Jumuah 115 What Will We Answer Part 11
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In the lambda Lillah
wa salatu wa salam O Allah,
Allah, Allah, he was happy he
made it brothers and sisters, it's a pleasure to be back again here.
And to be standing here in front of you.
I think my age is catching up with me.
except our work wherever we do it in Sharla
been to a couple of countries between my last meeting with you and now
and then we see the condition of the oma is seriously seriously we have to think about what is it we need to do?
I don't go I don't travel for the tourists value of it.
I travel to see the world and to try to understand what is going on and to try to see if we can do something about bringing about some positive change.
And again and again and again I come back to the same truth which is that we have been given all the answers, there is no mystery there is no question that we have to search for an answer. We have been given all the answers and it is up to us to
implement those answers.
Because as you know and I know just knowing an answer is not enough.
The answer has to be actually implemented. If you want any change to happen, this applies across the world for anything, whether it is religion, whether it is any other aspect of our life.
Only that which is implemented can create results. All the knowledge in the world is worthless if it is not translated into action.
And that is reason why we are on the series of hotel on the questions that we will be asked the three questions of the grave and the four of the of the Madonna Pasha
and we are on this question of Medina UK. What is your religion? What is your deen? What is your way of life?
to merely translate Deen as religion is incorrect because it's not merely
religion in its normal sense of what we know as religion which is
the way of worshipping Allah
Deen is the way of leading our entire life. It's not only confined to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala that is one
very important part of Deen, but it is not restricted to that. And that's why India photo on this question we talked about the issue of Akita, we talked about the issue.
We come today to the issue of o'clock and there are five aspects of deal just to
complete the list, which is
baramulla and Masha
the creed the belief system that we operate on which is
the way of worshipping of Allah subhanho wa Taala della della
which is our manners, Mashallah, which is our dealings with other people
mamilla which is our dealing with people and washa which is the society that we create, and we live in.
So, in the issue of o'clock, Missouri, Remo light I was one of the teachers of Alfie mountmellick.
He said that Islam spread the fastest after Fatah Makkah, because for the first time, the non Muslim was able to see the life of an ordinary Muslim.
Because after hatanaka, there were no no more tensions.
And actually, this started from Celebi onwards.
And those of you who are coming to the lecture series on sirata Nabhi, which we have called serata booster team, which we have every Saturday and Sunday, inshallah tomorrow and after the notice of that, and the time and so on is on the on the to notice boards, take a look at that.
So, they will see that and we will discuss all of those things in detail during those lectures, lectures, sessions.
But this opening of the doors, the cessation of hostility, the meeting
in peace and harmony between Muslims and non Muslims, started immediately after Fatah Makkah, and continued immediately after sunovion continued after hatanaka when all hostilities ceased
said that the non Muslim was attracted to Islam because he saw the life of an ordinary Muslim.
I remind myself again and again as you reflect on this fact, he is not saying Rasul Allah. He's not saying that
non Muslims came to Islam people came to Islam because they heard the football of Nevis Allah Allah said.
He did not say that they came to Islam because somebody bribed them and corrupted them. He did not say they came to Islam, because somebody put a sword to their neck was a gun to their head, and then force them into Islam. No, he said, they saw the life of an ordinary Muslim.
The life of a baker and shopkeeper and candle maker and farmer and Carpenter was such that it drew people into Islam.
And therefore, I asked myself and asked you, we are ordinary people?
What is happening with our lives?
And I don't have to answer that question. You can answer it for yourself. We live amongst non Muslims 24 seven.
We work with them, we deal with them, we work for them, they work for us.
And for the most part, for the vast majority,
they live with us cheek by jowl for 40 years, 50 years, and then they die on their own religion.
So 40 or 50 years of association close association with a Muslim does not bring about an iota of change in a non Muslim.
What therefore must be say about our own lives.
Sisters, is not an exaggeration to say that the vast majority of Muslims today live in a pluralistic multicultural, multi religious societies.
And it's also not an exaggeration to say that for the most part, and definitely, generally speaking, I'm not talking about individuals generally speaking, for the most part, we are not the most loved of people in those societies.
