Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Villa Villa Villa de Nino salat wa salam O Allah shuffelin ba will mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sahbihi wa sallam Steven Catherine kathira Amato, my dearest sisters, there are two kinds of people in the world,
those who work to succeed, and those who tell you why they couldn't succeed.
And it's our choice, which one of them we want to be with,
and which one of them we want to be counted with those who worked to the best of their ability,
and tried their best to succeed in this life and the chakra, and those who did not do what they needed to do. And they spent their lives making excuses.
you can do two things. You can work or you can make excuses. But you can do both. At the same time.
People who work Don't make excuses people make excuses do not work. People who work do not need to make excuses. And people who make excuses are people who really do not do the work that they should be doing.
My brothers and sisters,
we choose our own destiny, and also
give it into our power
to things that Allah gave into our power in this session of ours on a clap of the aroma to Mohammed, Salah, let us reflect on this. Our craft, by definition means action.
There's no one who's sleeping.
A clock begins when you wake up. So therefore, by definition, if I'm saying I want to have good o'clock, it means I am referring to my way of relating to myself to others around me.
privately, the ones close to me in my family publicly in whatever public space that I'm in.
And therefore we are talking about that's why we say this Dean is the Dean of action and the
oma to wasallam is recognized by his or her UCLA.
simply claiming that they follow the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If you follow if I follow them, we have to try our best to be as much like him as we can be. That is the whole point of this.
So unless we're gonna give into our hands, two things, number one, he gave into our hands, complete authority and complete freedom to write how we want our accurate
right, with regard to our accurate with regard to the Hereafter, Allah Allah gave us total freedom
I can write you can write whatever we want, with respect to the alpha, how we wanted every minute detail.
Whatever you like,
both the good and the bad of it.
The key thing is to be conscious of what we are writing.
To understand that every living, breathing waking moment
we are writing something
and we are writing irrespective of whether we do it consciously or unconsciously.
Whether we do it intentionally or unintentionally without making an active intention, that's why I say mallamma venia is that the reward of the deed is based on the intention so that's why there's this recommendation in Islam there is this
you know, huge value on living thoughtfully and on doing things intentionally and not just living like a robot, you know, mindlessly breathing and acting and speaking and whatnot without thought.
So, and then people think that if we just say sorry, that is enough. Now, there's a little there's a little
cartoon, short, not cartoon as in figures, but it's a little accurate. It's a little clip, which I sent out the other day on, on reminders, where there is this clip of these archers to there is competition. So this is guys who standing against a tree with an apple on his head, and the king and the queen everybody's watching. So one man steps up, he takes a longbow, and he takes a shot and the
arrow goes to the apple. And the man says, I am Robin Hood.
So everybody claps Oh, fantastic.
Then another man comes, he's got a crossbow. And he takes the same guy standing with the apple on his head. Some people never learn anyway, he's on his happen on a jet. So he takes the crossbow and he fires and crossbow bolt goes through the apple. And the man says, I am William jelly. And these are the famous archers of England. And then a third guy comes up and he takes a bow and arrow and he shoots and the arrow instead of going through the apple, go hits the man in his chest.
And he says, I am sorry.
It's like that.
You're sorry, big deal, the man died.
He's not coming back alive, because you're sorry.
So being sorry, is a worthless thing. Now, that doesn't mean you don't apologize to somebody, you've heard that that's not the kind of story I'm talking about. I mean, that's Matt, that's part of your risk profile. If you did something bad, if you hurt somebody, if you if you caused any damage to somebody, then unless you seek forgiveness of that individual, Allah subhanaw taala will not forgive you know, Allah, Allah, Allah will not forgive until the person forgives. whoever that person might be, maybe Muslim and Muslim doesn't matter.
I'm not talking about that kind of Sorry, I'm saying sorry, as in your own life, you will look back on it as Oh, you know, I am sorry, I didn't do this. Big deal doesn't change anything. The word you did or didn't do is written, that's your destiny, you wrote it. And once you write it, that is yours, said I just did our delana. One of our famous quotes, she said every person is an author, every individual man or woman is an author. And their book will be published on the Day of Judgment.
