Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
My dear brothers and sisters and elders, we continue with the series of lectures based on Serato DJ rat.
And today we are on the 11th and 12th is of Serato DJ rot inshallah, let's see how much of this we can complete today. The idea is not to cram as much as possible into Juma to give us enough material to act on what Allah subhanaw taala has
enjoined upon us. As I've said before, if I was asked to give the surah a name, I would call it surah Toma
because the soldier has all the instructions that are necessary for building a community and keeping it together, while honoring all kinds of diversity and difference in our world today. This is a huge challenge.
And one of the factors, which is critical to our success as leaders,
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the chat, which I will recite before you
which is a terminal illness, so to speak, with respect to building the oma.
This terminal illness is something which destroys all the good work of bringing hearts together, as surely as the hidden work of termites
eats into the massive beams of a roof
until the collapse on top of the occupants of the building,
unseen and unknown. But this work happens hidden and it eats away at the foundations of the oma until the whole structure collapses.
And that is why this is such a big danger. And that is why this terminal illness we have been warned against it so strongly and so emphatically and that is why Allah subhanaw taala made this terminal illness and indulging in it haram to such an extent.
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in Surah toolholder at our Villa Humana shaytani r rajim. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
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You're horrible. I had to comb my coolala Fie my fuckery to what?
In a law hat.
Both these is begin with the tabea Ui levena Amano. What do we know about this data? When an ayah begins with you are you are levena hamano What do we know about desire? It is an instruction it's an order it's a form of Allah subhanaw taala directly to be obeyed without question without arguments. So it's very important whenever these items there are many such as in the Quran, where Allah Allah Allah began with this address. Yeah as you Allah Xena Amano.
And whenever we come Of course, we must pay attention to everything of the Quran. But whenever especially we come to these ayah you willing to Amano we must pay special attention to that because this is a hug of of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The problem so called problem with the I come with the hook Omaha la semana de la is that if we do not obey
Then we are culpable and we are punishable before Allah subhanaw taala. There's no escape from that. And that's the reason why it's important to know what the law is. Because ignorance about the law is not a defense in law, not knowing the law is not defense in law, it is the job of the individual to find out which law applies to him or her. And to follow that law, to say that I did not know is not a defense in law either in this dunya, or in the law of Allah Subhana Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala said in his Ayah Oh, believe, let not a group of you mock another group. It may be that that other group, the latter is better than the former, that that group who you are mocking is a better group
than the than yourselves.
Nor let any women mock at other women. It may be that the latter, the women who are being mocked, are better than the former better than the women who were mocking those people. How bad and then Allah subhanaw taala said and do not defame one another.
And Do not insult one another by bad nicknames.
May Allah forgive us, language is full of such things. We make nicknames based on people's physical disabilities.
If somebody is is cannot see with one eye weak, what do you call him? Otherwise unlikable conduct
the heroine of water level? What if Allah subhanaw taala said Well, let me make you like that.
Do you think it is not possible not doable, violence ran out there.
And there are so many of these.
So many of these nicknames which are based on physical disabilities in Allahu Allah, Allah, you can somebody did he did if a person became blind? Did he choose to become blind?
Then how do you mock that person? What is funny about that?
What is funny about that, we have nicknames based on skin color, we are among the most racist and color conscious people in the world.
And our language is full of these very peculiar things. I mean, we say if somebody is dark,
in our language in the What do you say?
Holla Carranza de
la la la la, la la, La Jolla.
I'm reminded of a joke, one of my friends told me, he said, he went when he went to first Indian guy went to study in the US. And in the university, he was with a group of people, all of them, all that group were white, except this guy who was Indian, and another guy who was African American. So this African American guy, they're all very close friends. So this African American guy used to be called midnight, by his white friends. Now, don't try doing that it's not a, you know, not safe to say something like I say, they were very close friends. He didn't mind them saying that they said, It is not a good thing to say. But they said is to call him midnight. So this indian guy says, I also went
into this group and I thought maybe that's what I should call him. So I used to call him midnight. He said, until one day he turned around, he said, Why are you calling me midnight foreman, you are half past 11 yourself.
