Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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In Alhamdulillah, WA salatu salam O Allah,
Allah Allah He was happy he
My dear brothers and sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We've said this every year, and we repeat it every year, which is how fast Ramadan goes.
And today we are on the last Friday of Ramadan, Allah knows best. Maybe there is one day left, maybe there is two days left. Definitely not more than two days.
And that's the end of this month of Ramadan. So the first thing I want to remind myself in you is that did we really achieve what we could have achieved in this month, I think it is very important for us to make mahabhava for ourselves, because for a whole month, the doors of Geneva were open the doors of Jan number close the shayateen were chained. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a premium on everything. The worth of wonderfil is equal to afford the worth of one four is equal to 74 is the work the every good deed is rewarded 70 times its value, and so on and so on. Allah subhanaw taala forgive people every night, and forgive not just forgive Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanho wa
Taala removed them from the fire, which means forgiveness in sha Allah forever in sha Allah until we die, but was my name in that list? That is the question was my name in that list? Because it makes no difference to me if the whole world is forgiven, and I go into Ghana, because for me that that's that's the problem anyway.
And vice versa, if the whole world goes into Ghana, and I went to Ghana alone, then as far as I am concerned, I am saved. I'm not making this statement of myself. This is the statement that Omar Abdel Fattah Rolando said, He said if I am told that if everyone has gone into gender except one person, I will believe it is me.
And he said if everyone if I am told that if everyone and went into janome except one person I will believe it with I will believe that that is me. Because that is the position of the Muslim by AlkaViva Tama between hope and fear. So we don't fear to the extent we lose hope and we despair, and we don't hope in the sense of false hopes. We are committing sin after sin we are doing haram after haram and we say Allah for him, because Allah subhanaw taala said, Allahu shadie
and he said this before before Rahim, read the Quran. So therefore we have to be careful with Allah subhanaw taala we cannot take liberties with Allah subhanaw taala the most foolish person is the one who thinks he is safe from Allah.
very stupid, very, very stupid. The one who thinks that he's saved from say from Allah, from the love of Allah from the anger of Allah is a very stupid human being. And if we find that we are that then it's time to change our minds. And that's why the topic today for today's hookah is what is piety? What is our bill? What is piety in in although we said Nikki which is a kind of general term, which does not describe the extent to which Allah subhanaw taala means when he said I'll build and therefore let us see what that means and what is this piety, not my definition or your definition, what is Allah subhanaw taala his definition of what is piety?
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Allah Subhana, Allah mentioned this ayah, in which he described, what is piety what is true, truly, what does it mean to be pious?
My brothers and sisters will come to the meaning of desire in due course. Well, the first thing I want to say to you and I remind myself is that the first requirement to solve a problem is to recognize that we have a problem.
And that might, that might sound like a dumb statement, but that's the reality of most people, especially those of those people who are who work in the area of psychology. If somebody is taken to a psychoanalyst or a psychologist, the biggest challenge is to get the person to own up that yes, I have a problem. That's the biggest once that is over everything else easy. The same thing happens with regard to business consulting.
As I don't know how many of you know, but my other incarnation is that I am a business consultant. And when I speak to my clients, the first
problem diagnosis is very easy, especially for for our for a consultant, we are looking at it from the outside, it's very simple. You see the diagnosis in one second, you know, even if you know your job, then you can diagnose a problem with an organization very fast. The challenge is to get the organization owners, the promoters, the management of the organization to accept that this is actually a problem. And why what's the Why is the why why is it difficult for them to accept it, because many times they are the problem.
So to get them to accept, yes, this organization is going down the drain, not because of the of an act of God, but because of me, that is a difficult stuff. But once that happens, until everything is fine, then we know what is to be done. So the point I want to make for you and me remind myself is that for us as Muslims today, very important for us to understand and to acknowledge that we actually have a problem. And I will submit to you what I think we have as a problem. And after you of course to accept it or not.
Our conditions as Muslims today is very seriously, it is clear evidence that something is very seriously wrong with us.
You look at our Muslim global condition, whether it's in the city, whether it's in this country, whether it is globally, there's one very clear message that is visible to anyone who has the ability to see it. And it's not rocket science, believe me, it's staring us in the face. And that is that we as Muslims have a very serious problem.
Because how can it be that we have a religion, which we claim, makes a person a winner? In this world and the next?
Do you agree? Is this claim true that Islam is a religion, which makes a person a winner in this world? And the next? Is this claim true? Do we agree or not? Agree?
