Death and Hereafter #16
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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filarmonica Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Philomena mousseline
my mother Rasulullah sallallahu ala he wrote only he was able to sell of this leven cathedral cathedral my brother one brother and sisters who were looking at the at Islam as a whole and when we say Medina took the reply to value when we are asked Medina What is your deen we studied Islam I didn't Islam, then we say when we say them we mean all of these five things we don't mean only the ways of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala we mean the Akita there other o'clock
wire Allah and Masha five things, the Creed, the the Veda, then the Yerba that which is the worship of Allah subhanaw taala, rituals of worship and how to do them and so on. Then we have our club, which is our manners, then we have
Mamilla, which is our dealings, and we have Wireshark, which is our society, which obviously is the result of the other things that come with it, we looked at Aqeedah, now we'll look at evolve, Inshallah, there's a purpose in the creation of everything everything Has whatever is in the world has a, there's a reason why it is created, irrespective of whether it's a natural creation, meaning directly by Allah subhanaw taala, or whether it's one of our creations, for example, the screen behind me, is the monitor for my computer. And this has a central purpose, that's what it is fulfilling. The chair that I'm sitting sipping on has a purpose, it's fulfilling that purpose, and
so on and so forth.
The value of the thing depends on and is maximized when it fulfills the purpose for which it was created.
If the purpose is changed, for example, a light bulb is created to produce illumination to light up room. But you know, that fuse light bulbs that light bulbs used to we used to have this crafts thing in school where you cut off the, the the bulk, the you know, the the piece that goes into the socket, that part of the neck of it. And then you grow some plugins in the light bulb. So you put some soil in it, put a cover seed, and some plant grows. Looks good, looks quite nice. I mean, it's a nice little pastime. But that is not the purpose for the night. But let me give me give you another example. I used to have an Android phone at one point in time, I can't remember what it was,
but one day just died. I mean, it just turned into a piece of into a brick, a piece of metal. And there was nothing whatsoever that could be done to revive it. What do you think I did with it? I threw it in the garbage because you do think I kept it as it oh, you know, I've tried I spent so much money on the phone and it gave me good service all this, you know, for so many months or years. And so I feel I feel very loyal tweet. I mean, that's nonsense. If once something stops fulfilling the purpose for which it was created, it is thrown into the garbage. In some cases, I mentioned the label, you might use it for something, but that's not the reason why the thing was created.
And that is why no matter how much that thing was valued at the time of its creation or the or or at the time of its acquisition. It loses value when it stops performing the duty for which or the other purpose for which it was created.
It was around that I said about the purpose of our creation of our philosophy agenda. We didn't say early on Allah said we and I have not created the genome of the humans except that they should worship Me and knowing us and our anxieties Allah subhanaw taala added my booty to mean who may risk what would you do on Uteri moon. In the law what was reported Medina law said I do not seek provision from them that is either for myself or my creatures, nor do I ask that they should feed Me that is feed themselves or my creatures. Verily Allah is the all provider the origin of power and the strongest.
So it is clear from this is that our purpose of existence is only and only to worship Allah subhanho data
in the way that he jelajah prescribed which is without partners, and with great sincerity and devotion.
Obedience and other means to live our entire lives in that state of obedience by the other is not restricted only to the five times salah, or to hajj and umrah and fasting and so on. It extends to every aspect of our lives. And then
to make this possible while we still live our worldly lives comfortably Allah subhanaw taala sent this Deen of Islam and his messenger Muhammad Salah Salah who demonstrated how
have to live by this Deen which is called the Sunnah, which is called his sunnah as long as therefore is the way to convert every action into an action of worship into an action of a bother, without which it is impossible to fulfill the purpose of our existence. And of course, as we said there does that which does not fulfill the purpose of its creation is consigned to the garbage heap.