So you know,
that very important, but let us not fall into this. There is nothing whatsoever funny about making a nickname about somebody's nationality, about their color, about a physical disability they have or about anything, you know, it is and this is prohibited in the Quran. I mean, we are deleted and that I don't have unfortunately, sorry about that. Right. I think the biggest value that I can give you is the word of Allah. Now if that is not enough, that I can't I can't help it. But this is what allows for that do not defame each other, and do not call each other by bad nicknames. Allah says How bad is it to insult your brother after you have faith?
What a nasty thing for a Muslim to do.
You know the circle harad is a surah
which sets a standard
it's the surah of the standard bearers of Islam. It sets a standard, it is driving you to become abnormal.
There is a tendency for people to seek normalcy, this is the this is what happens to water you know water goes to find the lowest level right? But you are not water.
So people like to be like everybody else, you know, there's this whole trend to be like the other ship
and it's the it's the job of
The leader to stand out to be differentiated. I've said this many times before that the only time you actually salute a flag is when the flag is flying on the flagpole. But the same flag if it has been taken down before Independence Day or Republic Day or whatever day and it's washed to clean it and it's hanging on a on a clothesline along with your underwear. You don't salute the flag there. Because when it's like any other cloth, you don't salute it is not worthy of respect is worthy of respect only when it's flying high on the standards. Yes.
And that is the job of the Muslim the Muslim is not someone who should become normal, who are the normal people in the time of Allah Salah Abu gehele and Abu lahab and Obi and Shiva and those people they were normal people. You want to be counted among the normal people. Or you want to be counted among the people who are highly abnormal like Abu Bakr radi Allahu
and Omar ml katavi Allahu
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Rasul Allah is Allah Salah Miss eating and and jabril la Salam comes to me when he says jasola Habiba is coming to you just now with something to eat and something to drink. She's bringing something for you to drink, and she's bringing something for you to eat. Please tell her that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent me to convey his salam to her.
And then he said and also convey my salam to her.
And how do you know the law came in a restaurant that jabril is here and he has come with a message from Allah. This is why this is why
he says he has come from message from Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent Salam on you. And jabril says that he also is sending salam o Do you think this was normal? Without everybody. All the women in Macau are getting Salam from Allah.
decide you want to be a sheep, you want to be normal. Join the gang, join the gang there are plenty of them.
But you want to stand out. Then insha Allah Allah Subhan Allah subhanaw taala will raise you with Abu Bakar and Omar Hassan Ali.
Abdul Rahman enough and Mousavi Romero
and Abu Dhabi and a Buddha, radi Allahu anhu Madre.
Not my fatwa, not my fourth one. This is the Quran. Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah totoaba I am number 100
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the best of the best. serve your own love alone. The best of the best. The people who came first to Islam, Mr. Mahajan in one answer. The names I recited before you are Mr. Mahajan balancer.
And they are the subiaco de la balloon.
Allah What did I say? I've said this many times before. Allah subhanho wa Taala could have closed the door at that point and simply said rajala no one but Allah subhanaw taala is Rahmani Raheem feduni Allah Allah
so Allah subhanho wa Taala left the door open for all of you. And for all the Muslims who come until the Day of Judgment provided they follow those sabich una lavonne
whatever home their son, follow them in excellence.
We have to choose my brothers and sisters we have to choose stop living like sheep. Stop living like robots. Stop living like morons. Stop living like people who have no faculties who only breathe.
Live thoughtfully. Live consciously think
reflect. Allah did not give us a brain as many are to grow your hair.
Allah gave us brains to use. The head is not a pot full of men your from which the hair grows like like like like plants like grass.
We don't even do too well with that.
See the number of bald heads
the brain is meant to be used the heart
is meant to be alive, not dead.
In his many hikayat teachings, he said do not mention death when you are eating your food. So just the way
he said, because if you if you mentioned that while you're eating your food and your heart is alive, you will stop eating. He says, How can you continue to eat? If you have mentioned that and your heart is alive, your appetite will be killed instantly you will be finished, you will not be able to eat another morsel after that.
And he says if you continue to eat, it means your heart is dead.
Because after the mention of death, you are you still have an appetite, you can still eat. He said Your heart is dead. What do you say about us about us today that we are able to sit and watch
on the television.
videos have massacres, videos of murders and rapes, videos of annihilation of entire cities and into entire populations. And while we are watching that we are eating popcorn and we are drinking Coca Cola or whatever else. What do you say about those hearts is that a heart is their heart.
