Focus on the Fundamentals Part 1
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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The topic of my cover today and for the next couple of weeks will be is and will be fundamentals focus on the fundamentals.
To focus on the fundamentals, I think
the most important thoughts to keep in mind is that one day
we will die.
One day we will die.
And then we will face Allah
we will die alone. And we will face Allah Allah
and at that time, there will be nobody to help us.
Even our own parents will not hear from us they will refuse recognize us. No friends, no brothers, no sisters
And we will stand before Allah with our belief is our fear and with our man
we ask Allah to answer or to make that day the best day of our lives.
So let me begin by making dua and asking you to make God for one our dear friends and elders. And of course Allah subhanaw taala knows whose time is when but he is in a state where we need to make this graph for him and that is our salmon.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala
his time now and the journey going forward easy for him.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to
receive him with the crap
and to forgive
all his sins
and to replace them with good deeds.
And we ask Allah subhanaw taala
to make true for him what he said and Allah subhanaw taala said in the letter enough or upon Allah or some Carmel
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We all know this idea we all know the meaning of desire. This is Masha from others run out gyro. For those who are non us. And we ask Allah subhana wa Thara to make
somebody who loves
and to send these mashallah for him
and make his journey easy.
And when he goes
as salam said,
he said we will meet
who are dear to us, who went before us
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she went one year earlier last year January
Allah, Allah Allah
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to
make the meet
and greet each other
and once again, be happy in each other's company
and grant them the company of Muhammad Rasul rice
in general for those who have already
and we ask Allah Swatara to join all of us together on day in general to the fellows without having Shala.
The reason we focus on the fundamentals
is because Allah subhanaw taala mentioned
this beautiful day.
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He said that today the disbelievers have given up all hope of undermining your faith. So do not fear them fear me.
Today I have perfected your faith for you.
and completed my favor upon you. And chosen Islam as your way.
I have a friend who used to train he retired now
in the Air Force. And he was a master pilot and used to train fighter pilots.
So one day we were chatting and asked him I said what happens? What do you tell? What do you advise the pilots to do if they get into emergency you know, serious engine problem maybe being fall off or something what all kinds of stuff happens?
He said we tell them go back to the manual,
So you're telling me that guy is in a tailspin. And he's going to pull out some book? And
he said no, no, that's not what it means. He said that is a trigger term. Go back to the manual. It means go back to the fundamentals.
So I say what's the fundamental? The fundamental is do an instrument check,
do and check. Instrument check is something that the first thing that a pilot does before it turns you know, before he does anything to you does a company into one check the meters turns on the engineer does an instrument check.
So it's something you have done.
He's gonna do it again. Go back to the fundamentals, go back to the manual, do it again, doesn't matter how many times you will do it again.
He says because that is the easiest and the best way for that pilot to find a solution, either to save himself and the plane, which is what we want or at least to save himself.
Go back to the market and business consulting, which is my line. We advise the same thing. Any businesses and problems what not what not come back, you come to me I'll tell you go back to the fundamentals.
And we do what is called a root cause analysis.
Now root cause analysis is very simple. I'm teaching you the tool as well as why we are talking here. So to use it anytime you got a problem, business problem, family problem, any kind of problem.
Root Cause Analysis. How do you do that? Ask why five times.
And five is not a magic number. You can ask six times seven five times definitely ask why five times. To give you an example.
usual problem business product sales are dropping. Revenue has dropped sales have dropped last year we will be sold more this year. We're not selling as much what should we do?
Why? So maybe the answer is because we have too few salespeople. Why?
Because they live.
Because they're dissatisfied with a job. Why?
Because they are not paid according to merit. So there's some guy who's selling more is getting the same pay. Somebody was saying let's give him but there's no pay according to merit.
He said Why?
Because our managers do not hit the street. Our managers are sitting in air conditioned offices running the company with spreadsheets, they don't go out selling with the salespeople. So they don't know their reality.
And when it comes to salaries and so on, so who decides the managers decided? The HR guy, this one, that one, it's okay, but since you asked five times, why why, why why you get to the root cause, and then you do try and solve this thing you're gonna do
root cause analysis right right in your life, right everything. Today, we are living in a society which is a tailspin and it looks like it is headed for a major catastrophe.
If you think of civilizations,
there are markers of each civilization visualization of the world you when you if I if I tell you a name, immediately a thought comes to your mind and that is the marker for that civilization. Supposing I tell you Egyptian civilization what comes to mind?
The Hermit right the pyramids,
magnificent structures we are constructing the fabulous people don't even understand how they are constructed.
But they've stood the test I mean, they've been there forgotten or maybe 5000 years. 6000 years. Allah knows best right?
