back at everyone for everything that they say is part of the higher select things like that go
and of course, there's a difference between that and learning people's you know, sample over you. Maybe we'll talk about that as we go.
But you look at the hair of going back to the the woman not having higher or feeling that it's a quality that makes them less than demand that they have to be ashamed of the man or shy of the man and and so that you lose this quality of
being shy anymore. But I travel a lot as you described, I used to go into my house, when the profits are low, and abubaker were buried, and saying, my husband and my father, so I used to be free and in what I was wearing, so she didn't have to dress too much. It was her father are both from below the province alum who are buried there. So, you know, he didn't feel much for family. So then when she said when he died and was buried next to them, I felt too shy to be free about what I wore, can you imagine this level of camaraderie love who is buried under the ground, and he passed away on the low end under the ground. And she's too shy now to wear like more casual clothing, and enter that room
as someone who's deceased and under the ground. So this is something that the sisters really should remember? No. So it's not a bad quality, it doesn't mean that you're the weaker person if you're the one.
So she said, I used to cover myself properly out of high up from Omar, even though he was dead, covers up properly, and someone who's deceased and under the ground. Can you imagine that amount, of course, things got out of hand severely these days. So, you know, not a job. And it gets worse and worse and worse. But just look, this is our mother, I showed the law and and this is how she used to behave with Omar Avalon who could never ever see her again
from who is one of the competitors that has a lot of higher
numbers alone, right, it's very popular for that.
And he pinned because he had so much higher other people have had in front of him. And you know, the story of the prophet SAW sent them when he was sitting. And like his thigh were a part of it was uncovered in our books of came and he remained in that state. And then Omar entered the remains like that. One man came, he covered it. And so
then he said that the angel sheet I'm not sure modesty, one home, even the angels show modesty in front of it is said that
when he would just remove his clothing in his home to base a vase or something like that, he would be lowering his head out of shame, because unless he's in that situation, who thinks like that anymore.
Someone's just going to take a shower,
and go to the shower, who remembers alleged watching me. And now he's tried that last season like that. This was a tomato demo. And most people don't couldn't care less.
So this is
a movie called Happy running around the phone rings, they pick it up.
While they're in that state, you know, the admiral Villani remembers watching.
So the Muslim scholars have classified into six parts generally.
And we'll go 20 minutes or so we'll go over them. Like So the first is the higher of the sinner, the someone who commits a sin. And he feels ashamed as a result of committing the sin is kind of similar to Adam. And they said, they committed the sin. They felt ashamed of that. And even narrations that will say that Adam is around when he sinned against Allah, he cried for 70 years after that, just out of shame, and disobeying Allah subhanaw taala.
So this is the hair of the sinner. And and of course, that is that had deals with view being ashamed in front of a lot of times. And there's so many ways in which this can go I mean part of it, oh, the blessings of Allah, Allah gives you and then usually when you disobey Allah, you do it through one of the blessings that he gave you. Imagine someone now he gives you a lot of money. Yes, as you go buy yourself a house or a car and use that money to buy airtime and a radio station for infocomm or something like that. What do you think they will do to you? But Allah subhanaw taala he gives you everything and every time you disobey Him, you do it using one of the blessings he gave you. And
that's why I mean, if someone you know, someone watches something Haram, he's using the blessing of eyesight, they're listening to something haram they're using the blessing of hearing they do something haram they're using all the physical body to commit that sin. So part of it when you see the greatness of Allah and all the blessings that He has given you, you feel ashamed to in return sin against him, and that's why you have this higher and that's why you have this guilt after committing the sin.
And it's kind of like the the comparison that blood was made. When the believer makes a sin. He feels like it's a mountain over his head that will fall on him at any minute. And time mountain over your head. That's your thing. It could crush you at any minute. He says the regular offender, someone who constantly makes us
Then he treats it like a fly that sat on his nose and he just waved it away. That's simple. Imagine as fly sits on the nose, you were like that. You don't think about it all days, it's over 2000 people when they get used to singing, but the one who has hired the sin is great to them. It's very, it's weighty in their hearts.
And and you know, part of the any part of the conditions of sincere repentance is that you feel this remorse in your heart, that you don't want to go back to it, but you also feel very guilty about it. So this is the higher end of the sinner, the one who sins.
And then there's the higher of the person who never feels that he is doing enough that he has done enough. It's one of the worst things for a believer or a slave of Allah, to feel that he did enough today. And I prayed enough, I read enough, I did good enough here, I'm not falling short with Allah, as far as my good deeds are, it's one of the worst things ever. So to always feel that you haven't done enough. And you know, the Hadith of the men who worship Allah for 70 or, or 500 years. And he never, he never got ill, or anything of that sort. But he presented 500 years of good quality of prayers and good quality of worship. And now on the Day of Judgment, when Allah commanded the angels
to take them to paradise, based on the mercy of Allah, what is he said, he feels he presented Good work. So he wants to be judged based on his actions.
And so what happens, I'll ask the angels to just weigh all of his years of good prayer and good worship against just one of the blessings, one of the blessings, which was a blessing of eyesight, and they put on one side of the balance, and it outweighed his 500 years of good quality, solid and talking, these qualities are not like, you know, allow
us to go to the market and run and do this and not like that good quality, some didn't even outweigh the one blessing during the other. And you can't count the blessings of Allah right when I do. A lot of soy, you cannot enumerate the blessings of Allah.
And this is also part you seen this many times when
you see, for example, the Hadith that describes when the husband said up at the center that they haven't had creaked. So we had to have his Creek just like, you know, when you walk on these wooden floors, you put weight or pressure on an area and it's creeks make that sound. So the problem heard the heavens Creek from all this weight on it. So he said the heavens have preached and rightfully so that they did Creek, for there is not a hand span is not the space of one hand, except that there is an angel all over the heavens, the seven habits, except there was an angel standing or bowing or prostrating in prayer. So you look at the size of the seven heavens. And everywhere, there's not a
handstand here. There's an angel falling here and Angel frustrating here in ANGEL Frank, and they have been doing so ever since Allah created them. So we're talking excellent quality and quantity of prayers ever since Allah created them. They've been praying. And so when the horn is sound to announce the Day of Judgment, what will they say? And only Allah knows how many years, you know, millions or millions of years, they've been worshipping Allah steady, like, this isn't stuff to eat or drink or to sleep, and they don't think of anything else, excellent quality and quantity of prayer, for how long? And then when it's time for the Day of Judgment, they will say, oh, Allah, we
have not worshipped you enough.
After all this, so far be it 10 from the believer, because they pretty much figured in the machine or qualified did something good for love today. I'm delighted Look, I pray five times. And unless you look at other people that I'm not going to forget, they're walking their dogs, and they're doing all these things. So you feel that you've done enough to the height here is the person never feels they've done enough to satisfy them. And that's where the profits are the most. And then he taught us what's the first thing we say, after somebody finished
stuff for the last three times. Typically, you say suffered a loss when you do something bad. So now why are we saying after completing the Salah? What do you think that would mean? Why does it feel after the Salah?
Possibly, it's not something that's yet.
Zack, let's say this is just to say and Oh Allah, this salad that I just presented, it's not befitting of your grid. Even though we just finished a lot of the greatest thing. So then the believer never feels that they've done enough. And so you always feel the shame that you have not done enough for a lot of contado and for the religion of Allah. So that was the second type of thing. So we had the higher of the sinner, the higher of the person who feels that he's never doing enough for Allah subhanaw taala and this keeps keep going further. So if you don't spend enough time with the Quran, it keeps you going and doing more time and you don't feel you
Though enough that keeps you going further and further constantly, you never feel that you've reached the end. Like
the higher relate to being grateful of Allah blessings I kind of touched upon it with the first one but more specifically here.
this is like, first of all, the greatest the blessings of Allah, like you said, you can count them. There's so many and other blessings that you're not even aware of like how many times you could have had an accident, or you could have fallen ill but Allah protects you from that, who can count those who can't. The millions of those, how many bad things could have happened to you, oh, these are blessings from a loss of pilots.
you probably remember the story of Abraham that hammer hammer low and the man came to me, he said, You know, I send a lot. So he says, I'll give you five points. You know, if you can do them, nothing will harm you. This is the first one. If you're going to sin against a lot, do not use any of his provision, do not use any of his foods, or his money or his water, anything if you're going to send against it. So I'm going to do that. He said, Well, does it make sense to send against Adam to eat his food and His provision? He said, You're right. Give me the second piece of advice. He said, If you're going to sin against Allah, do not do it on his land. He said, How can I do this? Does it
make sense to eat his his food uses the money in His provision and the drinks that belong to him and also sinned against him on his land.
