Akhlaaq of the Ummati #12
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We are on the topic of a flock of God.
I always begin with the same line. And I think that is important to
to make sure that we give the same message every time which is the purpose of these classes is not
to increase you in the amount of information that you have about Islam. It is to remind myself and to remind you to practice Islam.
It is so that you can
benefit of Islam
That can happen only from practice, it does not happen from learning the theory. theory is only important in as much as you needed to practice to know what to do, you should know you have the theory and then you practice that. If you only know what to do and you don't do it.
It does not and it cannot help you.
We are looking at the qualities of the
and we are looking at the qualities of those people who Allah subhanaw taala
mentioned and Allah subhanaw taala
expressed his approval about
and those are the people who are local and
today we are on this quality which is a last round that I said well levena yummy tuna lira be him. So Jaden, Wakayama.
Allah said and they are those who spend the night before their Robin such the NPN
my brothers and sisters,
the most reliable sign of those who love Allah subhanho wa Taala
is that they breed
anyone who does not prove to them claims to love Allah subhanho wa Taala does not have evidence for that.
He does not have evidence for his claim that he loves Allah.
Allah Mashallah. And of course that evidence is not to show the world the evidences before
so if I want to take my evidence to Allah NZ Allah, I love you. And I always loved you.
And you say, what is the evidence? Well, I used to.
I used to spend the night in such the NPR, as you mentioned in your column.
In the case of Rasulullah Salim, spending the night in Santa Ana,
more often than not, was quite literally what it means that he would spend the whole night in the den.
So I was to say that sometimes we would pray with him. And we were afraid that the time for father would come.
In other cases, he didn't pray the entire night which he prayed for most of the night.
But there was never a single night
in the Sierra of rasulillah salam in his life.
That he did not stand before Allah in Salah in the night.
And I can broadly safely say this about all the Sahaba in one day, there was not a night when they did not stand before Allah subhanaw taala
and Allah subhanho wa Taala himself is witness for this and Allah subhanho wa Taala. himself mentioned this
where Allah subhanho data,
said, I was we let him finish a thought and that was he was
let her run into him in Rebecca Yamanaka, taco Madden, I mean to lose a lady when his father who was also auto to Manila, Dena, Mack,
Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned it himself. And he said, Allah is the witness that you stand in some insula, and your and your people stand with you in Salah.
My brother and sisters, it is logical and sensible. And this is also in our own lives, we have enough examples of this,
that we like to spend time in the company of those we love.
I mean, this is a logical thing you don't want to, you will not look forward to and you will not like to spend time in the company of people. I'm not saying people who hate will obviously will not go there. But I'm saying even people, you don't really love people who are, you know, acquaintances who are maybe you know, some professional friends or professional acquaintances or colleagues or something,
who might be there, you will try to restrict your dealings with them to a very transactional at a very transactional level. And you will finish that as quickly as possible. Even as a person says, You know what, I think we should spend a weekend together, I showed you my I think I will, I wish you would come home. And you know, I think it would be nice if you can spend an evening together. And you might even say yes, yes, yes,
we will plan that. And you know, that you are not gonna do that. Because that person's company, you really don't enjoy that person's company is something that you
that you find difficult to deal with. And so therefore, you're even though you might be
out of politeness, I mean, you don't want to say look, you know, I I don't want to spend time with you, right? The only time I have transactional, which I'm spending with you is also because I have no other alternative in the day I find somebody else I'm gone.
So get out of my life, you will not say this. It's too rude, even though that might be the truth, but your behavior will show and it demonstrates how much affection you have for that person.
Now I find myself when you let us look at our
dealings with Allah subhanaw taala. Let us look at the time that we spend with Allah. What is that time in a formal sense? That is Salah, any Salah, for Salah, in Asana, and so on.
And that's why the position of the handled becomes so important, because that's purely voluntary.
If somebody does not read the hedges his whole life, he will not go to Ghana on that basis. I mean, he might go to Ghana for something else, but he will not be in jail or he will not be put in Jannah because he did not pray that you know.