Yes or no? Yes. Then tell me. Why is it that in reality, you have to search high and low in the world to find bigger losers than ourselves.
Isn't that strange?
We claim we have a religion, which makes people winners in both worlds. But you have to search high and low to find bigger losers than ourselves. Number one losers in the world are Muslims. dounia voila, Sarah. And I don't say they are losers. Oscar, I don't know the answer. But the the the the Amal of this in the dunya, which gives us an indication of what probably will happen in the ACA. Those are not good. Those indicators are all wrong. Big time, red flags everywhere.
Now, isn't that a problem? Tell me.
You make a claim, and your claim can be proved.
And we want to go out in the world and give our come and join Islam. Why so that you can also become the biggest loser in the world? How many people want to be losers? Please come here. Islam makes you the biggest loser. Why do you say that? Because I'm a great loser.
The Hala hotelera doesn't look like that out you? Will anyone get attracted to this?
My brothers and sisters, the time has come to understand one very clear thing. People entered Islam from day one. Not because somebody like me was standing here making a football.
They entered Islam because they saw with their own eyes, Muslims as winners. And they came and they said you know what is it in your life? Give it to me, I want it.
That's the reality. Nobody can force ideological change, believe me.
No one in the world can force ideological change. People can put a sword to your neck, they can put a gun to your head they can stop you inside a cannon and blast you out. They cannot force you to change your mind is as simple as that. Whether it's a question of which political party you own, you want to vote for whether it is about who is your favorite actress whether it is whichever right? They cannot change your mind. A person changes his mind only when he thinks that the new idea is better than the old idea.
So forcible conversions, whether they are to Islam or Christianity or Hinduism or Buddhism, or Islam are a figment of the imagination of the people who make those accusations. They don't know what they're talking about. That's nonsense. people enter a religion. people enter a political party. People like or dislike something because they genuinely believe that
and why do they believe that? For one very simple reason, because they believe it will benefit them.
If they believe that it will benefit them Simple as that
It is very critical for us that if we make a claim that we have to demonstrate this claim in practice, the famous statement of the Sahaba Rizwan Allah Allah image mine,
they used to say when people said how how do we become winners they used to say Kuru Mifflin, they say become like us.
Seriously ask yourself this question. Can anyone ever say that today to somebody else?
Because they become like a wrestler, become like Omar Nakata become like this one that would become like me, can I say become like me.
But we should be able to say that, we should be able to say that in all good conscience, I'm not talking about arrogance or anything like this good conscience, say you want to be a winner is come and stay with me do what I do.
Can we say that, we should be able to say that because that is the reason why Allah subhana wa Taala sent us into this world to be demonstrators have the methods, not sellers of the method, not talk us about the method.
Seriously, believe me, I travel all over the world.
I speak to audiences all over the world, on several continents.
And one message I want to bring to you from all over the world. People worldwide are sick and tired of hearing about Islam.
Please get this into your mind. People all over the world are sick and tired. They're sick to the teeth, about people talking about Islam. They're not interested.
show it or shut up, put up or shut up.
Very simple. put up or shut up. Don't tell me about Islam. Show me Islam. If you can show me Islam, get out of the way.
Just shut up. Don't waste my time. I got many things to do. I don't have time to listen to you.
You can show it live.
And that's not a message for me. It's not for you. It's not for you. Not for you. Not for you not for it's a message for all of us who claim to be Muslims. people worldwide want to see Muslims who are visible demonstrators of what they claim.
If the Muslims claim that Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the best man who walked the earth. They want to see replicas of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they don't want people to say talk about Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and they look like Michael Jackson sorry, doesn't work.
Doesn't work if your soul is so beloved to you, if his appearance is so beloved, you How come you look like a monkey?
That means you are lying. You are telling lies? Who wants to listen to a lie me Not me.
That is the message of the world show it a Shara.
You know why we don't benefit from the goodness of Islam. for a very simple reason. Very simple reason.
Anyone can benefit from anything only when they use it.
whether it's a medicine, whether it's a food, whether it is clothing, whether it's an ideology, whether it's an idea, whether it's a business process, anything in the world is useful. Benefits people only when they use it, you can become the greatest global expert in the world
on a particular thing, but if you don't use it doesn't benefit you. You can have a headache.
