Jumuah 076 Thresholds
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa.
In Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Chapelle, ambia. vida Ali, he was happy he will Manuela.
The title of today's lecture is thresholds, a threshold is a doorway,
the doctor will then Nevada.
I want to begin with
something that my father used to tell me many, many times repeatedly when I was young.
And that is some lines from Shakespeare's
play Julius Caesar.
And these lines are of the lines of Brutus
where he said, there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune omitted, all the voyage of their lives, is bound in shallows and in miseries.
I think it's a very beautiful line,
a very beautiful set of lines.
And if I was to
reduce them and to do
get the essence of that,
in towards the towards our choice and timing,
choice and timing.
When I teach leadership, one of the exercises I do is I ask people to draw their lives.
We do that those of you who have been to the leadership excellence course, the Elysee, you have participated in that those of you who haven't been to the Elysee, at some point when we have it again, we are having one now in Kuwait in February. So you can come there otherwise, whenever wherever it is different countries,
you can participate in that inshallah.
So I asked people to draw their lives, we draw a line across a
large sheet of paper, a dot jar of paper, and we draw a line across the middle of that. We tell them to draw incidents from their lives going back in their memories as far back as they can remember,
earliest childhood memories from there up to the present time. And I tell them to draw the happy memories above the line, and the sad memories below the line.
And then we do a whole
exercise of interpreting those memories.
And I asked them to identify the thresholds in their lives.
I want you to reflect on this in terms of your own life. And one of the things that you will realize is that life is not equal,
not every incident is equal to every other incident.
There are incidents which are very highly significant. And we change the course of your life. And there are incidents which are mundane usual things that happen.
And this has nothing to do whatsoever with whether or not you enjoyed something or did not enjoy something quite irrespective of that. Then the actual incident, maybe an incident which you really loved and you enjoyed or vice versa, it might be an incident which is which you didn't like which you disliked and so on. But it can be a life changing incident potentially, and that would depend on the kind of choice you made.
Now I define a threshold and I call these critical incidents. So I define a threshold as a critical incident or a critical decision where the choice you made opened a new destiny for you.
Those of you who have attended the okay the lectures, I've explained this whole issue of destiny as clearly as I could.
And my understanding of destiny is that we have limited choice Allah has given us limited choice. And that choice relates to the doorways that we want to open and walk through.
What is inside that doorway the the the route the road that that doorway opens on to is written.
But we have the opportunity to open this doorway or that doorway.
And depending on what which doorway we walk through.
A new route opens for us
So therefore, it's very important to reflect on life. And that's the reason why we draw because that's the way of capturing the memories. Otherwise, if you are not, if you don't draw them, then the memories are there. Obviously, they're your memories. But they kind of float around in your mind,
sort of soup. And you can't really make sense of them. Lots of things go back and forth and so on. But once you put them down on paper, you draw them. And there's a key element to drawing, which is not there in writing, because the picturisation
accesses another part of the brain, the right part of the brain, the right brain function, which is to look at pictures and see patterns, and so on. So I mean, I'm not doing a lecture on psychology, let me stay out of that. But the point is that there is a reason why we do all that. So you want to do that exercise at home, I suggest that you do that it's very eye opening exercise.
And when we look at those patterns, you will find that in our lives, we have self replicating patterns, we have patterns which repeat themselves. And this self replication can be positive or negative both ways. So we have we fall into some positive patterns in life, and you find that you consistently make good decisions, and they open good things for you. Or you fall into negative patterns. And you find that consistently, you make negative decisions, and they and it ruins your life. And many times you might have seen with friends of yours, where you might have said, Well, why does this person do the same stupid thing over and over again, you might find that somebody is
taking a wrong decision, they do the same thing again, and again. And again. Maybe they they have a job and they lose a job and they're going to another company and they lose that job also, and they go to the third one, and so on. And you and when you look at it,
only the name of the company has changed. What happened to them is the same thing. What happened in Company A, the same thing happens in Company B, same thing happens in company C, the only thing we change is the name of the boss or the or the name of the company, nothing else changes. And you might say, Well, you know, why does this person do the same stupid thing over and over again. And the reason that happens is not because they are trying to ruin their lives. But because they don't understand what they're doing, they don't understand the pattern that they've fallen into. And if you don't understand the pattern, the pattern rules you.