He said, Give me a very visual advice. He said, If you insist on it, on disobeying Allah while you eat of his food, and you do it on his land, at least go where he can see you.
So he said, This is impossible everywhere I go. I can see me when he tells him
then if it's the fourth thing is that if the Angel of Death comes to you to say, give me a few minutes, I'm going to repent. Quicksilver I'll go pray over here, I'll come back to you. He said he won't give me that time. In what sense is it makes it disappear. So then when the angels are commanded to throw you to the Hellfire, just don't go with him. just refuse to go. He said they will not allow me. And so the man then he got the point. And it said that after that he made Toba
And he stayed away from sinning for the rest of his life.
So because he recognized his blessings to Allah Subhana Allah gives you an in return, then you use them to disobey Allah just doesn't make any sense. And so the believer then has this kind of higher from one not wanting to do things like this, as in gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala
then, and that's why, you know, you have this thing of,
of those. Solomon, he said, Oh Allah, how can I thank you enough? When thanking you is itself a blessing is deserving of more things.
Because every time we thank Allah, He increases you, right? How do we know that? If you thank Allah, he'll give you more blessings.
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soon as he can. If you think if you're if you show gratitude, Allah will increase you. But when you show gratitude also, Allah does not only just give you more of the blessing, but he also keeps them loving them. And when you disobey Allah, you put yourself at risk of losing that blessing.
So that's why he said Oh Allah How can I thank you enough when thanking you is itself a blessing because we want you thank you get more so that means it's a blessing. How can I thank you enough when taking is itself a blessing that's in need affects me just to thank Allah for his blessings. But because you thanked him for his blessing that was a blessing. So I have to thank him that you were able to thank him and I have to thank him that you're able to thankful that you're able to thank him and then it just keeps going. But and then there's also higher out of love and when you look at
also then when you look at it through naturally, that Allah is the one who is giving you all his blessings and all good comes from Allah, you naturally love Allah Subhana Allah This is also the same even here if there was a human being every time he saw you, you know give her like it gives you $1,000 in your hand next to him I will give is $1,000 usually Asia is 1000 you might cry just you know by accident happened to be rolling in front of his house you know, just so you can see you but you will naturally begin to love that person very much. And naturally you love you begin to love a low and you recognize that every good thing comes to you from a larger region. And this love will
make you not want to disobey Allah subhanaw taala not want to disobey Allah. And so when you when you get to this point, it's not a matter of how small
The sin was you know, they tell you Oh, it's just a small sin, you know. And we said, there are limits for us to say,
Do not look at how small the sin is, but to look at, look at the greatness of the one you're sinning against. So it doesn't matter if it's as some people may classify sinners, just a little thing, the color lies, white light, blue light, whatever color, all these things are justified. But when you love a large budget, you don't want to do something like that. And you don't want to justify the bad deeds you love a lot deeply. And you have this hatred towards a loss of time.
How about, you also get higher out of knowing or acknowledging the greatness and the power of a lesson.
And this is one thing, this is a problem that the non Muslims have, they don't know the greatness of a large religion.
And because of that, you find that they they're always ridiculous, ridiculed their God in their cartoons, and their movies and things of that sort, because they don't know the greatness of Allah. And part of that also has its history.
From the Bible, where, you know, look at the Genesis that they believe that a lot far removed from this, that he came down and wrestled with jacoba Salah, so then imagine believing a creator who came down in the form of man of a man, and wrestled another human being a man that he created. But the story gets worse.
According to them, God couldn't win.
So he has to cheat. And as a wrestler, someone like in pro wrestling, you cheat, you put salt in their eyes. So here, according to them, God couldn't win. And so he touched Jacob, in his hip socket, and he dislocated his hip joint. And that's why the three of the Jews don't eat the meat around that area and things of that sort.
So in how you feel the greatness of a God who came down as a human being could not wrestle someone, or, you know, God that was willing to take walks we have has to rest, you know, when he rested on the seventh day, when you rest, you, you have to replenish your your energy, that means you become weaker. That's why you need to rest so you can get your energy back. So if you believe in a God that has to get weak, I can't out wrestle people that takes walks in the garden and asks all sorts of ridiculous questions and does ridiculous things. They don't feel the greatness of Allah. And that's why you find even in some Bibles, where they actually draw gods, they draw like that. Good news
Bible has drawings. And if they draw gods, yeah, not a big deal to them. Michelangelo, his famous painting in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, goes left far removed from that the old man with white flowing hair and big beard, that's what it is to them. Why? Because you don't know the greatness of a loss of habitat. That's one of the benefits when the Muslims know about the names and descriptions of Allah as origin, they get to know the greatness of Allah. I remember one time, there was a class on on a large or gentlemen with a non Muslim who was there. And they were just the ship was describing the size of the angels who hold the throne of Allah.
And so you know, the distance and so on. And so this novice consultant, okay, Allah is really, really far and away from us. So then he wrote a question to the chef. Well, if he's so far, how can you hear what we say? Why he doesn't know Eliza, semi, is not legit. And Eileen, the he knows even things you don't know about your own self, or have not become apparent to you. So then when the more you look at the, the descriptions, the names and attributes of Allah, you start to see the power of Allah diligence. And the more you're aware of that, the more you have this high up. So what if you really know and believe in and aware of the fact that a lot of dogen knows everything that you do,
and he sees you, you wouldn't try to hide your sin from other people and not from a lot. Most people now when they do, when they commit a sin, whether they do it, they make sure they close windows, they lock doors, they turn off lights, they they do whatever is necessary to not let human beings see this. They make sure there's no camera industry, there's no police officer or security guards or what have you, but they don't think of hiding the bad deeds from above. And if you're aware that law is all seeing an old hearing, you know that
we would have this higher of not wanting to commit the sin in front of Allah subhanaw taala. I would this is really, this is part of what we're discussing the second talk, but this is a level that
if you could get to that level, that's a great thing.
also you look at the just generally look at the ahaadeeth describing the greatness of Allah.
Like, for example what I love somehow to Allah decrees something and he speaks it in the heavens, that the shaking will take
All of the seven heavens and every Angel will prostrate down to Allah. So Allah just spoke his decree and his command, that whole heavens will be will shake, and every angle will go down and mix with you. And they will not raise their heads, until jabril will come and they will say, my the color of our Lord say, and it will say hot and hot or holiday and career, right. And then they will repeat. And he will say that he spoke the truth about decrees and what he spoke was the truth. And then they start to raise their head and they repeat the same thing. And you look at these angels are limited, the queen, the old, prostrate, and they can't raise their heads up, look at this other
Hadees. And it's the prophets of Allah, Allah was standing and he was talking to jabril la sala. And so suddenly, the person described suddenly the heavens opened and or the sky open, and an angel started to come down towards us. He said, I saw debris on a salon, he almost collapsed upon himself. He realized that seeing this angel come down, you almost collapsed out of fear. And it hurt to come like to lower himself towards the ground, almost collapsing, out of fear, because this angel is coming down to the angel came to the Prophet, so I said them and ask them some questions. And then the angel list. So the prophets I send them said to jabril, I said, I wanted to ask you about this
angel, but I was distracted from what I saw from you.
