Akhlaaq of the Ummati #33
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Let around a little bit out of me who salatu salam Radha shalom be able mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi, wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira, from abajo. My sisters, we are in the lesson of a cloud of doom, it also lies a lie seldom.
And the purpose of this is for us to understand. And for us to focus on the importance of ama, and the importance of action, I remind myself again, and again, and I remind you again and again,
that for most of us, practically, we're all of us, who are Muslim, and who practice Islam,
to whatever extent we do, May, Allah subhanaw taala enable us to practice it completely and perfectly
as we should do, but whatever be the extent of that,
most of us,
the reality is, that
we already know, as I speak, and as you listen to this, we already know, all that we are,
are required to know,
in order to get into junk.
We already know this, you know, we already know all of that, everything that we need to know. And I'll give you evidence of this.
So insha, Allah, we all so even if I speaking for myself, and speaking for most of you, if not all of you, even if we do not learn one single new thing from today,
we already know all that we need to know, in order to go into general,
if anything prevents us from going into JAMA, it will not be the amount of knowledge it will be the degree to which we acted on this knowledge.
Because the question that will take us into journal is not how much did you know? But how much did you do?
If you knew but we did not act, then that knowledge will not be of any use to us whatsoever.
And so I remind you and myself again and again, that in this whole series of a clap of the Almighty May Allah subhanho wa Taala enable us to get the acquire the a flock of the true believers of Islam and the true followers of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the focus is always on action.
And therefore, let us think about that, let us look at that. I told you I will give you evidence to show that we already know
enough to get into Gemini insha Allah and to get the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala.
The evidence is the ad is of a source of Salah
where energy is said Allah subhanaw taala says that if my slave
worships me, the five times that I have appointed for him as far
if he worship me at the right time, the five times that I have appointed for him to worship me,
then on the Day of Judgment, it is my responsibility to forgive him and enter him into jail.
And if he does not follow this, if he does not worship me, at the times that I have specified for him, then I may forgive him or I may petition.
Now, how many of us do not know have never heard of had no knowledge of the fact that the Salah is fourth and that if we pray on time, at its appointed time, the five Salawat that Allah subhanaw taala has made for us that this inshallah will be enough to get us into Jana. As salam if the whole Jana said this ally is the key
of the agenda. How many of us did not know this? I don't think there is anybody who does not know that Salah is for even people who are not Muslim, we know that Salah is for the Muslims, people who are not Muslim but who live in around Muslims. Not even I'm not even talking about Muslim countries in Muslim countries. They know that and they know a lot more but I'm saying even in countries which are not Muslim
People will know Muslims, they know that Muslims are supposed to pray five times a day.
So what more knowledge Am I looking for?
I'm not against knowledge, by all means, please acquire as much as you want. Please acquire as much as you can. There's nothing wrong with that, the more we know that.
But if knowledge is not complemented with an if it is not supported with action,
that knowledge becomes a burden. That knowledge becomes 100 becomes a proof and evidence against us on the Day of Judgment, where you are, I will not be able to say I did not know because, you know, I know.
Now, what about I know, but I'm still not doing or I haven't done for a while.
Again, very simple, which is another thing which all of us know. And that is, it's tougher and tougher.
To seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala and to turn towards Allah Subhana Allah is too far what our
how many of us did not know that it's just wear and tear, what
will get us the forgiveness of Allah Subhana Allah?
Because Allah subhanaw taala told us told us this very clearly.
First of all, what overlay?
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and many other I had in many other places in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the importance of Toba of caring towards Allah Subhana Allah say do it sincerely.
First the pharaoh to LA he said seek forgiveness. Apologize be contrite be sorry. And
turn towards Allah subhanaw taala. Because the proof of being sorry, the evidence that you are at or and I am actually sorry, is to change our lifestyle. I did something, and I am sorry about that. Which means what? Which means that I will not do it again. Because it makes no sense that I say I'm sorry about something and I continue to do that. And you are not talking about my mistake. It may happen. That's a different issue. I'm talking about deliberately going and seeking something
knowing that it is it is privated knowing it is wrong knowing that Allah subhanaw taala does not like it.