The only way of getting out of negative patterns is to recognize the pattern and break that pattern. And then you find that a new destiny opens for you a new doorway opens, and then you find that life has improved and straighten up.
The reality is that history is only useful in terms of the lessons that he teaches us. There is no other use for history, history is useful only for the lessons that he teaches us.
And many people, we don't learn from history for two reasons. One is because we are too busy in our transactional stuff. So we are, you know, busy being busy.
Or we are afraid to recognize facts. We are afraid to recognize facts. The reality is the fact doesn't change because you don't recognize it.
It does not change. If something is right, it is right. Whether you like it or not whether you agree with it or not. Right. This is what you tell to the people who are not yet Muslims. And you tell them that just because you don't want to recognize Allah subhanaw taala does not mean that Allah does not exist, it does not mean that there is no Day of Judgment, it does not mean that your life will, you know will be on the other way of of ending No.
And so also, for people who refuse recognize the mistakes that they make.
If you don't recognize the mistake, it does not turn the mistake into something good.
If you don't recognize a mistake, the mistake, you made the mistake, and it will continue to affect you. The only thing that happens when you refuse to recognize mistakes, is that it takes away your ability to correct those mistakes.
Because since you don't see it as a mistake, it takes away your ability to correct those mistakes. So it's very, very stupid thing to do. But many people do that. Now however, assuming that you are not from either of these categories, let me suggest that you do this exercise for yourself and identify these thresholds. And when you're done that, then you ask yourself the following questions.
This whole text and everything else will be on the on the on the site so you don't have to take notes now. But Lulu read it. First question. When you look at a critical incident or threshold in your life will change your life one way or the other, positive or negative.
You must reflect and try to see in your mind. What did I do then? What did I do on that occasion?
What did you actually do? And remember, it's eminently possible for you to color those facts and to make it look good and so on is eminently possible. Nobody on earth can change that for you. It's your life, you are reflecting on it. And you can make it look as nice as you want.
Except one thing.
If it wasn't nice, it's not gonna change because of the color you're giving it now, as simple as that.
So ask, what did I do on that occasion? First thing? Second question, what other options were available to me at that time? Once again, very tough to do. Because you're really going to feel some pain here. What other options were available to me at that time? Ask them ask this question. Third question, why didn't I see those options? or Why did I see them but not use them? The option was available, but either I ignored it, or I saw the option. But I chose not to take that option. Why?
Number Four? What would I what would have happened to my life if I had chosen that option instead of the option that I actually chose?
And then of course, going forward? What do you want to do now with your life?
My brother sister seriously suggest that we should sit down and think about these questions.
As I was coming down, I got an email from Jay Obama, JP was here. And many of you met him.
He said that I'm crossing over from the UK to Netherlands and I'm going to meet a brother who has been adored, he's 31 years old. And he has been told that he only has a few hours to live.
And he asked me what advice Should I give him. So I told him whatever I tell him and my point is that at least that brother knows that he has a few hours to live.
I don't know that about myself. And my submission do with all due respect to you don't know that either.
You do not know that either.
And therefore, it is eminently necessary for us to reflect on our lives, and to stop fooling ourselves. And to stop playing games with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And stop taking chances with the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Please understand, all the people in the world can give you any number of Allah in any number of proves that something is right when that thing is actually wrong. Not one of those will help you when you stand before Allah subhana wa.
If you did something which was wrong, that thing does not turn to right. Because you're this one and that one and this friend and that friend or whoever told you that that thing was okay.
That person who gave you that delille that that thing was okay, we'll be running for his own life. On that day, when you're standing before a large amount of time, that person is not going to come to your age, he cannot even talk he cannot even say anything. And unless you correct yourself today, both you and that person are in serious trouble.
