Akhlaaq of the Ummati #16
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My dear brothers and sisters
Alhamdulillah we are in our lesson of a cloud of doom at
lesson that relates to trying to be a true Mati of Muhammad Rasul. Allah is Allah, Allah. Hi, listen,
I was having a discussion with somebody today. With regard to
the, I'm sure many of you have seen, there was a post,
I'm sure it must have been on Facebook. I haven't. I mean, I don't have Facebook. But
it came to me on WhatsApp, and somebody on email and so on. And this was, this is some
note written by somebody.
Basically, it said that, how Islamic, and this is the term used?
How Islamic were Western countries.
And it gave a long list of countries. And of course, as usual,
when they say Western countries, they don't mean the actual
global positioning of the country or where the country is because the list is headed by New Zealand and Australia, which are not Western countries, they're very much Eastern countries. But as you know, Western country means white man's country.
So these are the countries with New Zealand and Australia, and there was Canada and there was
other country, I think, was Sweden, and, and so on, and so forth.
And they said how Islamic these countries were. And then the
the criterion on which this thing was based, was things like,
people are honest. And they are, you know, they have, they have integrity, they are honest, they don't give and take bribes, they are the system there, there is justice.
There is rule of law.
Generally speaking, when you interact with people, they are polite, they're kind. They're considerate. And of course, we are talking about
politeness and kindness and consideration at the individual level. When you interact with people in that land.
We're not talking about the same governments and their soldiers wiping out entire populations in different parts of the world. So we're not talking about that you're talking about people in in the country, the only the person you meet in the store or the bus or whatnot. And they said, Oh, see, these people are more Islamic than the people in Islamic countries. And the thing I said that I had the my point, there was two things. Firstly, I said that a country does not become Islamic, because the ruler or rulers or the government is Muslim.
A country becomes Islamic. If it follows the principles of Islam
as the principles of Islam, I'm not talking about following general principles of good governance and justice and compassion and so on, which are really universal laws. These are not unique to Islam. And these are universal laws, if a court is delivering
justice, or if, if somebody is feeding a hungry person, you cannot claim this for Islam and say that only Islam, you know, tells people do that. No, it doesn't. I mean, these are these are universal laws. And there are
there are wonderful people who do all of this and more, and they are not Muslim.
So a country becomes Islamic only if it follows Islamic principles, because they are Islamic principles.
For example, one of the, to me one of the
biggest criteria that I would choose to check if a country's Islamic or not, is whether or not they permit interest based banking. Now, this is a uniquely Islamic principle. Of course, the same principle applies or used to apply
in Judaism and also in Christianity, but then they both of these
faiths and their followers left that a long time ago.
But the Muslims still cling to that and we still believe in that because this is a direct order from Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran And not only is it a direct order but Allah subhanaw taala declared war on on behalf of Rasulullah Solomon himself on anyone who deals with interest in any form,
whether it's borrowing or whether it is lending, irrespective of the of the rate of interest, it's and it doesn't depend on whether it's a high interest rate or low interest rate. And this is one of the dis services that English translators have done to the Koran where they translated Riba as usually because usually means high interest rate, whereas they should have translated Riba as interest bank interest, or any other kind of interest in that sense. Because the basic fundamental principle of the Sharia is that what is haram is haram irrespective of quantity. Alcohol is haram in Islam, one drop is also Haram, the whole bottle is also around pork is haram in Islam. one gram is
also Haram, the whole pig is also not Xena, or adultery is haram in Islam, whether you do it one time or whether you do with all your life it is equally haram gambling is haram in Islam, whether you bet $5 on a horse race or a dog race or whatever is haram whether you bet $5 or $5 million, it is equally haram and so on. So the basic principle I made this makes absolute sense. I mean, if something is wrong, it is wrong. You can't say well it is wrong only if it is done. If it is done beyond a certain quantity, this does not apply apply logically or in Islam. So interest is haram in Islam, whether you are borrowing or lending at 1% or 10,000%, it makes no difference. It is it is
