Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
me know salatu salam O Allah shall be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does livan Catherine casilla from Nevada. My dear brothers and sisters 111 and eight Allah. Allah subhanho data gave us another Juma and let us take full advantage of that. Because this is that beautiful.
It is our weekly holy day, it is our weekly, day over eight and Alhamdulillah This is a day when we come together in the masajid physically, and we bring our hands together on Allah Subhana Allah, Gemma on the loop on Allah subhanho wa Taala
is also and it is the real purpose of divine shala. And then we spend some time reminding each other about matters of interest in matters of great value
about our lives, both in this world and the next and that is what these hotel are about. Others just as I was, somebody sent me this very nice
which is from chef, Mr. shoukry.
Who said about his experience in the class of chef Abdullah lgpd half is a lot one of the great scholars of Medina,
the master of the sea and also took the principles of Islamic law.
In his class, he mentioned in passing sugar, he says that in May that he in his class he mentioned in passing that the root causes of entering jahannam are four and the root causes of entering gender are also for
sugar. He says I waited for him to clarify but he didn't he went on to a different topic.
So after the class after the session after his lecture was over in the question and answer session,
he said I asked him to clarify what he meant by the roots being full. And he said that does not need clarification. Then he held up his fingers to come he said okay, read from masala cocoon visa, and this is from Surah modasa masala Coco v SATA. What caused you to be in SATA, which is one of the stages of the HANA
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work on an ACO model co Ed. And we used to indulge with those who indulged and he held up his third finger he said that his three
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alladhina homefries holla at him so because after moving on the believers are successful. He said that is one alladhina homefries Allah to him harsh your own. There are those who are who have cushaw in their Salah who are mindful in their Salah. He said that is true.
We're living in a home and a lovely monotone and they are those who avoid useless talk. He said that is three
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And he said and they are those who pay zakat. He said that is for
and then he said and he said to shoukry and to the class, he said and notice the ayah they pay their zakat.
In contrast to we did not feed the poor
and the ayah and those who avoid useless talk is in contrast to and we used to indulge with those who indulge
and the ayah. And those who are mindful in their Salah, who are who are crucial in the Salah is in contrast to, we will not have those who prayed.
And he said the ayah the believer, the believers have succeeded is in contrast to we used to deny the Day of Resurrection.
And he then smiled and said, the Koran is filled with treasures, we just have to dive for them.
My brother and sister the divine new and myself, that the foundation of everything is attitude
with respect to Allah subhanaw taala
The only attitude that is acceptable is total and complete submission and obedience. Allah subhanaw taala said about this Omar Can I mean in one minute in either auto la hora solo amaran Cora homonuclear a koala homonuclear Otto min Emery him Mama yasi la hora sola, hufa dolla dolla Medina
and let's run it as it is one of the reserve. It is not for a believer, man or woman.
When Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger, salallahu alaihe salam have decreed a matter that they should have any option in that matter, that they should have any option in their decision. When a decision of Allah has come when a decision has come, then for a believer to have another opinion, or a believer to say I don't agree for a believer to say, I am I've got another issue. I've got an issue with this. This is not acceptable at all. And Allah Radha Zed, and whoever disobeyed Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in plain error. So what is the only acceptable position for the believer, man or woman with regard to the hakam of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the camera, Sir, sir,
is to say some an outline.
Overall Nagara been our legal mercy or law we have heard and we will obey and please forgive us and to you is our return.
This is obedience with knowledge of who Allah subhana wa Taala is and what our relationship with him is. It is with the understanding that he decreed that whatever he degree is indeed the best for us, and that he is our one or he.
A No man men have been Bashir are they Alon Omar reported Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, verily the lawful is clear, and the unlawful is clear. And between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus, he who avoids doubtful matters, clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, and he will fall into doubtful matters will fall into the unlawful as the shepherd who pastures his animals, his sheep near a sanctuary, all but grazing there in
virtually every king has a sanctum and the sanctum of a loss of animal data is his prohibitions. Verily, the body is a piece of flesh, which if sound, the entire body is sound, and if corrupt, the entire body is corrupt. Truly, it is the heart. And this is it.