I agree with you that a lot of that has to do with propaganda.
But you and I also have to face the fact that propaganda doesn't come out of the air
there is a reason for the propaganda there's something that happened some some fire that we are we have lit yes the smoke is not in proportion to the fire but the fire was lit by whom when why.
The Missing Link therefore, between the religion and the manifestation, the visibility of that religion is our o'clock
is our minutes.
I will show you a series of these. There are many more I don't want to make this into a whole long list, but many many ideas. In theory is narrated Babel hora de Allahu Allah sallallahu Sallam said, among the Muslims, the most perfect, as regards his faith is the one whose character is excellent. And the best among you are those who treat their wives well.
What is the proper term say, this person is the best in terms of what in terms of his deal in terms of his faith.
He said the best, the most perfect among you with regard to his faith.
And we think the most perfect among us with regard to his faith is the atmosphere and is the most is the mount we
is the one who is absolutely perfect to make no mistakes in recitation. But who beats the devil out of his wife every day he comes home.
I have known incidents. I won't name the country because these lectures go around the world and I don't want people to feel them pointing a finger at them.
But those who hear the story know which person I'm talking about.
I was visiting that country once and there was an incident where a Mufti, newly married, beat his wife so badly that she had to be hospitalized.
Literally, she had to be in hospital because he beat her up so badly the Mufti
because I was there, they came to me and they asked me what should we do? I said, Call the police.
Send him to jail.
Brother I said that is why I sent him to jail.
That is why send him to jail
so that the world knows that you stand for justice so that the world knows that you follow the ayat of the Quran Surah Nisa, where Allah subhanaw taala specifically said stand out for justice against yourself.
But of course we are Muslims. So what did they do? Do you think they followed my advice? They did not follow my advice.
those people who did not stand for that oppressed woman?
Does she have her up?
deaf and blind.
My brother, sisters, all this knowledge of ours. All this so called knowledge of ours doesn't cut any ice with anybody, if it is not visible in our actions.
The knowledge of the island
is what is visible in his speech and in his actions, it is not what he has in his head.
What he has in his head is like the books which are carried by donkeys, he was far commercially.
Yeah, as far as
like donkeys carrying books. The book is only a burden does not help the donkey in any way.
If our knowledge is not translated into our speech, and if the knowledge is not visible in our speech and our actions, believe me that knowledge will be the fuel of the fire that will be lighted for you on that day.
That knowledge will become heard against you. The Kalam of Allah will stand up as the witness against you on the Day of Judgment.
It was fear Allah subhanho wa Taala Ganga
Valley salamina Harris narrated in a Timothy once again, bamboo live nearby SoonerLater from Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, the best of you is He who is best to his family, and I am the best among you to my family.
You want to know if you are a good person, go ask your wife.
Go ask your children.
Don't worry about your friends. All your friends think you're good makes no difference. Didn't say didn't count your friends among anything to go ask your wife because she knows you and your children know you.
In your real estate.
Insane ohare is narrated by Masak
sir we were sitting with Abdullah Ahmad, who was narrating to us a hadith.
He said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best among you are the best in character having good manners.
My brothers and sisters the biggest son of Nami, sallallahu alayhi wasallam is not the beard, it is not the turban.
Some of you will be killing over in unconscious because I am saying it is not the better.
The biggest one of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is Rama
The biggest one
is mercy for everyone and everything.
Today, our class are characterized by the opposite
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam got results, because he was able to focus on the good in people and he leveraged that.
True to the saying, if you expect the best in people, you often get it. He got it.
People who are not necessarily good to others who are good to him.
And by being in his company, they change their Aflac
I'm not saying this as a criticism of the sabarimala
we do not criticize them. We love them and we honor and respect them. But what do we know about the essential character of
a man who was so given to his temper was so short
Observe if you get angry sit down if you get used to it later.
He said to him do not accept. Amara do not accept leadership even over one man.
Who is you saying this to to one of his most beloved of people.
One day called bill Albion Rama Delano, and he called him by a bad name. And he said, You are the son of a black woman. And he meant that in a derogatory manner.
