Akhlaaq of the Ummati #38
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah.
Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira.
Sisters in our final, not Finally, but in our lesson on
a clock of the Almighty have also lie so seldom. I come to the last of the ayat of surah Furqan relating to alibi man which we have been following.
And this is where Allah subhanaw taala said, We live in a shutdown the regime Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim, Allah Zina coluna robina, habla min as well Gina was Maria, Tina,
LA, zona waterfed. That'd be masaharu. We will akona v hat here Tomas Allah, Holly de hacer una mas de karma mukava Allah subhanho data you mentioned. And before we go there,
I want to
remind myself that the purpose of all these classes is for us to implement Islam in our lives for us to learn how to live Islam, not merely talk about Islam, but to actually practice Islam in our lives, the most powerful dour, the most powerful
example the most powerful invitation to Islam is to our o'clock is through our manners, our dealings, the way we live, ourselves, and the way we treat others. This is the most powerful, the most important
aspect of Islam.
And that's why I remind myself when you let us focus on that over and above everything else.
The rest of it is understood in terms of our practice, personal practice of the deen. Obviously, this does not mean that we are trying to detract from the importance of the creed, the akiza what we believe, or the importance of it, but that the act of formal worship. These are things which should go without saying we don't have to say that obviously, if a person doesn't even believe in the right thing, if a person's belief is not correct, according to the Islam that tesoros Hassan brought, which is a belief that is free from all schilke a belief that is free from ascribing partners who also have data in any way or form. And I believe that is based on the obedience of Allah subhanaw
taala and not on his disobedience.
And as far as the above that the fluoride what Allah has made compulsory on us is concerned, there is no doubt about the fact there is no dispute about the fact that these five these things which Allah subhanaw taala has made incumbent upon us must be fulfilled without any
delay and without any,
misunderstanding about there is no question of not fulfilling them, they have to be fulfilled and they must be fulfilled in the best possible way at their appointed time. So whether it is Salah, whether it is fasting, whether it is Zakat, whether it is Hajj, all of these have to be fulfilled, and there is no
there is no given taken that this is what Allah has
made incumbent upon us and therefore, as Muslims as people who submit to the will of Allah subhanaw taala, we accept it and we say that, that Allah gave us this and we completely and totally tried to fulfill those five, to the best of our ability, knowing that in that lies our own,
our own benefit, and in that lies, goodness for us in this life as well as in the life of the hereafter.
Now, we are looking at something after that, which is how do we live our lives? How do we treat others? How do we treat people even within our within our own families, which is on why children husband and so on, and how we treat
extended, extended families, relatives, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and how we treat our neighbors irrespective of whether they are Muslim or not. All of this together. Now in that we have been seeing a series of studying a series of Ayat of the Quran and the Hadith
Allah says Allah
and become to these now which is inserted for candy is 7475 and 76 which I decided for you which mean and those who say our rub bestel on us from our as well as from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes and make us leaders for them otaku
salasar is mentioning here and saying that this is what the people who believe this is what they say that Oh Allah Ravana habla na min as well Gina, but Maria Tina wala from our as well from our spouses, and bestow on us and from our offspring, bestow on us those who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the mahone those will be rewarded with the highest place Jana, because of their patients, they're in they shall be met with greetings and the word of peace and respect, abiding they're in an excellent it is and aboard, as and as a place to dwell place to be in. Now this is the
meaning of the three iron. Now, the important thing here is that to understand a few things, first and foremost,
to understand that,
here Allah is not teaching us merely to make dua to have children. May Allah is not saying bestow on us children, blessing bestow on us from our spouses and our offspring, those who will be conferred to our eyes,
and make us leaders for the Moto.
So the focus here is on leaving a legacy of honor on South Africa to Algeria. And this has always been the focus of the
of the unveiling of salah and of all those who love Allah subhanho wa Taala that
that their work must not stop
the work of the doubt Islam must continue after they have gone.
This has been and always has been the focus. This was and always has been the focus of the umbrella musallam. And this also was the
is the focus of the Sally hole. All the people who are who love Allah subhanaw taala and isn't a reseller I sell them. And also, I mentioned in two places, dryers made by his ambia for
children. One is the daughter of the Korean a Sarah, which we know where he said he made his daughter. He said I am old, I'm weak, my bones are weak, my wife is beyond the age of childbirth, but please give me an air to carry on my work. And the other law is the famous drop off.
Ibrahim alayhis salam wherever Emilie Salah made the same for an air
in order that he might be able to carry his work forward. And
so these are the two places that Allah subhanaw taala mentioned for us, where his mBiA mussalam
made dua for
foreign air. Now, important thing to understand here, as I said earlier, just now that it's not just a matter of having children,
this is a particularly
sensitive kind of topic. And because people get
in our cultures, for example, we have this
tendency where we think that children by themselves are a blessing.
