Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Bismillah Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Shara freedom BA with the Sunni Mohammadu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa. He was
just leaving cathedra and cathedra from my mother, my brothers and sisters.
The second question of the cover the first is Mundo book, who is Europe?
And as I told you
all the questions, I remind myself in you that all the questions of the grave are not questions that we can memorize the answers for and answer when we are asked but they are questions that we will answer depending on whether we live by that or not.
Whatever we live by, will be the answer. If we live by Islam, then we will say Allah is my Rob and Islam is my deed. And if we did not live by Islam, then we will be flummoxed and we will be confused and we will not be able to answer.
It does not matter no matter whether you were born in a Muslim family, it does not matter whether you have a name which is Arabic, or Farsi or something. It does not matter whether you are what you are calling it does not matter what is the color of your skin. It does not matter who your father was, and your grandfather was and your great grandfather was and what was your line age of your family and whose
descendant you are the only thing that matters in the court of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada is what you did with yourself what I did with myself,
I can be the descendant literally of the Prophet sallallahu Listen, but it will not help me before Allah Subhana Allah and I'm not saying that Russell has said that himself to his daughter, Fatima to Sahara are the Allah Allah He said, Yeah, Fatima, do not believe that you will stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala as the daughter of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will stand before Allah subhanaw taala on the basis of your deeds, was also known as Salem was burying his daughter Zen about their loved one
who was injured.
She was stabbed with a spear when she was trying to migrate from
Mecca to Medina. And as a result of that wound, she died as a result of Solomon she after she came to Medina, she passed away also as an asylum, performed her Serrato Janaza and after that, the prophets Allah, Allah,
Lord had in the grave, and he, his face was very worried and concerned and he looked up and up at the heavens and then he spied the Sahaba asked him jasola This is what happened. This is what we observed. What does it mean? He said I was looking for and waiting for Allah subhanaw taala reassurance that Allah will forgive my daughter and 100 Allah, Allah subhanaw taala forgiven.
Now What more evidence can anybody wants about the importance of the importance of
good action? Rather than sisters?
The questions of the grave are about our bodies. So Wonderbook was your host Europe? Well, Medina UK. The second question, as I mentioned is what is your deen
the important thing to understand here is the deal is not
simply theology deen is not
is not a set of rituals for to be to be used or applied at the time of worship. Deen is a complete way of life. And this is what Islam brings to the world, a complete way of life. Islam is the only religion the only the only religion which is a deed, which has a prescription, and which has a way for every aspect of our lives. If I want to
know what I must do in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. Islam tells me that if I know what I must do in marriage, Islam tells me that if I know how I must raise my children, Islam tells me that if I want to know what I must do, as far as education is concerned in Islam is Islam, getting it or
imparting it. Islam tells me that if I want to know boundaries, if I want to do business, and I want to know what are the principles of business, Islam tells me that if I am in government, for example, and I want to know what are the principles of good government, Islam tells me that I have property when I die, what will happen to that property? How is it to be distributed Islam
gives me that
crime and punishment. Islam tells me that you name it.
What I must eat what I must not eat every single thing Islam tells me what I should do. Now, why is that important? That's important because Islam is something that can be applied and should be applied in every aspect of our lives. It's not restricted to one piece of action it is it is extended to every aspect of our life.
And that is why it is very important to practice this law. As I keep reminding myself and you the only way to answer the questions of the grave is if we apply
that action if we live by that. So we cannot say Dini Islam, if I was not living according to Islam, if I was living according to something else, according to my wound whims and fancies, and I think that just by memorizing
the answer to the question that somehow is going to come up, and I'm going to be able to answer it, no, it will not happen. I will be able to answer it only and only if I lived by that.
Dini, Islam is what will come?
The answer to the answer, Dini, Islam will
come to me, if I live by Islam, not otherwise.
This whole business of deed
comprises of five,
five things five elements, the first of them is the Aqeedah, which is the belief, the second one is about that, all acts of worship, whatever they might be, the third one is o'clock, our manners, the fourth one is marmelade our dealings and the fifth one
is more Asher, which is the society that we create or gets created as a result of all of these, no, all of these together are the.
So unfortunately today, and and I mean, this is, this has been always there and we ask a loss protection from this.
We have some kinds of some people who think that as long as
they believe in the heat, as long as they are not committing shirk, and as long as they are worshipping Allah subhanaw taala they are fulfilling the fluoride. They are pure unsure and particularly about haram and halal, that nothing has matters.
So their behavior towards others is this is a very unfortunate thing for a lot of people. When they become religious, they become self righteous. Now this is the trap of shutdown. This is one of the worst traps of shutdown because shaitan grabs you literally entered in a hole that will result
eventually in complete destruction, because self righteousness is arrogance. And arrogance results in Jannah arrogance is ultra generous, said that Allah subhanaw taala says that kibble is Mike look at anybody who has the Cabal anybody who tries to take from that will not even smell the fragrance of Jana.