Yes, okay, I did that once I did that, knowing how many times you do it. But there's no limit on the word also do understand that even though I'd much rather that I mentioned that this beautiful is
where Allah subhanaw taala has observed the slave makes a mistake. And he turned towards Allah subhanaw taala and he is sorry, his contract, he apologizes he cried before us, he weaves the tears. And he says, Well, I'm very sorry, I have I'm sorry, I made this mistake. I apologize to you, I'm sorry about this. And I was very pleased with Allah subhanaw taala said, my slave knows that he has, and that is Rob can forgive and Rob can punish.
So he's asking me to forgive him. So I have forgiven.
Then, as an object, this layer, some time passes the slave lives his life. And then he makes that same mistake again.
And immediately he catches himself. He said, Oh my god, what did I do? I should not have done I had made Toba for this thing, but I did it again. So what does he do? He does not lose hope in the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala he does not like it is a very sorry.
I promise you I will not do it. But still I did it I'm extremely sorry so and so on, they will not do it again. And Allah said my slave knows that he has a Rob
who can forgive and who can punish and he has come to me again and I forgive him again.
And also as a result of that, some more time passes.
And this layer again.
He is what is good in this time he does not do that sin which he had done which he had sought forgiveness for.
And then one day suddenly that happens again. Third time
so what does the slave do? He does not do hoping the forgiveness of Allah Samantha he does well again Israel I'm very sorry Allah, he would have done all
he is I seek forgiveness or live experience sorry. I wish I had never done this thing I wish I hadn't been
unless I'm gonna give you the data Hey
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He, he is very contract is very sorry. He is you know, he's, he's, he's apologized.
So what does Allah do? Allah says live knows he has a job and you
Know that Israel can forgive him or punish him, and he's seeking forgiveness. So I have forgiven him, let him do what he wants.
Now, let him do what he want does not mean that from now onwards he can commit the sin and nothing will happen. It means that even if he commits the sin even if it happens to him, even if you forget what he has sought forgiveness for, and he does that again and again and again 1000 times a million times, he must not lose hope in the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
There's no denying this.
It's a beautiful Hadith. And we take a lot of comfort from this.
remind myself when you the Hadees is referring to somebody committing a sin, inadvertently, out of forgetfulness,
out of something which is out of his control.
You decide this is not talking about somebody who knows something is wrong. He can stop himself from doing it, he can stop himself from doing it, yet it does it deliberately. That's a different kettle of fish.
That is a different kettle of fish.
We are not talking about that we're talking about somebody who promised Allah not to do something and then he forgot.
So let us be very careful.
We do not deny the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The one who denies the forgiveness of Allah, the One who lose loses hope in the forgiveness of allies governing COVID
we do not come over.
But at the same time we do not take Allah lightly.
We don't treat Allah subhanho wa Taala without
the the all and the majesty and glory of Allah in our hearts.
We don't take for granted.
We don't deliberately commit sins and say Oh Allah for me.
That is very low.
Allah will forgive inshallah, I'm not denying that. But I'm saying that somebody who is deliberately committing a sin Allah has prohibited alcohol but we drink.
Allah has privated all addictive substances, resources and observed smoke coming out of the mouth is a sign of the people of Johanna.
It does not mean the one
from whose mouth smoke comes will be Janabi and our parenthesis Pronouncing jahannam for them you're saying that people in Jannah will have smoke coming out of their mouth. So if you're smoking here cigarettes or new cars and and you know beauty is and cigars and shisha and whatnot, you have smoke coming out of your mouth. So you look like what people have janam will look like this does not mean that you are from Ghana, which Allah Allah forgive you.