It's my job to tell you, I cannot force you.
And on the Day of Judgment, I cannot also stand there and help you either. So please wake up and take the right decisions. Allah mentions that I mentioned the issue of choices. And he told us very clearly that we have been given these choices.
And we have been given the criteria to judge and see which the better choice is
a lot smarter than one.
today. Now next day, we have shown the two roads.
We have given the hidayah guidance to the two paths, the path of good and the path of evil.
And so the graph, which is I'm sure all of you have read the surah
those of you who haven't read it, read it before the day is over because this is a tsunami, Allah,
Nakamura from anshar for human folly.
Say my era is Huck. The truth is from Europe.
And the one who wants to believe that Emily and the one who wants to disbelieve that industry. Please understand this does not refer only to
does not refer only to shake and even though this refers to obeying or disobeying every single order of Allah subhana wa COVID Java lumen on Java for
This refers to every single order.
So please understand this and do something. So each of these places is a threshold and it opens a new door to destiny.
And as I said, that destiny is written, once you cross that threshold, and you enter that area, that world, then that is written.
the good news, and the good news is that maybe you opened a door, for whatever reason, and you entered that world. And you suddenly discover that this is not the world that I want to be in. There is something seriously wrong with this road that I am traveling on.
Unlike in this dunya, Allah subhanaw taala has given this opportunity, there are opportunities, you can always turn around and go back.
You can always turn around and go back out of the same door. And now you're back in the corridor with the doors on all sides, and you go knock on another door, and you take a new path. As long as you are alive.
eminent opportunity to turn around and remake your life as long as you live.
But the minute you die,
then that road on which you were walking by yourself turns into a travelator
that turns into a moving walkway, that road turns into a conveyor belt and you cannot get off.
You can't get off.
And that conveyor belt will go to wherever it is going.
As long as you are alive, the road is stationary is not moving, you are moving, the minute you die, you stop moving, the road stops moving
and takes you to wherever you were headed. And that's the reason why it's very important for us while we are alive,
to make sure that we are on the right road. And if we are not on the right road, to get off that right road
to get off that wrong road and get onto the right road. Very, very important.
So let's see why people make bad choices even though they know that they're bad.
Why do otherwise intelligent people act in such stupid ways?
Why do people choose deliberately destructive destinies when there are far better choices?
Why do we do that?
three main reasons. Number one ignorance. You don't know whether it's good or bad ignorance.
And that's the least serious of the reasons. Our religion is a religion which is based on knowledge.
It's a knowledge which gives person superiority. Not just having the knowledge, but practicing that knowledge. As they say a picture's worth 1000 words. And my addition to that is an action is worth a million.
knowledge which is not acted upon, is a waste and can become a proof against us on the Day of Judgment.
And on that day, those who deliberately disobeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala or who did not follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salah will not be able to say that they didn't know. Because ignorance is not a defense in law.
It's our job to find out. It's our job to clarify doubts
and to correct our ways, otherwise, the knowledge will drop you and you cannot blame that on somebody else.
And that's why I say the most ignorant one is not the one who knows the least. But the one who knows but will not act on it.
a hunting dog, if you train a hunting dog, and you send his dog to catch a rabbit or gadgeteer then you can say Bismillah Allahu Akbar and release the dog. Now the dog runs obviously, not very fast. So you we take some time to get there. Now when you get there and you find that the dog has got the rabbit has got the deer or whatever it was catching. And that animal is dead. You can still eat that animal it is hella
You do not have to make the animal that dog did does already have for you. It was a trained dog and it did what was trained rules. It does rely a lot but before you release the dog and the dog killing the animal is handled for you. Right now.
You release the dog and the dog disappeared and you followed the dog but when you got to the animal you find that there are two dogs.
There is your dog which is also there. And there is some other stray dog we don't know where this dog came from somewhere. This dog is also there.
Both the dogs are at the animal and the animal is dead. Now can you eat the animal know why because you do not know which dog kill the animal.