Give her is this glory and majesty it is not.
It's not arrogance in the case of Allah subhanaw taala. And this is the only one who deserves that the only one for whom it is fitting is Allah subhanaw taala. Unfortunately, what happens to a lot of people become religious is that they become with a computer. They become they become arrogant. I always say there is a fatal disease
of arrogance, which results and as soon as I said, I'm said that this will result in Johanna. Right, this grease to slide into the pit of fire. This is a disease of two kinds of people. The
humara and the oil AMA, the moonrock the kings, the rulers and the scholars the ultimate. And by King you don't have to have you don't have to rule a country. It's anyone with authority.
Anyone with authority, and you have authority over only one person, maybe it's just 172 works in your house or maybe it's just one one employee, which who is there in your in your in your shop, or it might not even be an employee it might just be somebody who is doing some work with you
you consider to be of lower status and you treat that person badly. Now this is this is a sign of sign of arrogance. And of course it ranges there are kings and Muslim kings who
who who's who forced people because I can I cannot see anybody except an absolute psychopath who would do that willingly but who forced people to literally kiss their their shoes who forced people to make such that before them this is a Muslim King, they're not one there are dozens of them in country after country after country.
The most famous of these stories is the is the great Muslim King, Mansa Musa
when he went on Hajj and his famous story of how you Mansa Musa was supposed to be the, the richest human being ever to live. And he had so much gold that he, his trip of heights, he spent so much gold, that when he was in Egypt, he gave so much gold, so much gold to charity that, that it crashed the price of the gold market. And it took Egypt five years to recover. But when he went to Egypt, the king of Egypt at that time, the the Khalifa was medical Cabinet who was a
who was it was a nephew of Sultan Salahuddin
a UV light. Now he was like, you know, the good king and that sense of you know, he was a he
protected Jerusalem and he conquered the Last Crusade. He won that
that war and defeated the combined forces of the European monarchs who wanted to occupy the Holy Land
and so on and so forth. So that's a good part of the story. But what he did was that when Mansa Musa came
to Egypt, this
molecule Kevin insists insistent that Mansa Musa must come and he must kiss his shoes, he must kiss kiss his feet, because that was his way of,
of accepting the, the obedience and homage of of a subject. Now, Mansa Musa refused because he said, first of all, I'm not subject to have a king of my own country. And secondly, this is against Islam, I will not do it. And there was a study there was a standoff there was a stalemate and four weeks and people running back and forth between them and of course, you know, this man has Mansa Musa was going for Hajj and he was he didn't
he didn't have his army with him.
And this man was his country's army and so on and so forth. And I guess at some point in time, Mansa Musa was you know, sick and tired of this racist behavior, because it was this behavior, Mansa Musa was black African, and this man was Arab. And
the he relented, and he and he went and did that.
of course, when he gets his, his shoe,
the gig of course,
hypocrisy has many, many forms. So, he of course, lifted him up and so forth and sat next to him on the stage, not at the throat but next to him on the stage. And then he said that was almost his entire entourage, which was 1000s of people would be the guests, stage guests of, of his kingdom and so on and so forth, all of this thing happened. And there Mansa Musa gave away so much to charity and I like to think that this was Mansa Musa way of getting back, well accepted charities Well, masa was a gave us giveaway, so much of wealth and so much a goal that it crashed the gold, gold market of Egypt and obviously, the Kings network must have gone. But anyway, long and short of the stories,
which, which I want to say this, that arrogance leads to Jehovah. And arrogance is because you think that you are better
than other people, the people who think they are better are usually people with more authority. So they think that oh, I'm wealthier, I'm richer, I'm better or they are people who have more knowledge. So they think that Oh, I am I have knowledge that I am, you know, this other person is is a jarhead.
There was a I remember an incident happened with me
where on a particular matter of I wanted confirmation of what I
consider to be the correct opinion. And it so happened that there was a visiting
Allah who came to the masjid.
And I asked him, and he didn't know, he didn't know me. He, he didn't know who I was and so on.
So anyway, he also asked him, I said, I asked him, I said, this is a, this is an issue and is it permissible to do this? So he said, Yes, it is possible.
This is what it is called and fit, but what will you do? Now, that, you know, the last statement, oh, what would you know, was completely uncalled for unnecessary? Even if it was true, I mean, it even if you do in my case, it was not but even if it was true, it was completely unnecessary. I of course kept quiet. I didn't say anything. But my point I'm saying is that this is the kind of arrogance that leads and may Allah protect us and if we have ever been guilty of anything like this, I think the first and foremost thing is to make us the panto.