Now, what a beautiful and a very beautiful, very graphic, very clear way of expressing this total and complete truth realize, Wow, she said every person is an author.
And their book will be published on the Day of Judgment.
I think about that and I am an author myself. And even if you're not an author, this is easy to understand, while you are writing the manuscript,
while you are writing the book, there is no there is no
condition there is no compulsion on you to write this write that or remove this word remove that word, edited like this or that whatever you can write, you know you are writing a manuscript, you can write whatever you want in that manuscript.
It can be very beautifully written it can be very badly written it can have some beautiful words in it, it can be full of curse words, it can be anything you like, whatever you like, you are the owner of that manuscript, you are writing that book and at that point, at the point when you are writing the book, there is nothing that comes in the way of your writing whatever you like.
Then imagine this book is taken to the publisher, the publisher publishes it, it is printed. Now it is it hits the bookshelves, it is in Barnes and Noble, it's injury it's in this one and that one everywhere, Amazon
and people are buying this book and they open this book and they look at his book and it's just one lot of beautiful book what an absolutely fabulous, wonderful book. Or they opened his book and stuff. This is not this is firewood, throw it to the fire. Right. Next time you having a barbecue use this thing to start your fire because that's all this book is worth.
This thing is a is a Firestarter
is not even worth opening this book to read it if you have trashed the book, Go wash your hands. sanitize yourself.
At that point in time, can the author come back and say no, no, no, hold on, I want to change this.
It is done. In this world. Maybe you can write a second book refuting the first one and you know, making your excuses.
But in the accurate what you chose to write is what will be published and this book will be given to you and me. We ask Allah for to decree that our books are given to us in our right hands.
But there will be those for whom the books will be given in their left hand or behind their backs. Both will be there.
And I like called it the book.
ordered the book.
My brother and sisters, this freedom Allah gave us with regard to the aka.
In this world, Allah subhanaw taala also gave us real,
but with a little difference. In the accuracy app, there is absolute freedom you can write whatever you like you can wish, anything you like.
And you work to make that wish happen and that wish will up.
There's no limit on that.
In this world, also Allah subhanaw taala gave us freedom to write our destiny.
But there is a difference. The kind of freedom that rostrata gave us is like the freedom you have when you walk into a library.
There the books are already written.
You have the freedom to go pick whichever book you like and read it.
So I go pick up this book, and I read it I have a certain experience. I like it, I don't like it whatever I put that book back I go pick up another book, I have a different experience. And that is the that is a way of understanding walhalla
our destiny in this life, which is that when we choose to do certain things,
then certain doors will open for us.
If I choose to sleep till 12 o'clock and every day there are certain door will open for me.
But on the other hand if I choose to wake up early,
I used to wake up for the agile and I prayed 100 and I praise Raja insha Allah May Allah make it easy for us and possible for us to preserve the budget in the masjid.
And between tagines and father I read or and I make zeker then a different door opens for me.
This is one book which is sleeping till 12 o'clock. And this is the other book which is waking early and spending that first part of every day in the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala
The library is my life full of books, different kinds of books. What good stuff you've got bad stuff
Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us that is where we need the guidance of this Deen. That is where we need the guidance of Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah to decide between what is good and what is bad.
Now you might say, Well, what is so difficult to decide between what is good and what is bad? I'll tell you what's difficult because unless Randall also gave us a nature in a nafsa llama tombi soup illawarra Merapi in Arabi for over him.
So those of us around Ghana said that he was over a subset of verily my nerves
nerves to llama
takes me and guides me and forces me and compels me towards sin
in nun nafsa, lahmacun bishoo
inner and law
in Laval hammarby except the one on whom Allah subhanaw taala has mercy We ask Allah Subhana Allah to have mercy on us.
So, we have this internal neph so ours has a tendency towards sin.
