Are You Prepared?
Channel: Khalid Yasin
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Dear brothers and sisters, that's our beginning.
Now I want you to listen for a moment,
we will continue this excursion.
Because perhaps this may be the first time that some of you have heard this or considered it.
So bear with me a moment.
Now, that's our beginning.
No need for us to talk about what we do. From childhood.
Until adulthood, we all know that
we know the drama of life.
And that drama doesn't change whether we're from Africa, or from China,
from America, or Australia,
whether you're male or female, rich or poor, black or white, tall or short.
The scenario, the drama, of human development, it doesn't change.
So let's go from the beginning of the world, the beginning of the human, and let's go to the end,
with an end
can be characterized with a word that all of us like to avoid.
You know, whenever people use the word death, they use it like in a whisper.
You say he died.
We always use it like for somebody else.
And even when we see people dying of war being killed,
even when we're entertained,
we like to think to ourselves because there are actors.
Well, they're not going to be killed. They're just actors.
So the scenario of death doesn't really come to us. It doesn't really reach home.
As the Quran says.
Those who blame the
From McCullough sofa
Kela loco tala Muna animalia de la Terra.
firma Terra Luna,
from Allah to Allah Yama, Eden. And in
the Quran says
you are busy.
piling up, calculating,
developing your careers, your money, your occupation, your wealth,
you visit the graves.
Think about it. When was the last time that you
went to a funeral?
Was it your mother? Was it your father? Was it your grandfather? Was it your uncle? Was it your cousin? Was it your friend? Was it your wife? Was it your husband? The last time that you visited the grave? When you went to a funeral and you saw that person who you love that was laughing, crying? Live? boasting, wealthy,
educated, deny, arrogant, whatever they were.
What was the demeanor of the people when you walked in that funeral?
when that person was stretched out,
and their last suit?
What was the demeanor?
What are people cracking jokes?
Were they dancing?
clapping and singing songs? No. Silence.
Why? Because every person that walked in that room, seeing that person stressed out the first thing they thought about was not the person. The first thing they thought about was that one day this will be me
and how to care for all of us. All of you are engaged in running your mouths,
doing your business, multiplying, buying houses, cars, business, whatever you're doing and when you're
told about God, religion, life morality, you're saying you're gonna get no time for that. You have time for that. I don't
believe in God, modified. I don't even know for Medina if I do. Maybe I'm coming back again.
Matter of fact, science is so sophisticated that I promise I think really that they are on the verge of being able to solve the whole thing of death soon.
We can get it done, we got enough money, we don't have to die.
See how arrogant people can be
they visit the funeral house.
And then after you go to the funeral house, if you got the guts, if you got the if you're able to do so.
You go to the grave.
And now this is another scenario.
You say to yourself, is that it?
I mean, 5060 years, scraping, struggling, scheming. Lying, stealing fornicating jumping up and down, begun working. And this is the end of it.
I mean, is this what's gonna happen to me?
Are they gonna be dropping me into a hole in the ground
a hole in the ground the same hole that a cat digs after deprecates
just a little deeper.
But for the same reason. The cat digs a hole because the cat has dignity.
Something that human beings don't seem to have.
Instinctively the cat
digs a little hole covers it up.
Humans have got to be taught to do that.
But for the same reason. So you and I were going into a hole a little deeper than the one the cat though.
And all the people is crying.
Pulling out the hair. Screaming almost acting like they falling in love with you. They want to just jump in there with you. Not really though. You know solo solo act. Great. Nobody really gonna jump in there. And stay in there. They'll love you that much.
And then after all the shuffling yes all the shuffling get done. And they fill it up. And Nick the box you can't even see the box no more the coffin, the coffin that cost 5000 I don't know what they did. They burned somebody 5000 on the coffin for
I mean, I was a funeral director. After they left, I would dig them back up and put them in a box and take that box back.
And honestly, I'm telling you, that's what they do.
Yeah. So after all the money and all the drama.
And they dig that hole and put you in them and cover you up.
And everybody goes back to the place. Go back to Mama's house or that his house or whoever's house and you know, we cook some chicken or whatever it is, and we do a little dance and drink some scotch and forget all about that person, then we start we want the lawyer to come down talking about
you know, giving up the spoils.
So if that woman who died, had a husband, somebody else don't marry him, you know that.
And that man who died
you know that woman in about six months or a year grieving or whatever it is. She'll come to understand that she needs somebody else be with so she can marry somebody. So that means if his suits are still in the closet, and he can fit him who away
so it really means that after all this time
and the people walk away from that grave.