But what does it say about that individual? What does it say about that individual's love for Allah subhanaw taala What does it say about that individuals?
You know, claim of,
of enjoying the company of Allah Subhana Allah.
So Allah subhanaw taala himself. This is so important that Allah subhanho wa Taala himself mentioned this as one of the qualities of his slaves about man,
and who are those alibis are one one of those qualities well levena Joby to Nairobi, him so
these are the people who spend the night who spend the night to spend time before they rub in such the antiA
just to ask Allah to make us among those rasulillah salam said, Allah loves that man who wakes up for the hedgehog and wakes up his wife. And he said, Allah loves that woman who wakes up for the hedgehog and wakes up her husband.
Let us be among those people who loves them. Why because here is a man who is concerned about his wife, to the extent that he wants the best for her and what is the best for her is for her to protect you. So he wakes up and then he wakes her up. And the same thing for the woman she really wants the best for her husband. So what is the best for her husband is that he wakes up what I do so she wakes up and she wakes him up.
And this is the this is the beauty and this is what this is telling us. Let us try to be among them.
Nobody's gonna wake up your wife.
And if she does not wake up, immediately just sprinkle a little bit of water on her face.
Of these things, you know, I mean, you might say, Well, you know, I don't want to go spring from spring water. I mean, if you don't want to do that, but the point I'm making is that all of these things are
things which show the importance of the action.
Right? And you might say, Well, you know, sprinkling water means that that'll probably be the last day I dropped.
My fear of my wife excuse my fear of Allah knows we'll
see, just think about this, my brothers.
My brothers just think about this, that in many cases he is Lee if we this is not a lie is beyond any comparisons. And we don't compare with the last module, I'm just saying that sometimes if you look at our lives,
the way we deal with some people in our
the way we treat some people in our lives, the way we pay attention to some people in our lives, the way we are even afraid of offending some people in our lives.
So, if we did that with Allah, then Jenna is assured inshallah.
But how strange it is for the human being that and for the Muslim non human being a Muslim,
that he will, you know, do back somersaults. And he will twist himself into all kinds of odd shapes, in order to please somebody that he loves in this life.
But he will find it difficult to pray two rakaat of Salah for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa.
the only one who can give us anything, the only one who we should be concerned about the only one who will be with us and stay with us.
is Allah subhanaw taala those who love the most will leave you
they will leave you
they will leave you and you will have to bear that
parting you will have to bear that bereavement.
If you don't believe me as those who have been believed
and all of us have faced these are all of me the degree may differ we're all of us have faced the death of one or other or more of our
people who are beloved to us.
But the only one who does not leave us is Allah subhana
wa moroccon at nema contoh.
He is with you wherever you are and I did not say well well Michael Medina, my quantum field hayati. dounia. No.
Allah didn't say is with you wherever you are in the life of this world and on the Day of Judgment, he is going to abandon you and forget about you know, what, who am I who am I you know, my quantum Allah said he is with you wherever you are.
ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
that Allah is with us, supporting us, protecting us, looking out for us on the Day of Judgment, inshallah.
Remember those just as
those who love anyone, look for opportunities to spend as much time with their beloved as possible.
If we love Allah, let us ask how much time we spend with Allah, and how much we look forward to that. I'm not talking about, you know, praying that you
check our books, books or other you know, googly
ask yourself how next you want to take.
When you are drying a bite, you say, well, I've been breathing. I mean, I've been breathing from the day I was born. I'm now 64 years old, every single day of those 64 years I have been bleeding, a tingle. I know in a minute, I would have drawn a couple of breaths. So still two breaths per minute
or three breaths per minute for 64 years. I mean, how many more breaths Do you want me to draw? Do we do sit Do You Do Is tennis. But you will because remember, every single one of those breaths you were able to draw without pain without suffering without without struggling because Allah Subhana Allah della della, who gave you that as a gift.