That is the reason why we need guidance.
That is the reason why we need guidance towards what is good.
To help you understand let me give you another example.
There is a beautiful aroma and there is a stink.
I won't tell you their sources where that comes from. You can imagine for yourself
nobody needs guidance,
to say which is good, which is not good.
Except somebody who's just so totally corrupted, but I'm saying any normal human being. You don't have to tell him don't hold your breath. You know this is displaces thinking.
You do that normally that that is part of your nature that you love beautiful aromas. Manual dislike stinks.
Now translate that into actions.
There are actions which think
is actions of disobedience. These are actions of all kinds of horses, all kinds of nastiness. today one of the biggest epidemics except
It is not recognized as an epidemic. We all are focused on Corona. But one of the biggest pandemics, one of the biggest epidemics is pornography.
I was reading somewhere that an average american
middle school and high school. Boy, I don't know what the girls
but I was reading somewhere that our average american, and by American I don't mean necessarily white American, I mean, people who are studying in high school here in this country, in America who irrespective of their race and religion, and so on and so forth, they were not doing a survey only for white Americans. So and when I say American, don't think I'm I mean only white people.
The average schoolboy in America, let me put it this way, the average school boy in America
watches three to four porn movies every week.
Imagine what that does to their mental status. Imagine what that does, later on to their lives, in marriage and so on and so forth.
It is a pandemic, which is worse, because it destroys the heart, it destroys the soul, it is worse than COVID COVID only required to kill and you die anyway. But you do not have to die with a destroyed soul You do not have to die with a destroyed heart.
So there are actions
take violence is another one.
Violence is so endemic violence is so deeply embedded in our culture.
That it is even there in children's computer games.
From the earliest age
I got I don't even know I mean, I have difficulty keeping my mouth shut. When I see little children, little boys and girls
under the age of 10
five years old, four years old, six years old, running around with replica guns,
plastic guns and this and that.
And with these toys and then you know there's this all get together and they're hammering the hell out of this particular toy and totally smashing it and, and and you know, devising all kinds of
heinous ways of murdering that thing. And everybody's having a big laugh is all fantastic. Look at the
really everything serious look at them.
Seriously, look at what kind of generation you are raising, which takes joy in inflicting pain,
which takes joy in creating death and murder.
What else is uh, I mean, I remember seeing this, this little
do not an ad but it was a little thing in the newspaper. In the 60s when president john F. Kennedy was had been assassinated. And it was a picture of a of a semi automatic or automatic rifle. And the tagline said, this is created only for one thing.
This is created only for one thing.
So we have a society, which is
where violence is ingrained.
We have caused it to be like that.
Compassion is not ingrained.
I was just reading a letter that goes out in Westfield University,
sent out by Father Warren, and he mentioned one of his friends who called him and she was in tears. One of his friends parishioners. She was crying because she said in my town.
They have the police came and they arrested all homeless people and they hauled them off to the jail.
And they are keeping them in prison. And they're they are treated like prisoners. Right they are confined the Liberty is gone and so on so forth. Of course, physically speaking, this Jaya this person is not now shivering on the street.
They are sleeping in a prison cell which is obviously heated and so on, so forth. So physically, they are more comfortable, they are getting food. Whereas here they were scrounging in, you know, maybe in garbage bags, garbage bins or something.
But she says that these people are these are good people. These are people who are begging because they have nothing. They have no way of earning a living and they are they're trying to pay bills. They're trying to keep their families together. Now they want them
into prison as if they are criminals, they have not committed any crime.
But this is our society. This is our society, how do we treat we have nowhere, we have no place to treat somebody with compassion.
So even if you are compassionate let's let's put the best possible spin on this and say that the reason they did that is because they don't want to see these poor people on the street suffering. So what is the solution for that jail? prison?
Because we have no other place?
Can you imagine what kind of society is this, where we do not have a place to treat somebody with compassion, and with dignity and with respect.
And even if you want to give them free food and free shelter, the only place we have is a jail.
