Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad – Prophetic Parables
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam
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We continue on our series, the prophetic parables where we have been covering several different parables that have been mentioned by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And we have
covered pretty much all the parables that can be found in Bukhari and Muslim
whether in both of them agreed upon or
you know, those that are found in a hadith which are only in Buhari and only in Sahih Muslim. Tonight we will be covering the last two parables that we find in Sahih Muslim and then after that inshallah, who Tada. We will move on to the parables found in the other books of Hadith,
such as the four sunon or Buddha would
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And so the parable that we have tonight is concerning the hearts
when they are exposed to fit in, when they are exposed to trials and tribulations and temptations.
And so this hadith is narrated by the one Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who used to have a passion for the subject of fitness. And so he would always be asking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the various kinds of fitten
the trials and tribulations and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would inform him, especially about those tribulations that would occur after his death.
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In this hadith
halifa says I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that fitness
trials tribulations temptations will be presented to the hearts as read mats that are woven stick by stick.
Any heart which is soaked up by them will have a black mark placed on it. But any heart which rejects them will have a white mark placed on it. So that there will be two types of hearts.
One that is white, like a white stone, which will not be harmed by any fitna so long as the heavens and the earth exists.
And the other one that is black and dust colored, like an overturned vessel,
not recognizing what is good or rejecting what is evil, except what is soaked by its whims and its desires.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala need this dunya that we live in to be a place of test and trial.
And so he so Hannah who attended tests us with different kinds of trials and tribulations.
And temptations, which are known as fitten,
the plural of fitna
and there are generally two kinds of fitter.
There are generally two kinds of fitter.
They are the fitting of shoe hat, and the fitting of Shahada. The fitting of shoe hat
are those that are related to doubts,
doubts concerning a law, doubts concerning the truth of Islam doubts concerning our Akita in general.
And then you have the fitna of Shahada,
those Phaeton that are related to our human lusts
And obviously, what is meant by that are those lusts and desires which are unlawful, which Allah subhanho wa Taala has made her on.
And so these feet and they afflict our hearts,
which is the most important part, the most important organ in our bodies, both in the physical sense, as well as in the spiritual sense. And so your heart is, you know, what decides your life, again, both in the physical sense and the spiritual sense.
And so if your heart stops functioning, that's it, you're going to die.
if your heart dies, spiritually, then that is the end of you, in terms of
your connection with Allah,
in terms of
you being saved by the punishment of a lion.
And so our heart
as Allah has described in the Quran, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described, our heart is our command center.
Where whatever we do, the commands are coming from our hearts.
And that's why whatever is in our hearts, it will affect the rest of our bodies and our actions.
And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
clarifying this point he said, that there is a pleat, there is a piece of flesh in the body, an organ in the body.
If it is healthy, if it is upright,
then the rest of the body will be healthy and upright and sound.
it is corrupt,
then the rest of the body will be corrupt. And then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah what he called, it is the heart.
What organ is this? It is the heart.
And so in this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
this Hadith, which has the parable,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam attempted to explain how
when our hearts are exposed to those various kinds of Phaeton, both the fitting of shoe hat as well as the fitting of Shahada, doubts and desires, when our hearts are exposed to them, they result in transforming the heart into one of two kinds.
How does that transformation happen?
By simply being exposed to those fitter No,
due to what was already there in the heart,
of have a man of love for Allah, of preferring the pleasure of Allah over our own pleasures, and so on and so forth. So
the end result of the heart,
the end result of the heart
was as a result of how the individual dealt with those, with those fitting that he was exposed to.
And so it's not simply being exposed to those fatal because each and every single one of us are exposed to them in one way or the other.
As a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said here that we that our hearts are exposed to these fittings. You cannot escape. You cannot
Escape these trials these tribulations these these temptations
for some, it will be more than it is for others.
For some, it will be one kind of fitna. For others, it will be a different kind of fitna. But the point is, we will all be exposed to different kinds of fitness.
The end result is to two kinds of different hearts, not because of simply being exposed to the fitter, but because of how the person dealt with those fit in when he was exposed to them.
So either he accepted them,
allow them to penetrate his art, or he repelled them. He rejected them, not allowing them to be absorbed by his heart.
And so the first in the very beginning of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained how fitten are exposed to the heart
by comparing them to a read mat
that is woven stick by stick. These are
the kind of mats that we see in not really we don't see them in this part of the world, but we see them in other parts of the world.
Africa in Asia, where until this day,
they have these mats
that are woven by
something similar to bamboo sticks, very, very thin sticks.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the Phaeton when exposed to the hearts are like these sticks, that are woven to, to make that mat
meaning he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, stick by stick
that that mat when when it is woven, it is woven stick by stick.
And so what this means is that when these fit and come to us, they do not come to us, all of a sudden, all together at one time.