But obviously you are imitating or you're doing something, which if the Mallika are watching, then it reminds them of people of Johanna
privated. This he prohibited all addictive substances. And therefore tobacco and tobacco products, whether it is cigarettes or booties or hookah, or seashells or cigars, or even Havana's
and, you know, good guy and all of this stuff.
All of this stuff is private and in Islam.
We know this, but we still do it. We still buy it and we sell it and we use it and we consume it and so on and so on.
We know pornography is around but we still
indulge in it. Mister look at it.
We still watch the watch those
We know interest based dealings are Haram.
Yet we will take out mortgages yet we will borrow money from banks on interest and buy this and buy that
there is a difference. There is a difference between doing something inadvertently by mistake unknowingly. And doing something knowing it is wrong, doing it deliberately.
Because then you are making a choice. It's a decision of yours. It's not forgetfulness.
You know, interest based banking is haram but you go to the bank and you take a loan from the bank,
to increase your business or to build your house or buy a car or whatever it is. This is a decision that you are taking. You are actively taking a decision to enter your name into the roll call of the enemies of Allah because Allah subhanaw taala declared war on his behalf and on behalf of a soul so seldom against anybody who deals in interest.
Do us a favor
and don't get fooled by the issue or arguments that some people make to say Oh, but you see it is only 1% 2%. Let me let me on a on a very important side note let me clarify this thought that is in the minds of some people there's some doubt in the minds of some people of whether the quantum of something makes a difference in Islam the basic principle as far as halal and haram is concerned, first basic principle is that everything is Hara, except that which is forbidden, except that which has been declared Haram. So for something to be halal, you don't need a label on it. You don't need somebody to announce this is Allah it is assumed to be holler if it does not come into the list of
the things that are Haram.
Right? So you don't have to ask is a cow Allah is a sheep Allah is a bullock, Allah is a buffalo Hillel, you know, is and so on and so on. Because none of these animals, the meat of none of these animals is privated.
The meat of pigs is
the meat of carnivores primary Can you eat a bear? You can but you should not because it's harder
to eat a crocodile it is haram.
So, meat of the big Lambo frenzy is prohibited.
So, first principle is everything is alleged to have made life easy, except that which is prohibited and what is privately specified.
You don't have to guess about this.
second rule is that when something is prohibited, everything to do with it is prohibited. And that thing which is prohibited is prohibited irrespective of the quantity
right, it has been to the quality everything to do with it is prohibited. And it is privated irrespective of quantity.
So, for example, I mentioned for you, the Lamb Wilkinson, flesh of pigs is private.
What about the hooves of pigs?
What about the skin of pigs
everything when the when the flesh of pigs is privated that every part of the pig is prohibited and cannot be eaten
and cannot be used in any other form. So you may not be actually eating the thing. But you know, there is some big product which is in something else.
This is private. number one. Number two, everything to do with pigs is also private. For example, raising pigs Can you have a pig farm? No. Can you have a slaughterhouse which is which slaughter speaks? You're not eating them. But this is a slaughterhouse This is a meat processing factory in which you are processing pork.
As a Muslim, are you permitted to do that? You're not
as a Muslim? Are you permitted to have a pig farm? No, you're not. As a Muslim? Are you permitted to make handbags have thick skin? We are not
as a Muslim, are you permitted to transport pigs in your truck from point A to point B? No, you're not.
You're not allowed to buy it. You're not allowed to sell it. You're not allowed to manufacture it, you're not allowed to transport it, you're not allowed to store it, you have nothing to do with pig spirit.
Right. This is the basic principle especially if something is prohibited. It is privated irrespective of amount. So not only is every part of a pig privated you can say can you say well can I eat one rasher of bacon? No You cannot. Can you eat one gram of a pig? No, you can't. You can't eat one ground the pay you can't eat the whole thing.
everything connected with the pig is prohibited.
Similarly, fornication and adultery,
Xena is prohibited.
