Islam Works #03
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Islam Works
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My beloved sisters, we continue with our series of footbeds on why Islam because Islam works. This is the third of the hobas in the series, I remind you and myself that the purpose of our creation is to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. We do that by worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and by obeying Him in all that we say and do we do this because we understand that the focus and purpose of Islam is to make us winners in this world and the next, we were also given the additional responsibility of inviting others to the success so that we can become the means of spreading goodness all around. This is the fundamental principle that we must always keep in mind and remind ourselves and others
about constantly. Whenever we face a choice, we must remind ourselves to ask which choice will please Allah?
Islam is very simple for the one who believes the one who believes is the one who remembers and accepts that he will die and will be brought before Allah subhanaw taala to account I know we all say that we believe this, but do our actions reflect this? We must ask ourselves this question because on the Day of Judgment, it is our actions which will speak not our tongues May Allah subhanaw taala save us from our tongues. Let us ask what our hands and feet will say about what we used to make them do. Allah subhanaw taala reminded us and told us a Yama nasty mana of why he him what to call Luna at him. What does he do arrazola home, we mark on xe Boone.
And I said that day we shall seal up their mouths and their hand will speak to us and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn. Islam is very simple for the one who believes Islam came to make us winners. And so it came with simple but powerful ways of human relations to apply in any context which win the hearts of people and make us influencers. I have been speaking to you about these in the past weeks. Here's another as you listen to the series of podcasts, please reflect on how these teachings of Rasul Allah is in a salon from 15 centuries ago, our standard practices in global businesses across the world as I always say, it is the nature of sugar to
sweeten whatever it is added to the sweetest sweetener is the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam with the added and most important benefit that when the Muslim follows it, out of his love for us or Allah is realized seldom, his action becomes an action of a bad of worship, and a lot of how that rewards him in this life. And the next lesson lesson Salaam told us to smile at each other and told us that a smile is sadaqa if we smile, it enhances our face value and makes us feel happier and inclines the other person towards us. If we do this, with the belief that what Rasul Allah is or Salaam said is the truth, which it is, and and with hope in Allah Subhana Allah reward then we will
find that smile on our scales and in our book of deeds on
On the day of judgment in Java, imagine all this benefit just for smiling.
Abdullayev the hardest, or the Alon who said, I have never seen anyone smile more often than also relies on a sudden and this is this intermediate. How beautiful and easy is the Dean of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam which it is our honor and pleasure to follow. Let us look at two more teachings today and see how resources are seldom linked them to the aka Rasool Allah Sallam said that whoever accepts back takes back what he had sold to a person, Allah Subhana Allah will forgive his faults and he sins and this is in Sudan without I repeat also said that whoever accepts back takes back what he has sold to a customer to a person, Allah will forgive his sins and his faults. And this
isn't without in my use in Hyderabad in India, shops would have science goods, one soul will not be taken back. And another another funny one, In God We Trust rest strictly cash. Today, thanks to the entry of multinationals, goods are taken back not always with good grace, perhaps, but they are taken back. Let us think about this and ask why it also aligns unserem told us to take back what we have soared, even though it would mean a loss in revenue.
What do we lose? And what do we gain? When we take back something that we had sold? We may lose some money depending on what it is and in what condition it was returned. But what do we gain? We gain credibility. We can trust, we gain customer gratitude and loyalty for repeat business. People buy more from shops where they know they can return something if they didn't like it. Statistics show that the percentage of those who return things is more than offer more than offset by far by those who buy loyally from that shop. Just because they feel content with the policy of free, no questions asked returns, the customer is happy. He recommends us to others and we get more business winners
Above all, if we do this, because we love us
and we want to please Allah, then Allah will forgive our sins. And we will find this deed on our scale on the Day of Judgment inshallah, double bonus benefit in the dunya. Well,
how many times did you return something at Costco or TJ Maxx or Home Depot or anywhere else? How was the experience? In my experience, returning something in this country anyway, is easier than buying it. Now, why is an important one, the store may be losing money by accepting returns, because customer loyalty and repeat business is worth more than what they lose by processing what the customer returns.