And you can know every single thing in the world about migraines, what clicks them, what sets them off, what must you do and this and this and this. Your pockets can be full of the best migraine medicines in the world. But you will still be writhing in pain and vomiting all over the place until you eat that medicine.
This is the great rocket science idea which none of you ever knew. Yes. I'm telling you this now.
This is what Americans call a dumb question a dumb answer.
You're supposed to know this. You need me to tell you that you have to eat a medicine for it to be beneficial. Tell me really seriously.
That how on earth do we expect that when we don't use Islam?
Or when we use Islam partially? A little bit here a little bit there what suits us?
And then what doesn't suit us we leave it aside.
How will it benefit?
How will it benefit?
When nothing benefits. This also will not benefit.
My brothers and sisters Ramadan comes to enable
To become Albert takuan
for whom Allah subhanho wa Taala promised his gender
was to say
that you that there are two facets,
though Rosie, too fast
he's an egg Rosa. Oh, hey, this is Erica if tarka into some abna heartseeker t
shirt, there's one type of fast, where you prepare for the zohore and the photo and the star of this vest, and you make arrangements for it and so on.
And he said there is another fast the so horror of it began when you said La ilaha illa Allah
and the star of that fast is at the house of couser from the hand of Muhammad Rasul Allah,
the soul of that fast that fasting began, when you set a Chateau La ilaha illallah wa shawanna, Muhammad Rasulullah.
And if you maintain that fast, like the fast of Ramadan, if you maintain that fast, if you maintain the boundaries of that fast, then inshallah the star of that fast, the photo of that fast the star of the fast will be the water of how they'll cosa from the hand of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu. Listen,
tell me anybody got any takers for this? Interested?
Yes or no.
you don't get the star who break the fast in between. Just like this fast. You started the soul with all good intentions. And you made the intention of the fast. And then midway was our beautiful triple chocolate sundae.
And you ate it up. Knowingly deliberately. But somebody said, Mr. Ramadan, your fasting is okay. Will he allow for him?
Is your first valid or not valid? It's gone. It's gone.
I'm not talking about eating something by mistake. I'm saying deliberately, knowingly, you know, it's wrong, you still do it.
Fast is gone.
When the fast is gone, that if tar at the holes of Gaza, on the day of judgment is also one.
Let us remember this. I want to I want to remember the example. That's why I gave you the example of had Manasa. sell our house and Elena de la me Allah subhanaw taala filled his cupboard with no and reward him.
on the 27th of Ramadan, which was a Friday, the last Friday of that Ramadan in the year 2000.
It was his norm.
That and by that time he was he had a relative stroke. So he was partially mobile. He was not fully mobile. And it was his norm every Friday to take a bath and he would dress up for July he would wear Shivani and so on. And there is in his room in primarily in Takia in his house, in that in that room, there is a court wooden plank.
So he would sit on this docket and he would recite photograph. He was obvious. He would recite photograph. And whoever was there they would sit and listen to him reciting his autograph.
on that particular day, Mr. amatola, he had a bath and his grandson used to grandnephew, he had no children. The granddaddy was to help him.
He put on his sherwani and he sat
on the stomach.
And his grandnephew said
he said I just turned and he said Get me the most of
Give me the Quran.
So he said, I wondered why is he asking for the Quran because he's a half is he decides to autograph he knows what I was asking for the Quran. But he said get the answer. He said I went to the cupboard on top of which the Quran is kept. And he said as I reached there, I heard him start reciting surah. Yaseen.
And he said, I turned with the Quran in my head. By then he had come to the ayah for Bashir, whom we must Pharaoh to Algerian Kareem and he died.
last words out of his mouth of a [???]hole in Washington curry.
mela, give him what he promised. inshallah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala looks after those who are faithful to him.
At at the time of depth cannot be engineered, believe me, you cannot make it happen I cannot make it up. It happens only when it is from Allah subhanaw taala
I cannot decree that I will die reading slowly as you know it doesn't happen
cannot make it happen.
These are from Allah and Allah protects those who loves and Allah loves those who are faithful to Him. And to be faithful to Allah means sometimes to be unfaithful to people who want to take you away from Allah.
But important, we cannot simultaneously ride in two boats at once. You try to ride into both boats at once one foot in this one one foot in that one you fall into the river.
There's no way you can maintain two boats one will go one way the other one Gwadar and you are in the water.