But rather they come to us one by one
in a gradual manner.
And then after that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam place the hearts
when exposed to those written into two categories in terms of how the individual reacted to them in terms of how he dealt with them. And so the first is he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained a heart which when exposed to a fitna absorbs it,
like a sponge that absorbs water,
eventually leaving a black stain on this heart.
And then it continues to absorb each fitna that is offered to it until it becomes darkened and corrupted, which is what he meant when he said that it becomes like an overturned vessel.
So what does that mean when he said, This heart becomes like an old returned vessel, like an overturned cup, or jar. Basically,
just like a cup, if you were to take a cup that has water in it, for example, and you were to spill out its contents, you were to spill out the water. And so you were to tilt it,
how much will be spilled? How much comes out, depends on how much you tilt it.
So the less you tilt it, the less water will come out. The more you tilt it, the more water will come out.
And so likewise, likewise, this heart that absorbs those feet and
this heart spills out. It's a man in proportion to how much it is tilted.
How much it is tilted towards its desires.
towards its whims.
And so the more it leans towards its whims.
The more he man
he is releasing and getting rid of. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He then explained that when this happens when the heart becomes a darkened and it becomes like an overturned vessel
After that, to dangerous sicknesses, take hold of it and plunge it into ruin.
The first is that this person or this heart,
it can no longer recognize good as being good, or evil as being evil.
It confuses good with evil, to such an extent that it does not recognize
good as being good and evil as being evil.
And this refers to those people who they indulge in those evil things. And they don't even care about it, they don't even it doesn't even affect them.
It does not even affect them anymore. It doesn't affect their heart,
or the good that they don't do anymore.
They don't recognize it as being good as being beneficial for them.
And so this sickness
gain a hold of this person to such an extent that
the person believes good to be evil, and evil to be good.
Or, for example, he may consider the sooner to be a beta and the beta to be asuna. He may consider truth as being false, and falsehood as being true, and so on and so forth. The second sickness that takes a hold of this heart is
that it sets up its desires, as its judge,
over and above what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with.
And so it becomes enslaved and led by its whims and its desires. So this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned, at the very end of the Hadith, when he said, that it becomes like an overturned vessel, this heart, not recognizing what is good or rejecting what is evil, except what is soaked up by its whim.
So this is the first heart, the heart that becomes darkened and black, and like an overturned vessel. The second heart, when exposed to fit them, is that heart which repels those fit in
decides not to entertain them
or allow them to penetrate and be absorbed by the heart. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he mentioned that this heart becomes white,
solid like a white stone.
And so this is the pure heart which the light of a man is breaks.
And from it, and from its greatness from its radiance, his Eman shines. And so this is why, when fitten are presented to such hearts, they oppose them, they reject them. Why because of the man that's in the hearts.
And so the man is blocking and repelling
those fitten from entering.
And so when they block them,
the man only further increases and becomes even more solid in the heart.
And so the light illuminates even more becomes even more shiny and even more bright.
And the evidence for this Allah subhanahu attallah says, When leadin tido zetta houden were at home taqwa, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
And as for those who are rightly guided a lot increases them in guidance and gives them taqwa.
So these are
the two hearts that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
mentioned in this hadith. And so among the lessons that we learn from this parable and this hadith
is first of all,
the hearts life
and full health
is through its submission to a lot and his obedience. If you want a healthy heart,
a heart which is full of life,
if you want
that heart that Allah mentioned that it is the only heart which will it is the only thing that will benefit a person on that
On the Day of Judgment 11 atolla. Habib kerbin Salim nothing will benefit a person except the one who brings to Allah on that day, a clean sound heart. If you want that, the only way, the only way to get it is through submission to Allah and his obedience
and the opposite
the depth of the heart, or it becoming sick and Ill is through the opposite of that.
the less you submit to Allah,
the more you disobey Allah, the more ill and sick Your heart will become, eventually leading to its death.
And so this explains why some are able to handle fit in
there better and more easily than others.
And so some find certain fitting to be extremely difficult for them to handle.
For example, the fitness of women.
if we were to say the fitna of shubho hat,
let's say for example,
doubts concerning the existence of Allah.
Some are able to handle these doubts, easier, eat more easily than others. And some are able to handle these desires these shughart more easily than others. What is the explanation of that? Why are some able to handle these these fit and more easily than others? It's because of the man dies in the heart.
It's because of the man in the heart. And so the weaker the man,
the more difficult it becomes to to repel those fit. The stronger the man, the more easy it is to repel and cope with those with those Phaeton.
that's why we have for example,
the example of use of alayhis salam that Allah subhanho wa Taala mention his story, and how the woman tried to seduce him and make him to commit Zina with her.
