Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Alhamdulillah salat wa salam O Allah.
Allah Allah He was
about, I think it's a sign or eat, that the masjid is now filled with more Malaika than human beings. But usually it's more like 100 venturella
we continue with our series of lectures on reflecting on the Quran. And as you know, we have been using sort of it as the basis for this reflection. And we talked about the first episode
and then the second one, which is 100.
And then we come to the third one, Rahim.
Allah subhanaw taala mentioned his two qualities
of mercy one is his personal name or one, which incidentally, we don't understand this in our countries because we don't speak Arabic but Ramadan is the name of Allah, Allah and therefore, it is not to be used by itself, it is obligatory to say before Ramadan, so Abdul Rahman
we have a habit here of saying
all of this is actually it is delightful. So it is not permissible at all, it is not permissible to say that
so it should be like like you say, Allah, you can name somebody Allah. Allah is Abdullah similarly Abdurahman.
So that's the point on that.
Interesting, an important point to understand is a man is on the same wasn't is on the same meter the same sound as us Shan.
SHAN is very thirsty, but one is very angry, Joanne is very hungry. So it's Ramadan is the peak of mercy.
Ramadan is a peak of mercy.
The only issue with the peak of anything is that after the peak of the decline, nothing remains at the peak forever. So it is if you are
at that level of anger forever You can remain at the level of thirst or hunger forever. So at some point it declines and that is
huge. His other attribute is Allah and Allah him Rahmani Raheem Rahim is on the same
wasn't as Jamil and Kareem, which is a state which continues.
So Jamil is beautiful. And if you are beautiful, then you don't suddenly on one fine morning, wake up in the morning and find that you're not beautiful anymore? Or is your Kareem you are honorable, then you don't suddenly become dishonorable? overnight. So Jamil curry, all of these means something that continues. So Ramadan is the peak of mercy. And Rahim is that peak which continues at the level of the peak. And this is the
this is the beauty of the data that describes himself in these in these beautiful ways. So we're saying in the case of Rahim is that his mercy is always at its peak, never faltering, never running out, never declining, never receding. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to cover us with His mercy in this world and the next urahara him
one night Allah Jalla Jalla. Now very important for us to reflect as I said, when we I The reason I'm taking certain Fatiha is because this surah is something that we recite the most, it is obligatory to recite Fatiha in every record of every Salah whether it is forward whether it is so now there is nothing and therefore it is important for us to understand and reflect on what it is that we are reciting and what it is that we are listening to my brothers and sisters, please reflect on the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala that all that which is essential in life, Allah Subhana Allah gave us without charge. He gave us a free he gave us water free, except where we polluted it and now
we have to buy water. And that's our own.
Our own problem. Allah subhanaw taala gave us our instincts free Allah gave us our intelligence free and most of all, and most important of all, Allah gave us his IRA for free. We didn't pay to get him that he that we got for free. We didn't pay for Islam Islam we got free.
The Quran is free. Allah subhanaw taala gave us this column. It's free for anyone who's interested in listening to it, interested in understanding it and interested in
Living by it, Allah doesn't charge us a fee to read his kilometers, charges a fee to live by his Quran. So all of this came for free. But please reflect on this, that
for those who first received it, for those of us who received the Quran, it was not free.
They pay the price.
himself, there are innumerable in Bulgaria and elsewhere about the about the revolution itself, which show the immense strain, physical and emotional, that
went through whenever he was receiving
amazing, immense strain, as many, many, many instances of this where the IRS, for example, where Allah subhanaw taala, declared the innocence of, say, the Asia today,
where the she says that it was a very cold
day in Medina, very cold evening. And when
we received those of the innocence of ISIS, Alana, she said that there was sweat dripping from his forehead and his face, as if he had had a bath.