And people say well, I have been blessed with a child.
People who do not have children, others look upon them as if there is something wrong with them, that they are somehow
unlucky or a curse word or something. But just think about is Allah subhanaw taala did not call children a blessing, right? There is nowhere in the Quran where Allah smart Allah says, as a general statement that children are a blessing. On the other hand, Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran, for example.
Yeah, you and Edina Avenue in mynas yg como la de como, la ku for Hazara home.
in Darfur does Pharaoh or the pharaoh for inala Rahim? Allah subhanaw taala says, which means all you believe.
Beware that some of your spouses
and your children are actually your enemies, so beware of them. But if you pardon their faults, and if you are forbearing and you have suffer and you forgive, then behold Allah subhanaw taala will be much forgiving and a dispenser of Rama of mercy.
It is very important to understand that
Allah subhanho wa Taala
is mentioning your spouses and children. So, this is wives and husbands and children as a lesson as enemies, right? I mean, these are
they can be your enemies, not by enemies, the first one
does not mean that every wife, every husband, every child is an enemy. No, it just means that the IRS is not referring specifically to people. For example, the, if you take the son of Salah here and if you take the Sahaba, and so on and so forth. There are so many cases of some very, very beautiful marriages, very beautiful husbands and wives and children who were really as I mentioned, in other place,
our movement, our movement, our movement, not bad omala but Allah said that the believers, men and women are helpers of one another. So that is there. But in generally speaking, Allah is saying that these are your enemies. Now by enemies, we have to see it in the context where
we have looked at the purpose of our existence, why do we exist? We exist to worship Allah Subhana Allah, because Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah said, I have not created the gene and the human beings for anything other than my worship. So when the worship of Allah meaning obedience to Allah subhanaw taala is the purpose of creation, what are the things that can take us away from the worship of Allah subhanaw taala from obeying the laws of man? Now, your spouses and children are not the only things. I wish it was as simple as that. It's not there are other things also. But one of the major factors is the spouses and children. Many people if they didn't have to
cater to the whims and fancies and desires and, and demands of their families, perhaps one can assume that they would not have they would not be taking bribes, they would not have indulge in something Haram, they would not probably have borrowed money to buy gadgets, or to buy, you know, a more expensive car or to buy a more expensive house and things like this, or even to put money in the in their business, because they needed more income, they could have lived lives which were simpler, which were less complicated, and less expensive, right, there is a great benefit. There's a great value in simplicity. But to be able to live a simple life we hear VPS nowadays, it's become
quite fashionable to read article, write articles or read articles about
you know, minimal, minimalist, minimalist way of living and thinking, minimalist,
furnishing and houses and so on and so forth. But to be able to do that, something else has to become minimalist before that, and that is your own desires. Now, obviously, if you are alone, or if you're just to people, then the minimizing of desires and so on is to that extent simpler. But if there are instead of two people if there are three, four or five, then obviously there are many more things to take care of many more things to deal with.
Also, depending on you know your circumstances, your age, a friend circle does that many people fall into wrongdoing because of the demands of their families. Another place in another place in Brooklyn for Los Altos it was Alamo Anima ambala como la Dooku fit Natal, one la lucha in the who drew Nazim. Allah said and know that your worldly goods and your children are a fitna they are or trial. They are a temptation for you. And that with Allah is a tremendous reward. Again, in another place in soda, but again, I'm not smart enough
ambala como la fitna wala who are in the who are Jonesy? Again, say meaning Allah said your goods, and your children are tried and a temptation, whereas with Allah there is tremendous reward. So please don't fall into this trap. Where do you start thinking that children by themselves are a blessing and that those who don't have children are not blessed? No, please. Allah didn't call it a blessing Allah call it the opposite. So effectively, people who do have children,
they What did they have? What do they have, they have a fitrah they have a test. And perhaps the children and their and their spouses are their enemies.
So they need to be specially careful. And they need to ensure by careful I mean they need to ensure that they do the therapy of their children so well, that those children become then a means of them attaining gentlemen,
which is the as we talked about, where they said, Give us children who will be Curatola, who will be the coolness of our eyes,
the coolness of our eyes,
and make us leaders of the Buddha.
I want to focus on this whole issue of tarbiat of children, it's absolutely critical if you want
to, if you want them to become a means of goodness for you. Then we ask you, each one of you let me ask you a simple questions. And I want you to answer it for yourself.
How many of you? Did you today in the hedgehog?