This thing is breathing and pumping blood in the veins is not heart. The Calvin Islam is not just something which is pumping blood.
The car will be something which in which there is physical.
Which things which reflects, which reacts
that's why Allah subhanaw taala said they are not blind with their eyes.
They are blind with their puluh which are in their in their in their chests. La Tama lazzaro wala kintamani boo boo Latif is pseudo
elesa not blind with their eyes are fine. But they don't see meaning what meaning they don't understand. They are seeing the eye is just a reflector.
There's a difference between seeing and seeing.
A person walks in and the person is big.
And if I see the person I might say, Well, you know, it looks like he's been doing some bodybuilding, he's got a big body.
And a doctor might see him and he says this guy is something's wrong with his kidneys.
That size is a is a is an indication of water retention. Something is wrong with his kidneys, both of us are seeing the same thing.
In terms of seeing we have seen the same thing, there's no difference. That's why I say we see with our knowledge, we don't just see with our eyes, we see with our knowledge to see is to understand if you are seeing something and you do not understand it, you are blind. You haven't seen you have not seen and that is why Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran so many times has talked about the people of basura. He's talked about the people who can see, obviously does not mean people who are wise, it means people who will notice and people who see the signs in what they are seeing.
And that's the reason why it is so important to stand out. Stop trying to be normal. As I told you decide who do you want to be resurrected with, with the normal people at the time
or with the abnormal people at the time when we sell or sell. Make your choice because Allah Subhana Allah has given us that time and has given us the ability to make that choice while we are still alive.
Stand out for the truth. Stand out for justice stand out even though you know that it will make you unpopular. And the more unpopular you are, the closer you are to the Sunnah of the nabin.
If you are popular then become very frightened. If you are popular, then fear Allah because popularity is a sign that probably or your class is in danger. popularity is a sign that shaitan is trying to tempt you with real
popularity is a very major trap, which can make you fall into that trap and then all the Amell becomes zero.
Fear popularity don't seek popularity, if it happens even despite your fearing it and running away from it then insha Allah it is mimin Allahu taala. We ask Allah to save you from the from the evil of that, but never seek popularity, run away from popularity.
Seek to stand out I'm not saying make yourself unpopular by your bad manners. No, I don't mean that. that some people don't even think that to be religious means to go around shooting Fatah, Fatah wide everybody and then the only word in the language they know is haram. And there is this haram that Haram in your face is haram on your tail is Allah Allah. Allah. Allah does not do that.
Not the that is something which is the lack of tarbiyah. The minute you start pointing fingers at people, it shows two things. One is that you have no tarbiyah and through that you are falling into falling into an even bigger trap, which is the trap of arrogance.
The trap of arrogance because when we are arrogant, we are looking down on somebody. And we just so and so is misguided which means what that means you are not misguided.
No otherwise, you would say both of us are misguided if
if you are not pointing a finger, then you would say we are both misguided The minute you point a finger and says so and so is made misguided. That's what I was saying in this in this in this ayah do not mock another group. What do we do today?
What do we do today?
Depending on which group you belong to, somebody man says who is oh they are all misguided.
millions of people are misguided. You will give you a fatwa.
Somebody mentioned the Salafis without Allah Allah Allah. All the selfies are misguided.
So another few million people are misguided.
And he said people who are members Mrs Lago they are the most misguided
in the law when they lerato who is who is guided then you want to go to jail alone by yourself.
This mocking at people this finding fault with people this pointing fingers that people, entire groups.
No one is misguided, except the one who's saying that. The one who's truly and surely misguided is the one who claims that entire groups of people are misguided that much I will tell you.
And this is what Allah is saying. Allah says do not mock at people. Do not give them bad nicknames, do not say they are misguided and so on and so forth. No, you have no right Allah did not send you into this world to
give a stamp of approval to somebody, Allah subhanaw taala is not going to ask you or me what he must do with so and so. Before on the Day of Judgment, Allah will not ask me and he will not ask you. What shall I do with so and so? Should I put him in general jahannam? What's your opinion? Please tell me. He's going to say this. Then why are you bothered? Why are you bothered about opinions about others?
Look at yourself. Let me look in the mirror of my heart.
