Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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Allahumma salli. ala Sayyidina Muhammad Meanwhile, Ali Mohammed Kama sala de la Rahim Allah Allah.
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my dear brothers and sisters and elders,
in this series of lectures
the standard that Allah subhanho wa Taala set for us.
We are working with his lecture, which is titled tarbiyah begins at home.
And I began with this ayah
because Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us a benchmark,
a benchmark or a quality standard is the most critical, the most important thing in life.
Many times people ask me, to advise them with regard to their businesses, they asked for advice with regard to how to manage time.
They asked with regard with regard to their careers going forward, what should I do?
And the standard question that I asked them or anybody can ask or has to ask, before giving any word of advice?
Is what are you aiming at?
What is your goal? What is your benchmark? What is your quality standard? Because unless that is divine,
it's like somebody's asking somebody when you get a phone call now to say, How can I come to this budget?
So what is the first thing you have to ask him?
Where are you? The man says I'm in? I'm in Cairo.
I'm somewhere on Earth, I'm in this life.
perfectly correct answer, except that it does no good to you, because I am alive, well, where are you I am on on the earth. I am in India.
You have to know clearly and specifically what is the goal that you are aiming at.
And you have to know where you are now.
And that is called perspective. To be able to simultaneously hold two pictures in your mind where I am now and where I want to go is called perspective.
Unless you have both these pictures simultaneously in your mind, it is impossible to find direction, it is impossible to give direction.
And that's why Allah subhanaw taala gave us this perspective.
Allah subhanaw taala gave us the goal. And then and then Allah subhanaw taala invited us to reflect in our own lives to say Where am I now? where I am now is for me to reflect and think about and where I need to go has been defined by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And that is why benchmarks and standards are so important. Because it's only by comparing to a standard that we can judge something
only by comparing to a standard. Supposing you say let us judge the physical amenities in this Masjid?
Are they good? Or are they bad?
If they are good, how good if they are bad? How bad? Supposing we say that right?
What's the question to ask?
Compared to what?
No. I mean, if you're saying are the facilities here, good, or if they are not good, or or degree of goodness or badness, how to answer this question compared to what
Compared to Masuda Nava via Sharif in Madina, munawwara what are the facilities here compared to that? Then we have an answer.
And if somebody says compared to the masjid, which is down the street,
then we have another answer.
two completely different answers, two completely different gradings for the same thing,
please, please get the reason I'm giving this example is to get it into your mind we're not about his budget is about our own life.
The grading depends on the standard you are comparing against.
is not something that stands by itself, compared to what and that is the reason Allah subhanaw taala gave us a comparison. He gave us a standard. Did you want to know how good your life is compared to the life of Muhammad Sallallahu a loser.
You want to know what is the level of goodness in your life, compare it to the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sosa
This is a great mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he gave us a standard he give us clarity.
You know what creates the greatest stress in life. Many people think stress is created by difficulties. Stress is not created by difficulties, difficulties actually energize the person.
Difficulties energize the person, the greater the difficulty, the greater the level of energy. Somebody's standing at the base camp of Mount Everest.
Beginning to scale, the mountain does not need a leg or lecture in motivation.
The mountain motivates him. The goal motivates him.
He doesn't need lecture mode, who needs a lecture motivation, somebody who's sitting behind a workstation, even our language, we say there's no work happening in organizations, because you have workstations on a station thing standstill.
A train stops at a station,
your workstation so work stops.
Language is indicative.
So the point I'm making is that difficulties do not create stress. It is lack of certainty that creates stress. It is uncertainty that creates stress. Why are Why is there a road rage in a traffic jam.
Because of uncertainty, I don't know how long this is going to last.
If I'm driving down the highway, and we're driving down the motorway at 70 miles an hour, there's no stress, even though I may have to drive on at 400 miles today. I know 400 miles i'm doing i'm doing 770 miles an hour. That's my average. So it'll take me this much time maybe I stopped for some time to take arrest have a cup of coffee or something.
But if I'm in a traffic jam, maybe the traffic jam is only going to last for five minutes. We don't know this when you are in the traffic jam. We do not know that it is going to last for five minutes. So the huge amount of stress there is road rage.
All the way nowhere. You're standing still in one place.
You're safest in a traffic jam. You cannot possibly have an accident in a traffic jam because you're standing still right?
You're actually you have you are you are in a dangerous place. When you are doing 70 miles an hour on a highway. You can have a tire bust out in a traffic jam all of all four tires can bust out doesn't matter. You're still in the same place. You're still for banks.