That is why Allah's Rantala called the sending of his Nabhi in namah a blessing on the people for without the Sunnah, we will never have been able to fulfill the purpose of our creation. Those who deny the Sunnah are truly
mistaken and misguided
and totally, they are totally
in a very bad place. Because they deny the greatest blessing
that Allah subhanaw taala gave us how do they believe that they can fulfill the purpose of our creation of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala 24/7 without following the sun,
as I told you, every hokum of Allah, every order of Allah is just meaning that it is fair meaning that it can be obeyed, Allah never gives, never gives a never give an instruction that is intrinsically incapable of being obeyed, Allah did not tell us to walk on water because we cannot walk on water. Allah subhanaw taala gave us directions which are fully
possible to implement. So now when I was writing, I said I'm not created for anything other than worship, it means that it is actually possible to live our whole lives 24 hours every single thing we do as a state of worship, how is that possible?
I eat my food, because we agree I go to bed because I feel sleepy
and so on and so forth.
Now, I go to the toilet because I need to go to the toilet, I
have a physical relationship with my spouse because I need that is my need that is her need.
The point is, how can this be called rather
this is what we learned from the practice and the Sunnah of Rasulullah
This is very, very important for us to
to follow because if when we do that, then we follow this then then follow the Sunnah, that all our actions become acts of worship, and not only are we able to benefit the world from with it, but most martyr towards us.
When When men of individualism said this to the Sahaba with respect to
physical relationship with their spouses, this and he then Allah subhanaw taala prohibited Zina, he probably did. On occasion any private and adultery, this adversarial Salah we have a physical relationship with our spouses because this is our needs, this is our need is our this is their need. So we are doing this for our pleasure, we're doing this to fulfill our needs, how will a lot of us have said if you were to fulfill this need of yours through an illegal relationship? Will Allah not punish you for that? They said yes. Then Then I said then if you do it according to his rule, if you do this according to the way that Allah subhanaw taala permitted, then it is only fair and just that
he should reward you. So therefore I will do what I eat my food. If I ate my food, the Verizon was in a service, we used to eat his food, which means how he used to eat it, how much he used to eat, the way he helped, he took the heat he ate with these three fingers things.
And he didn't he didn't grab the full length
he took from his side of the plate because they used to eat in this big like a like a like trays. And people would sit around there will be three four people eating from the same place the way beautiful communal
community exercise, which draws people together to eat together. But in that case, you don't reach out and take from the other side of you take from yours. Any choice morsels anything like this you give to your friends, right? All of these things. So these things look like they might be you know, small things but no, every single one of them is a fulfilling of this on for example, the beer. This is natural, unless rhondella made
the veil with the beard, right? It's the like the man of the light. But if I keep it with the intention that I'm fulfilling the Sunnah for sources, then this becomes an era for me.
I have to clip my nails because my nails need to be clipped. But if I do it the way I did, which is starting from the right index finger going across, across like this to the stem of the left thumb and then coming back to the right thumb then
This is the Sunnah officer Salam, and therefore that action becomes an action.
Every single thing I do, if I do it the way the prophets did it, and I did it within and I do it with the intention of pleasing Allah subhanaw taala. And this becomes an action of Riba and I can worship. This is the beauty of Islam. So whether you are living your whole life, normally, as anybody would live it,
obviously without doing anything, but normal eating and drinking and you know,
your relationships, your, your, your home and whatnot,
everything Hallel but you're doing it on the pattern of life, it becomes rewardable by endless Vanita
you've come to the fourth one, which is a class which is manners.
Or third one was really hard to like I said, Remember, sorry, was the teacher of magic. And the Montessori also was one of the greatest of the Madison, the scholars of Hadith.
He said that Islam spread the fastest after Fatah Maka, because of the because for the first time, the non Muslim was able to see the life of an ordinary Muslim.
And this is something for us to seriously reflect on because today, the majority of Muslims live in non Muslim countries, cheek by jowl with their Muslim neighbors. However, it is not an exaggeration to say that they're perhaps not the most beloved of people. And certainly we don't see Islam spreading like it spread during the time of the Sahaba, either in the desert, or in countries where the cyber travel. So what's missing?