Even though everything was available for him, they're all the means were there for him to easily fall into that trap. And to easily
you know, accept that fitna.
He was able to easily repel it.
Why because of the email that was in his heart.
This also explains something else.
This also explains the feeling that we have
when we have a man in our hearts.
And then we are exposed to a certain fitna for the first time.
If we accept that fitna, and we don't fall into that scene, for example,
after having a man in our hearts,
let's say for example,
you know, you had a man and your man was, you know, you, you thought that your man was pretty strong, but
there was some weakness in your Eman And you you end up falling into the trap of Xena. And you commit Zina.
And this is the first time you've ever done this.
You're gonna feel a pain and grief, as if the entire world has come crashing down on you.
What is the explanation of that? The explanation of that is that there was a man in your heart.
But that is only when when you do it the first time
when you do it a second time, a third time, a fourth time.
And you're doing it so many times. You no longer feel that pain. You no longer feel that regret that grief. Why? Because now your heart is absorbing those fittin
at each time you accept it. A black stain is put on your heart as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us until your heart becomes darkin
and once that happens as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
you no longer recognize good as being good or evil as being evil.
The second lesson that we learned from
this hadith is
The reality of the heart sickness,
the reality, this reality,
that our hearts become ill and sick, not in the medical sense, but in the spiritual sense that we're talking about. And so the heart is just like any other organ of your body.
When it functions properly, doing what it is supposed to do,
then this is a sign of its healthiness.
But when your heart does
something, it is not supposed to do, or it does not function
to do what it was made for, then just like any other organ of your body, if it fails to do what it was supposed to do, then this is a sign that
that organ in your body is defective,
that it is ill, and that you are sick.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam described, the heart that accepts and absorbs, fit and to no longer recognize good or, or evil, except what its whims, desire, showing that the heart is not functioning the way it was meant to be.
showing that the heart is not functioning the way it was meant to be.
And so our hearts, Allah subhanho wa Taala created them, in order for us to recognize Allah,
to be mindful of Allah,
to love a lot to fear Allah,
to submit to Allah and His commandments, when it is not doing that, when it is not
fulfilling the function behind its very existence behind why it exists, then this is a defect.
And so this shows us that there is really something called the sickness and the illness of the heart.
The third lesson that we learned from this hadith is that a man is
it is strengthened.
And it becomes solidified in the heart, the more it repels evil,
and it is weakened.
And the man decreases, the more it indulges in evil.
And it can, it can continue to weaken, it can continue to decrease, till it hits rock bottom. And eventually that man can go away completely.
And this is as we mentioned
the more you repel evil, when it comes to you,
the more your man will become strong in your heart and the light of your demand, the more it will shine.
Making your making you even more
able to ward off and repel those fitter,
basically boosting your defenses.
And the opposite. The more you indulge, the more you accept those fitter,
the weaker your man will become.
And the weaker your defenses will become. And the more you are exposing yourself to the danger of your Eman, hitting rock bottom, or going away completely. But it should be noted here that
there's a difference between our email decreasing and our Eman going away completely.
And so as long as the the essence of event is there in the heart, even if it has reached the lowest level.
This person is still called a believer. He is still a Muslim, he is still a person of email, no matter how little he man he may have.
if that email completely goes away, and he is not doing anything that he is supposed to do as a Muslim, for example, he does not pray he does not fast, and so on and so forth. And this person is a Catholic, even if he claims to be a Muslim.
So there's a difference between a man decreasing and a man going away completely. So a person who may indulge in certain major sins like Xena, like murder, theft, Riba and so on and so forth.
No matter how much he may indulge in those sins,
he is still a believer even though even though the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in various ahaadeeth he referred to such people as you know them not having enough. For example, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that, the one who commits Zina, while he is committing Zina, he does not have he met, the person who steals while he is stealing, he does not have he met.
What is meant by that is he does not have complete
he does not have complete NEMA. So there's a difference between our mn being incomplete. And our Eman going away completely. Finally, the last point that I wanted to mention here is that the way to measure how sound Your heart is,
versus how corrupt it is,
is by looking at how you react to evil
when you see it.
And so when you are exposed to fit in, how do you react?
Yes, you may not be able to go and remove that evil
physically with your hands.
But you can reject it
with your heart.
grieve at its presence.
You can be saddened by the fact that you know this evil exists.
And this is the least we can do.
And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that whoever sees an evil,
then let him change it, if he is able to then let him to change it with his hand, remove it.
If he is unable to do that, then let him to denounce it with his tongue. If he is unable to do that, then let him denounce it and reject it with his heart. And then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Well, there are awful Eman and that is the weakest of email. And so if you see an evil, and you consider it to be okay, and you don't denounce it with your heart,
then this is a sign that you don't even have
the weakest form of email that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in this hadith