So make your choice. Pick your friends. Make your choice. Because I told you
and hamdulillah we have all done our support. All of us have said a shadow Allah Allah Allah Allah hula hula cherry cola, wa shawanna Mohammed Abu rasuluh Yes. Repeat after me May Allah subhanaw taala make all the Malacca in this room and above witness that you actually resided the kalama aloud with your tongue shadow Allah Allah illallah
wa Whoa, la sharika lahu
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Mohammedan Abu warra solo Alhamdulillah we have all recited the kalama and Allah subhanaw taala and is Malik our witness the salary is over the zohore is over insha Allah We ask Allah to decree for us that our if that is from the water of how they'll cosa from the hand of Muhammad Rasul Allah insha Allah
and all that remains is for us to ensure that we don't break this fast
that we do not break this fast. not breaking this fast means very simple. It means never to do anything with displeases Allah. That's it. One simple rule do not do anything with displeases Allah.
So what do you do now? If there is something that comes your way where you know it displeases Allah, what do you do? You don't do it? Yes.
If you know something which pleases ally, how about standing in? Does it please Allah displease Allah?
subhanaw taala many of us are most of us all of us prayed
every day for the last so many days right inshallah you will continue till the end of Ramadan. So you would have prayed at least 10 days or nine days of the Hajj.
What about the rest of the year?
You want to make a Nia inshallah that is between you and Allah that insha Allah you will never leave the hatchet now till the day you die yes gela even if you are praying only to Raka even you pray only token Oh no, no need to recite all of the Quran. Just to recap maybe first regard you reside in the Athena second takaku Allah whatever may maybe the whole time was finishes in two minutes, no problem, but inshallah you will wake up in the night and you will stand before Allah and you will pray two rakaat of tahajjud at least if you pray more on the law, but at least
every day until you die, yes, inshallah.
Then let me give you the Bashara of the Quran.
If you do this in sha Allah, let me give you the Bashar of the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala said,
you know Bomani, llamada de
Rosa Kona home your own fala talamona
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Bhima can Oyama alone. Allah subhanaw taala said they are those who you
they are those who you
and who are those who get up from their sides in the night and to stand before Allah by nL hovi wautoma between fear and hope
and spend from what we have given them
and spend from what we have given them.
Analysis and if they knew what I have prepared for them for this one.
If they knew what I have prepared for them, if they know what is in my agenda which I will give them for this one hour.
It will be the coolness of their life. They will be delighted
they will be besides themselves with joy to know what their Rob has given them.
And that is a time when Allah subhanho wa Taala descends onto
The first heaven in a manner that pleases Him and which is in keeping with his grace and majesty. And an announcer announces and says Who is there who needs the forgiveness of his Rob let him ask forgiveness and is Rob will forgive it. And the announcer says and who is there who needs anything from is Robin is our let him ask is Robin is Rob will fulfill his needs. And the announcer says and who is there who needs the protection of his Rob let him ask for protection is double protected?
Yes, practice of Islam.
My brothers sisters, Allah subhanaw taala
mentioned the issue of Albert in the ayah which I recited for you.
Which is from Serato Baccarat 177 Allah said, ladies sell bureaux, it is not beer, and Tuvalu ohakune table machinery while memory it is not aware that you turn your faces towards the east or the west. And this ayah came at the time of the change of the Qibla. But I'll be
I'll be there is a special quality of piety. It's not just being good.
It's a very special quality of piety that takes one close to Allah, the quality of the people who are the people of Allah.
The people of Allah, the Olia Allah, the moment we see only Allah we all we all start thinking of share this and share that. But who are the who are the actual the first Alia Allah about whom the earth was revealed in the Quran? The Sahaba
they are the original Alia of Allah. When Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah him wa Hamid, Hassan, who are the people mentioned there,
those people and inshallah whoever follows them and goodness is part of them. As Allah mentioned in Surah, tauba, whoever follows them and goodness
is for them, no problem, but the original address is for the Sahaba rizwana la mcbane.
Today, inshallah, from four o'clock,
there is a lecture on the qualities of the Sahaba we've called it Sahaba, the gold standard, the gold standard is a is the benchmark against which everything else is measured, the Sahaba, the gold standard in Salah, the lecture here, the obviously arrangement for ladies as well as usual, and it starts at 4pm. So most welcome anybody who wants to come. So let's monitor Israel, it's not all bill. It's not that special quality of piety that you turn your faces toward east or west. But our bill is the quality of the one who believes in Allah in the last day, in the angels in the book in the prophets, and gives his wealth in spite of the love for it to his relatives, to orphans, to
Masaki in the people who are poor, but who don't ask, and to the Wagner Cemil to the man who is a traveler.