Well, Heidi and Muslim and it is agreed upon matava finale. If you look at all of the above, we see the following sequence. It begins with a firm belief in Akira.
That is the hallmark of the meaning about whom Allah subhanaw taala said that they have succeeded. acara was the sticking point with the visionary kena buck, the ideas that we don't end when we die, that we will be resurrected, and we will be held accountable, and we will be rewarded or punished. These all these ideas were alien to them, and many of them rejected this truth. Those who believed accepted Islam, and they are the ones about whom Allah subhanaw taala declared, God apply
moment the moment in have succeeded.
A belief in the akhira in the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. To look forward to it, and to live our lives in a way that the meeting would be good insha Allah is the foundation of all goodness and the foundation of our religion. This belief is expressed and proven by worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala in the way that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam taught us and that is Salah.
To establish Salah is the most important commandment of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It is an expression of the purpose of our existence, because Allah Subhana Allah created us to worship Him, Salah is evidence that we are Muslim. If it is absent in our lives, then there is no evidence there is no proof that we believed in La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah. The third principle is charity, which is expressed in the form of compulsory charity that is occurred and voluntary charity, which is feeding the poor other good deeds. Islam came as much as a social reform movement as it did as a religion. It is this aspect that was so difficult for the power mongers of Makkah to accept the concept of equality of all human beings, irrespective of race and color and
gender and likeness, before Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The idea that women have the same rights and privileges as men with difference between them in terms of duties and responsibilities, the idea that wives were to be treated with respect, and that men couldn't just marry as many women as they wished. The idea that inheritance was to be regulated by Allah subhanaw taala.
The importance of humility of no ostentation, good manners, and many more, all these were dangerous ideas, which were designed to upset their social order, the social order of Makkah at the time, which the leaders of modern society fought tooth and nail.
But these were and are the foundations of the Islamic system, which is based on justice, compassion, kindness, concern for one another, helping one another, and respect for all people. The fourth principle of not being self indulgent, in a way that displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala closes the loop to the belief in the accurate those who believe in in the ACA and the meeting with Allah do not indulge their base desires, because they know that this displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala. To do so is against the concept of taqwa which is expressed through salah and Zakat, and being careful of the huddled the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The last injunction also points this last injunction
of not being self indulgent, also points to the importance of keeping good company because we tend to be influenced by our friends, this leaves Oh convincing as we are all aware of this in our lives hanging out.
We advise our children about this and get justifiably concerned, if you find them hanging out with the wrong kind of people, but we are less conscious of this in our own lives. That is because we need first to be clear about what is good and what is not. We tend to see good and bad in a purely material sense, instead of in terms of ethics and values and behavior. The foremost of the of those ethics and values is the belief in Allah subhanaw taala and living according to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in all aspects of our lives. This is a must be our, our criteria. This must be our criterion to judge who we should be with, and to ask ourselves, if we ourselves are fit
to be good companions for others. In conclusion, I would like to remind myself and you that these four batters are also an excellent format for us to use
to evaluate ourselves from time to time to see how we are doing.