This is the beauty of our religion. It is good for the dunya and its rewards in the accurate, everlasting now for another teaching of our solar cell
which many of us are more in neglecting than informing mela cells and that is keeping our word. And specifically I mean on geology. Let us first see what Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger sallallahu Sallam told us about keeping our word. Allah Subhana Allah said in the first episode of the mind that Yeah, you alladhina amanu our fu bill code unless you believe, fulfill your promises. Now what is happening, think God is what happens and what is happening when we tell someone that we will meet them at a particular time, or that immediate will begin at a particular time. But that doesn't happen. What is happening is that we have broken our promise. And that is what Allah
subhanho wa Taala specifically prohibited us from doing Is that good?
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said no characteristic was more hateful to resource or solemn than telling lies than lying. If a man told a lie in the presence of also relies on salam, he sallallahu Sallam would continue to feel some unrest in his heart with respect to that man, until he knew that the man had repented and made Dawa. And this is in Timothy Russell Rosen as Adam said in another habeas which is in Bukhari and Muslim. There are four characteristics. Whoever has them all, is a pure munafo as a pure hypocrite. And whoever has one of them
has one of the characteristics of hypocrisy until he gives it up. And they are. Number one, when he's entrusted with something. he betrays that trust. Number two, when he speaks, he lives number three, when he makes a promise, he breaks it. Number four, when he disputes, he resorts to obscene speech. He uses expletives, he uses profanity. And these are this isn't Bukhari and Muslim. Please notice, as soon as you listen we're not talking about prayer is not talking about Salah or hydro Zakat is talking about interaction is talking about behavior. Third, Hadees. Rosado says lm said, truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Jannah. A man keeps on telling the
truth, until he becomes a truthful person. falsehood leads to flowjo which is wicked, wickedness and evil. And alphadog leads to the Hellfire Johanna a man may keep on telling lies, until he is written before Allah subhanho wa Taala as a concern as a liar. And this is sadism Buhari.
Sadly, we have made lack of punctuality that is breaking our promise to be on time a joke, a very unfunny joke. We talk about Muslim time or Arab time. We see IBM and we love you know, what's IBM, inshallah Bukhara Manish
inshallah tomorrow, right? No problem won't be done. The hawala hotel, we are married even the term insha Allah, which Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to use as a way of life. Believe it or not, there is someone who teaches conversational Arabic on YouTube, in the video about how to say no, politely. She says that one of the ways is to say inshallah, because everybody knows that you really mean No, you don't really mean to do anything. How shameful is that? how utterly shameful is that? But that is our reality. In many cases, believe me, with Allah subhanho wa Taala Jelena No, this is not funny at all.
To give you a word is about self respect. It's about being trustworthy. When we habitually break our promises, we are saying to the world, I am untrustworthy. I have no self respect, you should not trust me or respect me. Is this what we want to project to the world about ourselves? A person's word is their honor. No sort of title is lock up was a sad the whole me the truthful, the trustworthy. It is interesting to note that though his detractors and enemies tried to slander him in many ways, nobody accused him of lying or cheating. He is our teacher sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the one who Allah subhanho wa Taala presented to us as the best role model. Allah
subhanaw taala told us that the key to success in the akhira is to take our solar solar cells life as a template for our lives, and to try to be as much like him as possible. He said geladeira Whoa, laquered karnala comfy rasulillah he was one Hazara lemon cara, your joola while yo ma AF Hera was Nakata, la casa, which means indeed in the Messenger of Allah Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you have a good example to follow for him for the one who hopes in meet who hopes in meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And who hopes for the last day, a day of judgment and remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala a great deal. I think about this, the day of jasmine is described many times and in great
detail in the Koran, but in most, if not all the places. It is described in terms that are frightening and horrific and terrifying, and not something that one could seriously look forward to. But for the one who models is life after the blessed life of rasulillah salam, Allah said that such a person looks forward and can look forward to the day of judgment and hopes to meet Allah because inshallah, because of his life, because of living his life, right, like the life of original solar, he will be protected from all the negative horrific aspects of the Day of Judgment. And that is a promise of reward from the one who never breaks his promise for the one who emulates the solar
system. Allah subhanaw taala promised even more. He said Jelena who couldn't Gundam to a boon Allah Fatah, buni, Yumiko La Jolla. filicudi Roma con la hora Rahim insulted Allah
Allah which means say to them, oh hamazon Allahu alayhi wa sallam, to all of mankind. If you really love Allah, then follow me, emulate me, imitate me, then Allah subhanho they will love you and forgive your sins and Allah Subhana Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. What is the meaning of becoming someone who Allah loves? It means that there will be special rules for you in this life and the next, see what Allah subhanaw taala said about those he loves and then ask if we want to be among them.