How about that person in the grave What's happening?
Because you know and I know that death is almost like sleeping.
Death is like sleeping, your body is gone. Your body is dead. Your Spirit is gone. But your consciousness is there.
Yes, brothers and sisters, you and I are going to know
when the people put us in that box and put us in the grave. We are going to know
your spirit is gone.
You can't shout, you can't call out. You can't say Don't leave me here.
But you're going to be hearing. And you're going to be seen, because that's a different kind of consciousness.
But you can't move.
And in that grave, this is when the real trauma is going to begin.
Because there's a reason for humans to go inside the grave. And to create a one or two, he could have caused us to live and then disappear into its atmosphere.
But he didn't,
he calls us to go into another room,
called the tomb, you started out in a womb of your mother, and you wind up in the womb of the earth called the tomb, from the womb to the tomb.
This is the whole trip.
And this is what you have to think about.
That grave is going to be
a place of drama and trauma,
a place where you're going to be questioned, before you're resurrected.
And brothers and sisters, do you think
that human beings that have the ability,
human beings have the ability to take a piece of Earth, dig it up, irrigated, put down seeds, plant corn, whatever the case might be, the corn comes up, they harvest the corn, then after that, what happens? They cut it down, dig it up again, put new seeds in, and what happens after that
comes back up again.
What happens in the winter,
all the leaves fall off the trees and the earth goes dead. And what happens in the springtime, the water comes, generates the earth again germinates all over again, new grass, new leaves, new flowers, new fruits. So a law says, and assigned for them is the dead earth after that we give it life.
And then you eat the fruits from that. So law says the one who gave you life in the beginning? Is he not able to give you life all over again in order to judge you?
Yes, certainly. You may want to deny it, because you don't want to be judged.
But you will be judged.
And this is what we want to talk about now.
The brothers and sisters, the scenario of where
The reality of the reckoning will be explained in the actual order in which it will unfold with no exaggeration.
No undue drama from the speaker. And this tremendous event will have seven distinct stages.
And we want to talk about the seven distinct stages of the drama of death
According to the scripture here, Allah subhanho wa Taala the creator gives us a complete scenario.
that death is a fact nobody can deny it. Now if there's somebody here that's got a problem or philosophy
that they differ with me about death today, they're not gonna die, they're not included in that. I want you to raise your hand so you could pay give us the steel.
Okay, that means we all on the same page.
Now death is a fact going inside the grave is a fact. If you don't want to agree about what's gonna happen in the grave, let's move past that.
But the creator says that after the grave, so certainly we will resurrect you and the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him.
He gave us a beautiful scenario.
He said that,
after the almighty
destroys this earth as he as he created in the beginning, by his word, he will destroy it. Now we know that the human beings have been able to create
weapon which is called
a solar destructive weapon, it means that they have a weapon now that can emit a sound that can destroy a mountain.
We already know that they have been able to design a weapon that can create and harness a laser beam that can create holes through the mountains with a laser beam. Now, this is what humans have been able to do. The Creator, he says
that on the Day of Judgment,
before that judgment, he will destroy the entire world. Now the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him gives us a beautiful scenario. He says,
it will happen in this order.
There will be the sound
of a trumpet.
Not the trumpet of Louis Armstrong, not the traveler, john Coltrane, not a traveler Miles Davis,
another trumpet, another hole
by an angel,
with a sound that when it comes out,
the first blast
will destroy all living creatures at once.
The sound of that trumpet
will cause the human beings to fall into a swoon.
Almost like they're drunk, but they won't be drunk.
There will be
mothers will abort
and the opening of the graves
and everyone that went into a grave from the day that they that this earth was created, from the first human beings to the last, the graves will be opened up. And the human beings will come out of the grave as if they were mushrooms.
that Allah will send on that day
after he destroys the earth. After he removed the sky, he will didn't send clouds, new clouds and those clouds will have inside of them sperm.
And when those clouds open up and drop that sperm, that sperm will hit the Earth. And each one of us the sperm from our father, the same sperm with the same DNA from our father will come from that cloud and hit the ground and you and I will come out of that ground like mushrooms.
All the way back God says to the fingertips.
That means with the same fingerprints and the same DNA.
The only thing on that day
No one will be able to speak. That'd be beautiful.
