Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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My brothers and sisters, all of us have faced exams in this world exams in school and college exams of various kinds in business and our careers. The key thing about all these exams is that when we are preparing for them, the most important sign of our serious seriousness is that we change our priorities. If someone invites us to a party, we refuse to go because we are preparing for an exam. If a dear friend invites us to his wedding, we asked to be excused. Because we are preparing for this important exam. Even if we plan to get married ourselves, we postponed that wedding until after the exam saying that we don't want anything to distract us from our preparation for the exam.
The reordering of priorities is the single most important and critical sign of our seriousness about the exam, which tells us in the world, how important we consider that exam to be,
I want you to please reflect on two things with reference to the exams of the world.
We know when we have to take them.
And we which which is that we know the date and the time of the exam. And we can take them again, if we fail.
There are two things with reference to the exams of the world which I want you to reflect on. The first one is that we know when we have to take those exams, we know the date and time. And we can take that exam again, if you feel
like keeping these parameters in mind, let me ask myself and you there is no, there is an exam that we all know that we will have to take.
We have no choice in the matter. But this exam has two parameters that distinguish it from worldly exams. Its date and time is unknown.
And it can't be taken again.
It's date and time is unknown.
And it can't be taken again.
This is the final exam. If you pass it, then there is eternal success. And if you fail, you are sunk, permanently sunk.
The question is that if we look into our lives, applying the parameter, that when we are faced with critical exams, we change our priorities.
What changes in priorities are we likely to see when we think about this particular exam?
And if we don't see any changes in our priorities, and we have to ask ourselves a simple question.
Do we really have faith?
My brothers and sisters it was narrated that Abdullah Omar Abdullah Han Omar said Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah wa sallam said, When any one of you dies is shown his place, morning and evening. If he is one of the people of gender, then he is one of the people of gender. And if he is one of the people of jahannam, then he is one of the people of Ghana. And this had these in Bukhari and Muslim.
It was narrated from IHS, viola and had a Jewish woman came to her and mentioned the torment of the grave and said to her, may Allah protect you from the torment of the grave? I just asked, Rasul Allah is Allah is Salam about the trauma of the grave? And he said, Yes, the torment of the grave. Yes, the torment of the grave. Yes, the torment of the grave. I just said, delana said, I never saw sort of like salatu salam, pray any Salah after that, but he sought refuge with Allah from the trauma of the grave.
And this is the ritual by Bukhari and Muslim as well.
It was narrated that honey,
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He said, when I was very fond of the Alon who stood beside a grave, he would weep until his beard became which it was said to him, you remember Jana and Jana, and you do not weep, but you weep for this. He said.
The messenger sallallahu Sallam said, the grave is the first stage of the Hereafter, whoever is delivered from it, what comes after it is easier, and if he's not delivered from it, then what comes after it is harder. He said, that the messenger sallallahu Sallam said, I have never seen any scene more horrible than the scene of punishment in the grave. He said, I have never seen any horrible scene, but the grave is more horrible.
And this is the this is how these from kita was so hot in sunan even imagine
my brothers and sisters Oh hora de Allahu anhu narrated from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he said that Nebuchadnezzar is seldom
mentioned the conditions of the grave and said, when the diseased when the person who died
and in another donation, he said, when one of you is buried to angels, black and blue, I'd come to him. One of them is called our one car and the other unlucky. They say, what did you use to say about this man? So the person who died says, what he was saying before his death, he says, He is Allah slave and His Messenger, I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam is his slave and His Messenger. So they say we knew that you would say this, then his grave is expanded to 70 by 70 cubits and it is illuminated for him and it is said to him sleep. So he so he's replies and says, Can I return to my family to inform them?
They sleep as a newlywed home none awakens, but the dearest of his family until Allah Subhana Allah resurrect him from his resting place. On the other hand, if he was a hypocrite, he would say I heard people saying something, so I said the same thing
I do not know.
So they said we knew you would say that. So the earth is told constrict him. So it constricts around him, squeezing his ribs together. And he continues being punished like that until Allah subhanaw taala resurrect him from his resting place.
And this is in the Gita with Jana is in Jami at tirmidhi risala salam, interlaced the fingers of one of his blessed hands into the fingers of the other, when he mentioned the constricting of the earth, and the ribs being squeezed together, where the ribs would be squeezed together so hard that they will go into one another.
My brothers and sisters I ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from this punishment of the cover inshallah.