What is missing? I believe that missing link is very simple matters of luck. In theory, the overall of the law narrated that also was said, among the Muslims, the most perfect as regards his faith is a man is the one whose character is most excellent. And the best among you are those who treat your wives. Well.
Let me repeat, in Timothy, in a hadith I say you had this narrated by Barbara or the Alana or soloists or Santa was reported to have 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, in another Hadees, they didn't but they must rock. He said we were sitting with Abdullah Abdullah of the Allahu anima, who was narrating to us I had this he said. So as I said, I'm said the best among you are the best in character. Having good manners. Right? That's the other one. He didn't say the best among us, the one who prays all night and fast all No. Best is the one with the best matters. I remember myself I knew that.
Islam is not the name of our philosophy. Islam is the name of a practice with a Muslim Dawn who lives Islam, who practice Islam not only knows about Islam, no matter what Islam, there are many people including non Muslims, and some of them are very learned about Islam. They're heading big departments of Islamic Studies and Muslim studies in major universities. They're very knowledgeable, but they're not Muslim. They are not Muslim.
Being a Muslim means to believe in the heart and to live by that.
The biggest sunnah of Rasulullah Salah is his Rama is mercy for everyone and everything. Today, our flock are characterized unfortunately by the opposite. Especially people become religious become self righteous. They become harsh, they become hard to become
very argumentative. And they become very super critical. Always trying to find fault. very judgmental. already making statements on behalf of Allah subhanaw taala so on so we'll go to Johanna. So and so they hardly ever send anybody to Jana. They want to keep Jana for themselves. And everybody else of course is the Johanna. Please understand that this none of this is the Sunnah for Soros. So if anyone had a right to say so and so we'll go to Jana Souza, good Jana, that was the reason we didn't say that, except in exceptional cases.
And then he gave a reason why he said that.
Today we are we do this normally
all the time.
So please understand this today. There's also some good results because he was able to focus on the good in people and he leveraged that.
And to to the saying if you expect the best in people, you often get it. You got it. People who are not in
necessarily good to others are good to him. And by being in his company, they change the clock.
Good character comes from good thoughts, and is visible in good actions. The three are linked, good thoughts,
good actions and good character.
And they result in the so called New Light in the person's face. Our inner self is visible in our countenance, in our life in our face, and that is visible in life. And in a society. That's the reason it's so important for us
to work on beautifying it.
are the llama related from Malik with Alana that he heard that the messenger of allah sallallahu sallam said I was sent to Perfect, good character.
You had to live from Mali, banana, so they learn how to Dolly. And this is in what
I was also observed, I was sent to perfect good character,
also in the same place, also from the same narrators and from Salaam in software, even in Selma Zaraki that they've been in the row Cara was said, then we sort of said, the Messenger of Allah said, every dean has an innate character. The character of Islam is modesty. Modesty means dignity. It means doing the right thing, being soft being
Not being, you know, in the face, or being shameless, or being promiscuous, all this another Hadith Narrated by Abu Huraira. Delano, as well as a restaurant said, Do you know the things which most commonly bring people to join?
It is the fear of Allah, and good character. Do you know what's most commonly? Do you know what most commonly brings people into Johanna? It's the two hollow things about and the private parts.
Misuse of the term and misuse of the word parts.
In other heavies version by Jabba Abdullah Milano,
on the Day of Judgment, the dearest and clauses to me, as regards my company, the people who will sit close to me my madness, will be those people who will bear 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
So, think about this today, this is something that's been something I'm the greatest kind of stuff, right? This is something which is very common, and self promotion and talking about how many wonderful things you did in life. Now, again, having said that, I'm not saying that you should not talk about your achievements, especially in the corporate world, if you don't do that you're dead. So you must do that. But that does not mean that we do that exclusively.