The reason I'm saying this is because this is the nature of our society that we have created. And that's why I said Allah Subhana, Allah gave us this
chance to rewrite this whole thing.
So why do we need guidance? Why do we need Islam? Why do we need ritualize? Or Salah? Why do we need the Kitab of Allah? Because this has to be told to us, our society has with the society we have created.
We have ingrained violence in it.
All of this pornography is violence of a different kind.
We have ingrained evil in it. We have ingrained filth in it. We have ingrained greed in it.
What do you see whenever when we talk about Black Friday? What do you see when you when you talk about you know, whatever, Cyber Monday?
And all these sales? What What is the imaging? Thanks to COVID maybe you're not seeing that today. But what was the image in your mind what is the image that comes into your mind is people acting like, you know, like like piano in a feeding frenzy,
climbing all over each other and fighting to get into the store and grabbing this grabbing that is this how human beings are supposed to be here.
This is the result of you know God or whatever.
Millions of years of civilization so far
that we have worse than animals was then, you know, dogs who have been thrown a bone.
Really, this is the reason why last rata gave us a brain for something, use it.
And all those people fighting each other for fighting for those for that stuff on Cyber Monday or black friday and not one single thing is an essential to life, not one single thing.
You are living perfectly happily without that day, which means you didn't have whatever is whatever it is that you're going to grab that you are nothing wrong with. And nothing would be wrong with you.
But we have read we have created and we have raised desire to such and completely insane level
that we have lost the difference between wants and needs.
There's no difference the differentiation has gone.
Need is something which if you don't have it, it will harm you not having it will harm you that is need the Aurora
whereas what there is no limit
one is directly plugged into grid,
there is no end to that
needs are easily fulfilled,
Whereas once can never be fulfilled.
No matter how much you have, you will still want more. That's why I said the human being is a peculiar thing. If he has one value of silver one value of gold he will ask for a third.
Whereas if you see the people who understood this, who understood the reality,
the chief of them being the province of nicer than himself
and then all those who followed him Walesa.
They were people who existed and who are very happy. I'm not talking about existing, you know, struggling No, no, they were very pleased. And consciously and voluntarily they chose our life.
We which on the face of it, within quotes had nothing
but for them, it had everything
and they were
And that's why I was one of those items and the best thing
that Allah gives you
is content but the biggest wealth that Allah can give you is contentment
is to be content or not to be content to be happy with what you have.
And that comes when you differentiate between wanted good
brother and sisters.
That is why
I submit to you.
Let us look at our lives.
One of the things that this COVID has done is given us time to think
it's given us time to reflect it's given us time to
think about what we do.
There are people I know who
take loans, interest bearing loans, to buy television sets.
I'm not even talking about whether a television set is necessary or not necessary.
I'm saying the kind of stereo vision set you want, you're not happy with a smaller screen, you want the screen to go your whole wall.
The smaller screen set maybe you could have afforded it would have paid for it, even though I mean I consider that a waste of money but doesn't matter for me.
You would have just bought it. That's it. But now the kind of set you want, takes you into writing your name in the list of enemies of Allah.
It takes you to write your name the list of those who have accepted a declaration of war on us.
Because Allah declared war on the one who deals in interest, who borrows on interest only lender interest doesn't matter what it's for a lead in a war on those who borrow or lend or deal with interest except those who do it for a television set. Or except those who do it for a car except goes No, there's no exceptions.
So for the television set, now you are writing your name, your name was insha Allah in the area of Allah, because by default, anyone who believes Allah in amaroo for Can we have a whole
lot of Lucia Lucia will have to do felucca.
The idea of Allah Who are
those who have Eman and work taqwa and unless it for them is blood tied in good news in the dunya. And
by default, unless
somebody says, Allah Allah, Allah this person has been his name has been put into the area of Allah
that Allah knows live it Allah Allah did not put you or me as the specifier of who's the Raja is where to don't even go there a lot of people spend a lot of time
waste a lot of time talking about the this valley is a bigger valleys and that valley how do you how do you know where did you get this from? Is he coming to Dallas to send you a letter to say so and so is the bigger one, this one and please announce it to the world.