He said, You have gone back to the ways of your jelly
came to Florida and he said, I'm going to lie down, put your foot on my face.
He said, I want you to stamp on my face.
I said No, I'm not.
He said I want you to do it.
Otherwise I will complain to them.
As an apology
for having called you this day.
I want you to stomp on my face.
I just think what is it that makes
the nature of a person change?
Well, the person is the company of Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah knew that his nature has not changed permanently, because that's the reason he told him don't accept
leadership even if it is all one person because you know, the intrinsic nature of the man is different.
But how did this man what how did he behave like this?
Because of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And that's the reason why people who are not good to others necessarily were good to him and they were good. And they change their color by being in his company.
My brothers and sisters good character comes from good thoughts, and is visible in good manners.
The three are linked.
And the result is the so called light or lower on a person's face.
Our inner self is visible in our countenance. It's visible in life and is visible in society. And that is the reason it's so important to work on beautifying that inner self because it's visible.
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and he said that he heard
him saying I was sent to perfect good character
also from the Mata from
Makana, who attribute in it and he said the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Every Deen has an innate character, the character of Islam his modesty is higher.
In a recent activity, narrated by Abu hora de la mano,
Allah is Allah Allah Allah Azza wa sallam who said, Do you know the things which most commonly bring people into genda
it is the fear of Allah, taqwa and good character. And you know, the things that most commonly bring people into jahannam he said, it is the two hollow things, the mouth and the private parts.
In other hobbies,
held his tongue between his fingers.
And he said this will take more people into jahannam than anything else.
tirmidhi narrated by
Mr. hora de Allahu Allah is Allah Allah, Allah, Allah
on the day of judgment that dearest and closest to me,
think about this reflect the purpose of narrating, this is not for narration. And your purpose of listening to that is not for the listening is to reflect on it.
Ask yourself and I remind myself to ask myself, do I want to be in the company of Muhammad Rasul Allah Salallahu alaihe salam on the Day of Judgment do I want to be
The Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, yes or no?
Let us see what we need to do.
On the day of judgment, the dearest and closest to me, as regards my company will be those people who will bear the best moral character.
Those among you who talk with affectation,
and are given to boasting will be the most repugnant to me and farthest away from me on the Day of Judgment
mostly has many forms.
One of them is called what
what is the same?
in the tsunami,
narrated by Abu mama Rolando Nabi sallallahu wasallam is reported to have said, the meaning of which I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Jana, for a man who avoids quarreling, even if he is in the right.
I guarantee a house in the surroundings agenda for somebody who does not quarrel even when he is correct.
And I guarantee a house in the middle of jamna for a man and all of these things where it says man, it means man and woman. It's a it's not a gender job.
guarantee a house in the middle of gender for a man who avoids lying even as a joke.
And he said, I guarantee a house in the upper part of Jana, for a man who made his character good.
Hilarious is a mockery narrated by Abdullah
Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he reported and he said he never talked in an insulting manner to anybody, nor did he ever speak evil intentionally about anybody.
And he sallallahu Sallam used to say the most beloved to me amongst you is the one who has the best character and the best manners
sooner without narrated by Abu
Dhabi sallallahu wasallam is reported to have said there is nothing heavier than good character
in the scale of a believer on the Day of Judgment, there's nothing heavier than good character on the scale of a believer on the Day of Judgment, not you're not you're not you're not nothing, nothing, nothing good character. Obviously, this does not mean that you leave solidly. No, I mean, that's a oxymoronic way of thinking of anybody's thinking. But what we what it means is that if you have the Quran and if you remember the Koran but you do not act on the Quran, and the Quran is of no use to you.
Also, a hadith narrated by someone who
is reported to have said by his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who prays all night and will fasts all day.
Can you can you and I even claim to do that,
but you can get that standard you can get that level by good character. And the last in the series, which I selected is one narrated by ambulance Tommaso Rolando in JAMA therapy
is reported to have said, shall I not inform you about the one for whom the fire of Jana has been made haram?
He said Shall I shall I not inform you about the one on whom the fire of jahannam has been made unlawful?
