Dont follow his footsteps
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Jarreau freedom bi Vermouths Ali and Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, the Sleeman Kathira and cathedra formado. My brothers and sisters.
Think about it like this, that
any, for any system to work for any process to work,
it goes without saying, the basic fundamental
principle is that that system or that process must be completed must be done in completion totally. Right. I mean, this is so obvious and so clear that it doesn't even need anyone to actually say it. So, for example, if you say that I am going on a diet to lose weight, then it you don't have to be told that you must follow that diet to the tee, to the end, make sure that you eat what you are supposed to eat.
Not eat what you're not supposed to eat as long as. And if you're going to cheat on that diet,
then the effect of that that will not happen, it will not benefit you. You will not you you will not lose weight. So also if you go to the gym, and you say I want to build muscle strength, then you follow what your coach tells you completely and totally you don't do partially, he tells you to do you know three reps of 10 on each side and you do only one and you don't do any reps, you just do it one time. And you say well, you know I'm going to get 1/3 of the effect no you will not you will get no effect at all. And so on and so forth. They take any anything at all. Take for example another very good example it easy to understand if you if you enroll for a college course if you enroll for
a college course on a college degree, you will never get that degree until you complete that whole course. Right and to get all the credits if you don't do that, if you only do have the course and you say give me half a degree or is it possible. So the whole point is that anything is beneficial only when it is done completely. That is the reason why Allah subhanaw taala with respect to Islam, Allah subhanaw taala told us Yeah, you are Latina on oh the Holo fish cilmi cough button while I thought wo hot water chateau in hola Komodo movie there are three very critical things in this ayah first of all, the AI is addressed to the believers yeah you are living. So it is addressed to the
believers it is addressed in the tour which makes it an AMA which makes it a Helcom which makes it a law and order from Allah subhanaw taala because anything which is which begins like this any higher. You will have your amaro beans this is a instruction and order from Allah subhanho
wa Taala to rasool Allah, Allah said, oh you will believe obey Allah and obey His Rasul and obey your leaders, so and so on and so forth. So, wherever Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, we will adhere to our it is a haco. Secondly, in this particular case, the believers are addressed obviously
everywhere hokum for the believer, so it is the directly the believers are being addressed. And then a very strange thing is being said, Allah thank God colo facility kapha, enter into his lab completely, you might say well, tell you the believers of obey Allah, whether we work or understand why we don't do do obedience. But in this particular case, I'm already a believer Allah is saying and turn to Islam for the meaning. The same thing which is that if Allah is saying, obey Allah and obey the Rasul, it means that where there is a decision point, obey Allah and then also at a salon, not your own desire. Similarly here a lacing enter into Islam completely, not partially. Right?
Completely, not partially. And now Allah says the third point is lather. Toyoko Leticia, Allah says do not follow the footsteps or shatter in the hula Komodo movie is your open and clear manifest enemy. Now the issue of following footsteps. If the by by inference, if somebody says don't follow in the footsteps of someone, so you can assume that that individual whose footsteps you are being warned against is not present. Because if the person was present, then then whoever was instructing you would say, don't follow him. Don't follow him. Don't go behind him. Don't go with him. But because the person is not there, and only his footsteps are there. You are being told don't follow
the footsteps of this person. The person himself is not there. So if you look at desire, Allah's Martha is saying here to us that the shaitan is not in it not forcing you not compel you is not there holding your hand and dragging you somewhere. He has walked down a path
Ah but because that is a part that Cython walked on don't walk on it because it will take you to Asia time goes which is the which is the hellfire. So Allah is saying, oh you will believe enter into Islam completely and don't follow the forces footsteps of shatter meaning not entering Islam completely, is tantamount to following the footsteps of shatta. Now this is a very important thing to remember.
When Chetan disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala he did not disobey Allah, every every order of Allah. He disobeyed only one order of Allah. Right? He did not he did not even shatter. He's not an atheist yet and believes in Allah subhanaw taala he knows Allah Subhana Allah they believe that Allah by disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala, so shatta and did not disobey everything. He disobeyed only one thing yet he
earned for that, by that one disobedience he earned what he earned. So think about this, what do we do when we do Partial obedience of Allah subhanaw taala that's the reason I say selective obedience is disobedience.
