Ramadan 2023 Appeal
Death and Hereafter #01
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Death and Hereafter
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sila Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shara philam, Gable mousseline
Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah He had only he was only one syllable doesn't even cathedra and Kathy Rama Babu, my brother and sisters, today we are starting a new series of lectures
on perhaps the most important
aspect of our lives, which is our ending.
This is a series on death and here after we ask Allah subhanaw taala geladeira? Who to
help us to understand this and to prepare for it. Let me begin by giving you a masking question. This is an actual exercise that we do when we do our Elysee is the Leadership Excellence course that I teach all over the world which, in the last couple of years, we have not done thanks to COVID and the restriction restriction on travel. But inshallah Minilite Allah.
We hope to do it again soon. And that's the Leadership Excellence course, we begin the course I begin this course by doing an exercise I tell people to write their own balance sheet,
assets, or liabilities to columns, which are the part which are intrinsic to any balance sheet. So we say write down, what do you see as your assets and what do you see as your liabilities.
And that's what I'm asking you to do now, please do that, write down your assets and write down your liabilities.
And then if I tell you that a day will come, when this will flip, your assets will become liabilities and your liabilities will become assets
do not have taken too literally, but this is what will happen. It will flip the liabilities will become assets and assets will become liabilities. And then ask your third question, which is
if you knew this in advance,
where would you invest most of your time, money energy in what we normally call assets, or in what we normally call liabilities. Now by liabilities, I don't mean literally liabilities as in laws. But I want to ask you a simple question. My question is
if I ask you to
if I asked you to ask you this question, which is that what do you track? In your life? What do you track?
Do you track your income?
Or do you track your charity?
Which one do you track? Which numbers make you the most anxious?
Which numbers? Are you looking towards to say I hope this will increase year after year that sincerely ask yourself this question. Income or charity?
What is the answer for us?
We want a good salary. We want increments.
And the increments must be as frequently as possible. Annual increment. Definitely, if I can get an increment every six months or even better, if I get into it every week, that's even better. Even now I get it. But I'm saying that this is what we would like to have. So also if I'm a business person, then I want my business. What is my top line? What is my bottom line? What is my profit profit margin and everything must keep going up? This is our orientation towards this dunya hamdulillah nothing wrong with that.
But then what is our orientation towards charity?
Do we track charity? Do we?
Are we concerned that this year I did not give as much charity as I gave last year? Are we asking this question to ourselves to say I must give more charity each year every year my charity must increase.
And by what measure how much
are we doing this?
Or are we content we're saying okay, I gave my Zacapa just two and a half percent.
And maybe I gave something more. That's enough.
That is enough. Again, remember I'm not talking about anything haram I'm talking about only valid only if it is haram knew that goes into Janome we are not talking about that. We're talking about Halla
be tracking that of your tracking chart
Now why am I asking this question?
Because of this, as I said, A day will come when the balance sheet will be flipped, the asset becomes liability, liability becomes assets.
Let's understand that.
When I say liability, I'm looking at Charity, meaning outflow. What has gone from my income? Now I know you don't consider that a liability. So I don't as I said, don't take the word, too, literally, because we're using the balance sheet analogy. I'm using these two words.
You won't you most of you will not think of charity as loss. No, you will not think there's a handler The good thing to do.
But you see charity as investments, DJ music charity or something that you're going to get a return on.
Do you see charity as something which is absolutely critical? Because this is my saving, this is my saving and my saving earning for me.
Do we see it do we see that?
You will ask yourself this question. Again as a halaal income, the best overall income is something that you
100% Holla, you're not violating any of the laws of Allah subhanaw taala
so therefore, inshallah you're earning is Eva.
So Allah subhanaw taala will reward it.
What about what about charity?
Allah subhanaw taala said he will give my Jabil Assa T for who I should one Thalia, Allah said the one who comes with one good deed who comes with who spend $1.
Allah will give him
10 times that 10 Likewise,
that's not happening with income. So now when it comes to the balance sheet, the day I'm dying, what will be what will my balance sheet show my balance sheet will show my assets as
my property, bank balance,
money, whatever I had.
And within quotes liability again, as I said, don't take it literally.
outflows will be my charity.
But when I die, this will be flipped.
Now that charity of mine is something that Allah Jalla Jalla Jalla Delgado is going to
reward me for
Allah subhanaw taala will count it Allah was worth Allah will add to it and he will reward me in keeping with the majesty and grace. And what I leave behind in this world is something that I will be questioned on.
If I and Allah hamdulillah if I did not, it's a major problem.