Let me look in the mirror of my heart. I was listening to a beautiful lecture about democracy Rasul Allah
and His book alley how alone.
And truly, truly, truly I tell you, what struck me was the level of scholarship of somebody like Aloha, Sally,
now to learn.
And I was thinking to myself that all of you are sitting here You think I'm a scholar?
And I have denied this. If you think I'm a scholar, the blame is entirely on you.
All that it proves is that you do not know what as a scholar.
I was thinking to myself that people like me today are called a scholar.
If I am a scholar, what's ghazali Rasul Allah. And if I'm, if I'm a ghazali is a scholar, what am I?
I am not even I am, believe me. I'm not trying to be modest, right? This is fact, I am not even worth the dust on the hoof of the donkey of Delhi.
Even the donkey of Gazelle is better than me.
And that demand was actually one of the in that lecture. One of the stories that is mentioned about him was
he was traveling from somewhere. And he had gone to study and he had studied for about three or four years and he had a whole lot of books in the panniers saddlebags of his donkey.
And his caravan got looted.
And when the brigands went, when the the highway robbers when they were taking these, remember that he said, Take whatever you want, but leave these books,
leave these books. So the chief of the brigantes advisory books, this is my knowledge. He said, This is my knowledge. If you take it away from me, then what do I have?
So the highway robbery he laughed at him and he said, You are telling me that you are knowledge is something that somebody like me can steal. He said, what is the value of that knowledge?
He said, You are telling me that your knowledge is something that a thief like me can steal,
he said then what is the value of that knowledge?
You know, the point that is being made in this story, knowledge which is not practiced, knowledge, which is not in our lives is worthless, worthless.
And that is why what is meant by
you have alcohol in his 20s was made the vice chancellor of the Jamia millia Islamia, which was the Jamia established by an example Mark was the Prime Minister. He was the youngest Vice Chancellor of that Jamia in today's terminology that would be like somebody who is the president of Harvard.
Absolutely the top
absolutely the creme de la creme of academia. And he was in his 20s.
And he never bizarrely
one day gave up that position.
He resigned that position. And where do you think he went?
Where do you think he went? Did he go to Assam University better than that? Because there wasn't in those days.
You know, where he went. He went and became a janitor. He became a sweeper in the Jamia Masjid of of Damascus. For two years, Mr. masala did not even tell anybody his name, he used to sweep the masjid and clean the masjid for two years. He gave up that job. And that job came with all kinds of perks, he was the level of a minister he used to he was very wealthy and he had all kinds of protocol and security in the works. He gave all of that up, he resigned it and he went and he became a sweeper in the mud and a giant machine in the in Damascus in them in the main machine the Oscars for two years. Why?
Because he said I felt my knowledge is not doing me any good.
He said I feel that my knowledge is only getting me popularity It is only getting me name and fame all of which is zero all of which has no meaning. My knowledge is not doing me any good and therefore I need to work on my enough's.
And he spent to voluntarily no one made him do that no nothing one until two years in the Jamia Masjid, in Damascus, sweeping the mustard clearing the muscle.
I remind myself when you what is our value for knowledge? Why do we seek knowledge?
What do we do about people of knowledge? What do we do about practicing that knowledge in our heart in in our own lives. And that is why I keep on saying this surah is something which we should really memorize. And we should reflect and think and every morning wake up in the morning read the read one iota of the surah and think about how am I implementing it in my life.
As well as Amanda said, Do not mock at each other do not give each other bad names. And then Allah subhanaw taala said and whoever does not repent, such a person is among the zali Moon such a person is among the oppressors. And then the number 12 Allah said oh believe avoid suspicion, do not be suspicious. Today's follow reminder is on that.
Those of you who are getting the further reminder you would have heard it those of you not getting it you want to get it speak to other an Amazon Amazon I don't know where Amazon is but if easier then you can speak to me right now there is a society there So speak to them and give them your emails and inshallah they will be sent to you.
Allah said Oh, believe once again, the address of Hong Kong.
avoid suspicion, do not suspect one another. Do not be suspicious. Indeed, some suspicion is sin and don't spy on one another. And don't back bite. one another. Would you like to eat would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother fuckery tomo, Allah subhanaw taala said you will find that disgusting.
You would hate it. Therefore hate backbiting and fear Allah fear the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who accepts repentance and is most merciful.