And so jabril also explained to him that this angel is, is in charge of analysing the Day of Judgment, or any part of the day judgment. And I when I saw him, what I thought that he came to announce the Day of Judgment. And what you saw from me was fear will not own the rights of men in the hope of many other messy data. And what you saw for me was a great fear, thinking that in the future announced the Day of Judgment. So you look at this howdy jabril. Alison, I'm described as shadow for the most powerful of the angels. And he almost collapses out of fear, because an angel will announce the day of judgment or he thought the day of judgment is coming. And
you're not going to be held accountable. It's not going to be asked about anything on the day of God, but he's going to collapse. What does that tell you about the strength and the greatness of that day? And so people are so casual about it, but when you look at the greatness of Allah, and you start to have this high up for a large project, and also you see from the the, the journey of the process of this one, Raj,
the prophet Selim described that they were advancing towards a larger region suddenly the questions were turning turned towards you via a Salaam who seemed fair and value like, it's transmitted as like something like a one rag or a warm environment. This is you being the most powerful of the angels. It looks like that out of Nice, nice.
Out of submissiveness to Allah azza wa jal, and he said that he could not take any one step closer. This is your brain is Salah, so when you see the greatness of Allah like that, you start to have higher towards Allah subhanaw taala.
And basically, the higher of the slaves and the servants of Allah. And sometimes here in America, people don't like when we describe ourselves as slaves of Allah is of no, no, no means someone who worships Allah. But the word in Africa has two meanings. It means a worshiper and also means a slave worshiper, of course, you know, from a burden, right? And but the slave means that you are owned by Allah subhanaw taala. And also see, and this is something that's difficult for a lot of people to swallow because a lot of people think that as long as you do not step on the toes of the majority that your your Okay, you can do as you please. And you know, you're free to do as you please but the
truth is you Everyone is a slave of Allah diligent, and I will actually owns you, he owns your body, just and he owns the trees and everyone outside, and he owns the jinn, everyone belongs to Allah subhanaw taala. And that's what the prophet SAW said, he told the companions to, when they refer to their servants to say, this is my boys, this is my girl, instead of saying, slaves to show that they don't really own them, because only Allah truly owns people. And that's why some scholars have the opinion that you do not donate organs and things of that sort. They base it on the fact that you don't own them to begin with. So when you really now start to recognize that and you're a slave of
Allah, your own but Allah, you submit to a lower ever he says, do you do it? Then you start to see that you can't disobey Allah and you'd have this higher towards Allah. He owns you. And because the larger owns you, and because we're slaves of Allah, you find the Sharia goes into great details of how we can take care of our own bodies because our
Left tells us, he owns us. He could tell us how to take care of our bodies. That's why this video goes into detail in certain things. Hello. So the men to grow their beards, those who are not consumers are not consumed that women are not allowed to pluck their eyebrows are not allowed to shave their head bald. People are not allowed to, and to change their alter their face. You know,
if anyone had plans for extreme makeover or something like that, just put that aside. You know, you're not allowed to tattoo yourself. Why? Because you don't own it. It's like now if you were to to get a rental car, right? So they say and you want to at least for one day in your life, drive a nice fancy sports car. Just enjoy it. So you go rent a Hyundai Accent, right? So
make sure everyone's awake. So what happens? You know, you are
so just the you rent it. And it was, you know, silver. So there's nothing fancy. I want a yellow car. So can you take it now to and paint it? You think it's a Maiko? Right? They do a good job, right? So can you take it and repaint the car change its color?
Can you Why not?
Now, you don't own it. That's one reason. The main reason the other reason is you won't have it for a day doesn't make any sense. But also the same thing. You can't alter your body and you can't do tattoos because you don't own it. Unless apartheid owns it. He forbade you from it. And Allah has the right to tell us how we can take care of our bodies. That's why you also find you're not allowed to commit suicide. You're not allowed to kill yourself because you don't own yourself. If you own your Wi Fi, okay? You're not even allowed to kill yourself because you don't own yourself. So I wanted the philosophers, German philosopher, he said, to be free in the Hellfire is better than to
be a slave in paradise. Of course he doesn't understand. And he does nothing that will make him less of a slave of Allah and in the health bar, then in Paradise, because everyone is a slave of Allah. And just as a note here, just so we know.
When Allah subhanaw taala refers to the problem as his abs, it has two meanings slave and worship, right? So Allah subhanaw taala refers to the process as
just like, for example, in terms of Subhanallah vsrx, the Abdi so here, what does it mean? Does it mean worship? Or does it mean? servant a slave?
What do you think?
It means worshipper? Why? Because you know, if the laws again is mentioning the problem, setting them in a different category, because the greatest thing you can be, is a worshipper of a lot of content. And that's why you find the most beloved names to Allah are
of the law end.
if the problem is in them was mentioned as up to here, meaning that he is owned by a legislator, the trees are owned by law, it wouldn't be a special thing. So whenever I left patali refers to the problem as his absence. He means a worshipper of Allah. But whenever the prophet SAW Allah zone refers to himself as Which one do you think it means?
slave exactly, because when the person described himself as slave, many other fields meanings fall under this, this one this one word, and, and this was part of the commentary? Mm hmm. No, are we on Haji excellence approach with them says, river village, Allah Mohammed is this is Abdullah. What a pseudo that he's his slave. The fact of the problem refers to himself as a slave of Allah, it means a lot of things. One thing it means that he's not divine. So that means and a lot of Muslims today claim divinity to the cross, and the more they say he's still alive for life. Mmm, and he's with us. And we went on one of our show, he said, I was in Medina, we prayed to Asia. And then after the
Salah, I saw someone turns to this is in Medina, he turned to the grave, the person and he made job. He said, I want to give him advice. I told him listen, and he died on his words alone in front of them as passed away. He said, Wait a minute. How come he didn't pass away? He's with us. And he just created a shell with us. So the chef said something very nice thing. He said. He put his message here. Sure you make sure you
can it would it make sense the problem is alive and someone else needs this a lot. He shouldn't let him leave the salon. But I kind of realized this is strange. Probably not with this thing. This all comes from the problem calling himself
that he's also owned by a loss of
like, the Muslim scholars just say whatever shows higher towards Allah a low rise regime to the level of the Olia earlier the righteous people are the people who are loved and protected by Allah.
All right, so we'll end here as article 100 about the handicapped children. They know that it's tougher to break
down the q&a section or session.
What causes you to lose hair
I think of anything.
sure if you get used to that, yeah.
I'm an athlete, the chef is saying that, you know, the sins and also constantly falling into sin. Because you like, as we described, just like something that falls on your nose you go like this, it goes away. He's so used to it. So guys, you know, also now, going on on the sin people when they rename a sin, they make it so nice and innocent. And so people don't see it as a bad thing. How about some examples?
Now, white light and that is a white light. What else? Things that have nice euphemisms and euphemism. And I'm I'm not lying I'm joking. euphemism a word that sounds nice and replaces something that's bad tonight so I'm joking I set up
a joke is another lie. In our white lies in color, it's what else
Okay, so these are excuses. I think like it doesn't hurt anyone. It's arrived. Or you don't no one hurt you. How about you know, especially the young people the way the sins are given different names of mixes sound very casual, you know, from drugs to you know, fornication. How about fornication? How about euphemisms for that?
Making love that so so innocent or sleeping together like everybody sleeps from having no harm these things that make the same theme? Like just saying the brothers my repeated jokes and
like nothing happened she went over there and slept I slipped over here. We woke up in the morning Good morning.
very innocent things a mask they either which had Dede about projected at any distance, getting high. Okay. Num zoo, whatnot, as to as to help for me, but
I thought they were other things they call them you know.
so, so that so we were saying since and constantly falling into sins and society makes these sins acceptable. What else will decrease payout from someone?
Sorry, Kimber. Okay, that's so so arrogance for sure. And that's why the people who are arrogant will be punished to enter the health bar in a state of humiliation. Hello, humiliate them, you know, and the people who are attempting to be like, like ants on the Day of Judgment, people might step on them and hear they're so pumped and proud of it. Oh, something I mentioned yesterday that takes higher away from people. Just for the sake of this weekend. Yeah. Music How about music it's really thick hire from people. And those who don't want to agree with I just think you know, ever seen any, any dancer just was too shy to get up and dance in front of people so well, clothes, I can't get up
in front of these men. As that's their job. That's what they do for a little bit higher. I don't generally you find me respectable people. They dance in front of each other very strange thing. One of the things that always psychological gym for is that my father never danced in front of me in my life. That's why I always respect my father. And I look at my friends, I feel sorry for them that could he would go to these public things when we were young. And my friend Maria Hassan and his father is dancing up and down with his mother in law. How would you feel if you see your father dancing in front of you? I can't imagine what it's like. But I think it's a horrible thing to see of
how the dancing is sorry.