You do not know the dogs out there and the last time I checked they don't talk so
you don't know which one kill the animal therefore the animal is by default haram even though in fact your dog may have killed the animal the other dog maybe came 10 minutes late or something. But since we don't know that what you do and you don't know you are on the side of caution. So therefore that animal is not just for you it is it is haram. And that is why one of the service or one of the Allah said knowledge gave even the dog superiority over another dog which did not have the knowledge.
The training the training that the knowledge gave superiority to one dog over another one which didn't have the knowledge and therefore it is very important for us to understand that we need to acquire knowledge and we need to live that knowledge we need to apply that knowledge in our lives. And Allah Allah Allah
Allah, Allah subhanaw taala said masala Xena Milla,
visa, Mazel Tov Milena, cassava Biya Tila Wallah hola como solomin, which means the likeness of the example of those who were entrusted with. The Torah
is like the example of a donkey who carries a huge burden of books.
It's got loaded with books and bought the panniers
but the books do not go to the donkey because the dog for the donkey, it's only about just carrying a load. The books are not doing any good to that donkey. And therefore Allah subhanaw taala gives the example and said that the person the individual and remember this does not apply only to the Jews, he does not apply only to the allamah it applies to anyone who knows anything, even if it's a one if it is no if he is one has this one, I have one good thing that a person knows. And if he or she is not applying it in their lives, that they are like a donkey carrying a load of books.
And therefore to know the orders of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But still to disobey them is to invite disaster.
So that was the first reason why people make bad choices, ignorance. And the solution for that is find out not.
Second reason I told you there are three reasons The second reason why people make bad choices is because of greed.
greed. And this is one of the this is the second most powerful reason for making bad choices. shaitan plays games and shows us his shortcuts
to great wealth and name and fame and he uses the strength of a person to trip him up. For a scholar the shaitan uses the knowledge that the scholar has to find loopholes to justify the disobedience of Allah.
The scholar gives fatawa that apparently make haram into Allah, forgetting that one day he and his Fatah as well as those who followed him will stand before the one in whose name those false fatawa were given.
Today, there are many people so called alama who have made interest hallel
they're very interest Allah. Right.
When Allah subhanaw taala clearly made it her.
There are those who have made
mixing halaal income with haram income permissible and even prescribed percentages for this mix. And some people's are up to 15% of Halla Haram is permissible and some other people who are more kind and they said up to 35% is permissible.
So it is permissible for you to mix 15% of volume or 100 ml of milk. If you have it is permissible for you to mix 15% of that volume,
urine and drink it and this is guys
how many of you would like to do that?
And remember Allah subhanaw taala did not declare war on the one who does this. At the most devices known is crazy. But beyond that, there's no jahannam for this
but there is jahannam for somebody who mixes haram income in Allah.
So this is the kindness of your mind. What about the kindness of the Rama Khalid alameen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
we know from his heavies. He said that in 100 dyrham or 100 Dena if there is one Dena ahora it makes the other 99 also hora.
So what percentage is that is restaurant permitting
00 percent because even if it is 1% one out of 100 he said that one will make the other 99 which are highly into Hara.
So, why do people give these fatawa
You must ask them
there are people who have permitted gambling
which we know is haram.
There is no doubt whatsoever. We have the denial of the Quran and the Sunnah. But we will say gam some people have given the fatwa to say gambling is hella
there are people who have given our noses smoking is dies
and they use
his tele hat they use technical terminology the Sharia which of course most people don't understand what they're talking about.
So they said any haram a makua harima.
It is not her arm it is makuta hurry me. Now most people think is that good data. Let me let my whole life be filled with macro autonomy.
Because a nice nice sounding big word no, very, very imposing kind of word macro.
I will say it like this is a ha nicely
Nakuru. First and foremost thing to understand is these you did not exist at the time.
Then you only do things Allah Allah Allah. Allah does not what Allah does not like we do not do period, no complication
later on and of course we don't criticize the old man I'm delighted The purpose of the movie tries to make life easier for the people therefore where there is some flexibility that he gives that flexibility and should give the flexibility also nothing wrong with it. So therefore these terminologies were introduced into
which is macro and in macro there are two kinds macro and macro Tansy macro is extremely bad, almost to the point of Hara, and makuta. Tansy is also bad but not as bad as the other one.