That level of imagine what kind of strain what kind of thing must have been on his heart. And so on. Another instance, nosara salaam was lying down, and he had his head in the lap of a blue lightning muscle. I think that that's a savvy who, with whom this is associated. And think about this, this is this also illustrates the kind of relationship that he had, which is combining there was no, he was not a formal person who, you know, their respective and that's the whole issue of the whole issue of other ways that if your elder puts his arm around your shoulder, you don't put your arm around the shoulder. That's that's the, the requirement of other. But also, Shannon was not formal, in the
sense of being unapproachable. He was not formal in the sense of being distant in the sense of being cold. He was very warm, he was highly approachable, he was not distant at all. And so he was lying down with his head in the lap of Abdullah muscle, Milano, and as I said, I'm not absolutely sure about whether it was a muscle or somebody else, but I think it was more so when he received way.
And the muscle says that I felt that my leg would break. He said there was such an enormous weight on my leg that I thought my leg would break.
Another instance, let me show someone was riding on his camera. He was riding on his camel when he received why, and the camel couldn't stand. Now imagine the cameras of Mr. Borden it can carry huge loads. But the camel could not stand she collapsed. she knelt down,
just with the strain and the width of the column of Allah subhanho wa sallam paid a price, paid a price for receiving the column of Allah subhanho wa Taala gela. General,
also paid a price, they paid a price in money, they paid a price in living with danger on a day to day basis. They paid a price literally with their lives. And they paid a price with loss of property to receive and live by.
And they paid this price. So that today we can receive and we can live by this column, Allah subhanaw taala, free of cost. So what is our excuse? That we don't do that? Seriously, we need to ask ourselves this question and say, how is it that I don't live by the color of Allah subhanaw taala, even though it came to me for free, and maybe that's an oxymoronic statement, we don't live by the color of Allah because it came for free. If you had to struggle for it, then maybe we would have done it. And you see this, you see a glimpse of this, even today, among many of the reverts who accept Islam, they come from out other religions, they accept Islam. And as a result of accepting
Islam, they have to face all kinds of persecution, they have to face all kinds of difficulties and hardship, their families throw them out, they have to face isolation, and that strengthens them. And you find that they are Alhamdulillah. They practice Islam much better and much more closely than people like us who are born into the religion. And we got it for free. Nobody was forcing us to do anything. And so we tend to take it easy, and we tend to make compromises and we tend to pick and choose, but the people who got it paid a price for it, they have a value for it. Now, that does not mean that this is okay. It's obviously not okay, if there is something which has value. And if we
don't see the value in it, then we need to ask ourselves the question and say how come I don't see a value in something which somebody else is seeing a value in. And that's why it's very important to keep on reflecting on this and thinking about this and saying that
reciting and reading a live column of Allah. Allah as I've said many times before, the Quran is a living. The Quran is not some mantra to be recited. The Quran is a living column, Allah subhanaw taala is actually speaking to us.
Allah is actually speaking to us, even like even the Tamia another day, they used to actually use this terminology. Allah said this to me,
doesn't mean that he was assuming he's not he's not saying that. He's saying that when he's reading the column of Allah, it is as if Allah subhanaw taala is talking to him.
And that's why one of my job was to say that you will never understand and live until the Quran, the loser of the Quran happens on your heart.
Once again, that does not mean you receive a means that the caliber of Allah must enter your heart, you must live by the caliber of Allah Something must happen to you, when you read the column must be some change in our lives must be some change in our in our actions.
Talking about the price that the Sahaba paid, take the case of most of
the famous a hobby of
the ambassador, the emissary of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam who he sent to Madina munawwara
was one of the wealthiest and one of the
one of the one of the most
iconic of young men from Africa, most of them are was highly admired for his style for his clothes, for his dressing for the kind of perfumes used to wear. He used to say that if he walked through a street and you came, you pass by, after some time, you could still still smell the perfume up
in the air in that in that street.
had his mother was their mother was a very wealthy woman. And also she was a very powerful, very dominating and domineering kind of woman, people were actually afraid of her.
When he accepted Islam, and he used to love his mother very much, he loved him very much.