And to those who ask, so he gives to the Masaki, the people who are poor, who don't ask, and he also gives to the people who makes or whatever desire was the beggars, the people who ask
and to set slaves free.
person uses his wealth to free slaves. Now you might say, well, there is no slavery in this world today. There is no formal slavery in this world today. But there is a lot of informal slavery, there is a slavery of the banks, there is a slavery of loans, there is a slavery of poverty, poverty is enslavement, a
person may not formally officially belong to somebody, but effectively the person belongs to that person because he is too poor to anywhere else, he has to necessarily live and work for that individual and whatever he does, he has to accept it and take it he has nowhere to go slavery, poverty is the biggest form of slavery, so freeing slaves insha Allah is also in the meaning of all of these things. So we have the opportunity even today, to free people from slavery and to use our wealth which Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala has given us for this purpose. So Allah mentioned that also and then Alicia, and who establish Salah
karma de Sala, please are please understand in the Quran, never anywhere in the Quran or the Sunnah
is the term which we use for Salah
what is the term we use for Salah do Salah the numbers now as you can see it's not a problem
we say Namaste parte
read Salah make Salah yes if you are in if you are in America, Americans make Salah South Africans read Salah
Indians do salah
and some of them don't do anything.
Koran says establish Salah
there's a difference. There's a difference between doing Salah making Salah
When I have time I do it. Establishing means what it means that at its time it will be done.
And everything that is required in order to make that happen will be created. If there is a place that needs to be created, this place would be created. If there is a slot in my timetable, which needs to be placed in that that slot will be placed. If I have to be in a state of of taharah because I know that time for Salah is coming then I will make sure that I am in a state of
Mottershead I'll be the quality of one who establishes salah and give Zakat and who fulfill the covenant who fulfill their promises who fulfill their agreements.
Somebody told me in order to reserve currency Hashanah Chi
Elena or Jeremiah to Hassan
gold Santa Catalina Argentina gotta moto hasna the holiday hotel for my brothers who don't understand what to do with what is currently in auto Hashanah. It means goodness but Hasina means to laugh. Samantha what is Carla Hassan, he's a nice to take the loan. But when the time comes to pay back you laugh
because he doesn't
fulfill covenants you gave you a promise.
Rasul Allah is Allah Salaam in
Sula, who davia
they had agreed upon this holiday they agreed upon the terms and conditions.
And then the serasa negotiating was while Bynum who later on became Muslim Rolando, but at that time, he was not a Muslim, so it was negotiating with soybean farmer.
And when they had finished negotiating, they had not yet written it down. It wasn't written down
abou Jindal, who was the son of soybean farmer. He escaped from the clutches of the of the chorus because he had been imprisoned because he became Muslim. And he came to us Allah, Allah Allah. He didn't realize what was happening in Libya and so on. So I just came there is a somebody told him Ross Ross was camped close to Makkah so he said, I'm going to join the Prophet sir He came at the moment so I'll be number saw him. He said this agreement, which we just agreed, you have to give back any one of ours who comes to you, so give him back.
See that see the test?
savasana. He's a Muslim.
How can we hand him back to the people who are Muslim.
But that was the agreement.
And somebody said, but you see it has not yet been written down.
But Serbian, our Rasul Allah Salaam said that has nothing to do with it.
A Muslim writes down only to record not because the writing adds any value to the speech.
The word of the Muslim is his bond.
The writing is only to record because if I am doing making an agreement with the alumni, for example,
why must we write it down because tomorrow I may die. And my Casa may not know about this agreement.
So therefore, it is for them to see as this agreement was made between me and
him, and therefore you have to honor it. That's the record.
But record on our record, once we make an agreement, that agreement is there, there is no question of saying nay but we had not written it down. Today he says Muslim says right, you go to buy something, and you give you a word, yes, I will buy it for this much. And then somebody else comes and gives him 10 rupees more, he sells it. And now you go there it is about what happened is an MMA.
You gave me a word you told me you will sell it to me. They look at China.
This is a Muslim
is not a Muslim.