haram. And unfortunately the translators of English translators have translated this word
Riba into usury and caused
both unending confusion to people as well as giving a false loophole because I'm saying false because it is not alone for just because just because you choose to believe something, or just because some translator made a mistake, doesn't will not save you on the day of judgment when you stand before Allah subhanaw taala with your listing with your name, in the list of names of the enemies of Allah. And at that time, you're not going to be saying, Well, I was speaking English, and they call it usury and I was borrowing only at 8% of five 4% or 2%. So get out of it. The point I'm making is that when somebody asked me about a country and say, This is an Islamic country, as the
first thing I ask is, does that country permit interest based banking? Because if that country permits interest based banking, then at least according to me, it is not Islamic, because any government, any ruler, who consciously chooses a path that leads to him or her being called an enemy of Allah, how can this person be claimed to be Islamic? How can this country claim to be something as simple as that? Right? I mean, obviously, if my, my agreement is worthless, my opinion means nothing to anybody, but I'm just saying, if somebody asked me and says, XYZ country, is it Islamic, I would say, Well, you know, instead of me answering that, you tell me, you answer my question,
which is, does that country permit interest based banking? And if the answer to that is yes, then according to me, I don't care what is the rule, I don't care how many massages, massages they have, I don't care how beautiful the design is, I don't care how many congregations formula and how beautiful the carrot, I don't care about anything, because that country is not Islamic cannot be Islamic, because it permits interest based bank.
this list, completely ridiculous list of so called Islamic countries, every single one of them has has interest based banking, because they're not even following that. I mean, they, they have interest based banking, because this is a norm. And they are not Islamic. They never claim to Islamic. This is some
person who's you know, too apologetic about his own life, perhaps Allah Allah. So who wrote this note and who made this list of so called Islamic countries now to err on the side of on the side of, you know, finding excuses for
our brothers. Maybe the reason why he said that was he was looking at basically good behavior.
And he liked to call that Islamic behavior. As I mentioned, this is not Islamic behavior. This is universal good behavior. We can't claim it for Islam. But the point I'm making here is that when we talk about the lack of
Amati Why are we talking about that? Because a Muslim is supposed to behave in a good way.
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for those of you who are not fortunate enough to know what I was saying here was that it is in it is important that a person who has a man is all also has integrity is also honest and and and.
and morally upright. And ethically sound, this is this should go hand in hand this should be it should go together. Like but you know, and I know this is unfortunately not the case. We have people who have who claim to have faith who have faith who have said Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, they are Muslims. But they lie and they cheat and they and they gamble and they violate the bottle on interest. And they violate the principles of Islam. In one or many ways. This is highly regrettable, and that's the reason why we are seeing a clock of the Illuminati which is so important for us to develop in ourselves.
Because these must go together. The pseudo Sallam said that he said I was sent to make excellent the o'clock. He said, This is what I was sent for this purpose. He didn't say I was I was sent to spread Islam he said I was sent to, to improve and make the UCLA of the people better. And obviously it means I mean, he didn't say I was sent to me to go to spread Islam, at least in this particular Hadith, because it doesn't need to be said, right? As I keep. I always give this example that if you look at an airline and say what is this airline known for? You might say, well, excellent cabin service, excellent food, and so on, so on. But if you say, Well, what about the safety Academy? Is
this airline safe? We say no, I don't have to talk about the safety record. Because if the airline was not safe, every time I boarded a plane of this airline, if I wasn't doing sure whether this plane is going to land in one piece or not, then the quality of cabin service wouldn't would be you know, good not better. Yeah. So obviously when I'm when I'm saying that the quality of cabin service is good, then I mean that the the airline is is safe. So Rasulullah Salim came in order to take Laila Illallah, Muhammad Rasul Allah to every living creature on the planet.