But when he accepted Islam, all of that changed. And his mother tried to get him to leave Islam. In every way possible, she tried to persuade him, she tried to argue with him. When that didn't work, she tried to force him. When that didn't work, she actually imprisoned him, she locked him up in the house. And but none of that worked. So finally, most of
his mother said to him, like like most,
you also advise people, if you have, if you have wealth, and you have a son, or a daughter who is acting funny, then you say, Well, you know, they do all this because they get the money for free. Just cut off the money, and they will come to their senses. So the mother said, Alright, so if you insist on this religion, then
get out of my house.
So no, no more of
the money for all the fine clothes and the fine perfumes and whatnot. So get out to my house, and mosa bedroom, I agreed, and most of whom I left the house. Now, as he was leaving, she must have been one
So as he was leaving,
she said to him what
he said, You told me that, you know, I said leave the house. But the closer away, they belong to me, I paid for them. So take them off.
She gave him one sheet of glass to wrap himself so that he is not naked.
She even took away his clothes. And she's
completely destitute Can you
put yourself in this place because it is very,
it's not easy for people who have, you know, in in leadership training.
One of the things that one of the exercises we do sometimes with leadership training is we get a group of people together in a room. And then we make them
empty their pockets. So their wallets and watches and the phones and we take everything away, put it into each one is a sealed bag with a name, so it's not lost. And then we give them a very small amount of money, we give them maybe 50 rupees or something, you know, like like $1. And we tell them now, you are another one. You have to find yourself to bank your to find your way to Bangalore, and you have only this $1 in your pocket.
How you coming up to me is actually great fun if you because then you start looking at different ways of
maybe catching a ride on a truck or getting a ride or something. Anyway, the point I'm making is that one of the first things that happens to people who are in that particular leadership exercise is a sense of complete disorientation
because I suddenly all my assets I have my money, my credit cards and everything else.
Suddenly they I don't have access to them anymore. So how would I live? So imagine he marries, his mother was not doing a leadership exercise, she just took everything away.
That also helps support those who are sincere. So
this is my situation, I'm talking about how to have a better price for their religion. So I
this situation, so I sent him to Medina. Now this was a time between the first bite
before the before the battle was before the first meeting. And so there was some interest in Medina, Islam people were, they had offered
sanctuary there. So he said, Go to Medina and present Islam to the people. Now Moses
was a beautiful recite of the Quran is his recitation was very beautiful. So he went to Medina, and he started presenting Islam to the people. And his way of presenting was the way of Rosaura Salah, which was to recite Quran. And this was the way also never argued with anybody. He didn't make long, long talks and long bans. He used to people said what what does your upset and he would actually recite Quran.
And that is that is actually the most beautiful way to this day because it's something that we don't use, especially people who are in the work of our I see them over and over again, they do not actually use the Quran.
I'm not talking about handing out translations of the Quran to people I'm not saying recite column, recite the Quran, recite the column of Allah subhanaw taala. Because the column of Allah subhanaw taala, even when you cannot understand it has a power. It has a power to enter the heart, the sound of the Quran itself, I'm not saying you should not understand it, of course we should understand. But even though you don't, meaning that, for example, if you recite the Quran to people who are not Muslim, they made for many Muslims, for example, for many non Muslims, they have actually never heard the aura.
Just think about that, where do we listen to that we listen to the massages, and there's usually no non Muslims who come there, generally speaking,
the only thing that they hear
and there is such in most places that you know, it's
Yeah, it's scary. It's scary.
I'll tell you a little short story. But that is that that story doesn't make sense in anything other than Oh, so let me tell you.
There's a friend of mine in the industrial estate in Bangalore near Bangalore called peer
to peer and budgeted. Muslims
will correct them
direct those, they won't take away
So, this can be translated into English Sorry about that.
So the point is that this is what most non Muslims actually hear. They do not actually hear the recitation of the Quran. And that's why it's very important to use the methodology there is a power in the method of the Nabhi. So let us let us try to recite Quran the Quran to people so that they hear the the speech of Allah subhanaw taala. Then later on, you can explain there's no point in just talking about the translation of the if, you know, Allah said this, Allah said this and we speak in English. Allah did not say to me, he said it in Arabic, there is a reason there's a power in the language, which one must not lose track of. So to do this, now,
there was a man crusade today.