The other day I don't know how many of you were here. I was talking about the How real is Jenna in the lecture and I mentioned the story of Sohail of cyber Rumi or the alano I won't I won't mention it here many of you have heard it if you haven't heard it Go Go to YouTube see the lecture once again a sign of how the machinery key now the non Muslims believe the word of a Muslim
they don't like the guy they want to kill the guy there they are. They have surrounded him they are they about to kill him but when he said something they believed it. Why because he's a Muslim Muslims don't lie.
Muslims don't lie if I tell you today Muslims don't lie. What will you do? You do rolling on the floor with laughter right? Sir man [???], go go take a walk. You know, what are you talking about? Muslims don't lie, then who lies
I'm talking about the issue of bill. The quality of bill is not to turn towards the west or the east. The quality of the bearer is not standing in salon, the quality of the bread of berries to bring the Salah into our whole lives
to bring the Salah into our whole life. And I said I'm not saying this. Allah subhanaw taala said this
That is the the issue of Bill.
A man came to the saucer sell him a poor man and asked him for some money.
rasulillah salam told him both won the lotto. The man went to seven I was wandering around his house. And as he was about to knock on the door, he heard a conversation from inside the house. And he heard says, de fondo. Delano, saying to his wife, lower the week of the lamp.
It's burning too much oil.
This man thought to himself, led me to a strange man, this man is so stingy can't even burn oil in a lamp. He's telling his wife to lower the week of the lamp what can his man give me?
So without even knocking on the door, the man turned around and he
walked away. Now as he went a little distance, he thought to himself, well, you know, after Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam sent me.
So let me go and knock on the door. Let's see what happens. Why should I go away without checking? So he turned on, went back, and he knocked on the door, turn off smart enough and open the door.
And the man said, Allah is Allah Allah sent me to you. I'm a poor man, I'm in need, please help me, says asthma told him wait a minute, he went inside, got a bunch of keys, took him across to his warehouse. He opened the lock, open the door, and he told the man take whatever you want. When you finish come and tell me I'll come and
a man is astounded. He's astonished.
And as an internal user, Hold on, wait a minute.
What happened? He said, I got a question.
He said just now I was outside your door. And I happen to overhear a conversation between you and maybe your wife. And you were telling her lower the wick of the lamp because it is burning too much of oil.
And I thought to myself, what a stingy man.
And now when I come to you and I say rasulillah salam sent me and I need some help you open the door of your warehouse and you tell me take whatever you want and when you finish, come and tell me technically speaking I can empty the whole warehouse. You said yes.
Sir, please explain this. How is this possible? I mean in one place you tell people or the lab and here you know this
is why you so surprised, very simple. He said that was expense. This is investment.
I changed the words. In the sense that investment is one of my words, but I'm saying that that's the meaning of what has been who told him. He said that his expense. That is something I have to give his Salah for.
You might say well, you have to actually give yourself for the law the the oil you burn in a lamp? The answer is yes.
The answer is yes. My shirt says Alvin
Bhagavatam tells me his story about his father says Rama Rama Talalay. He said My father used to carry two pens in his pocket two pens.
One pen was for his official work. And one pen was for any personal letters that he would write. He would not use the official ink
for any personal letters. If you had to write a personal letter he would use the other pen
as he was Jeeva strange kind of people
well, our principle in life is what has Raghava dolla dolla go tell me
you delta delta
bill quality of bill is to be careful with the photo of Allah. I always say taqwa is that which keeps you away from the doubtful
not keeps you away from harm you are supposed to be away from harm anyway there's no doubt about this.
Liquor alcohol is it haram or halal
halal or haram?
Wow, man, people know what
no one even asked the question what they know what is part okay under that is you know it is haram right? What about heroin?
What about gambling? What about playing three cards? bridge? Tash? What about horse racing?
What about betting on cricket?
So what is haram is clear. Shall I go on somewhat? No, not necessarily. What about eating unknown chickens?
Always make sure you know the chicken you're eating right. You know who the chicken was when the chickens Auntie was and so on and so on before you eat the chicken Yeah.
Please make sure
what is haram is haram
doesn't require good taqwa for this
taqwa is to stay away from the doubtful.
Stay away from the doubtful. What does that mean? The original rule which I told you what was the first rule I told you of piety, what is it? What do you do with the actions do only what is pleasing to Allah.
doubtful means I am not sure whether Allah likes this or not, I'm not sure whether this is jazz or not, I'm not sure whether it's Allah Allah Allah or not, what should you do that
first eat then ask yes
yes or no?
What do you think? No, what should you do? As first then eat as first then use? If you ask and you find out yes no problem hamdulillah eat till you are sick no problem.
