Fajr Reminder – Water under the bridge
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I am standing on this bridge across this stream
which is now quite swollen with rainwater it's been raining heavily for
more than paper out so a lot of water
this is it for those who are new memories that long it is the same bridge that I
took a picture from earlier
I spoke about
water under the bridge
literally as well as
as well as a Liberty
what I'm gonna do, as in the context of the meaning of
time having passed.
The reason I'm saying that is because I'm on my walk in the morning and imagining a park.
I am listening to
an absolutely fantastic podcast called empire.
And I have my dear friend and
my trusted right arm who keeps me in check.
Especially when I want to buy stuff. Muhammad Rasul.
Allah bless him and Allah bless his family and lots of
increased knowledge with him and Allah be with him and Allah protect him and help him and keep him in his in a special place and before the others.
we have this group called how us?
Who are who get jealous about this guy. Let me extend this to all of them who are in this group, of course.
So, as I've sent me this podcast
before I go further, let me show you this absolutely. delightful little waterfall.
So pretty. So as I send me this podcast it is
journalists from BBC called Anita Anand, and the
most famous, the unique, William
as he named himself, William dribble.
It's written Dalrymple, and that's how we pronounce it. And that's obviously not the right pronunciation is William durable.
It's called empire. So please find it. And I strongly recommend anyone who's interested in getting educated, please listen to this podcast. History is my deep and abiding interest. So obviously, I'm interested but it's nothing to do with me am I interested in something which is, I think, very critical for all of us to know, and that is history. And if you think about this, the history of the world as we know it today,
for the major part of it, very, very major publish all the way to the end of the Second World War was really the history of empire.
It was not the history of republics and,
and so on. So it was history of empire.
So whether we like it or not, empires have been
a huge part of our
but wonderful, better word, civilization. And I say, wonderful, better word, because a lot of what happens in the name of humanity and our actions is far from what anybody in their right senses would consider to be civilized, but
it is what it is.
So do listen to this podcast, it's an easy way of learning history. And for those who are more interested,
please by all the books that they recommend, and whose authors they interview in this wonderful podcast, and read them I have bought until now all the books that I have come across or been my attention been drawn to I have bought them and will Inshallah, over time read them.
It's very important. Now, how is that linked to what I'm publishing
in the same way
that any of this stuff is, is connected, which is first of all, because all experience in life
It is really,
to me the role of wisdom to find those connections,
I don't think it's a matter of make making the connections as in creating a connection, the connection is already there.
It's a matter of
finding that connection, and understanding that connection.
And each of us has our own way of
understanding those connections. So when you are looking at history, and you start making connections, and so on,
please, please, please, for God's sake, don't fall into the trap of how history is taught in schools, which is absolutely the worst way of teaching history, which is to focus on dates and numbers. And
when we're so and so born and whatnot,
instead of focusing on
instead of focusing on the effect of these people who we're talking about, so it's not the incidents, or the events, which are so important, they are important, but much more important, are the people involved. And what did they do? And how did that affect cancer? So Hamdulillah. Now, what under the bridge
reminds me that at the end of the day,
when all of a sudden done,
what we do have
the stream itself,
in its continuously changing with
and that stream, in our case, is a stream of our lives.
So how does the stream of our life change? Where does it take me?
What happens at the end of that, and so on.
And like this water flowing in the stream,
I really love that is in my hands.
And I don't take me literally in that sense, because for example, if I wanted to change the direction that this particular stream here is flowing in, I obviously do not have that freedom. So I can't just go in no big another channel, but in life we can.
So if my life has been going one way and
I realized that I should realize
that something is not happening the way it should be happening, then the thing is to change that direction.
Now, what is the good
to understand that
I hold myself to one
fundamental principle number we'll share that with you.
And that fundamental principle is
and define failure and define progress
and define rigorous in the only true terms that exist for these things and those terms are the terms that Allah subhanho wa Jalla Jalla, who defined for us
and what are those terms?
Allah subhanaw taala said colonna cinza if at all mode.
We're in Nevada to a phono with Roku, Yama, Yama,
Z Han in narrativa. Cyril Jana, the first one will hire to dunya Mata Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala said, Every living being
So obviously it includes me and it includes you.
And he said, and you will be paid your reward in full on the day of judgment and that refers to
positive and negative reward and punishment punishment.
And then Allah subhanaw taala gave us a metric, he gave us a way of measuring that reward and measuring success and measuring progress
for Monza and inadi. Were all the filler Jana is the one who is read from the hip via an internet version only and only that person is successful,
not anybody else. Now, this is a
very very important
for us to
firstly keep in mind and not get lost in whatever we are following in life in terms of progress and
So on and so forth.
Because if we take any path in life,
which seems to us like progress, because of how we have been conditioned, and what our friends tell us and, and that's the reason why, of course, On a sidenote, it's very important to have the right kind of friends, because when influence you believe me or not,
and those of you who believe that you are influencing friends, maybe may not be but friends are influencing you. So, if you're if you move around in groups, who talk constantly, only about worldly wealth, and how to acquire it, and the means and so on, so
with no thought about the author, that will become your touchstone that will become your measurement metric.
And that is disastrous. So don't be don't go there. Because what is progress, if you are able to get some material wealth and power and authority and
comfort in this life, at the expense of the life of the hereafter?
I mean, nobody in their right senses would consider that people this
very simple way of understanding that, that if you have an agenda where a whole bunch of
young friends of mine who are studying for
medical school, so they're all very focused, but if they want any one of them said, Luna, I'd have to go to the basketball game, I must watch a soccer match and so on.
And so he goes with his friends, he watches the soccer match, or his game or whatnot. And then he ends up failing the med school exam.
sure, he had fun,
but at what expense at the expense of his career.
He had fun at the expense of the rest of his life. So one beautiful door to a very nice future as a medical doctor
was shot for him because he went and instead of studying for an exam, he went and he
played basketball and said, Now that is a very expensive way of living your life. Very expensive, because you're paying in forever terms for something which is here now makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
And so do think of this. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to get the right priorities, because without the right priorities, no decision is possible.
A decision is only as good as the priorities based on which it is made. So with that, let me close this podcast with our LaLana will carry while he was a beard member