If I tell you the Romans
The Roman civilization. I'll give you one example.
no 537 537 ad 537 ad Justinian the first the Roman Emperor just in the first completed the construction of Aya Sophia.
The Cathedral is Sophia.
It means PE place of wisdom.
That was the largest covered space in the whole world for centuries.
537 ad in 570 ad normalizer SLM was born 33 years later, as Sophia was completed 33 years before rasa Sarah was born
across from as Sofia, Justinian also built a underground water storage, which is called the palace underground.
He was going to go to Istanbul go see that
amazing construction how they did that. And that was one of several 100 Such underground water storages.
The water was brought to that from the Belgrade forest through the the the canals and the and the aqueducts, not even the kind of the aqueducts of the bison times.
So when you say Roman civilization, you're thinking of those images.
I sometimes think to myself, that 500 years later, maybe there are a bunch of archaeologists digging up being asked
what are we known for? Today's world?
What do we spend the most moronic money on?
We spend the most amount of money by by by in a magnitude of almost, you know, generic terms.
We spend the most money the most time the most energy, the most technology, the most effort, the most brainpower, the most mindshare on what
building ever more powerful weapons of mass destruction.
As a society, our maximum investment in every way is a massive death.
Not in life.
Our ICBMs our symbols, our ICBMs intercontinental continental ballistic missiles, highly sophisticated planes and ships to carry highly complex, literally scientific Marvels
created for the sole purpose of destroying life in the most massive way possible.
This is our symbol.
Zone my opinion,
All countries, countries where there is people don't have food to eat, have a massive spend on weapons.
Imagine how the world would look
If instead we spent the same, or even maybe half the amount on providing free education, free health care, we spent it on cancer research. We spent it on poverty eradication, we spent it on housing for the homeless. We spent it on clean water supply. And we've spent it on to fight global warming and climate change. What do you think will happen? How will this world look like?
I'm not saying dig all the way give them their toys, right?
So you got enough stuff now to do to destroy the world 40 times so destroy the world 20 times and how you're going to do that the second time I don't know what anyway.
Once is, when it when it is completely insane.
Dialogue that happens in the in the in the name of so called development.
So people in the future psychologists who will dig up our ruins,
maybe create a hole that
they will imagine they will one that says here was a bunch of people, we had all this wealth, and all of this knowledge. And yet they did nothing to resolve the real problems of society. But instead they spent it on creating more and more innovative ways of killing each other. What kind of people were they? How that is exactly how sick we are. Seriously, we are a very, very sick society globally speaking very sick.
What's the solution?
The solution is to focus on the ideology of Dahveed. And that there is one God there is ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala and that one day we will die and we will stand before him. What will I answer? This is the fundamental truth and this is the fundamental solution. Whether anyone agrees with it or not is immaterial. That is the reality that is going to happen. If I stand before Allah subhanaw taala will ask me Allah will not ask somebody else.
And if I spent my life creating goodness Inshallah, this will be for me in my favor. If I created my life, creating evil and creating suffering,
that also will be for me.
The sense of accountability is what Allah is what Islam brings. For us. That is the most important thing
that Islam is a religion which is based on a book the Quran Al Quran, which is the actual revealed speech of Allah subhanaw taala, our Creator to whom is our written
as taught and explained and demonstrated, by the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was spent for who was sent for that purpose.
And that's why I want to remind myself a knew about certain Fundamental Matters in Islam with respect to Allah subhanaw taala. His book is messengers, and the work of the messenger SallAllahu Sallam in conveying that message. These beliefs are fundamental to Islam, and believing them makes us Muslim. Not believing them takes us out of Islam. It's as simple as that. You enter Islam with a Kalama you leave Islam with another group.
We are scholars rather to keep us on the truth and be pleased with us and to make Islam easy. What are these things very quickly. Number one, we believe as Muslims, that the word of Allah subhanaw taala, the kalam Allah, Allah Ferrario Karim is the actual speech of Allah subhanaw taala and is not a created thing. It's not buffalo. Number two, therefore, because Allah subhanaw taala is fully aware of his creation in all respects, visible and invisible, internal and external, past, present, future whatever Allah subhanaw taala commanded in the Quran is good until the end of time and needs no alteration, no modification and no change. This is our core belief. If somebody believes that
some things in the Quran need to change that person has exited Islam believe me, you won't sprout two hands and you won't get a fog tail. And you won't look like a goat you will look like the Zulu exactly the same way they when you die, they will pray Salah to Jericho on you and then the path will be to some other place.