But ask first check first that is the essential quality of Bill what are the two things what are those one say differentiate between what expense and investment and that is why I say to myself and I say to you write your balance sheets, right your balance sheet in our leadership excellence course, which we teach the Elysee globally across the world different countries. One of the exercises we do some of you have attended that course, one of the exercises we do is we make you write your balance sheets, what is your balance sheet? And how do you write that you ask yourself one very simple question. If I drop dead now,
which is of course as we all know, at least cognitively a distinct possibility. If I drop dead now, what will I have to give hisab for and what will Allah reward me for?
On the debit side, on the balance sheet, on the left side column, what do you got? What will I have to account for? And then what will you have to account for quickly?
Everything you live here and yes or no? Whether it is halal or haram if it is haram it takes you to the Hellfire so don't worry about that. But if it is halal, you have to give his app for this Allah Allah Allah will take account We ask Allah subhanaw taala to enter us into the agenda be very hisab inshallah, but what is the what is the rule the rule is is that will be taken.
So whatever I leave behind I have to give account for and what will Allah reward me for?
Omar, Ducati, Malian fusi comin cadian 32 when de la hydro azama whatever I have sent on my Amal before me, the money I leave behind I will have to account for if it was earned halaal or if What if it was spent halaal if both the answers is Alhamdulillah this is fine if the answer of one of them or both of them is no then there is some serious problems. But the money I spent in the path of Allah subhanaw taala insha Allah Allah subhana wa Taala will tell me about that money about what that money has bought for me in the gentleman. So let us take this up. The purpose of Ramadan is not simply to come and listen to lectures and to listen to her and so on, but to actually bring about
changes in our lives. If at the end of Ramadan, there is no change in my life. If my life continues as it was continuing. Then one more Ramadan has been wasted. And we don't want to do that. Yes.
last story, Abu talha Allah in Saudi Arabia lon one of the Jerry lukather of the of the Sahaba of Masada Salah, was praying in his orchards. He was praying in his orchard and I will tell her the llanos orchard was famous all over Medina very beautiful orchard, extremely productive. And this orchard had also a wealth of Sweetwater, which was a very nice place and also Rosa Selim used to come and sit there sometimes. So I don't know how many of you have ever been inside a date orchard. The story I heard many years ago. And I when I tell you the story, you will also wonder so let me tell you that the incident and I always wondered how is this pause? How's his story possible? How
could this be until one day I was in Medina, a friend of mine took me to a date orchard. And while I tell you that story is absolutely true. The story is that
he was praying some novel of all the other in his in his orchard, and a bird. beautiful red colored bird flew in front of him and then in flooded here and they're trying to get out from the canopy of the date pumps. So when I first heard this story, I thought to myself, how is it possible so What's so difficult about getting out from between trees, but you have to be inside a date palm orchard know what I'm talking about. When the temperature outside is 50 degrees. The temperature inside here is 20 degrees. It's like that a huge drop in temperature. The dead part that the leaves are it's like a roof. It's like a roof. It's so thick. It's unreal.
Beautiful, beautiful cool like air conditioning, beautiful. And the hotter it gets, the cooler it gets. It's like
that in the in such hot countries these things happen. So Allah Allahu is praying. He is in Salah, and this bird flutters here and there and obviously his attention is drawn to the bird and he makes a mistake in his recitation or he forgets something Allah knows best what he did but he lost his concentration in the Salah.
I'm talking about I'll bill the quality of Bill.
So what does Abu talhah lanseria delana do he finishes his Salah he goes to a solo solo solo and he said your Solo Solo Solo. I give my good date garden in charity Please take it and sell it and distribute it among the poor.
This great date get this date gather this date orchard was worth millions. It was a very valuable piece of real estate.
And I will tell her is giving it away.
Why? Because he lost concentration into rocket of natural Salah
because of that bird.
My brothers and sisters I remind myself in you that we only pay for that which we see value in.
Nobody pays for garbage anybody who pays for garbage? No. We pay for what we see value in we see value sometimes in things which there is no value, but we still pay for it if you see the value.
So I want to leave you with this final statement for myself and you.
Ask yourself this question. What is the value for Islam?
What is the value for Islam?
What is the value for the tsunami Hamas Allah Allah Allah Azza wa sallam, what is the value for the pleasure of Allah?
Allah Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was iVh main Brahma Tikka Masala me