Today, this is particularly we need to be conscious because this is what death by COVID means. respiratory failure.
I mean, if somebody is infected with COVID, and then they they have a heart attack or something and they die. This is a mercy because if they if that didn't happen,
then eventually death will come to them by respiratory failure, which means that the last one
Moments of their lives are very painful,
struggling for breath. May Allah protect us all from this whoever is infected mela cure them Allah relieve the suffering May Allah relieve the whole world of this calamity and enable us to learn the lessons from it. Even to this day think about that here is a sign from Allah subhanho here is one of the
Allah Allah knows best but one of the punishments of this dunya from Allah subhanaw taala
what are the Z
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give you a small punishment before the big punishment so that you can return to us
and what is the small punishment is What punishment is this you may say well this is one yeah this one is small compared to what will happen in the on the Day of Judgment if we don't clean up our act in this life.
Allah has brought this whole world war halt I've said this so many times that ask yourself this question. If someone had suggested this to
someone I said you know, really we need for everyone the whole world to come to a halt just stop
think where are we going? What are we doing?
What are we doing with this world? What are we doing with ourselves what are we doing with our life?
Do you believe in Allah subhanaw taala Who are you fully?
If somebody had said this
know what would you say
bring the whole world to a heart You mean no planes will fly in the sky You mean no trains will run you mean is the all the all these big major multinational companies will will will shut down will people will see this will sit at home and then they will try to work from home you know internet whatnot, blah, blah, blah.
You would have said Man, you're tripping right? You're treading water? What are you smoking?
Unless rather I did this.
I think about that. That here is this opportunity from Allah. Allah. Here is the sign from Allah subhanaw taala this is I am Anya Tila,
the signs of the signs of Allah
sent to us for us to think sent to us for us to reflect sent to us so that we can clean up our act so that we can change our life pattern our lifestyles change, you know our choices change the template of our destiny going forward, Allah give us this opportunity. But just look at the headlines today look at what you and I are talking today look at the conversations today What are people spending a huge amount of
time and energy and and completely useless. You know,
completely useless. Oh I am running out of words.
What are we spending that on?
Right now Muslim world and others conversion of Asia Sofia into a mosque
totally useless this way or that way. What has happened has happened?
That is not going
to be reversed. Whether you like whether Allah subhanaw taala sent you a sign to say wake up and look at your life forget Ageas Sofia
forget World Cup because that's the next one coming up. Now.
Let's say look at yourself because if you are in a COVID Ward on a ventilator you wouldn't be worrying about who won the World Cup.
So Allah has kept you safe.
Reflect on your life and say going forward, what must I do? Where my spot where must I spend my energy? Where must my focus be? What must be my investment of my time and resources in What?
My brothers sisters if we are not going to wake up with this?
Tell me what are you waiting for? What more are you waiting for?
Connect with Allah.
build a relationship with Allah subhanho dolla, dolla dolla
Because that is the only relationship that will remain. That is the only relationship that does not end that is the only relationship in which there is complete and total faithfulness because my rub is for me Jalla Geraldo, there is no one between me and my Rob and I do not worship anyone other than my Robin, I do not ask for help from anyone other than my love, he cannot Budo he cannot die. This is the reality.
And this is what must be shown to Allah subhanho wa Taala This is what we need to demonstrate to Allah Subhana.
Yesterday, a friend of mine asked me he said, You know Allah, so many people, everybody worshipping Allah, why does Allah need that? So I told him, You are taking a film of something happening and you are thinking this is happening because of that. It's actually the other way around.
People are worshipping Allah not because he needs it because people need it.
I pray for myself, I pray because I need to connect myself to Allah subhanho wa Taala not because Allah, Allah needs to connect to me.
Why do you renew your passport?
Why do you renew your passport? Because you need a valid document to prove that you are the citizen of whichever country you are the citizen of the country doesn't need that.