Now even though we know that the definition of what constitutes Zina for the purpose of prescribing the punishment, which is one of the most horrific punishments in the city, and I knew I knew the word horrific quite clearly because it is very horrible. And there's a reason why it's so horrific. It's horrific.
Because it's supposed to have a detrimental value, it's supposed to have a it's supposed to it's supposed to,
to to make you feel fearful about indulging in it because the punishment is so horrific.
So we know that the
the requirement is that for independent witnesses for independent people must actually witness the action of sex, where the male organ goes into the female order.
Right now, shut off,
you know pornographic
films or movies.
Or somebody actually
indulging in sex in public in a public park or somewhere.
It is almost impossible to achieve this. And there is a reason for that, because the punishment is so bad. So so it's its execution, and it's dead by stoning
that allows rather a greater condition, which is almost impossible. So people are saved for the punishment, but the punishment, but if somebody goes to that extent where they are not totally,
they don't care at all about what is happening, and about the corrupting influence of that society, then they invite the punishment of themselves.
So now, we are looking at the issue of how when something is prohibited, everything to deal with it is also prohibited, or everything that might lead to it right, or all things around it, or all things that constitute or that have some element of it. So even though for the purpose of HUD for the purpose of prescribing the punishment, this is the prescription. But what is prohibited
any unnecessary contact between a male and a female who are not related to each other by blood,
or who are not married,
is prime minister.
All kinds of select
all kinds of free mixing of men and women is prohibited to touch a woman to shake hands with a woman is prohibited.
pornography is pirated. Because you might say, Well, you know, I never even testable, I'm just looking at a film.
I'm just looking at a picture in a in a magazine
is private, because all of this leads to the actual action. And even if may even if it never leads to the action, you might say, Well, I'm never ever going to actually indulge in.
In this action. The fact is that all of these are ways of this action. So watching a pornographic film or looking at pictures of naked men or women is Xena of the eyes.
It is fornication of the eyes. So it is private, it's everything to do with something which is private.
Now, this is the beauty of Islam, that where a
where something is prohibited it Allah saves you from all aspects of it. So similarly, interest based dealings are private. So as soon as as an answer Allah subhanaw taala, has cursed the one who borrows money on interest, the one who who gives money who lends money on interest, the one who witnesses that transaction, and the one who records that transaction.
Who writes that voucher or writes that document? Imagine the one who is witnessing it is neither borrowing nor is He neither is he getting? nor is he
lending, the one who's writing the document is not benefiting from this deal whatsoever yet they are equally culpable.
And if Allah does not punish them, they will be their names or will be entered in the list of the enemies of Allah Subhana Allah because Allah declared war on this.
Now let me just as zealously you think about this and say, this is the this is the power of the of action Islam. Islam is the name of a practice, as I keep saying over and over again. That was the name of a practice.
There's no such thing as a non practicing Muslim. If you're not practicing, Muslim, people are free not to practice no problem. But who's on who practice who who is a Muslim girl who's practicing Islam.
So if I am I am flying.
A player, you have to be actually flying a plane. You can't be sitting in a plane on the ground and say I'm flying a plane, you know, you're not just sitting in the plane.
If I say I'm flying a plane, what do you what do you understand from this? So what's so difficult to understand the issue of practicing Muslim? I'm flying a plane means I'm flying a plane.
It doesn't mean anything else.
So as if I say I'm a Muslim, it means I am practicing Islam, who is a Muslim who practices Islam.
Somebody who knows about Islam, do you call them a Muslim? Not unless they also practice Islam. I can know about Islam, but I do not believe in Islam. I do not practice Islam. I know something about Christianity. I know something about Judaism.
I know a lot more about Hinduism.
I know a lot a lot about Sikhism. But I'm not a Christian. I'm not a Jew. I'm not a Hindu, and I'm not a Sikh. I'm a Muslim, because I don't practice any of those religions. I believe in Islam, and I practice Islam. So I am a Muslim.