No, that wasn't done with it and see that see how Allah subhanaw taala changes people this was said before that he
when he heard about Musab
that he had come to Medina and he was preaching Islam and so on was a bill that got so angry. He got so upset that he went straight to wasabi, right? He pulled out his is a problem. his bow pulled out arrow, he drew the arrow, and he stood in front of him and he said I am going to kill you.
He's going to kill you. Right face to face.
So most Obama did what he did all the time.
He said no problem. You can kill me. But before you kill me, why don't you listen to what I have to say.
And that is the undoing of everybody else.
He said why don't you listen to what I have to say.
After the man is in my power, yeah, I'm pointing a gun at his head. What can you do? What do you have to say he's a put on the air.
Because there's no point in suddenly he gets his finger slips or something and you got a problem. So he said, he put his IRA and Masato Delano recited Koran
and said, You know, they got so captivated by that. He said, This is what you came to tell us. This is what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is receiving. He said, Yes, he said de la la la la jolla.
Now, the same was had been with
the famous story, which I mentioned before, also, he's about the same as this man was going to kill Musab.
One day he was reciting. He was reciting surah, Al Kahf, in the head.
And he was in a camp. So he was outside Medina. And
his horse was tied to one side, and his little son was sleeping on the on the ground. And also, there was standing, he was reciting SoTL calf in the head. And suddenly soil was getting very agitated and moving around. And he was afraid that his son might be injured. So he completed his recitation, he finished, and he looked up, and he saw a big cloud, which are descended almost at head level, and they were lights sparkling in the cloud.
Obviously, when is this happening to us, I
make this happen to all of us in general.
So here we went.
This is what happened to me. I was reciting social graph. And suddenly this cloud descended and there were lights in the cloud and my heart started jumping up and down in agitations. Whilst I finished my dissertation quickly.
Those were melodica. Those were angels who had descended to listen to your recitation.
And he said, if you had continued to continue your recitation, the people of Medina would have seen the angels because they would have remained.
They imagine a man who went to kill Osama. Allah gives him a man to such an extent that he then recites Koran in such a way that the Mallika decided to listen to him.
And talking about people who paid a price for this dean of ours.
So this also had been oh there.
He was related to another big
or the biggest, probably leader of the people of Medina, the head of house, whose name was sad for Delano.
And it seems that the motherland was the man who finally when he when he became shaved in the Battle of after the Battle of
numbers, Allah Sallam said, the harsh of Allah subhanho wa Taala shook because I've been moderate,
that was a level he said the malayaka have come to take SAT.
And this had been what was said to
He said that
all the people that you are speaking to in Medina, he said, these are individuals, you know, you speak to somebody he becomes Muslim as a Muslim. So it's in sporadic you know, ones and twos and so on. He said, If you can convince one man,
if you can convince one man then he said I guarantee you that the entire tribe of aos the entire tribe of the bundles will become Muslim. And that's a huge clan,
and big time warriors. So, I said fine, take me to it.
took him to the garden of
So, they went bigger than this, they were sitting there under a tree and in the distance the saw
and another friend of his standing
and then they saw some conversation between the two and sad when word came towards these people are sitting under the tree. And you know, as I mentioned many times before, personal arms carrying your own personal arms was part of the
part of the dressing of a man.
here the spirit is and he, he came.
So he came there. And he said to them, he said, Get out of here.
And he said to said, Don't worry, he said, I'm even telling you to get out because you are my relative.
said if you are not be my relative, I would not even have spoken, I would have simply chopped your head off.
don't want to see if
someone sent me a letter.
And he said to him, the same thing which used to say, he said to him, I will go
No problem. This is your land. Man you have a right to decide who comes here and who goes from here. I will go but why don't you listen to me?
I came all this way I just have to give you a message will you not listen to the message? And then if you want me to leave I believe
so once again
manually wants to talk. So he said What is it?
So Muslim University Why don't you sit up?
Cuz I didn't watch tuck his bed in the garden? He said,
Listen to the column of Allah.