So, that goes without saying, but the additional benefit of that is what he said which is, he said I came to complete I came to make excellent the lack of the people. So, therefore, the lack of the people, our o'clock, we need to look at them and we need to see Do I have the lack of an almighty of resources? Or am I lacking in that right Am I deficient in that, this is very important for us to
to think about and say what is it in my class, which is lacking, which I need to improve? So in this particular case, just to complete that thing,
when you talk about a country or whatever you say, is it Islamic? Think about this as it is it just being well behaved is not sufficient in Islam, the the ruling principle the fundamental principle is whether or not you have brought faith in La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasul Allah. So therefore, if a person is a Muslim, even if the person's behavior is bad, we do not condone the bad behavior. we criticize the bad behavior, we asked the person to improve his bad behavior, but we will not say the person is not a Muslim, we do not you know, we don't pass judgment to say that this person cannot be a Muslim because his behavior is bad, because we can see them not obviously we can we can give this
photo we cannot. We cannot, you know, deny the Islam of somebody.
However, you might say, Well, you know, everybody
And calling himself or herself a Muslim is deliberately indulging in Haram is deliberately disobeying Allah subhanaw taala in principles fundamental principles, which are haram and halal. So there's a direct order of Allah and this person deliberately disobeyed that order of Allah, then what is that person's status we leave that status to Allah. For example, I do to continue the example of interest based banking. Here is here is a principle where Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared war against the one who indulges or participates in interest based banking. And you have somebody who takes a loan from a bank in order to buy a car or a house or, or to to for his
business, knowing full well that Allah subhanaw taala declared war on such a person, this person is a Muslim despite that, he or she borrows money, this person is a Muslim. Despite that he or she lends money this person is a Muslim. Despite that he or she permits interest based banking in their in their land, then they have written their names in the list of enemies of Allah, according to a bot, according to the standard that Allah subhanaw taala said, Now, in that case, are they Muslim or not? we don't we don't say yes. We don't say no. We don't pass any judgment because it is not our job to sit in judgment on anybody. We leave it to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah will decide what
will happen as well as RSR himself such people on the day of judgment when they land there, they are going to be handed swords, by the angels by the melodica. And they will be brought go there is your rub, they will point to Allah subhanaw taala on his throne, they will say there is your rub against whom you accepted a declaration of war. Now go and fight him.
In alila here in LA Roger, my brothers and sisters Think about that. No matter how much money you make, no matter how much that loan you borrowed, that beautiful car you bought on that loan, how much you enjoyed driving that car, no matter you borrow that money and you build yourself this mansion and you live you lived in it. You borrowed money and on the on the door you wrote has I'm in for the rugby, it doesn't matter. None of that matters. No matter that you borrowed money and you expanded your business or you started your business. And that business made you millionaire or billionaire or trillionaire, a zillion era, whatever air it none of that matters because when
molecule mouth comes for you, you will go alone, I will go not one single cent of that money is going to go into your grave. Not one single cent of my money will go into my group, not one brick out of that house will go into your grave. Not one drop of oil from the some of your car will go into your grave.
You will go
and when you are resurrected with Allah subhanaw taala you will resurrect a naked
The only thing that will be with you
is your action.
And what is an action?
I remind myself and you let us get real with ourselves.
If anything this COVID has opened our eyes to the fact that we will die.
If anyone was living in any kind of doubt about that, believe me
get out of that dark.
There is no doubt that you will die there is no doubt that I will die.
And there is no doubt that when we die we take nothing with us. There is no doubt that when we die we go alone to Allah subhanho wa Taala
not one single person will come with us no matter how much they loved us.
As part of another conversation I was I suddenly today I remember my
friend buddy Suarez
truly alarum I've never had a dear friend than my friends bought his horse. Never in my life.
And I doubt if I'm ever going to get a friend as dear to me as he was
and if there is one person
into whose grave
I would have volunteered to go
that is what is worse.