But even if I had Allah it is something that I will be questioned on Allah, masha Allah We ask Allah to give us, Jana without reserve, but the law is, everybody will be questioned, as far as Adam said, everyone will be questioned, everyone will have to give us up.
For that just said.
He said so like even you he said, even me.
And he said, Allah's viatera really takes your answer, if he really takes you to account then you are destroyed, then you are finished, because there's no way that we can stand up to the kind of scrutiny and the kind of questioning that Allah subhanaw taala can do.
So used to say is to make dua Allah Allah has a mini Hasaan yesira Allah to make my job easy make my my questioning that easy.
We ask Allah for two for Jana without.
So, now, this things which I accumulated in the world and which I will leave behind when I die have suddenly become a liability, I will be questioned on them.
Now, my point is,
if we knew this in advance, that the balance sheet is going to flip that the asset will become liability the liability will will become asset and remember, we know this already.
We know this already. Then what will anyone with a man
any Muslim who has a man what would you do? What will you try to maximize?
He will try to maximize that which will be his asset when he dies. And he will try to minimize that which will be his liability when he dies. How does it do that? By transferring the assets into the liabilities column within quotes in the law in life by giving it away by giving away in charity by doing
actions of South Africa, Nigeria.
Right? My brothers and sisters, this day is going to come.
This is going to come unto me just to make your life instinct, interesting. We don't know when it will come.
It can be right now as I'm speaking to you.
And I all make the 100 era take me in a state where I am doing something which you like and which is a state obedience to you. So we asked this for you and ask it for myself and ask it for everybody. May Allah take us in a state when we are doing something
which is pleasing to Him.
And which is in service of the Dean of his lab
that they will come? Suddenly,
nobody expects to die. But we all die.
So I want to begin with this. I want to begin with asking you to think about this and say, What if I tracked my charity instead of tracking my income,
when we weren't welcome to track both. But if you give importance to the charity
symbol, which are as sometimes people generous people will give, you know considerable amounts of money.
In charity, as them tell me
this year, you bought a car a new car,
this year your charity is it equal, not more is equal to the price of the car.
So you got a car a new car 80,000 laptop with double the length Tesla's what 80,000 100,000 $50,000
got a new car. Brilliant, no problem hamdulillah by all means by,
but did you give 80,000 charity
because then you die, that car will be left behind, and you will have to account for it.
And whatever charity you give, Allah subhanaw taala will reward you for.
So even the generous people
your charity is equal to the price of your car, the charity is equal to the price of your house.
Your charity is equal even to the price of the clothes that you have.
Under we have clothes still. I mean, I have those for seven generations.
My problem is no generation wants to wear my kinds of clothes.
So my problem I'm happy about that unique.
My own fashion,
which says the jokes apart my point I'm making and reminding myself a new is what is our view about death.
And that's what I want to begin this question of this discussion on life after death.
We are all travelers, every one of us, we are all travelers, we are all travelers in this world.
And as soon as I mentioned this, he said that in this life, we are travelers.
And it's a treat is live as if you are a traveler, he just stopped under a tree for some shade.
In order to live under the tree, you're not going to build your house under that tree, we are stopped if you were traveling for a while it's hot, stop for a while
to catch your breath, for some shade under the tree and then you will continue.
We are all travelers in this world.
We did not start here.
And we will not end here.
This world and our life in it is a stage in our total existence.
We started in the realm of Allah Subhanallah
the knowledge of
when you decided to create us.
We remained in that state as long as he willed.
The means and the rules of that existence.
were different from the means and rules of this existence today. Those don't those don't apply to us today. Yet we existed for as long as Allah wills
in the will of Allah subhanaw taala when we were in the realm of Allah subhanaw taala we did not have our shops and our you know, our stores and our jobs and our careers and we didn't eat food and we didn't breathe air and we did. But you were there.
We were there as entities
Then Allah subhanaw taala sent us from there into the Allahu La Vie the word of the souls
where he asked us a question, and he said, Am I not you're up
and you're testified
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Allah subhanaw taala says Elder Law often remember, when you are brought forth, the children of Adam Alayhis Salam, from the first to the last, from their lions their seed or from the
Adam otherwordly salaams lawyer his offspring and made them testify to themselves saying, Am I not your Rob? They said yes. Alo Mullah shaida Yes, we testify. Less you should say on the Day of Resurrection, verily, we were not aware of this.
Every single one of us
from the highest of them to the lowest of them.
From Rasul Allah is Allah Allah He values I was LM the man will Ambia Caesar Mursaleen.
To the worst of the human beings, whoever that person is,
they all testify.