And he said, this is what he brought. He said, Yes.
Gentlemen, tell me what should I do?
He said, say, Allah, Allah, Allah,
Allah subhana wa masa de la la la la, La MaMa la sala.
And then he said, I give you my prediction, you can talk to anybody who like to stay here as long as you like.
He got up. And he went back to his friend was standing and watching and his friend said that I, when he turned around and came, he said, I knew that this was not the side who went this was a different side who was going
to they could see from the way he was coming, that this is a different man is not the same man who went from here.
And then sad, then why did his style of Dawa now that's not a that's not something I recommend? Well, for everybody, to be able to do that you have to have some level of acceptability. So is it sad when Mark called his people and he said, I have accepted Islam and I'm ordering you to accept Islam. And if you do not accept Islam, I do not talk to you from now onwards.
does not recommend everybody even might say you won't talk to me or that's what I was waiting for all this while very good.
For you, please accept Islam. Otherwise, I don't talk to you.
And the writer of the Sierra says that some of them accepted Islam right then.
Others accepted later. But he said the sun did not set until the entire tribe have been who else had come into Islam, entire tribe and accepted Islam.
These are people who paid a price.
This must have been a matter of gelato did this and his, what he got was that most of the major Sahaba in Medina,
accepted Islam at the hands of Muslims.
He's Islam is thanks to Muslims.
They paid a price.
In the Battle of
Allah migrated, he came, he was there to receive Him.
And then there was butter. And after that, in the Battle of
the standard of Islamic give him the flag, the battle standard of Islam.
And Musa Meyer was the standard bearer of Islam. Now, as you know, in a battle,
the enemy always attacks the flag bearer the standard there, because if they can cut down that one standard bearer, it demoralizes, the whole army.
As long as the flag is flying, people will rally towards the flag, but is a flag false, then it's a calamity.
So most of Miramar got attacked from all sides. He had some of his comrades some of his
brothers in arms who are defending him. And one by one, they all got cut down until Musab was Oh.
And then the enemy one of them struggling with a sword, and he chopped his right arm off.
It's very easy to tell these stories. And usually when I tell people this kind of thing, I tell them if you have a pin, take a pin now and stick it in your finger.
Feel how it feels the stick one pin your finger we're talking about somebody whose whole arm got chopped off.
He chopped his right arm off, grab the flag with his left arm with his left hand and did not allow the flag to fall. The man chopped his left arm off most of the flag to his body with the stumps of his arms. The man spirit in from the back of the Spirit came out of his chest and muscle number fell and after that deflection.
When the battle was over, sent people as it were it was a big
surprise volume and they found him and they came and came and he saw his body and wept. He wept and he said I have seen you when you were
An icon in Makkah.
And he said today you are lying here.
And we do not even have a cloth to cover your body completely. Muslim Burma was a tall man.
So when they were trying to find a coffin for him, they bought a piece of cloth. And the cloud was not long enough, not big enough, since they covered his head, his feet would be there and they covered the feet, the head would be bare arms that cover the head, and put some grass on the feet, and wept.
And about the same man who said we were talking about the price that does have a bit to get this column of Allah which we got for free.
Another one of us have again paid a huge price, a man by the name of
villano. He said,
he said, we migrated with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, from Mecca to Medina. And we know that the reward of that is with Allah.
But he said that some of us did not see any of that reward in this life.
And he said most of it, No, mine was one of them.
He said, we know that the reward is with Allah. But we did not see any of that some of us did not see any of that reward in this life. And one of them who did not see any of that reward his life was most of it no matter what.
I find myself when you let us take this Dean seriously, is Dean has come to make us winners in this world and the next and that is why I have never understood the reluctance of following the
why would you not want to follow something which makes you a winner?
You know, how many of you are allergic to becoming winners? How many of you have decided that you want to be losers? Why would you why would you not want to practice something which makes you a winner? Unless you have doubts about that? Seriously? Seriously, why would you not practice something which makes you a winner? Unless you have doubts about that?