Make Dora for your parents and your grandparents?
Right in the hedges?
Did you make dua for your parents and your grandparents today?
And don't count the dollars that we make in the shuffle?
Well, usually they will be moving in to my home. And he said no. Don't count that. That's a routine thing. We do it and I am talking about specifically, Allah forgive my parents, if they have passed away all offender who will no longer give them Jen, grandparents, same thing. Did you do that? You know, I'm asking you. I'm asking you because your parents
literally the same generation when you consider one generation before you but you know, you live together, obviously. And your grandparents are one generation away.
Now think about this, that if you did not make the for your parents and your grandparents.
what hope do you have that your children will make dua for you?
On what basis
you're spending your whole life
worrying about and working for them and slogging,
and saving money and in doing without listening without that, so that your children can have this and can have that and so on and so forth.
And when you're dead and gone?
If you raise children who cannot even who or who do not even make the offer,
then what was the purpose of your life? And how are those children a blessing for you?
And I'm asking you to ask yourself this question because you are somebody's child.
And if you do not make dua for your parents, I will guarantee you that your children are not going to make them for you.
Because if you are not making them for your parents, then you haven't taught them to make dua for you.
How is the government?
having children or not having children is not a matter of blessing or no blessing is how you raise those children.
Children by themselves Allah called them a test that we are sure of will Allah smart Allah said this.
Whether that test becomes a blessing, or whether that test becomes a curse, depends on you. Depends on the parents, the way you raise your children. Those children will be a test for you will be a curse for you, or they will be a blessing for you.
Now, you may be among those and I know that I know people like this, who Alhamdulillah they did everything possible to raise their children well, like no stone was left unturned.
They brought them up well they gave them ethics values. They introduced them to Allah subhanaw taala. The parents are practicing Muslims, the Jews
also learned everything about the use to practice deep and later on they go they go to different places they fall in with bad company, they get us they are led astray.
And then whatever happens to them, now, believe me in that case, you as a parent are not are not responsible, inshallah you are very azima, Allah will not hold you responsible, you will not be punished, those children and Allah subhanaw taala will still reward you, because you did your best to raise those children, as good Muslims.
So May Allah protect you and me from such things.
But if that happens to somebody, or if that happens to you, may Allah protect you, then don't get, you know, don't feel bad about that. Other Allah.
We don't know what that child went through. You don't know when the child grew up, as a man as a woman, what kind of choices they made,
you know, we still do and we must continue to pray for guidance for them. As long as you are alive with a parent, keep on praying to Allah subhanaw taala can guide anybody at any age at any level and we must continue to pray for guidance for them, you must continue to ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive them. But whatever happens, whatever is the color that is that is their color. The parents who did their best to raise their children properly and well will not be held accountable inshallah, if those children go bad after they have become adults.
But if in the beginning itself, the parents were at fault, the parents did not do what they're supposed to do. On the contrary, they did the opposite, then the parents are at fault and then the children's deeds will
be the means of grief for those parents. So like we have Sadako Jaya Sodom said, if you if somebody teaches something good to someone and that person continues, Allah will give the reward of that good deed to the person who was the first one who initiated this
as long as this good deed is done, and vice versa if somebody initiates something bad, and that is repeated and repeated generation after generation, the person who initiated that deed will get the within courts reward of that evil. We ask Allah to save us from this right. So please be very sure about that as far as the children are concerned that we raise good children
and we teach them the right things so that they become Serato DJ area, they become the means of carrying on goodness for us. Long after
we are gone. Leave behind a legacy of honor
that inshallah you will be remembered for. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward you for and if somebody there in your family who does not have children don't give them a hard time don't cast aspersions on them. Don't waste your time with labor
with regard to those people and the fact that you don't have children, that is not a that is not a in Islam that is not a black mark or it's not a
you know something negative
on anybody. Now we come also to the draw of evil evil is Allah and he made the same draw when he said Obama has come to mean the Rio de Beauvoir didn't have a disease or in and by tickle Mohan Rami ravanelli aqui masala 5g Africa tamanna Nast de la him bajo mina sarathi la la,
la la Salaam, zero Myra, our Rabbi made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncomfortable Valley by your sacred house, in order our rub, that they may establish a solid let's see where he begins It begins with the establishment of Salah
because he knows as the enemy of Allah subhanaw taala as the father of the MBI he knows that the purpose of existence of the human being must be satisfied that is the very reason Allah created us and that therefore comes above and beyond and over everything and anything else
is it Why did you bring them here so that they may establish you're a bother here
Lee okay masala so that they may establish Salah. Right?
If the purpose of life is not being fulfilled, then if nothing else matters.