The country doesn't need you as a citizen. You need the country you need a country to have you to own you as a citizen so that you can live in their country in peace and harmony and you can then go and travel anywhere in the world and you travel with that. Documents ID document of that country.
So if somebody says Why does the country issue passports and why does the country need country not needing it you're looking at an interaction you're saying, oh this shows the country needs no no, this shows you are not understanding. The country does not need that. People need passports.
Allah does not need your worship. You need Allah you need to worship Allah I need to watch up on
my brothers sisters.
As I said,
we need to repair our
connection with Allah. And Allah subhanaw taala mentioned is blessed time of the hedgerow because this is the time when
in the Hadees, whenever Allah mentioned to us, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes his news old to the first heaven, He descends to the first ever in a manner which pleases His Majesty and grace. And then
an announcer a caller call that says Who is there who needs anything from his robe, who is there who needs the protection of his robe.
And remember, this happens every single night.
You know, we give a lot of importance read through color and so on and so forth. hamdulillah we should give importance Allah give it importance.
But what about this,
which also Allah subhanaw taala
mentioned, as I mentioned to you, the ICT have sort of woken Allah mentioned and also in other places in the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the importance of this of praying in the last third of the night.
And the end the fall of that the beauty of that and that's why I used to call the Salah kurata line is to say coolness of my eyes.
This is one of my friends sent me this nice quote. He said do not consider Salah to be a burden because Allah sent Salah to relieve your burden.
He said do not consider Salah to be a burden
because Allah sent Salah
to relieve your burden.
To relieve to give you relief Allah sent Salah as a relief for you.
If you consider something which came as a relief, which came to give us relief if we consider that to be a burden. What does it say about our whole approach?
Our whole connection with Allah subhanaw taala.
My brothers sisters, Allah is the time when we connect with Allah subhanaw taala we talk to him. We tell him our stories. We asked him for his help and he answers. He knows our circumstances. He knows our difficulties and challenges and there is nobody who shows appreciation more than him.
And four such people
promised his support and a great reward. What more can we ask?
Think about that, what more can we ask?
A whole issue and May Allah protect us
is something which has, sadly and tragically been handed down to us
that for generations not something which is which has been done by one generation, this is one generation to generation we have reduced Salah to and I'm not talking about the and now I'm talking about the first one
because agile is in terms of the connecting with Allah subhanaw taala This is beyond that.
I'm talking about the force of law. We have been schooled and we have been conditioned and programmed to treat that as a burden as something to be dumped relief.
Even we even use the views for the words have different meanings. We say
are you free from Salah
forever Millvina Miss
Ferrara, Namaste, Vanessa milty, hey, Anna was only 75, they want to get my natural nanny.
My brother, just to see this lead, we have been this is the thing programmed was that Salah is a burden, which should be discharged. So try and finish it off as quickly as possible. And then
if you don't pray, you will get punished. So two things we are told,
here is a responsibility, here is a burden, finished it completed,
be done with it.
And if you don't do that, you will be punished.
But this is not what motivates people.
People are not motivated by punishment. People are motivated by reward.
It's got positive reinforcement,
as compared to negative reinforcement, which is punishment.
People might still do something, because they fear punishment. I'm not saying they don't do it. And I'm saying they are not motivated to do that.
Right, people may still do it. I mean, you know, some people are,
may may treat you, for example, when it happens in a boss subordinate relationships, somebody may may treat you, within courts, with respect meaning he showing you the outward signs of respect for that culture.
But he's doing that only because he fears negative consequences of that from you. So every time he is showing you respect in his heart, what is increasing love for you or hatred for you.
He resents this, I have to show the sign of respect to this creature here.
And I am so helpless, that I can't stand up and say To hell with you, I will not show you respect. People don't respect you.
He doesn't have the gumption, you can do that. too out of his terror out of his fear. He is showing some respect.
Negative reinforcement, which is punishment does not produce love.
Positive reinforcement where you look forward to that
where you say well you know what, if I do this, I'm going to get this big reward.