So arrogance is where it does. Now by the the point I'm making all of this is that in Islam, Islam teaches you how to be and how to live in every aspect of your life in a way that pleases Allah subhanaw taala which is the route to success, which is the route to the pleasure of Allah Samantha now
and that is called the deed. So Maddie Enoch, what is your deen is how did you live your life?
That whole story we will not be sitting in your grave but you will be able to say Inshallah, may Allah make it possible for us to say that, say Medina. The answer to Medina is Dini Islam my deen is Islam. And that we will be able to say only if we have lived by Islam. Sometimes people have this question. I don't know how to do so, how will I know the meaning of Martino can Monroe book believe me, this is all you know the mean this questions question did not even be asked because we are not talking now about Arabic or English or something. We are talking about a different way of life different, I mean different different world with different rules. You and I will understand the
question and you and I will answer it. Meaning not with our tongues but we will answer it with our tongues if our bodies live by that in this life. So the thing to focus on is how am I living my life as a Muslim?
Just to give you a
to give you and remind myself about the importance of
in Missouri Rhonda Lally, the teacher of one of the teachers of your of your Malik Ben anisotropically. He said that Islam spread the fastest after Fatah Maka, because for the first time the non Muslim was able to see the life of a Muslim closer. He was able to see the life of an ordinary Muslim. Think about these two things. First of all, he's not saying that Islam spread because non Muslims started attending the the Halacha Oz and lectures of rasa Salah more among the COVID of the sahaba. No, he said the non Muslim was able to see the life of an ordinary Muslim who's Yanina Muslim is the carpenter is the shepherd he's the
he's the farmer. He is the shopkeeper and so on and so forth. Right? Now, why were they able to see the life of an ordinary Muslim up close after for Tomica because hostilities, completely seized after Obamacare, there wasn't, there was no more fighting. All the hostilities between Muslims and non Muslims cease. And non Muslims were able to see the lives of Muslims and these lives of the Muslim whether they were were rich or poor. Whatever the professionals who are, who are so beautiful soap, you're so focused on the glory and majesty of Allah subhanaw taala, that these lives became a means of guidance and a means of hidayah. For anyone who came into contact with those Muslims. Let
me every time I say this, I remind myself and I ask you to think about this. I don't think there's anybody among us already. Let me put it another way. I think the majority of us live in countries where we are minorities. The Muslims are minorities, the country, majority population is not Muslim, which means that we come into contact with non Muslims on a daily basis. They work for us, we work for them, they we deal with them, they deal with us and so on and so forth. Like in any aspect.
How much influence do we have on them?
How many people have come to Islam because of how they found Muslims. I'm not saying nobody did because they are you do hear incidents and hamdulillah May Allah bless them.
But in ones and twos.
In my whole life, I'm not 66 years old. If you ask me, in my whole life, how many incidents Did you hear? Where a non Muslim came to Islam because he or she worked for a Muslim, worked in a Muslim establishment in the Muslim shop or business, or worked. They had a Muslim manager or they had a Muslim subordinate, or they had a Muslim employee, or any such situation. If you ask me, How many such incidents do I know about? Or have I heard about?
reliably? I would say maybe two or maybe three, definitely not more than three.
Right now, what does it tell us?
It tells us, of course, that I'm ignorant but I didn't I don't know more than three. So tell me how many have you heard?
When I was married, that says what? We will have no children, either. NASA Allah He one foot, what I eat and NASA? Yeah, the whole lunar feeding in light of wotja.
And that's one of that. I said, when the help of Allah comes, what will you see you will see people entering Islam, in armies in droves, in crowds, entire cities and countries.
And this happened.
This happened across the world, in the first generation, and in the second generation hamdulillah
where people came to Islam, literally in droves.
sometimes it was just one person, two people.
As the history goes,
one or two, just one or two Sahaba came to Katanga Lu, which is a little town near Cochin in Kerala in South India.
And they're the Met the the king colorchecker of Burma.
they presented Islam to him.
colorchecker got a very well
accepted Islam, the king actually accepted Islam.
The king actually saw the shackled cover he saw the splitting of the moon.
And he asked his
his astrologers and so on what this meant and why was the How was the moon being split. And the astrologer said to him that there is a prophet who has come in the in Arabia
and he is the one who did it.
So when these Arabs gave this to Sahaba
The king asked them and they explained to him they said this is how it happened and so on and so forth. The king accepted Islam.
He gave them land, they wanted a place to build a masjid they gave them land to build a masjid.
And this Majid is there till today. This happened in the seventh century this happened in for Hijiri.
Fourth year of emigration to Medina,
the Masjid is still there, I have prayed in it.