That's why seriously because we are on the subject of children. If I asked you to make a list
The needs of your children, that supposing I tell you look, give me a list, what do your children really need, and do it in an order of priority. Number one most important is this.
I don't know how many of you I know that almost everyone will list for example, education as a very important critical need, you will
list probably, you know, getting a good job, having a good career, whether it's in business or employment or whatever,
you will list good health, you know, not feel freedom from sickness,
you will probably list getting a good spouse, right? I'm sure you will list children as a thing, which are very critical for the benefit of your child. How many of you will list
having a pure hearts? Just get enough knifes
as a critical need of your child?
Right? How many of you
and remember, I'm not even talking about I'm mentioning this get enough, along with a whole list of other things.
Whereas really, and seriously speaking, let's get rid of should be the number one thing.
I'm not even going there. And you're saying, will it be somewhere on this list, when you're making this list
of critical needs of the child will purity of the soul, purity of the heart,
a connection with Allah subhanaw taala a heart that is filled with the glory and majesty or nor of Allah subhanho wa Taala
a heart that is filled with the Mahabharata Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is this somewhere on this list?
and this is the reason why we are created.
So if the very reason why we were created is not even on the list of critical things that you want for your child.
Number one, you are not making the offer it number two, you are not making any effort for it.
So you are happy where you give some a pittance to the you know Imam of your local mosque to come and teach your children how to read Quran nazara just by looking at it, whether he understands it doesn't understand it doesn't matter.
Or if you live in America, you take him to Sunday school. And if they can't even change the name of the thing.
You take him to Sunday school is there in the class he gets some
you know level of education, whatever it is, and you're happy with that.
You are happy with that.
There is reason why we have situations where if a boy wants to follow the Sunnah of Solomon keep a beard.
The people who stopped him are his own family.
His own father his own mother. There is no you look too old, or people who think you are an extremist.
If a Sikh boy wants to keep a beard his parents don't tell him people will think you're an extremist is it that that is the sign of being a Sikh.
But a Muslim boy
is told by his parents don't give up weird
because of this, this
even though historically speaking, the Sikhs got the beard for the Muslims.
Guru Nanak the founder of the Sikh religion, he liked the descriptions of the of the appearance of our solar system so much that he made that appearance mandatory for his people.
His beard trouble
a Horta shirt which is long goes beneath the knees. And the is are the pijama the trousers
above the ankles.
He made this compulsory
on his people, when his followers Where did he get that from? He got it from the Muslims.
He was a devotee of our ship Baba harishankar
was way before his time.
was also Punjabi and he was the first person who actually
may he actually to to I don't know what's the best part of saying that well, he made Punjabi into a serious language by writing portrait but that'd be in guru ki
By writing, you know, words of wisdom. And Guru Nanak actually took a lot of those into the Guru Granth side, which is the holy books of the six which was written by Guru Nanak. And he and that has a lot of the words of Baba Fareed Zakaria around Fulani
so he got it from there he got the he loves this appearance of the Muslim, which is the appearance of Asana. But today we live in a world where when the boy wants to adopt the the appearance of the Muslim,
the people to discourage him or his own parents. If the girl wants to put on a hijab, the mother will tell her don't put don't wear hijab, you will not you won't get married.
She should tell her, I will not marry a man who wants a wife who does not wear a hijab.
Why would I want to marry? Why would I want to marry a man who does not want his Muslim wife to wear a hijab?
So I'm not interested? If there is I won't get married? No, I won't get married to a man who is insisting on disobeying Allah. Now why would I want to marry a man like that anyway?
Why would I want to get married to a man like that anyway?
I want to get married to a man
who is obedient to Allah subhanaw taala
who follows the son of
my brother sister, it's very important to understand this. Because here we are saying that these people make dua that oh like give us children and from our spouses and our children, give us people who
we can be proud of who we can we look at them and we feel so nice, you know, they are the coolness of our eyes.
And what is without a mama and they will be the Imams of the motorcade make us among the leaders of the motorcade and make them among the leaders of authority.
This is rather vague.
And there are lots of other give this us Bashar Allah said that these are the people who will not only will they be in Jannah but in the horrify they will be in the highest place in general.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala this for all of us inshallah, to be in the highest place, in general for those
in the company of Rasulullah sallallahu.
My father has to make this way I like give me the word.
ask Allah subhanaw taala to give it to him inshallah.
My father loved Allah subhana wa, he was devoted to us, Martha was very faithful to Islam.
And there is nobody who values faithfulness, more than
ever, just as it is very important for us to raise children correctly.
It is not for nothing, that as soon as our solemn said that the gender of the person is beneath the feet of the mother.