So those people who say Yamaguchi
Bala maija, Haley true
wonderful saying in English, it's a you have a choice. Keep your mouth shut and be thought of as a whole. or open your mouth and dispel all doubt
that it's better to keep your mouth shut. Or ask people questions. What First of all, please explain to me what is my crew? Before I tell you this or that? Better to ask because then you can't be wrong. Someone will explain what macros do. Right?
So macro cigarettes are okay.
So your whole life now you are running cigarette factories and companies and selling cigarettes and buying cigarettes and smoking cigarettes.
And well protect you and may Allah put that sin on the table on the heads of those who gave you that ijazah which didn't exist in the first place?
how can how can manufacturing and selling cancer sticks be halal? Now what really is
So are you like me?
almost to the point of harm, you've been doing a living and you're compliant, Allah have been sanctioning that.
May Allah save you from the evil of that because you didn't know. But what how are they going to answer? And also if I want to be truthful, that I have to say how will you answer because you can't just walk away and say, Well, you know, so and so told me, your job to find out.
And the latest of this return
is the people who have made music halaal
clearly private, or an privates which are clearly private in so many words, but there are Allah who have made it. And there are all of us people who only look for these loopholes. So we're very happy. And the moment somebody in the middle of your dancing somebody tells you that this
and they have invented a thing called beat boxing. I don't know how many of you have heard about beat boxing
was beat boxing. beat boxing is to make the sound of the musical instrument with your individual voice with your tongue.
Let's see the insanity of May Allah protect us we only insane people can can have this logic. The instrument is haram but the sound is not Haram.
And we are talking about music.
So if I take a guitar, and this example this example I gave one of them and he had no answer.
I told him if I take if I buy a guitar, and I put four legs on this guitar, and I put a glass top on the guitar and I convert that into a coffee table is it
you're telling me that guitar is haram, but if I take out the sound of the guitar with my tongue it is dies and they try to interpret that as singing. What do you call what is a song?
A song are words which are recited in a tune.
Without the words there is no song. There is only a tune. t u and E, which is a four letter word for m mu si si.
Huh? Who are you fooling? You want food Allah?
You want to know that?
What Rasool Allah is Allah Allah Allah is Allah made haram what Allah made Haram is haram will remain haram till the Day of Judgment, no matter how many people want to give fatawa in favor of it. Please understand this very clearly. Nobody but nobody, but nobody has the right to make halal into haram or haram into Allah.
Why do these people do that? Because
they are looking for money from those people who are doing these things, they want to be popular. You want to be an IM for two who's magically so many people will come you want to have this great conference which you are running with beatboxing in it. So you attract a lot of young people and those young people come and say about you know the chef so and so said it is dies. So, he gives you a ticket for your conference and you pocket that money and you do a fundraising in that and you have beatboxing in Allah here in LA Rajan, making haram into halaal In the name of Allah.
My brothers sisters we will forget that also lies Allah Allah is upset
that the pen has been lifted and the ink has dried
with respect to our risk, the only choice that we have is which source do we want to take it from from source or from source, the quantum of risk does not increase, the quantum of sustenance does not increase and does not decrease no matter which source you pick. What sense does it make therefore, that we pick a source which is haram?
About which Allah subhanaw taala said in a different context, Rafi butanna him Ilana, they are filling their berries with nothing but the fire.
And the third, first reason why we make bad choices is ignorance. Second reason we make bad choices is greed. And the third reason we make bad choices is peer pressure.
The third and most powerful reason for making bad choices and for going through the wrong doorway is peer pressure. The kinds of friends we have the kind of company we keep. Friends are very important in life. Good friends are very important in life, and about the others about our cool friends. What about them?
Allah subhanaw taala warned us about the cool friends.