It is in the heart how do you enter Islam does the miracle well you cannot really say what am Albula can three three things believe in the heart speech speaking it out. Not necessarily before anybody even by yourself and living according to that. How do you exist is that exactly the same way? Does this changes or does it goes on to something else we speak that's something else and we live up on something else you out who is now
very important. That's why the fundamentals are so important. Sit with your children, teach them this stuff.
Number three, whatever ALLAH SubhanA
Allah commanded us to do is for our benefit, and nothing that he commanded can possibly lead to anything negative.
list everything that you think
is will cause problems and tell you that no, no, this is from another router. It is not possible. It's not doable, it cannot possibly be wrong, it cannot possibly cause anything negative is not possible.
Even if I don't understand it, I still not possible that's why I believe number four that though some of the ayat of the Quran were revealed in relation to what was happening at the time because bourbon was over there meaning and validity is not restricted by time, place or circumstances, but extends to the whole world until the end of time.
Many examples are some examples. For example, the IRS, rubbing alcohol and gambling and so on.
That'll come true or measure over as well as leverage so minimally JTAG devices enable.
Similarly, the I had private interest based dealings,
all of these came
based on something which was happening at the time, but the meaning of it, the validity of it, is for all people all places all day. This is our belief.
Number five that Allah subhanaw taala completed the religion of Islam and did not leave any scope for any addition or completion or subtraction or church. Number six that his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu sallam was sent to explain and teach and demonstrate the way to live by the laws of Allah subhanaw taala and that he fulfilled his role perfectly, and did not leave anything missing for anyone else to come after him to plug that gap. Number seven, that he did that sallallahu alayhi salam based on another revelation, which was sent specifically to him, which we know as the Sunnah, or the Hadith of rasa seller, or the hay wire Mutlu revelation which is not recited in Salah. Allah
subhanaw taala gave an order method he taught Rasulillah Salam also Hey, simpler example. Allah narratology Okay, Musa Musa Hamdulillah I have already allowed to do that. Where is it in the Quran?
Allah subhanaw taala sent that to Mohammed Salah Salem and he taught the people and he said sallow Kamara, I to moon usually pray as you have seen me pray.
And Allah subhanaw taala affirm that Anisha Verma Yun T who Anil Hauer in who are in love.
He does not speak of his own volition. He didn't invent this weather of praying he didn't eat not say do that because I feel no no, this was taught to him. Whatever he says is from Allah subhanaw taala this I believe.
And this Hadees and this revelation was recorded by the same people who recorded the Quran.
They used to record it they used to
repeat it to Rosana Salaam and Jesse Hazara, this is what I have written is it correctly will confirm it. One of the famous cases of that a man said to him, your Salah Salem, sometimes you say something in anger, should I write that down also. And he said by the woman whose hand is the soul of Mohamed Salah Salem and he held his tongue like this is a this is protected by Allah. So right whatever I tell
people sometimes today they claim the Hadees is nothing was recorded, but it was collected 150 years later. First of all illogical statement. If it wasn't recorded, how was it collected? Because 150 years later? No, nobody was there. The original no one knows how we live for 200 years, right?
So if you're talking about my body, for example, there was no sadly alive at the time.
So why did you find this?
The reality go read history. The reality is imam for example, Abu Huraira Delano had a whole room full of his notebooks.
The Sahaba recorded it was maintained. They read it back with Islam. They live by that they practice that. And in due course people like my Bukhari, Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Muslim and so on. They compile they for example, you have a chakra with Allah He tabulated and you know about those sort of thing he made all those things. He put them in a form which is like today we would say searchable databases, right.
So that's what they did. They made them into searchable databases, but the the actual mava the original material was all from there.
So this is all about the people that we will get confused with this
number eight that Mohamed Salah Salem is the last and final messenger and Prophet after whom there is no other Number Nine The Quran is totally and completely correct in every respect and denying or disagreeing with anything in the Quran even if it's a single idea takes the boss or Islam number 10 That to say or imply that a source or a seller did not do his work properly either to say that or to imply and that he left out some things in explaining the fundamentals or the deal and to deny the say I had this of Rasulullah Salam takes you out of Islam. And finally when something is bribery it and in Islam, whether it's alcohol was interest or whatever, everything that leads to it also
for example, and it's privated irrespective of quantity, for example alcohol and by inference all intoxicants are prohibited. This is not restricted to the intoxicants which existed at that time it's not only the alcohol made from grapes and dates which was or wheat which was in that time, any kind of alcohol, any kind of intoxicants
prohibited and it is prohibited irrespective of quantity one one drop is bribery the whole bottle is prohibited
so you can't say well you know I only had one drink no.
So also gambling poor fornication murder, adultery, interest, whatnot privated irrespective of amount
and irrespective of what form it takes.
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