That's the importance of
life is not just good manners and saying please and thank you that is very much part of it. But we are talking here about the practice of Islam of leaving Islam in our lives.
My brothers sisters
in Islam does a huge amount of
of value on
on being generous on charity on giving from what Allah has given us.
Now in the
eyes of sort of infocomm which we are looking at here, in terms of looking at in terms of becoming inshallah We ask Allah to make us
and among the Alibaba Rockman, the favorites, slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala those who are less mantella appreciated like
and in that
a lot, sir, there are those who when they spend they are neither extravagant nor stingy. But the whole the medium way between these two extremes.
see the the focus the natural outcome, the actual consequence of being focused on the acronym is to spending a part of Allah
because what why would you spend in the battle because the focus on accuracy is to build your Oscar, how do you build a rocket
by doing things in this world, which will build us something in the air? For example, just to give you simple examples, so one of them said the one who recites sort of the last 10 times
Allah subhanaw taala will build for him a palace in Ghana.
So, if I am now residing coolala through the class 10 times my focus is on my parents in general inshallah,
please do this. As soon as I said the, I had the Sunnah Salawat so too soon and further. Indoor we have four before and after, so that is true. And for six and two is eight.
Then in memory, we have two which is 10. And in the shower, you have two which is 12.
So those are observed the one who does this 12 Sunnah Salawat
I love it believe a balance in general. So when I'm praying, the sooner I was praises with this understanding, therefore I'm doing that.
So also, the issue of spending in the
first of all,
that I said, the person who's focused on who understands Islam was focused on the afra. The consequence of that is that person acts with that intention that Myra delillo should forgive me and must give me gentle so I'm building the my agenda for me. Also tell us for myself, Raisa management in marriage emitted by Melissa driver is an object to him.
Tell your people that Jenna it has beautiful land, and it has clean and clear water.
But there is nothing in it.
They have to plant the gardens that they want for themselves. And services are observed So Allah is a tree engine or humbler is a tree engine. A lot but is a trillion dollar Hello ledger trillion.
The importance of the vicar of Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala encouraged us
in his bath
and Alexa Do you know and feel Mimara means to love by your own fee when a full Natoma shopper well, coffee raw masala
citizens of Bukhara, all you believe spend of that which we have given you we have provided for you before a day comes when there will be no bargaining and no friendship and no intercession and it is people who do not believe who are the only one who are the oppressors, the oppressed themselves
by their disbelief, Allah subhanaw taala address the three things that we usually rely upon in this life we rely upon friendships rely upon
intercession somebody speaking on our behalf or we live on buying our we are have trouble
have a deal of judgment now this is going to work so what must I do unless I've spent from what we have given you?
So, given charity
there are many many apps in the Quran, where Allah subhanaw taala
told us to spend in his pocket and it was rather also warned us not to be extravagant. Allah azza wa jal Yaga mavala 10 Isla uno kik, whether tabo Soto ha la busty for top Oda Malou mum Maha Sora
lesson and do not let your hand be tied like a miser to your neck. And he said also do not stretch it for to its utmost reach and limit like a spendthrift
so that you become blameworthy and that you may become miskeen you might impose yourself by doing that. Then Allah azza wa jal, horiba haka who well Myskina Wagner servire went to Brazil that was here
in Del Mar, but the Rena Carr who is Juan ashati wacana shaitan will be come for a last round I said bodies of body that and from sort of Lisa Teresa, Israel, Allah said and give to your relatives to the kindred, his do and to the miskeen to the person who's poor, but who does who does not ask is not aside, he's a Miskin.