I'm going into crazy tangent but like anything else that decreases
First thing for sure it does and and these people who first obviously have no regard that to me, Allah, you know, is listening. They have no regard that the angels record every bad word. And this is my job for them in Poland, in reality invalidate Fibonacci, not a word as the other except that it's recorded. It's received and recorded. And these people who use bad words emerge on the day of judgment in your open your book and use this bad words, you know, 50,000 times. That bad words. So many 1000 times. It's a nightmare.
You know, if people were told that, you know, oh, fellas, we'll leave that for the for part two. Right. Anything else? What else decreases higher?
Anything else? Can you think of anything? I've run out of things.
Yeah, so like we've mentioned, you know, so just like we mentioned,
if you reverse the function we talked about like if you know the greatness of a low you get more high up, the less you know, about a lot less higher, you will have, you know, unless you have
numb that the brother was up front here, he said that as well so that the way you dress, and it's kind of you know, the morning line you have the more you cover, the less the less you cover them.
What's your dress, sir?
All right. All right, well, I think we're done right. But I'd love to have
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hungry. Let me start with cinema, I want to say that I mean, I'm not that I apologize to the people on the right of my screen blocked me from seeing them. So my apologies.
But so the title of this talk is if you have no higher than do as you please. And just to kind of recap again, the we're saying that
higher kind of, we said that there's not really a direct translation of hierarchy. And it touches upon a number of things at the same time, it has to do with self respect, it has to do with modesty, which is more or less modesty is a term that's more commonly accepted as a direct translation of hair. And it has to be it has to do with with being vegetable or, or kind of shy also, in a sense, but there isn't a direct word. But this is generally what we're referring to when we say,
and it's you know, it's not necessarily translated as shyness is a little bit of a difference. You know, someone who's shy might be someone who is hesitant in facing someone who's hesitant. Or it could be that, you know, they're shy, if they're put under, you know, in the spotlight, or, you know, if you're going to, into someone's not able to express himself or herself might be a shy person. And it can be as a result, I'm not saying that every shy person has this, but it could be as a result of someone not being very courageous, therefore, he's shy, it could be a doesn't have, he has a weak personality. So he's sharp. So we're saying that it could be a result of being a coward,
or being you know, not have enough confidence. So these are things that could be related to being shy. But that is actually a little different than that. And it's a trait that you have where you appreciate yourself, and we respect yourself
too much to commit the sins in front of Allah, then well, and and the person
sometimes he sees himself too small in his own eyes, but the person has had, he's above obscenities and above these evil deeds, and he refuses to humiliate himself, in front of Allah to Allah by sinning. So there's that kind of a difference between that. And
for example, sometimes some people are confused between higher and shyness and forgiveness, you know, when it comes to dealing with one another. So remember, someone might leave their rights, something that rightfully belongs to them.
And they'll say, you know, I have half, but in reality, they actually shy, too shy to go and say, you know, this is what happened with this is incorrect. And this is a right, let's make a simple example. Let's say you paid for something you didn't get it, you know, the item wasn't given to you or something like that. So the person is too shy or too scared to go and ask for it. So that I have had, if it's part of email, sometimes people confuse hire, who can play with shyness like that? And also, but this is what would prevent you from, you know, insulting people or, you know,
doing the date, debasing aspect in
which they're like women, these things, the personalized head doesn't do things like that. And it's essential often people confuse the approval afterwards when you pardon someone. So a lot of times people are they, the to afraid and the sad part. Or sometimes people don't have the ability in the same department, when you pardon sometimes when you have the ability to retaliate and get even with them. So, for example, if someone's you know, if someone hits someone, and you forgive them, you have the ability to hit them back or you may be even stronger than them here you have done let's say someone you know, is chained to a wall that changes his arms to the wall in his leg, several of them
they stopped and this is a coordinated, you didn't really quiet and you can't even hit him back if you wanted to. So when you have the ability to do something, and you don't do it, this is and you pardon he is when you're given the reward for it. But
basically, when the heart dies when he hasn't been enough, nothing becomes obscene and nothing becomes ugly, and the heart is dead.
People they do all sorts of things and they don't see them as
listings. And that's where the profits are, send them send them this Hadith, which is, the title of the talk is derived from this Hadith, the prophet said that out of what has survived of the past things of all preceding or or previous prophets, we have this if you have no higher
because not much it is to say, if you have no hair, then you can do as you wish. If you have no higher, you can do as you wish, but didn't think what does it mean you can do as you wish? What do you think it means? When you hear it?
Okay, the brother said, Do as you want, you don't care? who's looking? What else could it possibly mean? It's called to say it could mean one of two things. One, it's a threat, actually. And it's a threat if you don't have to do as you please. So it's saying, Do what you want to do, and you're still gonna be punished for it. So first thing is, it's a threat. The second thing is saying that if you're not ashamed of doing this in front of Allah, and you're not afraid, ashamed of doing it in front of others, and you never shamed of doing it in front of yourself, then go ahead and do whatever you're doing, because nothing's going to stop you. That's the other meaningless as the
brother said, nothing's gonna stop, you have no idea what will stop you from blowing and evil deeds, you know.
And that's why the compensation plan will allow us to perish a servant, he was removed from him on Should I think it is today. In terms of the one we described in the first talk, you had these of the 770 odd branches of Mr. Phillips, and the highest is saying that on a lot of laws removing an obstacle or harmful thing from the road. And then he mentioned just higher as one of the branches of email, we said, what was the reason the person only mentioned higher, there's 17? some branches, but he only mentioned how what was that reason?
Yeah, it's related to all of them, if you have higher you will have naturally all the other good traits of m&a will come naturally. So thinking of this definition, look at this today. So the person who said when Allah wants to perish a servant, he would remove hair from him. So now look at the results, when there is no hair look, other things that come once higher is removed from him, you will find him nothing but despicable. Once you find him despicable, honesty is removed from him, but honesty is removed from him, you will find nothing, you find him nothing but a treacherous person. So no, there's no trust either, once you find him nothing, but treacherous mercy will be removed
from him. And once the mercy is removed from him, you will find him nothing but a damned and a cursed person. You see, so he loves just one trait. And from that came honesty, and integrity, trust, and mercy. And all of that came just from losing hair. And so we see that, you know, leads to all the other good things and then you don't have hair or other bad things creep into or come into the picture. And it might even be the head so that the end of the course of the scope of the worth of people in the oma are the Mujahideen These are the people who do commit an evil deed, they do a bad deed at night alleging seals if no one knows about it just allows origin knows he did this bad
deed at night. They woke up in the morning, no one knows I'm not totally kept it concealed. And they go and talk about it. They go and talk about this event. And this is something that we see a lot these days from, from non Muslims but someone will do a bad deed no one knows about it, they'll come and tell people about I love kept it for you a secret and now you're coming and embarrassing yourself to the president discoveries of the word people.
Of course, the highest level of higher in storage after you think it's the highest, you know, that you do in front of people or in front of yourself or in front of a large there was
no doubt in front of Allah, this is the highest level of hair is the one that you show towards a loss of homicide. And so one one thing that all sins is one feature that all the sins share major sins minus and they have one common feature. And that is no higher, having no higher and if you think about it, that's very, very clear. Anyone has higher in front of Allah, Who wouldn't commit a sin in front of Allah. And so the less higher, you know, the the sins keep going gradually and become worse and worse and worse.
Because Okay, here we have Danny, the people who do these kinds of things, when you come to advise them and a lot of businesses walk around with a Tila Tequila kool aid that will then a when it is said to him fear Allah. He is led by arrogance to more clients.
And I suppose the the early wisdom used to say, back then, there was a problem when you told someone it's up in law, just that fear a lot and tears would come to their face. Just to look for
what happens when you feel someone's fear of loss.