And in that masjid, when they finished building the masjid, they needed a lamp.
The people, the local people that all of whom were induced,
they brought a lamp from one of their temples,
a brass lamp
oil with oil in it so that you know they do have a weekend and the oil flyer.
And that lamp is also the drill till today in that machine.
Chris you're gonna provide himself went to meet us was a seller.
And he died in Sarala in Oman. Now I'm not sure whether he died on the way there or the way back. But he died in Salalah in Oman and his grave is in Salalah in Oman and I have seen that
huge number of people accepted Islam in Canada has got a very big population of Muslims. Look at Malaysia, look at Indonesia.
entire countries became Muslim.
Look at Iran, look at Egypt.
Look at Sudan. Look at all the North African countries,
Morocco, and so on. Look at Mozambique. Look at Somalia. Look at the point I'm making here is that it was not
lectures on the intricacies of Messiah.
It was the ordinary people it was the behavior of the people which
convinced others that
Islam was the best way of life
in the Hadees, in tune with the narrated by whare Delano, sorrows are seldom said among the Muslims, the most perfect as regards his faith is the one whose character is excellent. And the best among you are those who treat their wives well.
This is the prophet of Allah talking about faith about the man.
What do you say? The best of you is the one whose character is the best is excellent. And the best of you is the one who treats his wife. Well, the best among you are those who treat their wives well. Inside Buhari in this region by my stroke of the law, no, he said we were sitting with underlining the AMA, or the Alon Omar who was narrating to us a hadith he said. So Lazarus said the best among you are the best in character. People who have good manners
my brother and sisters it is very very important for us to keep this in mind we some the we leave this we forget it and we think that Islam is restricted to only the Aqeedah and a brother. The unfortunate thing is the opposite side is equally bad, which is that there are some people who think that as long as you have good manners nothing else matters whether you pray you don't pray, you have the right Akita you are on Tavi, no Tauheed, no problem.
Right, as long as you have good manners as long as you are kind to people as long as your charity, both positions are extreme positions, both positions are completely wrong. The correct position is in the middle which is that what is acceptable to Allah subhanaw taala begins with Tauheed begins with worshipping only and only Allah and not joining partners with him in any aspect, and then having being correct about our Ibadah about our worship,
being careful about haram and halal. fulfilling our for is whatever Allah is Botswana, Allah has made for the US. And then also in addition to that, and as a reflection of Tawheed. And as a reflection of our belief in the accountability to Allah subhanaw taala an hour believe that Allah subhanaw taala is with us and he's watching us. As a reflection of our belief in Muhammad SAW Selim as the best human being able to be created in our, our image of who we follow and who we emulate, whose ethos we do and why we do as a reflection of these two things. We have beautiful class we have honesty, integrity, modesty, on
right. And we have beautiful Mamilla we deal with people with kindness with with mercy we deal with people with our complete and total integrity or honesty.
And as a result of that, we have a society which is based and predicated on on kindness on on doing goodness for everybody, or being friendly and being nice and being supportive of everyone. Irrespective of whether they're Muslim or not. A society which is clean and which is beautiful. In every aspect, this is what Islam is. It is a bad it is it is it is the combination of the two things
it is not this extreme or that extreme.
Right it's not destructive. That is not is not people who
who are arrogant in their deen and it is not people who think that deen is that divided is not important. That Salah is not important that though it is not important. As long as you have good manners both are completely and totally misguided. Allah protect us and save us from this misguidance of shatta in
Yahia Overlander related from Malik that he had heard that the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala, said I was sent to Perfect, good character, again in water, your hair related from Molly
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bin Zayed bin Talal bin ro Khanna who attributed it to Rosa salam to all of the Sahaba that he did, and this is the generation and he said that the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said every Deen has an innate character. The character of Islam is modesty, which is higher
in their Hadees integrity narrated by our or the Lonoke Surah Surah Salam is reported to have said, Do you know the things which most commonly
bring people into Jana. It is the fear of Allah. Meaning it is taqwa, and it is good character. Do you know what most commonly brings people into Johanna? He said these are the two things,
the mouth and the private parts. So misuse of
these two things, the the many, many Hadees of this nature, I just end with the last one, narrated by interior with the original by Jabba Abdullah Delano.
When also Salaam is reported to have said, on the Day of Judgment, the dearest and closest to me as regards my company will be those people who will have the best moral character. Those among you who talk with affectation, and are given to boasting will be the most repugnant to me and father's from me, on the Day of Judgment May Allah grant that we are close to our solar system and that we are not cast away where we will be far away from him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to do that which is pleasing to Him and save us from that which does not please him. Or sal Allahu Allah. Allah will carry him while he was heavy his main Veronica or him it was too late.