If there was one person
who if I could have bargained with Allah subhanaw taala
to say, Take me instead of him. That was Bertie Suarez
But he died. And I'm sitting here
my brother just does the same thing is gonna happen to you, the same thing is gonna happen to me.
We will die.
Nobody will come with us.
When our time to die arrives, molecule mount will not take anyone else instead of us.
My wife, my children, my parents, my relatives, whoever
can stand there and they can volunteer and say take me instead of him, it's not going to happen. It is not going to happen.
When my time comes, I will go when your time comes, you will go, I will go alone, you will go.
There is nothing that you can do to help me and there is nothing that I can do to help you.
So, let us clean up, let us clean up our lives.
This COVID is a huge blessing. I've said this so many times this COVID is a major major blessing. because it reminds us of this time,
we should have we have no excuse as Muslims, we have no excuse we did not need COVID to remind us. If we had only listened to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we did not need any reminder because it also reminded us over and over again.
He said the most interior he gives us as a criterion of intelligence isn't the most intelligent among you is the one who remembers his death most often.
What other reminder you want
but we chose to ignore the prophets Allah Allah Allah.
So Allah sent this COVID remind us that we will die.
It is time to clean up our act.
My brothers and sisters that is the reason why we are talking about the class of the person because that is what will go with us.
We are talking about a Glock because we assume that we have Eman Alhamdulillah
we assume that we are Muslims. Alhamdulillah but this Islam of ours needs to prove not prove to anybody else. But Allah subhanaw taala we must create evidence for our Islam before Allah Subhan Allah.
So I need to clean my life and remove from my life, all disobedience of Allah.
Because if my life if I claim to believe in Allah, if I claim that there is nobody worthy of worship except Allah, if I claim that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is the last and final messenger of Allah subhanaw taala.
If I claim to be a follower of Muhammad, Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and Alhamdulillah I claim all of these things analyzed by witness. If I make these claims, then it is incumbent upon me it is absolutely forbidden me it is totally and completely necessary for me to create evidence
in support of my claim,
not evidence to show the world but evidence to show Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And Allah knows
in that process, Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala who are Rahmani Raheem dounia voila Kira. Allah subhanho wa Taala will support me Allah subhanho wa Taala will help me. I make mistakes. Allah subhanaw taala will forgive me, I do something wrong. Allah subhanho wa Taala will cover me with his mercy and not allow this mistake to be seen by others. All of this allow Lou but I need to take the first step going forward.
That is the point.
We need to take that first step going forward.
Rather than sisters.
The reality of our lives is that whatever we talk about becomes real.
Think about that. Think about this. Why are we so stuck in this dunya Why are we so stuck in this life?
The average Muslim, which includes you and me.
If somebody simply asked them a question and say, please write down your life goals.
Write down your life goals.
I can probably guarantee you and try this out. try this out with your Muslim friends don't go there with you know, talking about Islam and Dean and Kenneth and whatnot, just general conversation. And he's okay well, what's your life war? What do you What are you thinking about? Look at talk to your children.
Talk to youth, what is a talk to the old people, whoever right?
and say, please write down three light bulbs.
What are your top three levels?
And then see how many of them right? In those top three? I'm not even saying number one, we're in those top three goals. How many of them will right? Getting genda? In the after?
gaining the forgiveness of Allah Subhana Allah on the Day of Judgment.
pleasing Allah subhanaw taala something of this nature? How many people will write that as your as their life for Muslims? I'm not talking about people who are almost
you know, why is that? Because these people are evil, or they are you know, children of Satan? No. It's because we don't talk about the author.
We talk constantly about the dunya. Continuously our conversation is about this life. Our entire entertainment is about this life.
Our anxieties are about this life.
Today, we are living in a world where right now I'm in the middle of you know, I'm in America in August. And going forward, we are in this is an election year going forward. People are now being told to go and vote and so on and so forth and whatnot, continuous conversation and anxieties who will get elected.