When they get upset? If they laugh at you, okay, maybe it's not a bad day for you. So someone something like this, and it's something that what do you see is wrong with me. But if you have something
like that, it's a good reminder, something that's not an insult, you know.
So here, he's telling me something law, and he's like, by arrogance to do more crime. This is a statement from him isn't saying from Allah, he said, and he really, really astonished it. He said, your happiness with committing a sin is far more condemned by Allah than the sin itself.
And because he says, because of your lack of higher,
so you can do a sin. And it could be, if you want to say this time, it could be a small sin, but you're so happy at doing it has absolutely no shame and no regrets and doing it, that that happiness. And that lack of shame can be worse on the scale than the sin itself.
And you can probably imagine how many things that are small if you do them, but if you do them and you're happy that you're doing it, no shame could be worse, that feeling is worse than just doing the act itself.
when you have hired, someone would commit a sin. And he would do it any, without any enjoyment, because it has happened, or they're aware that a large budget is watching them. So this obviously makes it easier for the person to return from, from the evil deed.
the opposite. Now, some people when they commit a sin and, and this is any part of the candy, they, they, they want, I want to use the word sweetness of the sin, but they get this extreme pleasure from the sin. And one of the stories. So one of the early Muslims that I really find
scary and will make your stomach sick. There is a man from the early Muslims and he used to he was married, but he's to go and commit adultery. So his wife found out about that. And she went, and she traded places with that woman. And of course, you know, there are no license so they would go in the dark. So she traded says with that woman. And she and her husband came upon her thinking she's the one he's cheating with it on them, but can't think of anything else. And then in the morning here in the morning, he comes home so his wife doesn't. How was last night
there and there's a line, there's some license she put she told him I was that woman that you went to last night in that place.
So you know what he said?
He said, Oh, there'll be na, na halakhic and haraam woman of Buffy and halasz. He said to her, whoa, whoa, wonderful and sweet you are when it's how long? And how horrible you are when it's hella?
it was sweet. for him. It's the same woman who's sweet for him when he said it was doing something hot off. But when he founded it, it's horrible. So this is the effect of the sin. You know, when people get used to it, and it has a certain sweetness and they enjoy it more. Even in the holiday even only discovered this was the same thing. They found that they enjoy that more. That's one of the evil things. And also the singing, you can get used to it as one.
Using an example, I'm just going to use his example. So let's say there's a brotherhood of muscle, a big bushy beard, all the way down here. Salaam Alaikum. As always, you know, putting the finger to the beard, have a nice day, what happens, stuff happens and he removes all of this. So the chef was saying when he comes to the first tooth starts going with a scarf around his chin, his coats even in the summer, because he doesn't want people to see now the big beard is gone. So he comes with a scarf every time. And the first he starts to pray it another mustard who didn't see him before the big beard. After a while the scarf comes off. And then you come back to his original message. And
then after a while he gets so useful. Jeff was just trying to use it to illustrate how when you get used to the sin, there's nothing wrong.
There's nothing wrong. And this can apply to any other things. someone gets used to it. Then they get this hi from creating that sin when Adam and Eve from doing it and they go into strife and they go through efforts which like someone who's addicted and wants to do that thing. They do anything possible and spend any amount of money to commit the sin.
Just as a note here
the people who mean when do you get rewards for for not doing a sin
Have a dealt with someone who wanted to go out and get drunk, for example. And then his car wouldn't start to say he couldn't go buy alcohol, does he get reward for not doing the thing? Why not?
intention was to go, but he didn't go. So could you do know that if you intend to do something better than you don't do it, you get a reward. But you said this guy doesn't get a reward? Why not? Just
go ahead. Get no my grandmother? Yes. You
just say what I always say that to my students. Sorry, when he was young, I just said that she got ahead.
I don't know how you spoke when I when I told him. Okay, but go ahead. Well,
man, very good. It wasn't out of fear of, of law. He didn't do it. Like that.
It's not out of fear of Allah that He didn't do it.
It was Danny, the car wouldn't start, he still wanted to do this thing, still wanted to do this, and he still long for the sin, you get rewarded when you don't do it out of fear of Allah and take his first thought and he thought about it.
And he turned it off and he gets a reward.
also, like there's some scholars also say, caring and trying to hide the sin from the eyes of other people, more than in front of me not caring about the larger yet, they say that it can be more intense in the sin itself. Because you're afraid people might see you. But you're not afraid that a lot of how to configure. And, and, and that's why the you know, one of the descriptions of the Day of Judgment is a dozen has many, many meanings. Many names in the Quran, a description, one of them, Allah subhanaw taala described in the Quran as your main home on
the day when the witnesses will arrive to the scholar say it's given that name because there's so many witnesses, for or against you on the Day of Judgment. And of course, first and foremost is a loss of
a loved one who sees everything that you do, and he knows what you can feel. And he knows what you reveal. So Allah is the first and foremost of all the witnesses, he sees everything that you do. And as we said earlier, people may try to hide their deeds, from cameras from security guards from policemen from the eyes of other human beings, from parents, they lock doors, turn off the lights, close windows, they don't think the hardest from a loss of time. So it's as if they make Allah, the least important of the people, the ones that can see him
and make another list important. So I care if this brother can see me, I don't care that Allah can see
the horrible part of it. And like we said, there are Muslims and the righteous people are those who are those that are constantly aware that a lot can see that.
He has been one of the early Muslims, his name is hopping in Assam, for him Allah and he used to study with the shift. And the shift is to give them extra good treatment, unlike the other students, and they complained one day
since it happened is not like the rest of you. And one day he wants to illustrate that, you know the story, he gives every one of them a chicken, right? And it doesn't go where no one can see and slaughter the animals. So all of them go and they come back to animal slaughter. But today when it comes back, it's still alive.
And he's not faking it. I think it's sincere person who was thinking it started wouldn't have reached this now. So he tells him Why did you slaughter it?
Great you slaughter he said you told me go where no one can see you and slaughter the animal and everywhere I went, I'm not gonna see me. You see how we think. And everyone else talks Okay, no one can see your philosophy goes into place. No human being can see that. He didn't say we're no human can see you said we're no one. Because he's thinking in room and always aware the algorithm can see him. He immediately thought okay, what a lucky thing. Most people don't put a lot of religion in the equation. Did you think of other human beings, that people of taqwa constantly remember Allah azza wa jal is watching
the process lm said that there will be people on the Day of Judgment, whose flesh will fall off their faces out of shame when their sins are presented before.
When their sins are being listed and presented in front of Allah, the flesh will fall out of their face out of shame from this.
And these are people who when they committed that sin, and the last one they cared about was a loss of habitat.
And who said that on the Day of Judgment, an announcer will call us one by one and they will call the person his name and the his parents name, and the person will be frightened and ashamed. And so he was the first
will not move and not be able to move. But the angels will know him because of the terror. So everyone is standing they call this person by his name and the name of his father. And angels can recognize him from the people because how terrified that person is. And the angels will take him and place him before Allah, who will address him. As opposed to sentences in the Hadith, my servant or my slave? Have you become so arrogant as to disregard me? Did you not think that you will meet me today? Or did you forget that? And didn't you?
We all know this. And everyone in this room we know that we're going to stand in front of Allah, and he's going to listen to us are mentioned in judges and mentioned are things to us. For Allah cells in mice, my slave, have you come become so arrogant,
so as to disregard me? Do you not think that you will meet me today? Or did you forget that? My slave, were you not ashamed? When I was looking at you, while you are gazing at forbidden pleasures?
Were not ashamed what I was looking at you while you're gazing at forbidden pleasures, while you're walking to forbidden places. And while you were touching forbidden things, my slave Did you take me so lightly. Have I been so unimportant to you? Imagine him saying that.
Did you keep your best on this class will lie on it we should faint? Did you keep your best attitude for the people and company only with the ugliness of yours?