That we all do all the time. We talk about that all that we feel proud about that be proud meaning arrogant, or not confident competence is fine, but but looking down others this should not have
incident without Narrated by Abu mama are
reported to have said, I guarantee a house in the surroundings agenda which is in Jana, for a man or woman who avoids quarreling, even if he was right.
A house in general for somebody who does not quarrel doesn't argue, even if they are right. So somebody that you are in somebody's having an altercation with you. They're saying something which is wrong, but you just keep quiet you don't you don't argue with him. And then he says, Salem, a house in the middle of Jannah for a personal avoid lying even if you were joking, even lie as a joke. All the beautiful lies as well.
And what does not do that house in the central agenda, and housing the upper part agenda we made on a modern topic for a person of good character.
That is how important good character is.
Right? Is that how important it is? That ended up loving our or their loved one.
As soon as I saw them, he said neither talked in an insulting manner, nor did he ever speak evil. intentionally used to say the most beloved to me among you is the one who has the best character and manners.
See, the thing here is that it's not a matter of something that you do once or something that you do. Because there is someone else there and you are trying to show off or not even show up or you're trying to just be you know, on your best behavior. This is something you
which must be your normal, they must be our normal way of behaving in such a way that we, this comes natural to us we don't, we don't have to act, we don't have to put on an act for anybody.
The default setting must be good behavior.
And remember that good behavior, the test is when there is something which was likely to trigger the opposite.
Being nice to somebody who's nice to you is natural. I mean, if you are nasty to somebody who was nice to you, then we would say something's wrong with your brain
being good to somebody who's being nasty. But this takes character. That is what is meant here by all of these hobbies, none other hobbies, Narrated by Abu Dhabi Delano Surah Surah. Salam is reported to upset there's nothing heavier than good character put on the scale of a believer on the Day of Judgment, I think heavier than and then would get in
how that had this notion by when when we need it just the kind of Delana and I saw as an upset by his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and faster the day. So, you might have one person who is very pious and was bryndza had got into the he has great strength and he worships a lot around it and all night lots of awful fast during the day, another person does not do that much. Again, we are not talking here about fire what is for this one, if you do not pray or for Salah the no more the good character have you heard Salah is fourth, but we are talking about access by have extra. So here is that there are two people now here is one
person was when his father is maintaining 100 but also has excellent character the other person is doing for her Amhara and then extra by that extra fasting and so on much more than the first person but maybe that person is harsh, maybe that person is a
self righteous shatter does this especially as somebody said when you are at the top is when shaitan goes for you. So, always let us remember this
that if we are if we think we are doing something good, that is where the shutdown comes in shutdown will try to destroy your sincerity he will try and destroy the class he will try to destroy your concentration focus and and all that and if you allow that to happen, then we are dead. So here are the person who did a lot or rather but because of not such good o'clock, the other person exceeds this bus. Now tell me the integrity of the loan Masuda Delano narrated and Sam said, Shall I not inform you about the one for whom the fire is unlawful? May Allah make us among them? Should I not inform you what the one for whom the virus and love mean the fire agenda is haram for this person
and he is unlawful for the fire.
We agree of emphasizing something this is a fire is haram for him and he is armed with the fire. Every person who is near to the people in amicable and easy to deal with this and who is this person who's holding the fire of Johanna Mahara. And this person is haram for the fire themselves. And I'm the one who is near to people meaning somebody who's approachable, somebody who's friendly, somebody who people don't have, they don't feel intimidated.