It is the mark of trust that you take risk. It's a mark of trust, that you use something. And that is the question I want to ask is, do you really trust Allah?
Seriously ask this question to yourself? Do you really trust Allah?
I know you don't say yes.
I'm not talking about that. In your heart. Ask yourself. Do you really trust Allah? Do you really believe the promises of Allah?
I don't know Muslims, I don't believe Allah promise. That doesn't matter what we talk
What do you want to call the Buddha ID
or Judo, the mechanics, Ebola, Allah said, on the day of judgment, these talking faces will be shut up. A seal will be placed on the mouth, on the tongue.
And the hands will speak about what you made them do. And the feet will speak. The legs will speak about where you made them walk and do and the places that you took them to. The body will bear witness, the skin will speak about what you made it to the eyes will speak about what you made them see the years will tell the story of what you made them here. Today, they are all subject to you and your will. On the day of judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will make them independent, and they will complain about the individual to Allah, Allah, you sent me to this man.
And he forced me to see that because
you sent me to this man who sent me to this woman and she forced me to do to listen to that which was
you sent me to this man or this woman who gives us strength. And they use this strength to oppress people, they use this strength to disobey you they use this strength to fall into all kinds of sin.
Let us be aware of that day because that day will come.
And that's the question I want to leave with you today, which is very simple. We talking about the CFR.
The third I have sort of the five year
anniversary question is we have this column of data. We have the book of Allah subhanaw taala of what uses it to us. How are we using this resource? How are we benefiting from this resource? And not talking only about reading it for thought that you also we should do
and talking about the benefit of this in this life in such a way that the next life becomes beneficial for us? How do we use Salah to solve our worldly problems? And seriously if this Salah cannot get us a piece of dried bread in this life? How is the seller going to help us on the day of judgment? How is the seller going to take us across the setup? How is this going to become a sharpie for us in the cover
When the when the angels come to ask questions.
What kind of Salah is that the Salah cannot do anything for us in this life
is so weak, it's so dead.
And I'm talking about those who pray those who don't pray that they don't even have that dead Salah.
But those who pray.
That's right when measured when you anything you want benefit on, you have to work on it.
You have to practice you have to work on it. There's this wonderful book called outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
He talks about the 10,000 hour rule. And nothing Gladwell statistically proves that if you want to be good at something to the level of expertise, you must do it at least 10,000 hours of that, not 10,000 times 10,000 hours.
Only then will you become good at that thing, whichever, whichever it is that you're trying to do.
So let's ask ourselves how many hours of solid we have two hours.
If there was a licensed like, like a flying licensed, pilot sitting as I thought of it, to keep your flat you have to give your flying license valid, you have to have that many hours of flying time right.
To get the license, you need hours of flying time to keep the license valid, you must have that much of flying time. If Allah subhanaw taala gave us a validity license for Salah.
Using we'd make it
give us a valid license to say that Salah has to be done so many hours. Do you think we have that?
And that's my question. My question is why would you want to be in a situation where you do not use the most powerful resource that there is?
It makes absolutely no sense.
Absolutely no sense. It's like somebody was a beautiful car but he's walking on the road. He has noise thumping, lifts
doesn't use the car. Somebody was a was a credit card, a platinum credit card? No spending limits, but he's going in begging people for money. Can I have some money to buy a cup of tea? Why are you doing that you got the money to buy whatever you want. Why don't you use your resource. That's the that is where we are. We have the resource, but we do not use a resource like anything else. It is beneficial only if it is used is beneficial only when it is used. If you don't use it, it has no benefit. It sits there. It just sits there.
And that's the state with our salon. That's why I'm saying the color of Allah is a living color. It came for us to respond to it. And therefore let us understand it and respond to it. ask Allah subhanaw taala to open our hearts to his note, ask Allah subhanaw taala to open our hearts to their to his column so that we can read the Quran we can understand the Quran we can enjoy Salah, the sweetness of Salah that we can enjoy and ask Allah Subhana Allah to make this great resource for us and to accept all your grace was Allah Allah Allah will Karim Allah