Did you keep your best attitude to people. And this is how people learn. in public, they show you the best of what they are smiling thing, lowering the head in social and email to people. And then at home. They're friends of the shaper. So that means people you shouldn't the best of what you have to offer the best of your best attitude. And you only show the worst to Allah when you're alone with Allah. This is the most horrible thing about the sin, we show you were side to Allah. Whereas some scholars say, Do not be an enemy of Shabbat in public, and his friends, in private or in secret. So then this is the witness of a loss of homicide who sees everything that you do. And beyond that
there's also the witness of the angels against you. And there's all
those your higher that Allah Magellan sees you and if you're aware of that you would have here in front of Allah, and you wouldn't want to sin in front of Allah azza wa jal. But not only is there the witness of another other many other witnesses as well. So there is also the witness of the angels. And this is if people could see the angels Do you think they would think and imagine you just you took something that's wrong, and you can see the angel here just
recorded, and I will put it back immediately. I'm not taking that you do a good deed you see on the opening line. However, let me do one more time.
If you could see the industry behavior will change and in some of the changes in his same circles in this gathering, inshallah, if you can see them. Next time someone gives you a flyer there's an exam I'll be there, because it shouldn't you know, and it will be there, you will see them and then they go and they witness in front of a level that you are present. So if you saw that, he would act, same way, the process described before you enter the masjid on live Juma the end is negraph for you as you enter the masjid. But then when the non Prime member they come in to attend to Salah Do you think people will be late after that for Juma? Really you think anyone would be late in New York or
any gym I hope that they can see the changes make the offer them or the entrance. They come like the angels are already inside know to offer you today, if anyone will be late. So when you if you could see. And this is of course part of why it's unseen. But if you could see these angels witnessing for you or witnessing against you, you wouldn't do you wouldn't commit the same course Allah azza wa jal let us know of these things that could be as if we can see them. We know for sure that there are two ends of the write down your good and your bad deeds that should be as good enough for you because it came from a trustworthy source that should be good enough for you as if you can see that. So you're
going to do a bad deeds and if you can see the angel running it down.
So there's the witness of the angels and that's why the conference and them have taught us that when you make the event that you raise your voice so and also even inanimate objects can bear witness that you did that we'll come to that and everything will be written and as we mentioned earlier, and the last part that is is my own system in Poland in less than a year okay, when it there's not anything that you say except that the angels will receive it or write it down. Everything will be written down. So then everything that's written your good and your bad deeds, good words, bad words, everything on one will you get this book finally on everywhere, everything is written. It's on the
Day of Judgment.
Every one ever created by Allah subhanaw taala is resurrected. And they will stand on one plane. And the sun is brought a mile away from people. And people will stand like that, for 50,000 years,
with the sun, so close to them, everyone standing there, naked with nothing, and no talking and no smiling and no joking for 50,000 years. So there'll be a group of people that will be so bored and so tired of waiting that they want the judgment to begin, and they don't care which side they go to. They just want the judgment to begin, because they've been standing for so long. So then,
in the end, you need a strike to intercede with this and profits to begin the judgment and the problems and
it makes me do it and praises Allah and then the judgment begins. And so as all of humanity is standing there, and they start to see an incredible and miraculous sight in the horizon, they will see millions upon millions of books coming out of the sky, and these books will start to fall in people's hands. And those who do good deeds, Limpopo falls in the right hands, and we ask Allah to be from that group.
And those who do bad deeds, they both will form your left hand. And people will start to receive their books, and you have more to hide your hand and nowhere to avoid getting your book. And some people will know that their book will fall under left left hand, so there'll be so ashamed that they'll try to hide hide their hand, and they'll put it behind their backs, on which
by the book was still Lanza, you still have to get it. And then people will go through it
will go through this book, The angel wrote on everything, every good deed, every words good or bad will be in it. And you will even find deeds that you forgot good things that you did, that you forgot about. But the people will be so happy when they see their good deeds that they will run on screen to people on the close Italia. Just like a student and gets a good grade they want everyone to see their good grades and he called them read my books, look at my grades.
And those of course will get bad deeds. There will be those initially they never received their book. And so now if you could just see that now you know it's from a trustworthy source. It is the truth and engines wrote down everything that we do. But most people are only concerned with
what people say or what people see for example, now if we now people love these reality shows, they simply say give you a camera crew. Okay, brother Hatton here, we're going to give you this camera crew, they're going to follow you at work. Or if you go to school, they follow you at school and at home the videotape it and then we're gonna watch what you did during the week, and after doing a prayer all the community will sit down, we're gonna play the video of how you behaved during the week.
That brother will be so surprised Mashallah, because the two cameras behind him like barakallahu, Li, loving, that
he will see because he knows Friday, they're gonna play the video of him.
two cameras telling you
something false. So loving, before no cameras, something first, oh, Edward flies out.
two cameras follow you behavior change about the two angels with you everywhere, recording everything more delicate, the recording and the canvas.
So, say the witnesses when the witness have a larger agenda, when you're aware of that and have happened, you don't want to commit sins in front of Allah and the witness of the angels, you're aware of that you don't want to commit sins, that says they're going to record and you're going to stand with them in front of a loss upon a time.
And then also, there is the witness, as I mentioned earlier of the inanimate objects, they also bear witness to or for or against you. And of course, then we the process and then he taught the condenser razor voice with the oven so it can reach even inanimate objects will bear witness that you did that on that day. So the prophets of Allah how to send them in a Hadith, who was sitting with the companions. And then he recited the verse
from the Quran yoma even
on that day, the earth will convey its news.
So the prophet SAW Selim said to the companions, I said Luna Ababa, do you know what is this news that the earth is going to convey? What could the earth be conveying? You relating or saying about good news? So they said Allah, Allah, Allah, His Messenger know best. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Enough vada and fish had Allah Cooley abdeen EMET in Lima amylovora. That the news is Earth is going to convey is that it will testify against every servant, male or female for what they did while they were on our, even the earth. So the inanimate objects also will
witness against, for or against the servant of alone the Day of Judgment.
And so those who are not being reminded by how could you not be reminded by the witness of the angels recording in even inanimate objects, but still there will be people who will argue, and you will not be ashamed to argue with a loss of homicide, even though the angels brought all the records and when they did it, what time everything. So they will keep arguing. And they will say, I do not accept the testimony of any other person, or even the angels. And I don't accept the testimony of this book is people who have the audacity to keep arguing and they need to dissent, but anything to save themselves anything to save themselves. So there are lots of honkala will tell them, what do
you want and allows the most fair, what do you want? So that person will reply, I only accept my own testimony, my own testimony. And so Allison Hakata would say yes, your own testimony will be good will be accepted. And so Allah subhanaw taala will cause their mouth to be sealed, and then their limbs, their eyes, their arms, their legs, their skin, will testify against them. So now the witness comes against them, from where they least expected. When someone hides the thing, they think of everything possible to hide the scene, but they never want to consider hiding that sin from their own body.
deceive can never hide the sin from his own right hand, he doesn't even think of that.
The one who looks at something haram cannot hide that sin from his own eyes and his eyes then will testify against so the witness comes against them from where they meet expected, and from their own bodies themselves.
And they will say
hello to him limited to Marlena and sakana law and then the unprofor coalition.
And they will say to those skins, why did you witness or testify against this, and they will respond to them allowed me to speak and
and he and he can make everything.
So the witness comes from where they least expected. So
he said, if you have no higher than do as you please, either, etc, you do what you please and you'll be you'll be punished for it or what's gonna stop you if you have no higher, what is going to stop you.
from Allah, from the witnesses of Allah, what on earth will stop you? You know, and a lot of times those people only the other human beings can stop them or only severe physical punishments can subsist. And that's why you find that some people now the if there is no way of getting caught, they break the law. You know, it's great, and you're at a red light. And there's a No, no, you turn around no police officer.
Why? Because it's contingent upon being caught by another person. You know, I am in New York, you brothers, my son lives.
part of the the success of the Islamic law is that the people, the main goal is illegal first the fear Allah and that's why they don't commit the sin. That's why they don't feel present. The second part is that if the people didn't have enough amount to prevent them from the bad deed, at least they'll be deterred by the severe physical punishment on earth. And so if the thief didn't have enough enough to stop him from from stealing, and out of fear of Allah, and then at least you might be afraid of the severe physical punishment.