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he said, we went out with Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam accompanying the jhanas of a man of the answer. When we reached his grave, the place of burial the grave had not yet been dug. sola, sola Salam sat down, and we also sat down around him as if birds were over our heads.
See the narration how he describes the other of NaVi Salalah Ali Salaam, where the Sahaba sat around him. Absolutely still without even moving.
Alberta vena cava Delano continues, and he said that Russell Isola Salam had in his hand a stick with which he was crushing the ground.
He sallallahu Sallam then raised his head and said, seek refuge with Allah from the punishment in the cover. And he said it twice or thrice the version of Java or there are no ads here, where he said sallallahu sallam, he meaning the person who died, here's the beat of their sandals, he hears the sound of their footsteps when they return. And at that moment, he is asked also and so who is your rub? What is your religion? And who is your prophet?
The version of Hannah Delano says to angels will come to him, make him sit up and ask him who is Europe? He will reply, my rub is Allah. They will ask him what is your religion? He will reply, my religion is Islam. They will ask him what is your opinion about the man who was sent on a mission among you? He will reply, he is the Messenger of Allah, they will ask, Who made you aware of this? How do you know this and he will reply, I read Allah subhanaw taala his book, believed in it, and considered it to be true, which is verified by Allah subhanaw taala as words, Allah as book, believed in it, and considered considered it to be true Allah subhanaw taala said, Allah establishes
those who believe in the word that stands firm in the dunya while akura Allah subhanaw taala said, you submit Allahu livina Amano Bill COVID Lisa Beatty field hayati dunia, Warfield, Akira,
Maya brothers and sisters ask Allah subhanaw taala to make this the description of what will happen to us when we are in our graves that Allah subhanaw taala has
helps us and Allah subhanho wa Taala establishes us and gives us the strength to stand firm in the face of these questioning these questions.
Now Miss LLM even described how these questions will be asked and he said that mulcair and Nikita will not ask these questions in a polite and nice manner, they will shout and they will ask these questions in a threatening manner. I imagine you're, you're lying in the grave you have left your whole family or everybody and you're already in a state where you are in a state of grief. And then somebody comes and threatens you and makes you sit up and ask you these questions. Without the help of Allah Where will we be my brothers and sisters.
To continue with that Hadith.
Nabi Salah Sallam said that a crier will call from gender. My slave has spoken the truth. So spread a bed for him from yonder, clothe him from Ghana, and open a door for him into Jana. So some of its air and perfume will come to him, and a space will be made for him as far as the eye can see.
Now, he's also said I'm also mentioned
that Bizarro Salam
also mentioned the deaths of the band who did not believe and he said that his spirit will be restored to his body, to angels will come to him and make him sit up. And they will ask him Who is your up? He will reply, Alas, alas, I do not know. They will ask you what is your religion? And he will reply, Alas, alas, I do not know. And they will ask who was the man who was sent on a mission among you? And he will reply, Alas, alas, I do not know. And then cry will call from on high and he will say he has lied. So, spread a bed for him from jahannam clothe him from Johanna and open for him a door into Johanna. And then some of its heat and pestilential wind will come to him, and his
grave will be compressed, so that his ribs will be crushed together.
The version of Java delanco adds one who is blind and dumb,
and by this is meant an angel. One who is blind and dumb will then be placed in charge of him having a sledge hammer such that if a mountain was struck with it, it would become dust. This Angel will then give him a blow with it, which will be heard by everything between the East and the West, except by men and jinn. And he will become dust and then his spirit will be restored to him. And this will continue until Allah subhanaw taala resurrects him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala for protection from the love of the Kaaba. And this has resulted in sunan without any kita was Sunnah. And it has been graded as a Hey by Shankar Lalwani, calvani these ayat and Hadees indicate the
trauma to the grave is real,
and that it is ongoing in the case of some people. So it is these questions for which we have to prepare my brothers and sisters questions which will decide what happens to us for the rest of eternity? questions which we can't answer except by believing in Allah and leaving Islam questions which we can only answer if we practice those things, not by memorizing the answers. My brothers and sisters, I remind myself when you that the only intelligent thing to do if we truly believe in Allah, and the Day of Judgment, and if we truly believe that we are going to die, is to prepare for that day when we will be called to Allah. I ask Allah to make it the best day of our lives. But I
remind you, that you and I need to help the door by making changes in our lives and making changes in our behavior and lifestyle. The plus Dawa is the way of Islam and that's the only logical and intelligent thing to do.