I'm a great believer in documentation and systems. And so I would suggest that we spend one hour every month, fix a day when we look at our life over the past month to see how it measured against these four criteria. The first one is believe in the asset and accountability to Allah subhanaw taala from whom nothing is hidden about
This ask yourself, how conscious was I about this in the past month? And then look for evidence for that, if you say I was very conscious, what did you do? What are the actions which show that you were conscious? If you if you feel no, no, I was not conscious, then what did you actually do, which now proves to you that you are not conscious, because you want to reinforce the good and you want to leave the bad, so you need to know what it is. Right? Second question to ask is, what am I pleased about and therefore thank Allah subhanaw taala. For it be specific about that I am pleased about the fact that under the law, that in the last month I prayed everyday Alhamdulillah I thank Allah tala,
I asked Allah to give me the cover. So I continue for that. I continue that in the rest of my life. Third question to ask is, where did I slip up and need to be more conscious about what are the things that I slipped up? And where do I need to be
more conscious? That is the first one which is believe in the second one is establishing Salah in this context, again, as three questions. How many times did I pray on time? For anyone who has difficulty with that I suggest, maintain a diary when you pray, make a table for the door. And then keep ticking off so that you are sure that you have prayed and issue is prayed on time not delayed, and so on and tailor the know. Pray on time. As soon as the time comes. Pray Do not delay in the Salah. How many times did I pray on time? Number two, what is the state of my Salah? How much of social do I have? Do I have concentration in my my thoughts everything wandering and so on? Is there
any improvement? number three? What am I pleased about and what needs improvement? Like like the one before I did something good hamdulillah I thank Allah I need to change I will change.
Principle number the graduate and number three is socket and socket. Ask this question how much charity did I give? Number? That's a number right I gave so many dollars? Number A question number two, what is my attitude about charity? Do I consider it a cash outflow? Or do I consider it an investment with an assured high return and investment, the return for which is guaranteed by none other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the minimum return of that is one is to 10
what do I how do I look at charity? And my answer, whichever it is, will be supported by how much charity I give. Because if charity to me is a investment with a guaranteed high return, then I'm going to give as much charity as I can not as little as I can. If Geraghty to me is a net cash outflow, then it's an expense and obviously I will control that expense. So my own actions will
will mirror that. And so question to ask is what needs to change? final one? Number four, lifestyle, social life company leisure time management with regard to all this as the question, What am I happy about? And what must change? And what is my plan for that? How am I going to change what I think I need to change? My brothers and sisters. I remind myself I knew that in the end. It doesn't matter what we know. What matters is what we do. ask Allah subhanaw taala della della would be pleased with you and never to be displeased. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to enable you to do that which is pleasing to Him always to keep you in that state where you always do things which are pleasing to
Allah subhanho wa Taala the pleasure of Allah is the single criterion for all decision making in your life. And when you go to Allah subhanho data, I ask Allah subhanaw taala to take you in a state where he is pleased with you. Just yesterday my friend
wassim Rafi from Australia sent me a clip of
of a brother who passed away reading the Koran there some security camera in the room with regard to this, he's passing away with by leaving the Quran, ask Allah subhanaw taala when your time comes to take you in a state of complete and total obedience to Him doing something which pleases Him, whether it is Salah in pseudos or whether it is eating for an hour or whatever it is, that pleases a lot of Antara ask a lot of Jq in that state, because remember, we will be resurrected in the state in which we died. And that's the reason why it's very important to ensure that we never do something which will put us in a situation where we are doing something that displeases Allah subhanaw taala
and we die in that state. We don't want to do that. But jazak Allah, Allah, may Allah bless you, may Allah protect you, May Allah keep you in a safety. This COVID thing seems to be again coming as a sort of surge seems to be coming
again once again and very very
seriously, I want to advise all of you please take this seriously this is not a joke. This is not just some flu. This is this is a serious matter, protect yourself. inshallah masan We ask Allah subhanaw taala for his protection, but tie the camel in your case that camel is tied by the mask on your face, and it is tied by the time there is a number of times you wash your hands. Please do that. Avoid all
avoid all gatherings avoid all crowds. Don't go wandering here and there unnecessarily stay at home and use this time inshallah to get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to get close to your families to put your life in order and make a lot of dua make lots and lots of Easter far, especially today for Juma make lot of Easter far. Send lots and lots of salatu salam, O Allah is Allah Allah and remember that is that our that nobody told us about the PSA in which Allah subhanaw taala access door, ask Allah to grant you that to make you ask the drugs that are pleasing to Him and which are beneficial to you and to give you that which you asked with Sara raffia and to add to
that from His Majesty and generosity and grace was Allah Allah Allah will Karim Allah Allah He was iVh main Baraka hora me what hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.