And that's why also, it's always and this is always the more successful way that Islamic way, versus then
the punishment not being too severe. I would like to give the example of the personnel for the drug dealer in Saudi Arabia, what it is.
Yes, yeah, they get their head chopped off. So I think it's wonderful. It's great. I mean, all these cool drug dealers, the things we did that here, and all these cool drug dealers will be driving these cool cars, but they're not had enough.
So the severe physical punishment deters people from doing it. And that's why it was said that there was a time in a Muslim history when you would leave your mind on the floor. And you could come back three days later. And it's still there. So that because of a lot of things in the people that had had fear of Allah as the origin, and they also knew the rules of the look of it, and when you think something on the floor, and now the rules have changed, at least I'll tell you in Sudan, when you find something on the floor, you take it, it's yours, but you keep it for three days and you send it
I don't know why the three days then. I mean, the router is supposed to take it then you're supposed to advertise in the locality where you found it because the person who lost it will probably come there and look
So you have to advertise there. And then you have to
advertise in a way that doesn't give it all the way say, I found a wallet in this area, the owner, please contact me, that's it. And he called you What color was the wallet how much money is in it, what kind of credit cards are in it to verify and make sure it's even the way you advertisements to be clever in a smart way. And then they go on to say that even if let's say the owner never came, or you found a wallet with $500 in it. And you advertise and you have to keep advertising and then the owner never came, you lost hope and you spent it 10 years later the guy comes,
I lost a wallet here for $100, you have to give it back to see if they're giving back the money. So that's why when you notice for people never pick up anything from the floor, just leave it loose. Because if you don't, and if you pick it up, then you have all this responsibility of advertising. And some of the rules will change as far as like, you know,
on the you know, sometimes you can hand it over to whatever authority and whatnot I think so.
It can elaborate on that. So if you find lucky, you know, $20,000 a deal on some drug dealer but he hid it in the in the woods and then you found a deal, returned it to the cops? Are you going into the masjid or
door can answer that? What do you do is you
hold it for a year, and then fulfill yours. I like that. That's good.
Like I said, one time a friend of mine asked me is it as a reward for half a million for the disposition? Is that permissible? He said yes. He you find the money, I'll find the photo no problem.
I'd like to
just quickly conclude with with this advice, I usually conclude with an
advice on good manners when we talk about the Day of Judgment. Because one of the things the heaviest thing on your scale, on the day of judgment is a good man is the heaviest thing you would expect that your color would be heaviest on your scale or that you're fasting will be heavier. For you good manners are the heaviest things on your scale. And the Hadith of the prophets of law, I send them on he asked the companions as a drone. I'm a Muslim, you know, who is the one who is bankrupt? So they said,
and mostly Sophie and Amanda Hamada, who was the one who is bankrupt. He's the one who has neither him nor is he now he has no money, no currency, he's bankrupt. Then the prophets of Allah hide him, send them to explain to them, that the one who is bankrupt, he's the one who comes forth on a day of judgment with a lot of good deeds. Not a little, a lot of good deeds. But he has insulted this person, he had hit that person and he has killed that person. So this person will take from his good deeds and that person will take from his good deeds. And then when he has no more good deeds, what happens? He still has a list of people he offended what happens.
he starts to take from their bad deeds, until the Prophet describes he will be thrown into the Hellfire will
imagine that someone came with a lot of good deeds. He did a lot of charity, he did see out he did. He was always in the mystery of martial law, the logo, and then he had bad manners, all of that was gone. And that's why it's called a stress the importance of good maps. You can do all the good deeds, and then because of your bad deeds, they won't help you on a day of judgment. And that's why
one of the early Muslims have named him from LA he used to say that good deeds do not compensate for bad manners.
While good manners may compensate for bad deeds, you understand that? Good Deeds do not compensate for bad manners. The good deeds will not make up for your bad manners. Just like we saw. In the heyday. The man has a lot of good deeds, but he also came forth with bad manners and
it turned out and exhausted all of his 20
Well, your good manners they can make up for your bad deeds. And so it's so important to good manners and the good treatment of one another the heaviest thing on the scale and another Hadith the prophets are a lot of film was asked by Ivan Herrera, what are the things are most most take one into parallel is not conducive to paradise. So the process of responding and good man
and good man, and then I will have Obama on who asked him what are the things that most take people into the Hellfire and the Profit System instead of the mouth and the sexual organs, the mouth and the sexual the mouth you see bad manners, being part of what takes them to the Hellfire good manners, being part of what takes people to paradise. And also iserlohn in the province of a lot of them said earlier a believer will attain with good manners the same degree
We have attained by fasting and establishing Salah, the same degree as that attained by fasting and establishing. So, do not ever think that you know, Islam is just part of, you know, come to the masjid and pray and fast and do these things I've been freed, the circle the service of a love of worse treatment, and then that's, that's okay. So and inshallah is a reminder for me and for everyone pay great attention to good manners and we're surrounded now with anyone in society where when people do a bad they do treat someone in a bad way. So they boast about you know, the person said this to me I got up in his face and I said this and I said, Look, Brother You gave it to them
good. Everyone encouraging everybody else. Yeah, let them have a good life. That's how you do it, you know, but Sinhala
that's the easy reaction to see. It's very strange that someone would boast about doing something easy. Instead of boasting about doing something hard when you do something difficult. And you can boast about it. And you do something that's, that's easy, you shouldn't be able to boast about it. So someone says something rude to you. It's very easy to respond to say something rude back. I don't know why people who respond, they go and show off to their friends. He said this to me. I said,
he mentioned my father I mentioned his mother
told me Well,
I will tell you what, what country this
is from, but he was telling us a story.
He was saying he was telling me this a Muslim guy here in America, he was saying this guy was cursing him out, anonymously. So I told him good up there.
This is the beginning. Good observe. So now you can know what country he's from, from his accent, right? I know who my mother is clean. I know who my father is. Go see who your father is.
He's coming to vote for us about how you're going to let this guy have it. Yeah, people always boast about their bad manners. And then when there's something good Danny, so it's more difficult to contain yourself and to control yourself. And it is to let yourself erupt. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he described that one of the things
one of the the people who will be rewarded if someone controls his anger within the person themselves, while he's able to like erupt or to let his anger out. If he controls his anger, while he is able to let it out. He will be called in front of everyone on the Day of Judgment, and before everyone, and he'll get his first choice of the hook. Right?
So the scholars comment on the Hadees saying, first of all, we look at his his rewards, he gets a great reward. He gets first pick, he gets great rewards because he did something great. Also control which is difficult. So erupting is easy, but he controlled himself and he could have erupted and it's like, you know for grown man. In fact, a little kid you can say well, the kid could have erupted he couldn't do anything. But someone who could have done something and he didn't do it. He controlled himself wasn't out of fear. Who wouldn't? He wasn't able to control themselves for the sake of Allah. Allah I will call him in front of people. So what is the look on in front of people
and not just give him in his own home in general? What is the left column in front of everybody to pick?
Anyone? Yes sir.
Mashallah very insightful. The other thing is perhaps because he he's controlled himself maybe in front of everybody. Maybe it wasn't right. It could also be in secret as possible. But there's quite a thing that
you know, when when a prize is given to you in front of people, it makes a greater profit makes it more special. That's why you have we all know this. That's why we have award ceremony.
Why don't they just call you in a room smaller than the Genesis pumpkin.
This is for you know, go put in the bag and leave. It's great when they call in front of everybody now we'd like to award but it's so until he comes up in second gear second gear. They give him his thing in front of everyone. It's stranger when you get reward in front of people. So because this person did something so great, I'll call him in front of the creation engine is perfect. So a lot of luck. We are not allowed to perfect our luck.
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So I'm just gonna hop Haman 100 levels to level seven. I'll say that the question was the people under the shade of the throne have along the Day of Judgment, will they be standing as well? or sitting? home? I don't know the answer that I've never read anything on whether the standing or sitting with
I don't recall anything of whether the sending of city does anyone know anything?