So, first the questions
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will come to him. They will make him sit up and ask him Who is your up? He will reply. My rub is Allah Jalla Jalla Lu, they will ask him what is your religion? He will reply, my religion is Islam. They will ask him, What is your opinion about the man who was sent on a mission among you? He will reply, he is the Messenger of Allah. They will ask, Who made you aware of this? How do you know this? He will reply. I read Allah His book, believed in it and considered it to be true, which is verified by Allah subhanho wa Taala. His words are last book believed in it and considered it true. So there are four questions The first of which is who is your Rob?
We will be able to give the right answer Myra, Myra is Allah only if he lived by that creed? Now what is the meaning of living by the creator of Viola? It means seven things to worship nobody but Allah, to ask for help from nobody but Allah to fulfill all four I and to do more by means of Noah Phil, to seek to please Allah subhanho wa Taala always and never to displease him, never to displease Allah while trying to please anyone other than him.
Never to do what he Jalla Jalla Allahu privated, never to indulge in Hara and seven to fulfill all our obligations and duties to him, which are his rights cocola. Let us examine our lives and see how many of these are we are doing right now. And then let us make a list of those things which we need to correct. Because without that, we will not even get past first base. The first question of the grave.
My brothers and sisters, please notice the grammar of the question mandra book, singular first person, the questioner is not asking for information. He's asking about a relationship. My relationship with Myra, try to wrap your mind around this. The first question in the grave is about Allah, Allah. And the answer is also given in the same form or be Allah. Myra, not our not rabban Allah, not the rubber wall that exists not Rabbil alameen all of which is also true, but that is not what we are being asked. And that is not the right answer. The right answer is Robbie, Allah, my Arab is Allah. Again an answer which is not giving information, but which is speaking about a
relationship. The question is about a relationship? And the answer is about that relationship. So how will we answer about a relationship that doesn't exist? How will we answer about a relationship we don't care about? If we care about it? What is the proof? And if you don't like the current situation, what is the plan to change it? Before we have to answer the question, which will have rather permanent consequences? Let me take to another Let me take you to another I have the Quran where Allah subhanaw taala said
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Allah subhanaw taala said, he, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is the one who created the heavens and the earth in six days. And then made his rose over his arch in a manner that suits His Majesty and grace. He Jalla Jalla who knows what goes into the earth and what comes forth from it, what descends from the heavens and what ascends to the heavens, and he is with you, wherever you may be wahoo American quantum and Allah is the all
of what you do.
My brothers and sisters, first of all,
I invite you to reflect on the glory and majesty of the address. And then notice that the one to whom all this glory and majesty belongs is saying that he is with us, not nearby, but with wherever we may be, and that he sees all that we do. Let us reflect on what this does to us.
Let us reflect on what this does to us. Let us not fall into the trap of trying to intellectually analyze the meaning of wha hoo American? Does it mean that he is with us? bizarrely, he or is he with us? blB he, is he with us a buy in in his self? Or is he with us by means of his knowledge? Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best the way that he is with us, and that is sufficient for us. For us, it is not necessary to conjecture and reflect on matters which Allah Allah Allah who decided not to clarify for us, if it was necessary for us to know the exact way in which Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us, unless Ronald Allah would have explained that his Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam would have explained that, but under that, but that is not what they did. And therefore we are content by understanding the meaning of width in whatever way that Allah subhanaw taala chooses to be with us. The important thing to ask is, what does this knowledge wahoo American consume? What does this knowledge he is with you, wherever you might be? What does this knowledge What does this word of Allah subhanaw taala do to us? Let us look inside our hearts. Now what should it do?
what it should do to anyone who reflects is two things. Number one, it should produce a huge feeling of contentment and thankfulness.
That Allah subhanho wa Taala is with me wherever I am.
And it should take away all my anxieties and fears. After all, if Allah subhanaw taala said, I am with you as he did here. It means I will help you what else in your view and in your understanding what else does being with mean? Does it mean that Allah is merely a spectator and with you watching you die, I'm with you watching you self destruct and with you, watching you.
in a state where you are dying of starvation, or you are being continuously unsuccessful in things where you are being hit, and and and oppressed, know, the one who has the sense of Allah Subhana Allah is with him. Unless Ronald della being with him means that Allah subhanho wa Taala being with means to help to stand by to protect, to sustain, and to provide. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, I am with you. So what should this do? This knowledge should produce a huge feeling of contentment, and thankfulness in our hearts, that Allah Subhana Allah is with me. The second big benefit and the second thing that this knowledge should do to us should do to the one who reflects
is that it should make me feel ashamed and afraid to commit any sin, to commit any disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala when I know that he is with me, not near me, but with me, and is seeing all that I am doing real time, especially this should happen when I claim to believe that one day I will stand before him, and be called to account be called to account by the one who has who was with me, and was watching. And I'm being called to account by the same one. How am I going to escape that?