Stocks, it speaks nicely, close to people mom. One of the things which happens with people who get become, you know, religious, is that they acquire this aura,
which intimidates people that they may not even they may not even do that intentionally. It may happen but if it's up to you, it's still a problem. People don't want to talk to you people don't want to go near you, they feel they must make wudu before the time before they shake your hand or something, I mean that if that is the way and again remember from the next stage from there, you start feeling good about that. Right you start feeling good about that. So, you are in this state of being overly pompous, and you start becoming pompous and you start becoming sort of holier than thou, you know, self righteousness. And this all of this leads to arrogance, which is into the bit
about of Rasulullah Salah Salem, ALLAH SubhanA del is the best witness and he said we're in Nicola Isla hula Karina the, he said very early and very You are my Amazon seller on an exalted standard of character. And this is sort of the color and sort of rumba last row that I said well, Marcel Naga Illa Rahmatullah Lally me and we have sent you Oh Salem, not but as a mercy for the I mean for the words
We have not sent you as anything other than as a mercy for the, for all the universe. About the sisters, our collab is where the rubber meets the road.
This is our litmus test. And we know the result, credibility falls through the gap between talk and walk. Speaking generally today are o'clock are such that they don't endear us even to our own, let alone to strangers. I know we make mistakes, and now that I'm saved, the Best of those who make mistakes are those who make mistakes, and apologize. And make though I will cut that one. That was the best of those who make mistakes are the ones who make over. So sure, we apologize, we make a mistake, let us apologies, let us correct that mistake, don't keep the mistake.
And are talking about the occasional mistake or error in judgment and talking about the matters
in a person with the appearance of a good Muslim. So let us correct ourselves and realize that we are people with a mission. We are people who are sent with role models to the world, we are a people who are sent to teach the world how to live,
not to chase each other for the world and scratch around in the dirt like chickens. What has been has been let us cut our losses and not throw good life after bad life is a non renewable resource that is not squander it.
That is remember that the world is wrong. What goes around comes around as they say, what is happening to us globally or locally is always a result of our attitude, and action and behavior. Let us not forget that. Let's not forget that. And instead of blaming others that is focused on correcting ourselves. If we do that, then truly we can look forward to a world that will be a pleasure to live in. And a legacy worth leaving. This is very important for us to keep this in my end to ask ourselves what it is that we
believe we are doing. Because o'clock is the absolutely number one.
Absolutely number one thing without which, which is the it's the number one thing and it's the
o'clock is the reflection of Islam. Right? It was the Muslim, the one who has good character, the one who has good o'clock, the one who people can talk to, you know, sometimes we think about this, that
we talk about our
we talk about Dow and important that.
But we forget to remind ourselves that how can somebody who has bad luck? How can somebody who is unapproachable or arrogant, who's harsh, nobody wants to talk to nobody wants to?
Generally somebody who's disliked How can such a person,
invite anybody to Islam, who will listen to
who will listen to
you know, people came to Islam in the beginning, because they loved the source of
the personality of the prophets, Alma Salem was so beautiful, so attractive
to be to, when they were in his company, he was so happy if company was so so wonderful that people came to Islam because of that. People did not come to Islam, because you know, at the end of some debating competitions, or they didn't come to Islam,
because they were they were impressed by some very complex arguments and very, very complex philosophies not
they came to Islam because they loved Muhammad, some of the Hadees.
And this is what the Sahaba did, they tried to emulate the provinces in every way.
They did it out of love. But the result was, they became like, they became very much like it. And when they became like him, they attracted people, they attracted followers, just like he attracted followers.
No religion, either Islam or anything else can ever be spread by force. Please understand this. Nobody can hold a gun to your head and force you to believe anything, they can force you to behave in a certain way. I mean, somebody can hold a gun to your head and make you you know, stand on your head or bow to bow to them or for a defeat or whatever.
But they cannot make you change your heart because your heart is inside. They don't see that. What is in your heart is in your heart. Even if they make use
what is in your heart will not change? What is in the heart changes only when the heart in the heart will change. When it is it finds the the alternative so attractive.
That is our job show Islam as it is. Because it's law is so attractive that if we show it as it is, then then no more convincing needs to be done.
But provided we show it as
we ask Allah to accept this We ask Allah to make it easy for us and to help us to live a life which is pleasing to Him and take us in a state where he is pleased with us. With some of the Halabi Karim Ali he was with me