No one, no one will cry, no one will complain. No one will lie. No one will exaggerate. No one will blame the other one because no one will speak.
The Prophet then said peace and blessings be upon them that the human beings will then be gathered
on a huge white plane stretched out
all the human being from the first to the last from Adam.
From the Prophet Adam, first man
all the way to the last.
And he said they will be on that day barefoot
No fancy clothes that day.
No fancy shoes, no fancy clothes, nothing to distinguish them and say what their class or their rank would be that day.
So his wife Aisha radiallahu anha. She said O Messenger of Allah sallallahu people be embarrassed.
He said no. They will not be embarrassed.
They will be so full of trauma that day.
That nobody will look to the left or the right,
they will all be only concerned about themselves.
And then the judgment will begin. And the scales will be set up
the same scales, scales like the scales that you see inside the supermarket when they weigh bananas and fruit.
Same kind of scales.
Only this day, it will not be bananas and fruit, it will be deeds.
Because that's all we have as human beings to offer that day deeds. That's the whole purpose of our life. To do deeds to perform, see what the tongue says, see what the private parts do. See what the hands do. See where the legs and the feet where they go to see what the mind see what the eyes see. See what the mind feels and thinks, see what the heart What kind of emotions it holds. And what's the final result on that day the deeds will be laid out.
And the people will be sorted out into groups.
And on that day, everybody will be receiving their tickets and their visa to their final destination.
You know what a ticket in a visa is?
A ticket is gonna take you somewhere and the visa is the permission.
Brothers and sisters, seekers after truth.
If you doubt that this is
your end in my end.
Let me remind you and remind myself that this life is very short.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that human beings will be resurrected altogether. men women, Jin shaytani Sheltie, beads and birds, birds and bees. He said they will be naked, uncircumcised and barefoot.
They will be hungry and their stomachs burning. The sun will be over their heads about the distance of a mile. Can you imagine that?
I mean, right now, the sun is 93 million miles away from the earth and you know how hot it gets some places.
Can you imagine the earth being about a mile from the sun.
They will have hot wind blowing in their faces. Because the doors of hell will be opened up.
Now if anybody's getting a little restless here,
and you think you need a random little bags that they give you on the plane, or you need a you need some panadol or something to hold you down? Let us know. Because I know most of us we didn't think about this scenario. And I'm telling you again, this is not a movie.
I'm not trying to get no Oscar up here.
This is scripture,
giving you the chance to consider
they will sweat until their sweat will produce rivers up to their knees, their waist, their shoulders, and some people up to their noses in their own sweat.
They will cry tears until the tears create a flood
but it will matter
and when they cannot cry anymore,
they will then cry blood
they will be shouting, screaming like animals
like animals being slaughtered.
But Allah will not listen to them.
Because this is the day when which was announced to them.
They will have their flesh bone from the help file and it will smell like rotten coughs
and they will ask
they will see the Prophet Adam will be there and other prophets will be there they will be asking those profits. Look, I knew about you can you help me out that this day
they will be stacked up like sticks and they will have no place to stand on everybody will be trying to find someplace to stand.
They will be suffering that day so much that they will ask God Oh God, please relieve us of the suffering just throw us in hell
not realizing that the fire of hell
will be a million times hotter than the place that this standard
this will only be the beginning of the day of judgment.
Dear brothers and sisters,
if this is only the beginning of the judgment,
let me just summarize to tell you
what the end of the judgement
for those who styles, alight, and good deeds.
The resting place inevitably will be the helpfile.
punishments that you cannot imagine.
And you may say to me, what it sounds like a dream.
I don't believe that.
But you don't believe that you're gonna die. You can't even imagine that.
You can imagine the grave.
You can't imagine while you in your mother's womb.
You can't imagine before that. Yet all those scenarios were realities for you to get here are all of those are realities for you to leave here.
And certainly, this issue of judgment as a matter of Scripture, every prophet of God told the people about this scenario.
And all I'm doing to you, for you, brothers and sisters is reminding you about this scenario.
All of us are going to die, all of us will go into the grave, all of us are going to be judged. And all of us will wind up in one or two destinations.
No one wants to be in a predicament.
No one wants to go to jail. Not even for a day. Suddenly, no one wants to go to jail for life.
And even if you went to jail for life, what is it 20 years, 30 years, 40 years in the air conditioned prison watching cable TV, eating three meals a day of the taxpayers dollars playing basketball, or rugby or whatever they do in jail.
Prison of hell, there will be no TV,
there won't be no three meals.