My brothers and sisters but the big question to myself is, am I conscious of this Presence of Allah subhanaw taala with me, wherever I may be.
Allah subhanaw taala said that he is with me, but am I aware of this? This is the sense of awareness, which Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam explained in howdy jabril when he defined a lesson
where he said, and that would allow haka and Katara for elantech on Torah in Iraq, aka Macaulay salat wa salam, he said to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala, as if you can see him and if you cannot see him to know that he sees you. That definition describes the result of being aware that Allah subhanaw taala is with me, Wherever I am, as always, Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam gave the example of the Salah, as it is the head of the matter and representative of the life of the Muslim. But as we know, the example and illustration extends to every aspect of the life of the Muslim, Salah represents the Muslims life, his attitude, his connection with Islam, and his attitude towards the
world and its demands, especially when they conflict with Islam and what he ordered. His Salah begins with a beta harima which shuts out the whole world which begs the whole
World harangue on the Muslim because he is dedicating himself and he is in front of his robe. When the Muslim dedicates himself to wearing his robe, everything else take become secondary is thrown behind the back the Salah it contains glorifying his robe, reaffirming his relationship with his lovers The only one worthy of worship and are being asked for help. It contains accepting and remembering the slaves returned to his robe on the Day of Judgment. It contains the eye for guidance Toba from our disobedience and misguidance and submitting to him Jalla Jalla Lu, completely in sujood. Salah ends with Salam sending peace and safety on the entire world. That is the situation of
the one who is aware that Allah subhanaw taala is with him. 24 seven. Imagine the situation of the Muslim who dedicates himself to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala without question or resistance is aware of his presence at all times. And with a source of peace and safety for the whole world. How would such a person be viewed by the world? This is what the Muslims can be, this is what the Muslims should be. So how can we change our current situation and build a relationship with Allah Jalla Jalla who such that we are conscious of his being with us, always, wherever we may be. My brothers and sisters there are three things to do to build a relationship with Allah, where not only will we
love Allah subhanho wa Taala but even more importantly, Allah will love us inshallah.
These three things, first of them, is Shakur of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala to obedience to Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and three iptable of the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam to imitate Nabi sallallahu sallam, in every aspect of our lives in every action that we do. So let us see the first of these Shakur is a factor of awareness. Sugar is a factor of awareness, you have to be aware of what you received, and you have to be aware of the one you received it from. Only then can you make sure when you are aware of what you received. You appreciate that thing which you received. And when you are aware of the one who gave it to you, you can go back to him and thank him for giving that to you. So ask yourself, what have I received from Allah? Seriously.
list down things. I asked you to list down things, one by one. And then thank Allah subhanaw taala. For those things, my brothers and sisters, look around you at others, human beings like us, people like us, but who live lives straight out of our nightmares, yet this mile, go and live for one night in one of their hearts on the edge of an open sewer and try to sleep and dream to the tune of buzzing mosquitoes while breathing in the stench of fresh sewage. Do it in summer, it's more fun. Also, no mosquito cream, no deodorants, nothing. They don't use it and you are trying to live their life. Remember? Not, not day after day. I'm not asking you to do that day after day. I don't think
you will last not day after day without a single ray of hope. But just for one night, not even 24 hours, just for eight hours. So what if you get sick, we'll get sick, because you still have money to go to the best hospitals. They don't
make sugar my brothers and sisters make sugar. Thank Allah subhanho wa Taala and stop moaning and groaning and whining about your ridiculous problems. Remember that your problems are other people's dreams. Just like their realities, your nightmares, anyone up for an exchange. Brothers and sisters remember Allah subhana wa Tada. remember Allah and thank Allah. For there is nobody who deserves this more than him. Make seeker bring Allah subhanaw taala into your conversations at home and in your gatherings, be concerned about and show concern for what pleases Allah? and what doesn't ask this question often does this please Allah? What will Allah say about this? Make a list of all that
you have received from Allah and then thank him for it one by one in the head you make the hatchet fall on yourself and use it to thank Allah. Then see the Baraka of his nor in your lives in sha Allah. Allah subhanaw taala said about Vicar, first guru knee as guru comb wash guru de Rouen in Surah Baqarah. Allah said, therefore remember me, I will remember you and be
Be grateful to me and never be ungrateful to me
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us that Allah subhanho wa Taala said in a hadith I could see
on the authority of Abu huraira, the Allahu anhu, quoted from Nabil sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said, Allah subhanho wa Taala said, I am as my slave things I am, and I and Sonny appdb. I am with him when he mentions me. If he mentions me to himself, I mentioned him to myself. And if he mentions me in an assembly, I mentioned him in an assembly better than his assembly. Now, brothers and sisters, what is the majesty of this address? Allah subhanaw taala says if he mentions me in an assembly, I mentioned him in an assembly better than his assembly. What majesty of a dress, who can say this except Rabbul aalameen. My brothers sisters, I recall, a friend of mine in America, who,
once I was in Jamaat in New York, and I met this man.