Lack of certainty, create stress. And Allah subhanaw taala removed that from our lives, because he gave us a certain standard. He did not say do your best another day of judgment we will see I will decide whether your best was good enough. And if it wasn't good enough, then
another one by tourists.
know Allah subhanaw taala gave us a standard
and he made this standard very clear and he said la Corolla comfy Rasulullah he was watton Hashanah. For whom lumen Ghana yo yo la ha The one who loves to meet Allah, the One who looks forward to meeting Allah. The one who wants to meet Allah, your Jolla wall yo ma Hera. And who wants to the Day of Judgment is looking forward to the river
was a Corolla haka Sierra, and he remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala a great deal.
My brothers and sisters,
Allah subhanaw taala
gave us a benchmark
and the standard and the standard was not a piece out of the life of Rasul Allah Allah. It was not his ibadah by themselves, or it was not his jihad or it was not his family life or his life as a statesman
And administrator and head of state know his entire life,
whole life, every aspect of life
and Allah gave us the standard to compare ourselves and our lives against the standard to see if we will be accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala or rejected. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to cover our faults and our weaknesses and to accept us even though we do not meet the standard of nobodies Allah Allah, Allah. We ask Allah to take our Nia we want to meet the standards so make the Nia make the Nia now.
I want to live my life like the life of Rasul Allah, I want to do everything like masala and then do your best. Of course we cannot equal that. But in sha Allah, this is where the ram of Allah subhanaw taala comes in we make the Nia and we make the effort, genuine effort, not selective effort. Selective obedience is disobedience.
genuine effort, and then we ask Allah subhanaw taala to cover us with His mercy and to hide our faults and to give us the company of Rasul Allah is Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, not because we deserve it, but because Allah Subhana Allah has mercy will make up for the force and take us to a standard where we will be inshallah, in the company of Rasulullah Salah.
And that's why I'm asking you this question that What can be more fair than to clearly state the standard, and then show a way to achieve that standard. And then to give us all that we need to achieve it. And even to give us infinite opportunity to seek forgiveness and change our ways.
What's more fair than that?
All of this before holding us accountable.
That's why I always say surely we fail only because we want to fail.
Life has been programmed for us to succeed,
you will fail only if you tamper with our program and you change the program.
You leave it alone, you have to succeed, the script of the life of a Muslim
is to succeed. The only way the ending will change is if you change the scripts.
My brothers and sisters life is a slit that records everything. But Allah gave the eraser in our hands.
So what remains on the slate is what we choose to leave there.
So choose wisely.
Whatever has been written on your slate, you can wipe it clean.
So if it's still if it is still there, when the slate is taken from us,
whatever is on the slate, when it is taken from us, is what we chose to leave on that slate Alhamdulillah if it is good.
But if it is not good, you can't blame somebody else. You cannot say it suddenly happened. We can't say I didn't expect it.
You can't say I do. I didn't think it was going to happen to me. I didn't think my slate will ever be taken my slate is for me forever.
Most of you would have had zero. gaff today, drama. Those of you who haven't read it, please read it. It's
so novel of the bakasana and beadings wakawaka. What is the man the story of the to the man with the true gardens?
What did he say? He said this is going to be forever.
This is not going to stop this I'm going to change like me all this is for me. Yeah, everyone thinks that everyone thinks that we will as you might assume I went to Egypt
and there was a friend of mine with me who had never seen the pyramids. So I took him to see the pyramids.
What was that King thinking when they were building that pyramid? He also
is building it to live forever.
Everybody's in the same boat.
Everyone is in the same boat.
So choose wisely. The life of Rasulullah Salim is replete with examples in every aspect of human existence, youth and majority, individual and collective, how to treat friends and how to treat enemies in victory and in defeat.
As army commander as businessman, as statesman as head of state, as husband, father, head of family and tribe
as teacher friend
Amir, as the Messenger of Allah subhanho, wa Taala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I can probably safely say that not only is there no comparison among ordinary people for the completeness of the record of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but there is no comparison even among the prophets of Allah.
We are not comparing the MBI here in terms of assigning levels. I'm comparing to show that it was the hikma of Allah subhana wa Taala. there since Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to be the final messenger. His life was made complete, and was recorded faithfully and made available as an open book for all of mankind to follow.
To give you just a couple of indicators.
You're really among the nasm Minar Rousseau
in New Orleans, salams life
What do we know about his family?
What do we know about New Orleans Salam as a statesman? Was he ever a statesman?
Was he ever an army commander?
Was he did he ever do business?
Maybe he didn't. Maybe he didn't. We don't know.
Even MLA Sam
did he command an army? Did you rule a country?
Was he a mirror of anyone except his family?
Holly Lula, we're not talking about his level with Allah subhanaw taala. I'm talking about the completeness of the record of the life, the completeness of the life itself and the integrity with which that life was recorded and saved.
Take masala Salah
was he was the head of state was the army commander was a businessman.