And he said
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La Danny lamb. That is Bula hola Nan de la. Naka. Leonie Zicree vida is Annie, what can I show you live in San Jose, Allah.
Allah. Remember that day when the Solomon when those who have oppressed themselves, those who are committed sins, those who have disobeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala will bite their hands. See the beauty of the descriptions of the
What does a person do in regrets? What is the body language? What is that? What is the gesture for regrets? You bite your finger.
I wish I bought that lottery ticket. I just missed one number.
Regret is what you bite your hand and said they will bite they will chew up their hands up to the elbows.
But all that bloodletting will not help
will not help. They will bite their hands and they will say oh I wish I had taken a path with the messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
and they will condemn themselves. They will condemn themselves there was a war to me land upon me. I wish I had never taken so and so as a friend.
They will name Fulani
Then they will name the person. I wish this person was never my friend.
Indeed, he led me astray from the Quran from the reminder, after it had come to me and shaitan is ever a desert of men in the time of need.
And that is why the gentleman will say
don't cuss me, because
I only suggested to you, I didn't grab you by the scruff of your stupid neck and drag you on this path. I only suggested to you, you took the decision. You took the decision. See the beauty of this thing.
All of you saw the billboards,
night of sin greatest party in the world. actually see the see the see the beauty of the deception of shatta. He does not give anything.
He does not give anything. He is calling sin sin.
He's not hiding it. He's saying Knight of sin absolutely nothing clear and visible. And that great party, whether it's in this hotel or that club, just try and walk in there without paying for it.
No way. No, it's not free. Only the house of Allah is free.
You have to pay they will make you pay, you have to pay a fee. Or you have to go and beg and plead with another idiot who is going there and paying the fee to pay your fees or who has his guests
set and closes all doors. You will not be able to say ally did not know what was there. You didn't know what you didn't know what was there. What about that big billboard which sets in
when I didn't think it is it is the hull of the hotel.
And you can see I just accidentally happen no accident no accident, you pass through the gate, you want to take it you get the ticket to the guard the guard total a ticket for you you entered.
Nothing is hidden, clear. So when you start before a lot of manual data, no escape routes, shut down, closed all the escape routes.
And when you went in there, you went in there with your eyes wide open and you went in there, knowing what you were waiting for.
Rather than just just please save yourselves.
Don't worry about all these Delilah that people give you.
They don't understand what they are doing. And on the Day of Judgment, believe me if you follow the line,
both of you will be in a place which is not fine.
In 100 is
the greatest torment for parents will be that they will see their children being thrown into the Hellfire and they will know that they were the cause for that.
Listen very clearly. Listen very clearly. Today we are living in a world where the source of misguidance our parents in Allah
Allah gave you the position or mother and unlike gave you the position or father because you can mislead your children.
The greatest regret will be parents will see their children being thrown into the Hellfire and they will know that they were the reason for it. My child is being thrown into the Hellfire because I gave my child for what he did. I told my child no problem it's fine.
You will see your child burning in Ghana and you will know that you are the cause for that and then you will join your child there. Make no mistake do not make any mistake I am only narrating to you the hand is on me Salah salon.
guide your children properly.
Don't miss guide your children. Take the road of safety. If you don't know ask if you have a doubt stay away desist.
Don't give them false DeLisle which will put them into trouble and they put you also into town. What kind of parents are you? You have no mercy on your own children.
What kind of parenting is this?
What about the ones the good friends? What about the ones who guided properly? Allah subhanaw taala said Allah Hilah Oh my
Turkey. Yeah, I
don't know. levena
Oh Silly me.
friends and this is the closest form of friendship in Arabic
is the closest ally is the plural of
friends such close friend on the day of gentlemen will be enemies of one another
will become enemies of one another except the cocoon.
ask Allah subhanaw taala to give me friends who will remain my friends on the Day of Judgment. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give you friends who will remain your friend on the day of judgment and ask Allah subhanaw taala to make me a friend for those who are my friends so that I can remain with them on the Day of Judgment.