Talking without knowledge is the worst of since.
So there is not drag about a lot rather that which we do not know we do not do it there's no mention of any Wiley of Allah in the Quran or in the Sona we know about the Amelia busara even there a lot rather than as a LAN of that variable beinahe Allah said do not even differentiate between those.
That's not your job.
We know about them. For example, how do we say Rasul Allah says Allah, Allah, Allah told us this, you can now have informed of this.
Physically himself he did the math of the MBA was even better not this.
But the point is that
as far as the idea of Allah are concerned, inshallah every Muslim, every person who has believed in Allah subhanaw taala,
as the only one worthy of worship, who does not worship anyone other than Allah, and who accepts Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam as the final last messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala as his last and final dubby undersuit and does not accept anyone other than Him, after him.
This person inshallah is only of Allah.
So you are Wali of Allah without a television set. Now you are an enemy of Allah with a television set which is better
and substitute that television set for anything else you want. While you have Allah without this big factory, enemy of Allah with the
activity of Allah without this big business, enemy of Allah with the business.
Which one do you want to be?
Again, I'm not saying this, Allah subhanaw taala declared war on the one who deals in interest.
Whether that interest was taken for up to mortgage, to pay for the mortgage in a house, whether the interest was for a car, whether it was for a TV set, whether it was for whatever you think, you know, working capital for your business, whatnot.
Now, you might say, oh, but you know, how can I have a car? How can I have a TV set? First and foremost?
Think about? It's not a question of how can I have a TV set? It's a question of what kind of TVs it is not a matter how can I have a house? What kind of house? Not a mood? not a question of how can I have a car? What kind of car
even a car? Do you even need a car?
Think about that. Here is a here's the situation. I'm not I'm talking about America, here situation where you've got Uber.
If you analyze and say, especially with this COVID thing. And so if you analyze and say, How many times do I need to actually get into a car and go out somewhere?
What is the cost of that? versus my monthly lease payment or whatever it is payment on a car?
Then if you need a car, buy a car.
And there are several options available use them.
And then also in the car, what kind of car?
Is the car to take you from place to place reliably? Or is it a classic car because you want to make a statement
badly you manage your finances. That's what the statement is about.
I am somebody who puts so much money into a depreciating asset that is the statement that you're making.
My brother sisters, in the question of our class
of the motives of Mohammed, Salah, Salah.
These are things that we need to think about very
consciously, thoughtfully, and say what of my actions
will lead me to gender as I don't well as monitor gives us freedom.
It gives us the freedom to choose whatever we like.
So if I want Geneva
as far as Africa is concerned, right what you want, if memory serves me so someone tell you people that Jenna has fertile soil and good not good water, but nothing, nothing is there, let them plant the trees. So Allah is a tree alhumdulillah is a tree Allah Akbar is a tree
maker of Allah subhanaw taala. So for the ark era, whatever I like,
ask Allah subhanaw taala. And I can make it for myself. And I'm very lucky that we live a life where Allah with the one plus one approach to the one
for this life.
Like books and library,
choose which one you want. And if you happen to pick the wrong one, it happens for all of us. Then Allah subhanaw taala gave us that solution also, which is
is the foreign over.
I made the wrong choice, put the book back
in the right one.
As long as we are alive, we have the chance to make it far and Toba to apologize to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to turn towards him, we have this choice. As long as we live, we have the choice
to let us use that choice.
But remember, in this life, limited freedom. What is in the book is already in the book. You can take the book and rewrite the book No.
But you can pick the right book.
And that's the reason why we need guidance because internally for ourselves, our nafs is such that it guides us to the wrong book.
So we need the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we need his guidance, we need the Kitab of Allah, we need the guidance of rosov eyes or the sun lamp to help us to pick the right book
to pick the right way.