The biggest reward is the company of Your Beloved.
It's not it's not money or you know material stuff.
Get started there.
But the best reward the thing for which people will give anything is to be with them.
This is the thing that we that we need to understand that Alhamdulillah
if you read and you talk about salah
and if you talk about Salah in a way where we only reinforce Nick negative reinforcement, you only reinforced punishment you only say we only focus on this and say you know this will happen if you don't do that you will get thrashed in the hover and this
due on the day of judgment and this is why Now remember, when I'm saying this i'm not saying all of this is not true. If someone deliberately leaves a false alarm, one single Fudd Salah if somebody deliberately knowing it is fun, if this person deliberately leaves that for Salah, then the Sahaba have been quoted Mata Hakuna lay together. And the Imam of Islam have said that this person has left
by leaving how many Salah once why Mike Foley wants to know, because he left it deliberately wanting he knew it was for effectively say I don't care.
So if somebody says about the Hakama fala, if somebody says about something which Allah subhanho wa Taala
that I don't care,
that obviously that person is saying, I do not care about my connection with Allah. I don't care who is Allah?
Then if somebody is saying that I don't care, who is Allah, then how is this person almost unanimously? So I'm not I'm not saying that the that when somebody is warning you about leaving Salah or somebody saying to that look, if you leave Salah deliberately, if you if you leave, you know, if you deny Salah, if you says Allah is not, is not important. I mean, you know, there's a difference of opinions. I'm someone who might have said that if a person just leaves Allah, we still don't know, did he leave it deliberately or what? So if the person Howard declares, says I'm not I'm not interested, prayer is not for me, I will not pray, then we know for sure that this person has
left his lab. Otherwise, we still give him the benefit of doubt. And we say, look, you committed a major sin. Please don't do that you come back to Islam, in some cases, the prescribed punishment.
I'm just saying. The simple thing for me is that I am not saying that these punishments and so on are not true. They are all true deep that I am saying they are not motivators.
They are not motivated as I am a leadership trainer, I look why I look at everything from a leadership lens.
From the lens of motivation from the lens of my purpose is not to punish people. My purpose is not to threaten people, my purpose is to get people to do something which is beneficial for them. Now, why are people not doing that? Take for example, you know, one of the best example.
Understand this is global warming.
Tell me why is it that
serious attempts, I'm talking about some things which will seriously make an impact. I'm not talking about cosmetic changes, I'm not talking about
you know, people at an individual level doing something all of which is of course, very, very important. So whoever is doing that all power to you, but I'm saying seriously, the why is it that the world is not taking global warming Seriously?
Is it because it is not true? Is it because there's no such thing? Is it because, you know, all this global warming is?
propaganda or some No.
See this absolutely fabulous documentary
by Al Gore, the presidential candidate
who America didn't choose
and is still paying the price.
Al Gore made a film
when he was a president has got a candidate.
It's a documentary.
Watch that film.
I will put the link for that in this in this video.
It's called An Inconvenient Truth
and Inconvenient Truth.
My point is, why is the world not taking global warming Seriously?
Because the world does not see a benefit for itself. It does not see it. I'm not saying there's no benefit. There's huge benefit there is a major problem with continuing on the track that we are continuing.
But why don't we change tracks because we do not see the benefit of changing that track. Even though the punishment side of it
the negative side of it. What will happen if I don't change my track all of this clear
all the scientists and activists and so on have been shouting that from the rooftops doesn't motivate people we're talking about motivation. I'm saying that threatening people about leaving salary does not motivate them, show them the value of supply show them the benefit of Salah. Show them the beauty of Salah
show them the
of connecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala show them the beauty as somebody do you want to be a Wali of Allah, if you want to be a valley of Allah, because this is the sign of the Olia of Allah because they want to be with Allah subhanaw taala
show them the benefit
then people are motivated wi I FM. Those of you who
you know who attend my classes and so on. So would you understand Is it is it the FM station everybody listens to is what wi I FM? What's in it for me?
show people that what's in it for them.