When we when we decide to obey Allah subhanaw taala partially what are we doing? We are saying effectively, that there are three instructions, I will do two I will not do the third one, you are saying this effectively by your action that I will do to and I will not do the third one to deliberately say I will not do something which Allah has ordered us to do is cover. So that is the reason why it is very, very important for us to keep this in mind and not fall into this trap of of shutdown which is
which is so you know, incredibly,
so incredibly harmful and bad for us. Now Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this also in the Quran, very clearly the issue of
selective obedience. Allah subhanaw taala said after taught me not to be bad Kitabi will be bad for bad Jazza who may have already come in come in luck is Yun Phil higher the dunya? Well, Yo Ma Creo Mati you are Duna Illa Asha de la Vega, or Mala who will be live feeling I'm at a loss around at a certain Surat Al Baqarah. Part of the last part of i 85. Do you believe in some of the Scripture reject the rest? Are you being I being selectively obedient? Do you take some of you and you live out the rest? Is there any reward for those who do so among you other than disgrace in this worldly life and being subjected to the harshest punishment punishment on the day of judgment for Allah is
never unaware of what you do. I think about this. This idea is not addressed to the disbelievers. First of all, it is addressed to the believers, it is addressed to the believers who
who are supposed to obey Allah subhanho data, but who decided not to well as well, or who decided to obey Allah subhanaw taala partially. Now that is where the problem is that if you say that I will do this, and I will do only a part of it. This is what you're saying. You're saying that you're being selectively
selective obedience, which is disobedience, and which is arrogance. Because you say that you are saying effectively to Allah subhanaw taala, you might want me to do this, but my will is supreme over yours. And I will not do this, I will do all these. And that's the reason why it is very important for us to understand that if we want Islam to benefit us,
then we must fulfill all the requirements of Islam, not partially right to today. This is our problem. Our biggest problem today is not rejection.
Until Avianna Guevara, we don't reject Allah subhanaw taala we don't deny Him, we are not atheists. But we,
we we obey Allah, and we follow Islam selectively. We do bits and pieces, what I like to do I do what I don't like to do, I leave out. Now, this is something which is not acceptable, and which Allah subhanaw taala does not like as I told you, I don't make the rules. I'm only informing you. So therefore it is very important for us to get out of this mindset and decide to obey Allah subhanaw taala completely and keep this in mind. If I want to graduate in the university from that course then I have to finish the whole course. I cannot do a piece of it or expect to get get to expect to graduate and get a degree at the end of it because there is no degree. If I don't finish the course
I don't get a degree. Same thing with this job if I if I'm going to do partially, and that's where Allah subhanaw taala said for such people who do Partial obedience. Not only will Islam not have a positive effect, but Allah said, I will humiliate you in this life and I will put you in the harshest punishment on the Day of Judgment. Now think about this, why the harshest believer because we are used to this thing of at least doing something.
At least something is not sufficient. This is not from Islam. This is not the
Quran this is not the Sunnah I mentioned this many times before if you have to jump a 10 foot ditch you have to jump 10 and a half feet if you jump nine feet you will be in the in the pit right you cannot you you and you can't say well I did something at least something that at least something will not help you that at least something still puts you in the same pit so therefore at forget is that be something business let us focus on our lives and say what is it that I'm disobeying Allah in and remove that from what that that's where it should be it begin with removing disobedience begin with the stefarr of doba begin with turning towards the last one and then after that go into doing
good things and better things more now I feel that God
zikr and so on and so forth.
But first and foremost, remove the Haram, the Haram earning haram eating a haram actions, haram desires listening to haram sounds watching haram things all of this must come out of our lives first, then we focus on increasing the good things right now leaving Salah is haram. Lying is haram cheating is haram. All of this must change. And then we clean up our mess up the act. And after that, then we say okay, now now that my life is as clean as I can get it. Now what more can I do? How can I do to fight? Right? If you're if you are decorating your house, the first thing you do is to clean up. There's no point in putting all kinds of fancy and expensive decorations in the house
when the house is like a pigsty. You know it's full of dirt and filth. So first clean the house and this cleaning of the house is is different though, is to deeply and genuinely regret the run that we have done. And to change that and convert that into and clean out all that and then
decorate the house of the heart with good deeds. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to help us to completely and totally OBEY Him and not to fall into the trap of selective obedience. See, finally I want to end with this. The IPS y'all know Hawaii Lulu mousseline. Alladhina hoomans, Allah Himself Allah de nom you're out you're around unless we're trying to write a law the last round that I said was to the people who pray that the the cursed or the people who pray right word are the people who pray. Now why would you say what are the people who pray they're praying? And I say no, they are praying, but the delay their salah, so they are saying no is not what Allah man bought me at this time, but I
will come I will come at my own time at my convenience. Right. So the fact that Allah wants you now is of no consequence, I will come when I feel like
this is not acceptable. And this is something which is not only not acceptable, which which earns instead of earning the pleasure of Allah, He does the anger of Allah. And Allah says they also pray to show us not for the sake of Allah, but to show the people. So it's very, very important by myself and you, let us clean up our act, because without the act, we are the problems that we face in this life and not going to go away. If we want these problems to go, it has to begin with ourselves. It's not a question of material things. We are we will come to that inshallah meet tomorrow's reminder. We are so focused on material things that we forget the foundation of it, which is Allah subhanaw
taala who is the creator of all that material, who is the one who puts the power in that material for it to affect us. If we don't do that, then we cannot expect the help of Allah Samantha, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to become obedient to Him.
And to really value this beautiful thing that he gave us by following it. Masala Nabil curry Murali he was named after the Gomorrah