What do we know about musala salaam family please name his wife name his children for me. He had while he had a wife you know he had a wife.
You know he had children who are little
techies at a salon. no family, no state.
domestic life. Did you have a house
among the among the greatest of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah Allah.
But Mohamed Salah Salah.
Not only as I said, not only did Allah make his life complete in the sense that he gave him things to do in every aspect of human existence. But Allah subhanaw taala also caused it to be preserved.
The regard is so detailed, that it is amazing just to reflect on it. For example, one can see many descriptions of how some leader looked like his face, his clothes and so on. But where have you read about how the soles of the feet of a leader look like?
Can you tell me with the soul the under the under the under the foot? What was the sole of the foot of Julius Caesar? What did it look like?
Has anyone preserved it?
That will allow them xylella We are not giving the examples of, of the prophets Allah Salaam.
And this is not even an appropriate example in that sense, but I'm giving it only to show that even those who claim to love the great, the great poems of Laila and mushroom, for example.
Is there a description of what the undersold the foot of the soul of the foot of either of them look like?
And this is out of love. No, I mean, giving life for each other.
But there is a description of the soul of their feet. How did this How did they see that? Because when he was making sojos, they said we saw the feet on rissalah salom when he was making such that, and his feet were like this. the soles of the feet were fleshy. They were not bony.
Wherever you read about the exact number of gray hair on the head of a leader
Did you ever read about the exact way in which the leader clipped his fingernails? Which finger did he start with and Which finger did he end with?
You want to see the love of the Sahaba? Read the Sierra.
Read the Sierra
Did you ever read
About how exactly a leader drank water, not only standing and sitting down the whole thing, look into the glass, how many sips which hand you hold it in?
You may have read about the wise words of a leader. But did you read about how exactly he physically positioned himself when speaking to someone?
It is one of the
one of the hallmarks of the Mojave throne, when the narrator had is that they actually act it out.
They actually act it out. The head is one of them,
married Barbara Delano,
where he spoke about the evil of the tongue, he held the tongue
like this between his fingers.
When Moe had this to this day, 1400 years later, when in when he inherits the hobbies, he will hold his time.
Wherever seen that wise words, he has also said is also said this.
But how did he when he was saying it? How did he physically position himself? Was he standing? Was he sitting? Did you look at the person in the face? Did he speak over the shoulder?
Did he hold the man by his shoulder? He does have a number of melanoma. He's an Amazon seller put his hand on my shoulder and help me
What is the need to what is the need to mention that? How does it do anything to the words the words handler are wise words, whether a sorceress lm held your hand or you held your shoulder or you didn't hold it? How is it important? It's important because this was the machete light Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala caused every single thing to be recorded.
You may have read about how a leader woke up or what time a leader woke up in the morning.
But where have you read about exactly what he did? When he woke up?
As soon as he woke up, what did he do exactly?
The heydays of Abdullah nabasa villano.
He said I saw so Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam waking up for the hedges.
He's talking about maybe two o'clock in the night. 230 in the night.
who's saying this? Abdullah in a bus? How old was a bill of numbers when he was saying this? maybe eight years old, maybe nine years old?
What was the eight year or nine year old boy doing? Where he could he actually saw the Prophet sallallahu Sallam waking up.
Notice he did not say he woke up and then he woke me up. No. He said I saw him wake up.
See the dedication, the dedication to learning the dedication to the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam It is so about which made the Sahaba not reading books.
Not reading books. We read books and we should read books. What I'm saying today we seem to forget the issue of tarbiyah
we like when we go to people who we like to hear and that man can be saying 100 things to you 100 years which you like and you sing his praises everywhere. And one day he tells you something which you don't like and he drops
to the pit
that's a popularity the dangerous thing never seek it.
That way mommies remember Jaffa hula said if if you if unjustified praise does not please you and justifies criticism will not hurt you.
Don't ever be happy if somebody give makes all these big comments. Oh Bashar great Allium, blah, blah, you know, you're not a great ally. Why are you very happy about what all the mind is demonstrating is is the fact that maybe love for you has
overcome his critical faculties. Or if I want to put a negative aspect on his eyes is demonstrating his own ignorance. He does not know what an alum is. Poor guy.
Don't say that. You don't have to be rude to people that are just saying that. That that is act that is the actual fact that is what it actually means. So are you happy for what
some people have never solando said I saw on Amazon waking up
and he said he sat up on the bed. He raised his right hand with his index finger pointing to the sky and he recited the last two Ayat of Surah Baqarah phenomena from Amana Rasul to the end
Nevada, I ran to get water for Buddha for him.
And he said, when I brought the water Nebuchadnezzar made Budo. And then he placed his blessed right hand on my chest.