I'm tempted to say I don't know if there is such a thing, but just being able to defend that close. And people sweat to the ankles. And you have to be asking a question from
OSHA on the job. And the job
site anyways, the point is the end of the people coming to the switch of the ankle the foot to their knees, and people drowning in their own sweat. So that it's,
it's not. So it's just to be relieved from that difficulty of the Sun being so close, is a blessing in and of itself, then. And if I'll be in Chiang Mai, given the option to send them to the shade room, I'll stand on one leg of an issue and competition.
so this was a question from the sisters. I know the answer to the first half and half the second half of the question was as being around the opposite gender in the workplace take away from it.
And the second part was, what should I do if I cannot find a job with women only, and you really need the job.
The first part is that no, it can take away from from hire, because usually what happens is that after a while barriers between the men and women start to break down. And this is in the non Muslim workplace. And even in a Muslim workplace. Sometimes you see Muslim organizations or companies. And when they first hire the sister, it's like this ecosystem from far away, okay, we'll have one or two. So I need you to account this will suffer the law, everything like that. Then what happened after working there for a month or two employee? And she said, Oh, yesterday, why are you late? And
what happens the various broke down. And so then there's less and less higher. And therefore sometimes you see students who just doing some things.
why he's so used to being around men, now. He's sitting in ways that are inappropriate and jumping up and down, inhale, why don't you get used to being around men. So it could take away from
personally when the barriers start to break down, and
if she really needs a job, and she can't find a place with women, only what you suggested.
But a separate thing from from the fact that it's a necessity, then she can but of course, now that it's a necessity, and she can, it doesn't mean that the rest of the day is Hey, Google, Google. But she also does her best to stay away from anything from intermingling and freely and things that start with Los Alamos best.
Anything related to our topic, I have one written question, it's not related to today's topic
you should pick from the single brother.
So I mean, the boys always asked like when when they hear men being rewarded with women, always the question comes from what about the woman, and as one scholar said, to the woman, that they should be absolutely and 100% certain that Allah will not let the reward Get lost. Even if we don't have a specific, like, counter. So if the man gets this week, if we don't have a specific counter to what the woman does, the woman should be very sure in their hearts that Allah will not let their rewards Get lost. And also, any part of as our some of our she'll say, part of how Allah, like, honors the woman is that he doesn't tell me things like that. It doesn't tell him you are going to be given men
and stuff like, you know, so it's kind of different situation. So just be 100% certain that if there's a lot of there, by the way, a lot of the rewards that are mentioned for men, a lot of them automatically apply to women unless it's something specific. If there's something specific mentioned for men and loving for women be 100% sure that your reward will not be lost.
Anything else related to our topic, because this question is not related to the topic.
Well, let us see. I think just to repeat the question about the thing that you know, those of us who go to public schools and there's a lot of intermingling and and not much of a barrier between the sections.
He said, What advice do you give money? There's just one advice that really comes to mind. Because given the situation and the kinds of things that people put up with, and in high schools, it's just absolutely unbelievable. High Schools are just absolute jungles. And so I could ask No way, put a schedule and say, do this, do that, right, the best thing I can say is just fear Allah, as much as you can see Allah as much as you can, if that's your agenda, to fear as much as you can, that will cover your gaze, it will cover how close you physically get to a woman, all these things. And in the high school journey of life, they will even no such thing as proximity and distance now, between men
and women. And sometimes you go to a school or something given to someone wants to come ask your sister getting your face, removed, that she comes close again, you move that
these things are all lost. So just fear as much as you can. That's the best advice I can give. One last
question talks about music. This question always comes up when I'm in this machine.
Is it sin to listen to music? That's the first one and the second one can a person? or How can a person remove
this addiction, the addiction to music?
I mean, of course, and yes, the answer is yes, it is.
Something that's hot, I'm not supposed to be listening to it. The first thing is that the questioner asks you the general term music, so I'll assume he's talking about something that has instruments accompany in it and not poetry that's recited in a melodious way without drums and without any kind of instrument or anything that imitates the sound of an instrument. So if that's the case, then it is not permissible to listen to it. And it's simple to listen to it.
Then the second question, how can someone remove the addiction of music?
I think it's something and I'm just giving my personal opinion on a specific angle here. I think it's something that people become very accustomed to, and very used to, but I don't believe you really get addicted to it, where it's so difficult to quit listening to music
that says attach to put on and then
gradually decreased listening to music. There are many people who just stop listening to it, because it's not something that you require so much. And even when you want to listen to a song, it's not such an intense craving. But, of course, one of the ways you can stop, if you want to call it an addiction, is that you filled your heart with something that is the total opposite of music. And that is what I think everyone is very aware of that is totally opposite of music. And the feeling you get from them is totally the opposite of the feeling you get from music. And the effects of the Koran are also the opposite. Because the Koran is called you it's a good manners to hire, to good
deeds, to fear a love to having the feelings of support, and use it is always the opposite of that. listen to anything with instruments and things of that sort. It doesn't bring you closer to Allah takes in the other direction. And so you will fill your heart with or on to push out the music. And
exactly the scholar these two stations many years ago, they say that the two cannot be combined in the heart of a believer, either music, or either. So one way to push the music out is to listen to the Quran. The other way, once you recognize that it's at its heart, um, that in itself will decrease from the enjoyment of listening to it.
Any there's one story that is told yesterday because the sister mentioned yesterday, the there was one person and he saw two people die in front of him. They were trying to get to the center in a lot and those two people were singing.
They were singing songs and lyrics from songs. He said from that day on and then they both didn't decide they're the songs the voices started to get lower and lower until both of them died. So they'll meet a law singing like this confident said you'll be resurrected doing what you are doing on this earth. They won't be resurrected, some people will be making, you know saying the break a moment of breaks and they will be making beer and some people will be singing. So he said from that day on every time I wanted to listen to music, I just imagined that I saw those two men and men not being able to sit I love dying in the staples of death. Just reciting the songs with lyrics and
songs. And I'm just going to do a quick exercise that we did yesterday. Because a lot of times when you tell people this, that people don't listen to music, and then they weren't able to say that.
They feel well that's not gonna happen to me. I'm not that much into it and I'll be able to show
I have to say that I had a lot. So I mentioned this doctor in a Muslim country, and he's a religious person with overpraise him. And he said that 36 people died in his hands. And he tried to get them to say that
36 people died and find him. He would tell them say no.
And he said, out of 36, only one young man who's able to say that
everyone thinks they're going to say it, and then, you know, passed away, and it's going to be romantic. No, he said, out of 36, only one person was able to say it. But yet people are so sure that they're going to be able to say it, and they're so sure, they're not going to be able, and then are going to be singing on a dime. I'll give you an example. Just not that inshallah none of you will be from that group. But so we can be at least afraid of falling into that.
When you've probably had a song stuck in your head before, right? So this doesn't come in, it's only probably you've only been like it's stuck in your head all day. And it's really brothers. Yeah, and seeing this thing all day, I'm trying to get this out of my head, some dumb song stuck in your head, you're awake and conscious, 100% awake and conscious, and you can't control the song coming to your mouth. So what happens when you're in the stupors of death, stupid of death is like a drunken state. When you're in this state of death, well, you're a conscious you can stop at what makes you think when you're in the stupid of death, you can prevent something like this or one song that you love in
the back of your head, coming to the tip of your mouth, and coming to your town when you're in any type of debt. Also people that we should all examine ourselves, what kinds of things roll out easily from from our tongue. Anyone you have, you know, a near accident or you drop something and breaks do you say to Panama stuff, prohibition in law, what naturally comes out of your tongue, and you do curse and you down? When something close? You say a bad word when something falls, it's the natural thing that flows out of your mouth bad words, a curse when something happens, what makes you think that good words and then Allah will come out of your mouth when it's time for them? I'm only saying
that we pray to a lot of them no one in this room is from that group. But I'm only thing that we can you know recognize it's good to happen to us and you shouldn't be afraid of it. And you never be overconfident with our amount and you will experience a time of death should always be afraid of that and when you seek refuge in a Muslim that and you're afraid of that you can never enjoy listening to music knowing that these lyrics can come and this is how you will meet Allah on a desert island.
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