It's not just an accidental thing just so happens. No.
It's because what the mother does for the child and I'm not talking about just the physical thing of changing nappies and feeding them No. I'm talking about the spiritual development of the child. What does the mother do for the spiritual development of the child? What is the father do for the spiritual development of the child?
he wherever his alarm made his drop, which we also read in Salah, rubbish Allah mocha masala tea woman Gloria T. Robin, our takamoto O'Meara make me one who establishes the salah and also from my aspirin, our rub and accept my dog right.
Now, really seriously ask this question for ourselves.
We are seeing here doras which are not just talking about
establishment of Salah as a good thing to do. Yes, we should do that. It is nice. Talking about this as the very purpose of our existence make me the one who establishes Salah.
Now why is it so difficult? Why is it Why are we surprised? Because as I mentioned, this is already at the highest
level in orange
illa llevado Allah subhanaw taala said I have not created the genome, the human beings for anything other than my body.
So, if we say, and this is what is up with what Allah taught us through is available,
if we say that I, the purpose of my life is to establish a Salah, we shall obey God hamdulillah
that is a fact. Indeed, that is the purpose of my existence that is how it should be
Now, Little Sisters, really seriously, let us examine, let us ask ourselves questions
and say that we follow a religion
the MBR Li Mashallah
brought this religion to us who taught us this religion?
who are an
rasuna salam who mentioned the Koran and who we got the religion directly from.
They all taught us this lesson and that lesson is live your life for the purpose of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala
so everything we judge must be on that basis does it please Allah
so If it pleases Allah we do it if it doesn't please Allah we don't do it.
But let's look at our lives today and see what is it we do?
That's the reason why we have to ask this question. And the question is,
is Allah real?
Now sounds like a stupid question. Because as a Muslim,
I mean, why am I Why am I doing Salah?
Why am I fasting?
Why do I Why do I play soccer? Because allegedly
but let me ask you this question a little bit differently.
You know, as I'm sitting here and talking to you, the temperature outside here
is minus 15.
now I've got a bird feeder there.
And one of the greatest delights I take in my life here in America
is to watch the little birds little ones die like this.
At the feeder
in this weather
in minus 15.
They hide in the bushes and so on and so forth. And I don't know how much can you hide because the the weather report says temperatures minus 15 maximum minus seven, minimum minus 15. And there's a windchill factor where it makes it feels like minus 28.
Now to me all of these are numbers because I am sitting inside you know, beautiful heat room.
But these words outside, they are in those bushes.
There Rob looks after them he protects them. At that minus whatever they are feeling they don't freeze and drop dead.
So I made sure that the feeder has
the feed in it has the seeds, black sunflower seeds
I'm talking about is alluvial.
to me, if you are if you if you want to say or just now I told you the temperature outside is minus 15.
Is it real?
Is that real to me? You know how you will know you will know if you watch me going out to get the feeder and to fill the feed in it. When I say about the out of the house, am I stepping out in a T shirt?
Or am I ensuring that I have a beanie on my head
that I'm wearing a jacket I'm wearing clothes, shoes and so on and so forth. Ensuring that I am well protected from that cold because that cold can kill
that cold can make you very sick.
When you know something is real,
then your actions demonstrate that knowledge your actions demonstrate whether you think that thing is real or not.
That allows them to on time when we are talking about Allah subhanaw taala is Allah here is the meeting with him Maria is W salatu salam said
Under luck, voila, you are the approver the truth when you go
and the meeting with you is true.
Well, Jenna to Huck, and your agenda is true when our rock
when our rock, the fire is true. Whenever you know Hamas Allah is Allah and Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala during the Quran Kunal hopko, Barack
Obama so Salaam say that your rub is the truth is
I believe this. And I know you believe this. Let's ask ourselves, if we look at our lives, what in my life is evidence that I believe that Allah Israel and that by meeting with Allah Israel
with justice, just like the example I gave you, if I say the temperature outside is minus 15, it's bitterly cold, it is dangerously cold. And I am walking out there and a pair of shorts and a T shirt that you say no, no, no, he doesn't really believe that. He does not really believe that.
Because if he believes it, how does he walk out there without proper clothing?
So if somebody is looking at people and Allah is looking, Allah angels are looking, if they look at my life, do they see evidence of this belief?
all Hola, Uruk.
Wa, Luca, Luca
and the meeting with us
because I see that belief or not,
ask Allah subhanaw taala to pleased with you and never to be displeased ask Allah subhanaw taala to make our lives in line with how he wants us to live and to take us in that state. Well, sarala Helena Vickery Murali was made by him Veronica was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.