And he said, Oh Allah, give him the understanding of your color.
said give him the title of the Quran said give him the understanding of Quran.
That is how knowledge comes. That is how tarbiyah comes from the law of the teacher, not from the book you read.
You can read a million books. But if you do not have the door of your teacher, that is like books loaded on a donkey, do you no good.
With the books, you need the door of the teacher.
That's what the Sahaba taught us. That's what we learn from this our Sahaba made the Sahaba Sahaba.
And that's what we should focus on my brothers sisters.
You may have read about the general behavior of a person. But did you?
Did you read about or do you know about the private conversations that that person had with his wife?
Who has recorded this?
Why did Allah subhanaw taala cause that private conversation to be recorded, and we made like an open book to the Day of Judgment. So we learn how to speak to our eyes.
That is why it is recorded. So we learn how to fulfill that.
We know about how Nabi sallallahu wasallam worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala in the privacy of his home, how he wept for his own man. What do I he made for them, how his blessed feet would swell up because of the length of his standing. All because we have detailed narrations preserved by the Sahaba preserved by our mother, the advisor to Tara,
who recorded and narrated everything.
My brothers sisters, Allah subhanaw taala made what is normally private, public, because it was his intention jelajah laloux that not a single one of the sunan of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi salam should be left unfollowed
and then Allah subhanho wa Taala drew our attention to this fact, and told us to take the entire life of His Messenger sallallahu Sallam as an example to follow and to mold our own lives on it. Those who claim that this record of Hades is faulty, was then asked themselves, how Allah so Allah subhanaw taala told us to follow an example, which he did not bother to preserve.
How did Allah tell us to follow an example, which he did not bother to preserve, which he did not bother to keep free from corruption, which he did not bother to be recorded until 100 years later.
Somebody asked me how do you answer this question when people say that the Hadees was recorded only 100 years after Susana passed away?
I say the same way that you are that you respond to somebody who says that an elephant can fly.
Why do you respond to a lie?
Why must I respond to a lie?
It is a lie. That is not what happened. What happened was recorded.
The sayings of Allah salam, the teachings of rasulillah salam, the Hadees when the Babia were recorded in the lifetime of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, they were read back to him. The people who wrote the Hadith said, Yeah, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, this is what I have written, Is this correct?
A man came to him and he said jasola salam, sometimes you say things in anger, should I also write that down?
Just say what is my point is if that was not being written during his lifetime, does it make sense when somebody 100 years later say this?
The man came and said jasola, you say sometimes you are angry and you say things in anger, should I also record that?
And he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said by the one in whose hand is the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he guards my tongue
to say whatever comes from my mouth,
regard whatever I say, no matter what state I am in when I'm saying it.
So if the if the ideas were recorded 100 years later,
Why How come? Does it make sense? How Why would this happen? This, these ideas will not be there period simple.
These are the bottlenecks. These are the allegations. These are this is the slander and this is the mischief of the orientalist of those people who try to harm Islam by turning the hearts of Muslims against the sorceress, Allah by claiming that his life was not recorded, that it that the record is corrupt, that the record is unreliable, and therefore you cannot rely on the hedis.
And the best answer to give them is that if you believe first question to ask is, are you Muslim? Yes. Do you believe in the Quran? Yes. Do you believe that this is the column of Allah Allah subhanaw taala.
sent it down, and it's it is recorded as it is without change? Yes. Then tell me, Allah subhanaw taala said this locka Kerala Kofi Rasulullah, Hassan, Hassan, Allah said, The best example for you is the life of my prophets, Allah salam, what to do with this ayah No.
best example, Allah is saying this is the best example. And then the example is not there. Allah is saying this is the best example. And the example is corrupted. Allah saying the best example and the example was never recorded until 100 years later.
So who are you accusing? And what are you accusing him of?
Ask Allah subhanaw taala, to save us from the arguments of the foolish and ask Allah Subhana Allah to enable us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to follow the light
which has been recorded, and which has been preserved and corrupted, with great integrity by people who loved Mohamed Salah Salem, far more than anyone today can claim to love.
No one but no one can love or can claim to love Rasulullah Salallahu salam, like the Sahaba loved Mohammed salah
and they are the ones who recorded every single aspect of his life. And I gave you examples of very, very small things so called Small things in the life of a seller and I can give you many more examples
but that's not the purpose, the example the examples given are enough for us to reflect upon and for us to inshallah, read the surah
read about the life of masala ceramics, amazingly inspiring thing to do.
We ask Allah to enable us to do that, to read it and to bring that life entirely into our own life. Because as I said, I began by saying what that is the benchmark on the Day of Judgment, whether we succeed or fail, will depend on whether we reach that benchmark or not. What's Allah Allah will carry morale. He was average