And the whole conversation is if so and so get it to get selected things will be bad if so and so gets elected things will be good, continuous thing is going on and on and on about what will happen in this election, what will happen if this party or this person gets elected? And what will happen if the opposite of that happens?
What happens before? What happens if your choice of candidate gets elected?
And after you have seen that candidate, go into the White House, the next day you die?
What happens? Do you think it will matter to you at that point in time? who's sitting in the White House?
Or do you think what will matter to you is what happens to me now that molecule mode is standing in front of me.
same kinds of conversations are happening in different countries in the world with respect to their governments.
What about this government? What about that government? When are we going to talk about what about me when I stand before Allah subhanaw taala
are all the conversations like goes
I must get a great job.
I must have my own house.
I must have a great car.
I must get married
nothing wrong with any of these things. If you do them in the halal way Alhamdulillah may Allah put Baraka in this volume Allah smart Allah give you give this view with with hierarchy.
But provided you do it in the halloway
but who's thinking about in this whole process?
While I'm applying for jobs, my application gets accepted by Allah subhanho data deleted. I didn't apply for that but it happens.
Allah subhanaw taala sends us reminders. People who we never thought will die die
young people or people
apparently healthy people.
And then we are in shock. Oh my god, how did he die? How does anybody die?
Because Morocco mode comes and takes away his soul.
Is there some other ways that a different way of
Morocco motto is no competitors?
So what is the meaning of say how did you die?
My brothers sisters please understand this. The reason why this dunya is real to us is not because it is actually real.
It is real to us because we talk about that so much. And the reason why the Acura is not real to us is not because it is unreal.
It is unreal to us because
We don't talk about it so much. So, the first thing that I advise you to do is let us start talking about the Acura.
Let us start mentioning the Acura let us talk about our deaths
let us ask this question to each other and say, Are you prepared to die now?
And if the answer is no, then the next question is therefore, what are you planning to do about that?
How is it that you are not prepared to die when you are in a salon told you that this can happen to you at any moment?
So, why are you not prepared to die?
Who is going to ask this question Who is going to answer this question?
We have to do it.
So, start talking,
You know, if you look at this, my I want to give you some evidence about saying that if you don't talk about something, it doesn't seem to be real. You know, the best example of that
COVID and global warming
COVID and global warming.
You know why people are terrified and running like mad work NAD from COVID.
Because we are continuously talking about COVID.
Continuously talking about COVID COVID numbers, this happened that happened, so many people died in this country, so many people died in that country. So many people got, you know, tested positive, and see where we focus, the fact remains that the actual number of the mortality rate is about 1%. Which means that if 100 people test positive, only one will die.
But see where our focus is, we're looking at that one, you're not looking at the 99, who will walk free.
So we have this phobia, COVID phobia,
you're not sleeping properly, you are not able to live your life peacefully,
your mind is completely occupied with COVID COVID COVID COVID COVID. Why? Because we are talking about code continuously talking about coding. However, I tell you
that global warming is a million times more dangerous than COVID. Because global warming has the potential to wipe us out completely. We are not talking here about 1% mortality, we're talking about 100% mortality,
we are talking about human civilization coming to an end human presence on this earth coming to me we are a curse on this on this planet anyway. So if it comes to an end, I don't think anybody's going to cry about that. But I'm just saying that global warming can result in changes
to the climate and thereby to vegetation thereby to ocean levels, thereby to all kinds of things including new diseases and so on so forth, which hadn't been which had not existed previously.
As a result of which we are looking at extinction. You know, what is extinction? If you want to understand what situation go find me a dinosaur.
And believe me, those dinosaurs, as a species as a species, meaning General, all of them together.
They were far more successful. And they lived on this earth.
far longer than we human beings have existed
many, many times before. But all of that success didn't help them when the time for the extinction game. They were wiped out completely and totally there is not seeing there is not one single dinosaur existing on the face of the earth. As far as I know.