There won't be no air conditioning.
There will be the recompense of your deeds and your rejection of the Almighty.
Now, I'm not the one to say that if you don't believe in God, I'm not the one to say if you're not a Muslim, I'm not the one to say if you're a Christian, or a Jew, or Buddhist or Hindu or whatever, I'm not the one to say,
who's going to hell and who's not. Because I don't have any guarantee myself.
But I'm only a warning to say to you. So certainly, you're going to answer for what you did on this earth with the gifts that you were given.
Don't be caught by surprise. And don't be in a situation that you won, you were told. And on that day, you deny and you lie you say that you didn't know.
Because in case you didn't realize it, if you didn't know before you came here. You know now
when you walk through that door, you didn't know that you were going to walk out of here responsible that if you didn't know before you came now you know.
Now lie to yourself if you want to and dream about it.
And keep this in mind.
Each one of you only have a number of days or months or years before the reality of death comes to you. Some of us are sitting here right now.
a month from now we may not be here
a year from now.
We will not be here. Certainly many of us 10 years from now, will not be here.
is to cement in your minds. That true success in life has to do with understanding and making an evaluation of life itself.
With the Property Valuation,
the profits a lot of them told us think about your life before your death.
Think about your youth before your old age.
About the gifts of your wealth, before your poverty.
Think about the gift that you were given. Think about this life, this opportunity. Think about your responsibility before you were called to account.
to success in life is just like with the boy scout said, What's the sound of the Boy Scouts? Who knows what they made, what the Boy Scouts say was it two words they always say?
Now, the boy scouts didn't mean Be prepared to die.
But it also means being prepared. Now how many people here would like to be completely prepared, or some people don't like to be prepared to go to work tomorrow, on Monday,
every one of us if we know where we're headed, would like to be prepared. Every one of us if we're taking a trip, gonna pack the bags and try to have everything in that bag that we need. Isn't that true? It is the nature of human beings, that if they know where they're headed, they want to be prepared. That's the nature of what we're talking about tonight.
Now, brothers and sisters, I want to summarize and wrap up my message to you by saying
part of success in life is making the correct decisions.
And what helps us to make the right decisions is making the having the right information.
We are providing you with information from the Lord of the heavens and the earth from a Sacred Scripture, which is the only scripture which is intact.
providing you with the information that will allow us to be prepared. And by being prepared. We can reform our lives now.
We can rearrange things in our lives now. We can reconcile things with our conscience, and we can reconcile things with our Creator with our God, now.
We can pay the debts that we owe.
We can pay restitution that we owe,
we can begin to do some worship.
We can at least say Oh God, I thank you for life. Oh God, I asked you for strength. Oh God, I asked you for time. Oh God, I asked you for mercy. Oh God, I asked you for forgiveness, Oh, God, give me the opportunity. And I will reconstruct my life. I will reform myself in preparation
for a day about which there is no doubt.
There's nobody here
who went to college without the expectancy of graduating and getting some kind of a degree or certificate isn't.
There's nobody here that works on a job
without the expectancy of getting paid.
So everybody understands consequences. Everybody understands rewards and punishments.
Everyone everybody knows.
So what we're talking about here
is preparing yourself for rewards or punishments.
preparing yourself for Recompense.
Now I'd like to ask a question, a simple question.
Nothing tricky about it.
How many people here
have really seriously thought
about the purpose of life? How many people thought about it seriously, the purpose of life? How many people
have thought about the purpose of life?
Even for a minute, sat down by yourself in your room.
walked along the road somewhere.
In a church,
in a bathtub, in your bed.
In the hospital? When you went to a funeral? How many people thought at one time in your life? What is the object what is the purpose of life how many people
and whether or not you
found the answer to it or not. I want to ask another question.
How many people asked themselves or said to themselves, if I really knew the purpose of life,
and the most successful way to obtain that purpose? I would definitely follow that way. How many people said that to themselves?
That if I really knew the purpose of life, if I was convinced about it,
and what would make me successful, to reach that purpose? Certainly, I would follow it.
How many people have said that to themselves?
A great deal of people.
Then I asked you the final question
How many people here
within themselves, that they understand the purpose of life
and that they also are convinced about the tools of success towards that purpose? How many people here honestly can say that?
That's not a significant number.
It means that most of us one thing I say you're honest, that's good, to be honest. But it's not good to be lost. And it's not good for you to be a mature human being on the way to death.