Yes, Yara, you are our
as I said, this, rules of existence of this world were different from the one before it. And the one we were to go from there.
So the rules of existence in the animal are why we're different from the rules of existence in the realm of Allah subhanaw taala. And from the animal or why Allah subhanaw taala centers into the Rahab, the womb of our mothers, and the rules of existence there again, changed,
In the wombs of our mothers, we receive nourishment directly from our mother's body, or which he had no control.
She couldn't stop it, she couldn't give us more she couldn't give us less.
We continue to be nourished and grow, even when she could not read in anything she ate.
Right money signals that women have when they're pregnant, first two or three months.
May Allah protect us some some of them have it throughout the entire pregnancy. Can't keep anything down. In some cases, it gets so severe that they have to be literally on drips continuously.
Yet the child grows, the child in the womb grows.
And we remain there in a sack surrounded by liquid, the amniotic fluid
without any air to breathe,
automatic climate control,
very limited space to move, and totally free from all concerns.
And we stayed there for nine months. For nine months we were underwater.
We were not breathing any air.
Nourishment came automatically.
We couldn't stop it. We come to the
whole heart. Everything was automatic
nine months, then we came out into this world then we were born in this world into an environment which was totally strange for us and which was a great shock. And so we came out screaming and weeping
right. Those are welcome for those who worked welcomed us. They laughed at our screaming they were so happy so very good. Good lungs, they laughed at our VP
in this world, we will live
this part of our existence as long as Allah subhanaw taala wills
and then we will go into the next stage of our life I'll in the fall when Tequilana to change location
into the URL our our buzzer
which is the cover
into the ILM into the world. Behind the wall, the cover there once again the means of our existence, and its rules will change.
Just like the rules of this existence did not apply to our life in our mother's womb. Even though the mother herself was subject to those rules. The rules of this existence will not apply in the next day which is an allowable
In the previous album, the mother
needed air to breathe. We did not need any air. If the mother wanted to eat she had to go somewhere get some food or somebody had to give her the food. For us. It came automatically. If the mother felt cold she had to you know put on a sweater wear a shawl if she were not here take it up for us everything was automatic.
We had to nothing
And so also when we go into the Alamo bursa into the cover, once again the rules will change,
rules our existence will change. From that place, we will be raised up on the day of judgment
and taken to the place of gathering alhaja
and there again we will remain as long as Allah subhanaw taala wills
you the bureau Amira Mina, semi Isla out of the sun Maya Lulu la FEA, Yeoman Ganymede Daru Alpha sanity Minmatar will do. I'm not sure that I said he arranges every affair from the heavens to the earth and then the affair will go up to him in one day, the space were off the duration of the day, the 1000 years of your reckoning
1000 years of our present time.
And then we will be assigned to our final place melas matter a degree Jenna and Jenna for those and the company of Rosa Sullivan shall have all of us
but we will be assigned to our final place which is general Johanna where we will remain forever. Well Levina Armano amylose Solly had the Sonoda Zillow home Jana integrity mean that deal and her Akali de Nafi Avada love loan via as well Joe Mota hirato one who the hero whom Zylon valida
but those who believe in the Oneness of Allah subhanaw taala and Islam the heat and do good deeds, deeds of righteousness, we shall admit them to Gardens under which rivers flow which is Janna, abiding, they're staying there forever. They're in they shall have as Virgil muta Hara, purified mates, and we shall admit them to sheds wide an ever deepening
wala vena cava, oh, baka Booyah, Tina hula Ecosse Hi Will Nury homefree her valladon But there but those who disbelief and deny Our Ayat, the revelations of Allah subhanaw taala the signs of Allah around us, such are the dwellers of the Fire, and they shall stay there forever.
My brothers and sisters, this is very, very important for us to understand this and to reflect on it and to keep it keep it foremost in our minds. That one day we will die. And that day can be any day, including now.
That is why Rasul Allah set up there. My example is like a man on a horse traveling in the desert.
He saw a tree and stopped in the shade to rest for a while. And then he continued the journey. This life is that standing in the shade
it must be understood
that the only law is the law of Allah subhanaw taala.
That's the only law.
His law applies to all our previous existences. And it applies to this one, and it will continue to apply to our existences to come.
Nobody other than Allah subhanho wa Taala has any authority in any existence, because he is the creator of the anime. He is the creator of the entire all the worlds those we can see and those we cannot see.
In this world, Allah subhanaw taala gave us limited choice to take decisions about our lives. And he linked consequences to those decisions
consequences in this world and in the ACA. However, in His mercy, he also gave us limited choice.