We will look at all of this in detail inshallah. The as Baba knows, all of these ads are related to two incidents, one concerning savate benify, spin shammas or delanco, who was hard of hearing. And so he used to sit he used to come in the military service or asylum he used to come and sit right next to the, to the progress of the seller. He was also a very beautiful recite of the Koran. I loved him very much. But I chose to come and sit next to him. So one day he got late. So he came in and he started stepping over people to get close to him. And he said to people move move. So somebody in the Middle East This is against the the other of the Muslim mothers. So somebody in the
mothers don't just sit down there is placed they just sit. So some administrators got very angry and he started
causing that man. And he called is called him by the name of his mother and all kinds of things. And all this happening in the presence of Israel salah
and this is one of the ASVAB of the nozzle of desire ultra marathoners and this is about cursing one another and about calling names and, and reviling one another.
The other circumstances of revelation also referred to an incident where our mother's eyes and Huff's or the alarm on home,
and Houma. They made fun of masala Mara delana because she was short. And on another occasion, they made fun of Sophia being the boy
who was ethnically Jewish rhodiola Juana and she complained to me. And as soon as Allah Sallam said to her, You should have told them that my father is heroin, and my uncle is Musa, and my husband is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So people also complained to him that others were calling them by derogatory nicknames and so on. And therefore Allah subhanaw taala revealed these is
my brothers and sisters.
What is the result of suspicion? which Allah subhanaw taala forbade us.
And he called it a sin. What is the result of being so eager to believe the worst about each other, and being so reluctant to believe good about one another, even when we are presented with evidence after evidence to prove that our in our earlier impression was wrong?
Think about this. What do we believe more easily?
Bad news or good news.
If somebody gives us something tells us something negative about someone, most people are very easy and very readily, they will believe that.
And then you can give them a million pieces of evidence about
to the contrary, but they will not believe it. They like to stick and stay with that original negative impression.
What's the result of that the result of that is most likely then you become a donor of good deeds to that person, because you suspect that person and then you start doing rebirth against that person, and so on and so on. So this person now receives your good deeds.
do understand that gullibility is not the opposite of suspicion.
You're not saying believe everything you hear. But that's that's our other probably got two problems. We I don't know. Allah subhanaw taala made his oma oma of the middle path. But we are always on extremes. We either extremely gullible, somebody comes and says here is so and so. And he converted 100,000 people to Islam.
So please support him. So immediately we start giving money.
Nobody asked him, can you give me the names of 1% of that population, which is 1000 people, or even less, give me the names and addresses of point 01 percent, which is 100 people.
You claim to have converted 100,000 Give me the names of 100 people we don't ask this question. Why not? Who told you to believe everything you hear?
Everything we hear we believe? Or on the other hand, we suspect everybody la hora de La Villa.
What we need to do is what
Ilana said about himself, he said, I do not deceive anybody, and I do not allow anyone to deceive me.
So I don't believe unquestioningly I will check. And at the same time, I will not hold on to a suspicious mindset and continue to suspect people No,
neither of these.
We need to believe we need to check. And once we have checked Alhamdulillah stop suspecting suspicion is probably the single biggest cause for the destruction of marriages, for the destruction of friendships, for the destruction of business relationships.
single biggest cause and there's no evidence. Once we trust somebody I'm not saying once you trust somebody you trust them blindly for like no, trust them until you find incontrovertible evidence to the contrary.
To give to deny, or to or to challenge your trust, then there's a different matter. I have to I now have physical evidence to show that this is what happened. But until that happens, you suspect every action the person takes the suspect every speech the person makes. This is ridiculous, is completed and that's what destroys relationships. And that is what Allah subhanaw taala said some suspicion is sin. Do not suspect do not spy on one another don't become an amateur
You know, investigator
digging into people's lives and interfering in people's lives or asking all sorts of personal, you know, indie questions. No, that's not that's not the behavior almost.
So today hamdulillah we're looking at these matters, which is, number one,
what's the worst one?
Not mocking anybody don't call not not mocking anyone. Do not call names, no nicknames, no cursing, no suspicion, and no backbiting and we look at all the details of inshallah, in the hotbox to come, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with you and to be asked to accept your Avada and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with copies are coming here was sort of lalana bill Karim, Allah Allah. He was happy to join. We're America.