Friends on that day will become enemies of one another except our motorhome and it will be set to the motorhome my worshippers no fear shall you shall there be on you on this day nor will you grieve? Fear is for the future will I be put into jahannam Allah says Don't worry, you will not be able to do it you will get done. And grief grief is for the past. What did I do? Alhamdulillah you lived a good life. You had good friends, you may Allah Allah forgive you. So the life that you there is no grief. And there is no fear la Hoeven, Allah, Allah.
And Allah said you believed in our ayat, and you were Muslims. So enter Jana, you and your wives in happiness.
Some of you are saying there's no escape from them even there.
But believe me, all that evil will go away. They will be the woman the believing woman will be 70 times more beautiful than the most beautiful of course.
And all whatever you dislike would not be there and whatever they disliking you will not be there. And it will be a beautiful companionship ask Allah subhanaw taala to give all of us such violence as husbands and to make us make them our best companions in this life and to make them our best companions in the generation.
My brothers and sisters please understand and remember that the most painful all suffering is regrets. Yeah.
Yeah, late any
divorce already that Allah will say, I wish I was just regret. He's not even asking for forgiveness. He's saying I wish I didn't exist. I wish I was just
the most painful of all suffering is regret, to know that it was so easy to make the right choice. But you didn't make it. To see the true colors of those friends who you thought were so cool and so sophisticated and so smart. To see them in all their ugliness of disobeying Allah, the One who gave them that intelligence which they use against him. What is worse than treason? What is worse than treason, you take something you take the benefit from Allah and use it against the law. Of course, you cannot have a loss of animal data, but the attempt of yours will eat its own fruit, the regret that will be so overwhelming that a person will bite his own hands and draw blood. But on that day
that blood will be of no avail. I want to remind you that when you are with good people to obey Allah subhanaw taala becomes easy, and to disobey Allah becomes difficult. But when you are with bad people, the opposite becomes true. It's easy to disobey Allah and it is difficult to obey Allah subhanaw taala.
So therefore choose your friends. I have a very simple rule, when I'm choosing friends, shall I tell you what my rule is? Very simple.
What is my rule?
All? They all know the rule.
My rule is, do I want this person to lead myself?
That's my rule.
If the answer is yes, then the person is a good friend of mine I will be I will be his friend. If the answer is no, then I don't want his friendship.
Because if he that is a person I don't want to lead myself. Then why why am I Why am I spending my life with him? For what?
What is the best way of getting out of that give out to that friend. Either he will come on the right path or he will leave you both of the both of these are good endings Alhamdulillah.
Do I want this person to lead my Salah that's my rule.
I'm not talking about working relationships. We work with people who are Muslim, non Muslim practicing Muslims.
There is no such thing as a non practicing Muslim unfortunately so I can't use that term.
analogy because you're not practicing your own Muslim so the NPM is not doesn't exist right so therefore the you can you can work with it no problem
by cell whatnot. I'm talking about friendship I'm talking about the heart I'm talking about being close to somebody, confidant someone with whom you want to spend some time and shed some time and space for that is a different criteria, different criterion. My brothers sisters, let us remember that death can come at any time. So let us ensure that we are in the right company because we know that we will be resurrected the way we died. And believe me you and I don't want to die in a situation where when we are resurrected when does Allah is Allah is Allah was looking when all the Allah and the idea of Allah looking when the Gambia
we are resurrected in a shameful situation of what we don't want that believing, we do not want that.
We do not want that. So let us ensure How can you ensure that you are resurrected in a beautiful situation? By living in a beautiful situation?
Nakamoto nylon Muslim on how can we do that by living as Muslims do not die except in a state of Islam? How can I ensure that I do not die except in a state of Islam by living in a state of Islam.
Finally, I want to remind you once again, as we close
that the door has not been closed for anyone who's sitting here listening to this football Why? Because your life
because you are alive. And therefore the door of the choices. The thresholds are still open. make the choice and make it quickly because we don't know when that door will slam shuts and when it shuts. It does not open.
Salam ala nabina Karim Allah Allah He was happy here.