That is what we are facing with global warming. But how can we are so cool about that? How come you and I don't turn off a light bulb which we don't need, which adds to global warming.
Why don't we do that? On the other hand, you will go put on all the lights especially the massage to put on all the rights.
Why is global warming so unreal to us? It's like a fairy tale.
Because we don't talk about global warming. We don't understand global warming. We don't even try to understand global warming. We don't even explain global warming to others. We don't talk about the the the the effects of global warming
The finest documentaries that I saw on global warming, which really helped me to understand what it is, and the danger of it
is a documentary called An Inconvenient Truth and Inconvenient Truth. By and it was presented a beautiful presentation, those of you interested in presentation skills, watch that, also, for that reason, beautiful presentation by Al Gore, the presidential candidate who stood against george bush.
I mean, I cannot I cannot possibly stop thinking about what America would have been if al gore had won that presidential election.
But anyway, all that is history. What didn't happen didn't happen. But al gore made this documentary called An Inconvenient Truth.
It is available on the internet, it is available to buy it is a well, I think probably it's available free as well. go spend that money.
And watch that.
To bring it back to where we were, what you speak about becomes real. What you don't speak about
remains unreal. And this has no relation to the actual reality or unreality of the thing. The thing we talk about appears to be real, even if it is not. And the thing we don't talk about appears to be unreal, even though it is real.
I gave you the example of linear algebra. And that's the that's the thing I want you to think about.
And I and to illustrate that I gave you the example of COVID versus global warming.
If I make dua for you and say May Allah protect you from COVID, you will be very happy and I do make this May Allah protect you from COVID but I also make a dua which might seem fantasy to you because which is that may Allah save you from the evil effects of global warming and elsewhere that enable you to fight against global warming.
Rather than sisters start talking about yagura start talking about the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Because whether there is global warming or not,
whether there is COVID or not, whether you and I get COVID or we don't get COVID.
a day will come when we will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala
what happens on that day is only an excuse. Whether it is heart failure, whether it is COVID whether you will drown in a lake or the sea, or whether you know something else happens to you we meet a bus I mean, it doesn't matter that those are only excuses. Those are only ways in which you die.
What matters is how you die. Do you die on a man? Blue die with Laila heilala in your heart?
And if Allah subhanaw taala is merciful, we asked for his mercy Do you die with with Laila heilala on your tongue?
That is what matters. It doesn't matter.
I was about to say it doesn't matter if or not because we all die.
It doesn't matter what you die off.
So just because we don't get COVID
or just because I don't get COVID and I don't die because of COVID do you think I will never die?
Do you think I have eternal life?
If there was one who
I really wish had eternal life.
That one is Mohammed Salah.
But he died
sorry Davina be
sorted every Sahabi so did every volley of Allah and Allah knows who is Alia.
So did every scoundrel so did every scoundrel
so did every oppressive ruler.
So did every
head of country or state, or dynasty or Empire, who thought he was immortal?
They all died
and you will die.
I will die,
they all died. Because of this or because of that.
And when we die, it will also be because of this or because of that, that won't matter. What will matter is, how did we die? Did we die with him and
did we die living a life which was obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala did we die living a life which was on the path taught to us by Muhammad Rasul Allah sallallahu sallam.
That is what will matter. That is the only thing which will matter.
And that's why in this lesson on afterlife of humanity, I remind myself when you let us clean up our act, let us clean up our lives. Let us remove the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala from our lives. Let us start talking about the akhira let us start talking about Allah subhanho wa Taala and our meeting with him.
inshallah, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to do that and to use that as a means of earning his pleasure ask Allah be pleased with you. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to help you in ways that you cannot imagine. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to keep you in a state of human and to take you in a state of Eman. ask Allah to give you lives and Aflac and manners and have your dealings in such a way that they become an inspiration for others and they become a means of leading people to Islam. Or Salahuddin Abdul Karim Allah Allah He was named erotica Muhammad Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.