When he gave us a guidebook
he made the rules and he linked them. He linked our choices to the decisions, consequences to decisions and he gave us a guidebook so that we can make the right decisions and that is the Quran Al Karim and he sent a teacher and that was Mohammed Salah Holly he values Salah to teach us
how to live and how to take decisions so that the consequences in both worlds
would be positive. Allah subhanaw taala did not leave it to us to decide whatever we like using our limited intelligence and faculties.
He showed us by a way, he showed us away by means of His perfect knowledge and power.
And this is something that we need to really truly understand. Unless rhondella zan Ma Ma dabble don't have been Dooney he Illa USMA
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mA and Allah who we have mean Sutar II loco Illa Illa Allah Amara Allah Tabuteau e Velyka De Luca him wala kin axon na sila Allahu Allah, Allah Jalla DeLallo said which means you do not worship besides him but only name which you have named, named, which you have invented and forged you and your father's, for which Allah has sent you no authority. Allah did not send out any authority. You created all these things and mythology and these gods that you worship and your creation.
And Allah did not give you any authority to create them. The command or judgment of the law is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him. Allah subhanho wa Taala worship no one except your Creator. That is the true straight religion. That's the true state path. But most people do not know.
That's a fact.
Muslims are today 1/5 of the world which means that for every one Muslim, there are four were not Muslim.
But everyone believes there are four disbelievers. For every one person who accepts Allah. There are four who deny.
No, since Allah said in the loop, Melinda Lila, the command or the judgment is for none other than Allah. It is clear that no matter what we choose to do, ultimately only the will of Allah subhanaw taala will happen.
This is clearly visible in all aspects of creation, bead the movement of celestial bodies, or the movement of blood in our bodies, a simulation of food,
getting diseases getting cured, life, death, regeneration of the earth after rain, or any number of natural phenomena, which happen according to ALLAH SubhanA terrace plan and order.
It is only in aspects of conduct that we have been given some choice. However, what is essential to remember and remind is that no matter what we choose for ourselves, the reality of Allah subhanaw taala order does not change. What changes is the consequences of our choices, which may be in our favor or against us. So we are free to choose to obey or disobey Allah. But the choice is not free. It has consequences.
My brothers and sisters
ask ALLAH SubhanA data, to help us to understand this.
I think about this in this context, that
if when we were in the womb of our mothers,
if an angel had come to us and said that you are going out into this world, and in this world, there will be in the there will be day and night.
And in the day you will see the sun in the sky and it's so bright and the sunlight everywhere and sunlight will feel warm
and hot if you stay too long. And in the night it will be dark, but there will be a more
and the moon will have its own light which is very, very cool kind of light it will reflect the sunlight. And there will be stars in the sky and you will marvel at the number of stars. And in this world you will have different kinds of food and this food and that food and
there will be cars there will be planes and there will be
Emirates and a 380 business class
and triples or business class
joys of travel easy to forgotten them thanks to COVID
and so on and so on and so on to birds and animals and flowers and plants and water
See and boards, you name it, football, basketball. If the angel had come and told us this, in the wombs of our mothers tell me how believable was that?
Would we have believed we have no we have no concept. We are, you are a fetus, in the style of your mother. If no way of understanding any of this, these will be words. Think about that today. Allah subhanaw taala be brought Allah brought us into this world and in his column and through his wa salam, O Allah subhanaw taala told us about the world to come. This is how the Day of Judgment is going to be this is how the grave is going to be this other day of judgment is going to be this is how insha Allah Allah We ask Allah for Jana many water Jenna This is our Jenna will be these are the fruits of Jana these are the rivers of Gemma. These are the trees of Gemma the palaces of Jana, and
so on and so forth. And may Allah protect us from Jana, this is our Jana will be this is how the pit of Jannah will be sow some one people be deeper and worse than the other, and so on and so on.
it's a matter we have to take unbelief, because there's no way of verifying that
nobody who come who goes comes back, nobody who comes out of the womb goes back into the womb. Supposing I had a twin,
and torso that.
So I can say well, I know I'm going to go out and come back and tell you how it is no
one somebody goes out is gone. Similarly in this life, once we go with God,
we will discover and those who believe in the right thing. The reward is that they will believe they will see what they believe. And this will be a matter of joy for them. And those who did not believe in the right thing.
The shot will be that they will now see what they refuse to believe.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us
to believe the Word of us will Eliza and to believe Allah subhanho wa Taala himselves word about what will happen to us when we go from this word, because the time to go is very close. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to prepare for it and to meet it in a state when he is pleased with us gelatin. Masala Alana will carry while he was named Brahma Tikka Masala likoma to Lightworkers