And if we haven't picked the wrong way, because we listen to the Jetta instead of listening to the parser sullom then we also know what to do
other than just to advance myself I knew this whole life
and it may seem like a long time it's not a long time but just a blink of an eye
is all about obedience Allah subhanho wa Taala
whichever Allah is there, this little
is an instant Let it be an instant of obedience.
This life is an instant, let it be an instant of obedience do not deserve a large amount of time.
There's no value in that.
And the symbol of that obedience is Salah.
And that's the reason why.
He said that if you find that your risk is constrained, if you find that your sub your circumstances, your roadie, your your emoluments, your your jobs, your material
needs are constrained. If you are feeling that tightness in your life, he said, look at your Salah, because there is something wrong in your Salah, which is creating that.
If you have any fear, anything that you are, for example, now COVID people have this COVID phobia. Look at your Salah.
How is it that you are afraid of a microbe which we are not even sure it's a living thing or not?
When you say that I fear only Allah. And you say that I worship only Allah and you said Allahu Akbar.
So how are you afraid of Corona? How are you afraid of COVID?
So when you're saying Allahu Akbar, are you lying?
If Allah is indeed Akbar, for you, how is it that you are afraid of this COVID or afraid of anything
other than just Islam is about practice, please understand this. I remember myself when you
I can probably say with complete and total certainty that every single one of you watching these videos,
probably true of everybody,
every single one of you, including myself,
from this minute onwards, till the last day of my life, if I do not learn
anything else about Islam,
if I do not learn one single new thing from today, until the day I die, whenever that is
I already know enough to get into Jannah insha Allah
and to be eligible for the Wrath of Allah. I already know enough. That's not because I'm a great talent. That is because and I think that's true for every single one of you.
And you know what, that is? One very simple thing among many like this one very simple thing.
Rosaura sons and daughters that Allah subhanaw taala says that if my slave
performs and establishes and worships
if he does these five farms Salah on time,
if my slave performs establishes the five first Salah on time, the five for salada, five, four numbers on time,
then it is my responsibility whose responsibility a lot of responsibility has yakushi Allah said if my slave does this, if you worship me five times a day on time, not delaying it and you know, dancing around on time.
Then it is my responsibility to forgive him and enter him into gentlemen.
Now, obviously, I don't know why I must keep on making these.
You know, disclaimers, but sometimes people ask these very dumb questions.
So if somebody says, oh, wow, just just an image I can murder I can. I can lie. I can cheat. I mean, think about it. What is Santa supposed to do? In a salata? vanha annual fashion. Luca. Verily, the Salah is the one which prevents you from all forms of since
all geminus things and all rebellious things. So make performing or establishing your five times a day means that you have protected yourself from every form of sin insha Allah
to please don't have this kind of you know,
I it's not logic
I have done just five times holla at me how many of you do not know that Salah is four or five times a day.
How many of you do not know that this Salah must be performed on time.
There's not okay to relate everyone we all know this. Do we do it
inshallah some do, and some don't. And that will be the difference between those for whom Allah swagger said it is my responsibility they will enter Jannah and those who are lost valterra may or may not forgive, that is for all of us.
I don't say they will go to Jana, I don't say anything about what Allah will do, I will informing you of the autism, so
that he is the one who makes who performs who does who establishes Vives, Allah on time, it is my responsibility to enter to forgive that person and enter that person region as order does not do that. I made me not do it. So there is the
that is the evidence for it.
I remember I said when you are clock of the Almighty is to do what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to do. So ask yourself did he pray five times? Did he pray four times did you pray three times did he pray two times did he pray one time?
So if you are if he prayed five times and you are praying 1234 whatever.
that is why let us be clear in our minds and do that which we are supposed to do We ask Allah to forgive us We ask Allah to to enter us into Jenna we are very reserved. We ask Allah smart Allah to grant us the beautiful company of Amazon's relies on sell them, and we ask him to be pleased with us and never to be displeased. Well Salalah alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi
wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.