And this is what I like seeing Alessi wake up and tell me your story. I'm listening to you.
I'm on the first heaven listening to not that being on the first heaven makes any difference to Allah subhanaw taala in terms of his
perception, in terms of his listening and so on and so forth. This is for our benefit. Allah subhanaw taala it comes down to the first heaven as a matter of honoring those who wake up and worship him at that time.
My brother and sisters This is the meaning
and that's why I'm saying show people the benefit of some
show people the benefit of
until we understand the benefit of Salah in our lives. How does Salah help me in my life today in what I'm doing until I understand that my contention is that you will not pray or you will not pray the way you should pray
we will do that only when we understand that when Allah is real to me when talking to him is real to me when standing in Salah means I know what I'm doing I'm calling my
then nobody needs to wake me up
then nobody needs to force me obviously nobody needs to tell me anything at all.
Then there are no excuses. I want you to say you know what I too damn tired. I had a late night I have I was traveling I'm on a flight I just came back from a late flight Allah shut down all flights.
I won't say any of that.
I would look forward to that time.
don't need any encouragement encouragement I already have inside me. And that encouragement is I am with Mirabella
right at a time which is free from a disturbance last one third of the night free from disturbance Allah subhanaw taala created this time beautiful wherever you are nobody to bother you. Even this gadgetry of ours insha Allah is silent at that time. We ask Allah subhana wa Yara
I told the story so many times sometimes I wonder Should I keep on saying that I say I enjoy saying telling them to you and inshallah you enjoy listening to them and there's benefit in repeating the stories of the beautiful people of Allah subhanho wa Taala
he's standing on his masala for the hedges. And before he is started Salah he said yeah, Allah. He said yeah, Robbie Oh my Rob.
The whole world has gone to sleep.
Even the stars have gone to sleep.
Yeah, only two are awake.
Only two are awake. You're on your rush. And me on this Musalia. me here.
My Robin marsh. And we on the first
all only tomorrow
is a conversation of the Robin the abs. This is I'm speaking to his Rob geladeira. The slaves reading is created with Master
before he starts his before he started even before he starts to Salah.
Talk to Allah. Talk to Who else do you want to talk to tell me?
Allah subhanaw taala is not bound by language Allah is not bound by anything. Allah understands whichever language you speak, because he created that language. He created you and he created that language.
Speak to Allah.
We have our problem is we have converted everything into a ritual
does people ask me I have to do I have this need? What should I recite?
I tell them recite, Oh Allah, I have this need or Allah helped me decide this.
I'm not against reciting you know reading the draws of a sort of a solemn or reciting you know some of the Current Biology please do that handle is beautiful. Nothing wrong with that now.
There is a special Baraka in the daughters of Russell
will answer them by all means do that.
But the purpose of Doha the purpose of Salah the purpose of talking to allies to talk to Allah
in your own language
said before Allah Subhana
understand, say Allah you are the creator of all of this
one meme one small little me hear
me and mine
is allowed me to even tell you about
logical thing what would be for you to sell avoid
what you'll need for this thing will
tickle that you've created
Allah vena cava tuna lira beam sujeto
those who spend the night before the rabbi in
May Allah subhanaw taala grant that you and I are among them. ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it easy for us to show us the hollow earth to show us the sweetness of Salah
so that we don't just pray but we pray with great shock with great love with great and with great enthusiasm.
asked a lot of rocks. asked a lot of decree that not one single day or night passes when we have not worshipped in.
worship Him in the first Salawat pray the sun
pray the Nova Feel free to agile and then talk to Allah subhana wa Taala
while you are working while you are driving while you are cooking, you know while you are raising your children
while you see is holding it
all around you.
I'm doing are trying to do as many of these reminders in the outdoors to show you the beauty and the horror of Allah subhanaw taala in ordinary places
as well Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased and never to be displeased whatsoever. Alana will Karim Allah Allah. He was average