In this is a hot seat, which is mentioned in in Makati. Abu Dhabi Alanna narrated, that as soon as a Salam said, Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Whoever shows enmity to a valley of mine and why he is the favorite slave of Allah subhanaw taala. Sometimes people by mistake translate this as friend. Allah does not have friends, laser chemistry, he was Samuel mercy. Allah is above all our human Li relations, which includes friendship. There's no friendship with Allah, there is a Buddha philosopher. So who is the value of Allah, the One who is most obedient to Allah, and who Allah loves for that reason. So I
narrated that as soon as Islam said, Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whoever shows enmity to a worry of mine, that I have declared war against him. On a side note, let me remind you, there are only two kinds of people who Allah declared war upon. One is the one who tries to travel and torment is volley. And the other one is the one who deals in interest. This is as serious as that. Whoever chose enmity to a volley of mine, and then I have declared war against him, and my slave and he's talking about now this worry of Allah, may Allah make us all among his earlier and my slave does not drawn here to me with anything more loved more beloved to me, than the religious duties that I have
obligated upon him.
And my slave continues to draw near to me, with nothing with extra voluntary deeds, until I love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears I am his sight with which he sees I have his hand with which he holds and strikes and I was fought with which he walks. were he to ask something of me? I would surely give it to him. And were he to seek refuge and protection with me, I will surely grant him refuge and protection. And this is in Al Bukhari.
Ask yourself, do you want to be one of the only of Allah men The way to do that is to follow the Sunnah and to follow and emulate Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam in our lives. The way to get there to get into the list of Olia of Allah is to emulate Rasul Allah sallallahu sallam, the beauty of our emulating or asanas or Salah is that it makes you a winner in this life as well. Tell me who doesn't like a person who is truthful, trustworthy, noble, honorable, kind and compassionate, generous to a fault, always smiling, wise and helpful. I can add to this list, but this is enough. If we are like this, there is no way that anybody in the world can hate us. People will be forced to love us.
Because of these qualities. If we imbibe them from the life and we sell them, and we express them in our lives. My brothers and sisters, I remind you, and myself that the most powerful thou art is the behavior of the Muslim.
People listen with their eyes. They don't care what we say, until the see what we do. People respect those who deliver on promises. Respect, precedes trust. Trust is the foundation of influence and power. Respect, precedes trust. And trust is the foundation of influence and power. Ask yourself, do you want to become influential? Do you want to become powerful? Do you want to become a role model for others? Do you want to be an inspiration for your children? Do you want to be somebody that the world and people around you look up to? If that's what you want to do? Then follow the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam why Islam? because Islam works robina fulfill Anna will wanna
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nominal kasuri make a lot of da for the Omar Mohamed Salah, which is oppressed and which is in dire straits in more ways than one. And the most important of those ways is that that Omar, including us are far away from Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not because of COVID it's not because of political oppression is not because of economic stagnation. It is not because of educational imbalance. It is because we are far away from Allah subhanaw taala that is the biggest calamity. The biggest calamity is that we are far removed from Allah subhanho wa Taala and from his messenger Mohammed Salah. The good news is that we can come back because if you are listening to this hotbar it means one one
which means one absolutely incontrovertible thing and that is that you are alive and that 100 inshallah Muslim turn towards Allah subhanho wa, megastore far make Toba and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us on the right path that leads to his pleasure and happiness for Salahuddin Abdul Karim Allah He was made with Mohammed Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.