He was a Caucasian American or white American with long blonde hair.
And asked him, How he I like to hear listen to stories of how people come to Islam. So I asked him, I said, How did you come to Islam? And he told me that he lived in us live in Maine.
he was studying to be a priest, a Christian priest in a seminary. And he said, they gave me the Quran, they gave me a translation of the Quran. And my assignment was to find faults in it. So he said, One night I was sitting and reading the Quran, and something struck me. And he said, What struck me was the majesty of the address. And he said, I said to myself, nobody, but God can speak like this. He said, Nobody would, Allah can speak like this. This is not the word of any man. He said, this is the word of the Creator of all mankind, and the creator of all that exists. swana He said, The words with the Sahaba said to them to themselves whenever they heard the column of Allah,
but his man was reading a translation, despite reading a translation, the majesty and the command of the of the address hit him. I asked him, What did you do? He said, it was the middle of the night. I wanted to become a Muslim right there. I didn't know how. And I said, in Maine, where I live, there is no Masjid, there is nothing. So he's I said, What did you do? He said, I got into my car and I drove. I said, Where did you go? He said, I went all the way to Boston. And he said, I reached Boston in the morning, and I went to Emerson and accepted Islam, a jeep. What struck the man was the majesty the command of the address. What majesty of address, Allah says he mentions me to himself.
I've mentioned him to myself. And if you mentioned me in a in an assembly, I mentioned him in an assembly better than his assembly. And then he continues Angela jello, and he said, if he draws near me by an arm's length, I draw near him by a fathoms length. And if he comes to me walking, I go to him at speed, what majesty of a dress, what a column from our law, our job and how you will assume and what is that company that he mentioned in his hobbies? I could see Allah subhanaw taala said in his column, what are all my
Feed? I mean, how old are you sob Behold, I become the ROM be him work all the way. You know, home bill ha Teva de la la hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen insalata zomer. Allah said, and you will see the angels surrounding the throne of Allah from all around, making top of the throne, glorifying the praises of the Arab and they and all the creatures will be judged with truth, and it will be said, All praise and thanks to Allah or above the Idi Amin and this is a description of what we will see inshallah on the Day of Judgment.
ask Allah subhanaw taala to show this glorious image and show this glorious reality to us from the protection of His mercy in Sharla. My brothers and sisters, just reflect on this one thing, Allah subhanho wa Taala is mentioning your name on is Ash. We are standing here we are sitting here in this drama, we are making the vicar of Allah. We are mentioning Allah Allah, Allah, Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala set forth Guney as guru calm that you mentioned me and I will mention you, you make music and I will remember you and I will mention you and Allah subhanaw taala and he said, you mentioned me in your gathering and I will mention you in a gathering which is better than yours. So
how Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala is mentioning us by name. What does it make you feel my brothers and sisters? What
Does it make you feel Allah II Our hearts are dead? Go inside your heart and look, what do you see? Is there some light in that darkness? And what what will make us open that heart? What will make us illuminate that heart? Our brothers and sisters that are stopped living mechanical lives, where even our ibadah is mechanical and cultural. We worship because it is supposed to be done, not because it is something we love to do, and look forward to, if we can't even connect to Allah, when we are worshiping Him. what hope is there for us when we are engaged in other matters? That is tragic enough for those who don't know Allah, but how much more tragic for those who know him and worship
Him. My brothers and sisters, let us change. Let us change now. I asked you Are you ready?