And to Wabi Sabi to the welfare or to the traveler, but do not spend wastefully do not do ostentatious spending in the manner of a spendthrift. In the manner of an ostentatious Musab somebody who does is rough. Verily, those who do is rough spent, it's a while lanisha team they are the brothers of the charity of the devils. And we're gonna shaitana lira Be careful. And surely the shaitan The devil is ever on grid
and denies a loss. Now this is just a last round called the extravagant those who whose rough brothers have shattered. Now, how evil is that? Now if even this will not convince us to make changes in our lifetimes, and I enter lifestyles and I don't know what will
Islam is completely and totally against all kinds of showing of all kinds of ostentation
showing of Allah subhanaw taala called it schicke
Why would you still do it?
Well, you know, especially in our weddings
in the way we conduct wedding we invite the anger of Allah we invite disaster
in the wedding, in the relationship, by the way, we entered into that relationship.
May Allah forgive us we have made a bad joke
of the beautiful custom of nikka
by extravagant spending, and by also doing all kinds of haram thing.
I know Muslim weddings in which alcohol is served I know Muslim weddings, in which you have bands and dust dancing and all kinds of things in Allah when Allah
and huge spending on all kinds of useless and wasteful things. Introducing all kinds of customs into the into the
whole wedding thing. Instead of just the deca and the wedding, which are the two customers in Islam, we have all kinds of, you know, local, cultural, so called stuff. And a lot of it a lot of it is even, not even not even permitted.
Hello sisters, when are we going to change ourselves? Seriously ask yourself this question.
See, the whole focus of Islam is to promote the good of society. So that any action which has the
which has the potential to cause corruption is bad.
extravagance has many evils that are associated with it. And so it is banned in the strongest possible terms.
completely fools will believe that extravagant being extravagant is honorable, may Allah protect us,
that people may sometime next argument is Oh, what you know, Allah has given me so I'm just being
I'm just using it. And I'm,
I'm trying to sort of, you know, I'm not showing off, I'm just
doing it because I want to
I want to show Allah subhanaw taala you know, what he has given me. Now, these are, these are not awkward sector, that hold any water, please.
lots of 100 that did not allow us, Allah gave us and he blessed us with this boundary, but he did not give us
the freedom to do whatever we want with it.
I didn't do that. Allah subhanaw taala gave us the bounty, and Allah then allowed us to use it, according to the conditions that he put.
Because if we,
if you don't go by that,
whole, the whole concept of living a life which is full of benefit falls by the wayside. Because the problem with our desires is that our desires are focused towards us, not towards the effect of that or others. But there's no action of ours, which can be done only for ourselves.
All our actions are they have consequences. Also father's Islam as the concept of Islam is that there's no action of mine,
which I'm free to do it harm somebody else, that somebody else can be anybody's not a question of Muslims.
All my actions must confirm, and must be in line with
the laws of Islam, which ensure that my action, I enjoy it, I benefit from it. But at the same time, nobody else is harmed.
This is the very important thing to understand. You know, nobody else is harmed by my action.
And if that is not the case, then this action is not permitted.
So you might say well, who's harmed by struggles, everybody, because you're setting up a,
you're becoming a role model for something negative as society, you're spending money on things which are useless.
Instead of things are beneficial, I always tell people, if you if you want to spend, you have so much money and you really want to spend that money in the wedding of your own in your own wedding or your wedding of your child or something and give them the money
by some assets for them.
Instead of spending their money on you know, hotels and and fancy decorations and huge banquets, where a lot of the food is just thrown in just wasted.
And of course the whole point of showing up because when it comes out of arrogance,
sisters, extravagance is a cancer in society.
Please never do it. Do not invite the anger of Allah subhanaw taala.
Because if you place yourself along with the brothers of shaitan as I said, in the arena,
very they are the
brothers of shatta. If you place ourselves dead, then how can we expect the help of Allah for anything?
ask Allah to make us to enable us to live lives which are pleasing to Him and which are in accordance with the soul.
Love is heavy Mohammed Salah salah and to
keep us in that state and to take us in that state
was Allah Allah Allah will Karim Allah Allah He was a member of