The fire has been made unlawful for him and he is unlawful for the fire
and this area sola please tell us and he said every person who is approachable and near to people and is amicable who is a nice friendly person and is easy to deal with.
Imagine things that we today we live we think that as soon as we become religious The first thing that gets wiped off from the face from our faces the smile
and we even read the Hadith Vietnamese Allah Salaam said a smile is Sokka without a smile
I don't know what it what is the link between
becoming religious and looking like you just came back from a funeral.
Some people, you have to take them to a dentist to see their teeth.
manners, smiling, laughing.
Who said Islam is no fun, we made it no fun. And that's the reason why young people come in to say, but you know, all of this is fine. But how can I have fun?
they asked that because we made Islam into a burden into a huge busaba.
So now he does Islam. And then he's got to go somewhere else and have fun.
In the real life.
Somebody asked me when I used to live in the US, someone asked me to write something about the forms of entertainment that the Sahaba had.
And this is a big issue in the West. People say, Well, you know, what do we do? Why did you say we can't you shouldn't watch television, you shouldn't do this. And if you ask me, I think you shouldn't even watch cricket and football was a complete and total waste of time, when play cricket and football, watching cricket football is absolute nonsense, and so on and so forth. So then what should we do? So what is this about what was entertainment?
And in all my research, I'm not saying my research is extensive or complete, but whatever I could find,
I found only three things. One is foot races. Racing, and we have the alleys of racing with.
So racing, the second one was archery, shooting arrows and
run between the targets don't walk. And the third one was last Friday.
And then I thought to myself, all these three things are actually military training.
Whether doing it for entertainment, for fun, or doing it because there are soldiers.
If you are a soldier, you better know how to stay on top of the arts.
So what was the entertainment?
Here's the good news and the bad news.
Because people were focused on achieving the greatest goal of for all of mankind, don't have time for entertainment, in the description of what is entertainment.
I don't know how many of you have been to Disney, go to Disney see the sea, the sea the same which is written there.
Just forget your life. And enter here in
ask yourself, why must I forget my life? Because I've made my life into such a misery that I have to forget it for some time either in front of the television or in front in a movie theater or in music or somewhere otherwise I will go and say
today people say we need entertainment I agree. I absolutely agree. We need entertainment desperately because we have made our lives into such a misery.
But my submission to you is we have an alternative which is change your life
make your life into the biggest and greatest fun that you can ever have.
What is more energizing
what is more fun
than talking about the glory and majesty of Allah
we have forgotten
what is more fun?
What is more energizing
what will take away all your tiredness and your sadness.
So you know he is depressed?
Muslim is depressed.
A Muslim is depressed.
Maybe I mean some guys got some, you know chemical imbalances. That's a different matter what I'm saying without that which is psychologically depressed.
A Muslim is depressed just
can't happen. Right? How can a Muslim be depressed?
Because he cannot get the essence from the Quran?
Because he has no joy in his life because he's not connected with Allah.
So have fun never been the word is that correct Allah subhanho wa Taala
plug into the source of power.
Reflect on the glory and majesty of Allah. Reflect on your life and thank Allah subhana wa
dolla dolla dolla
I've said this many times, make a list
make a list of the things that we have to thank Allah subhanaw taala for
and then go down that list one by one by one by one by one.
So entertainment is commonly understood definition and meaning of taking yourself out of life into some imaginary place
we have no we have no we have no place for that in, in in Islam Believe me.
And it's not only Islam as how many movies Nelson Mandela must have seen in his life
you know what God is he got he was dead against God he was a Salafi with without the Muslim minister to take his views.
He was a non Muslim selfie all the
cardboard movies can do this Cartoon Cartoon.
Anyone who was focused on a great goal has no time to take himself out of his life, which is, first of all, it's perfect nonsense. I mean, you can't take yourself out of life should that is also your life. And if you want to go and kiss it goodbye, sitting in a movie theater, watching some nonsense on a screen, that's your choice.
You want to sit around seeing people kick a ball around the court and jump up and down as I am supporting arsenal.
What is the meaning of supporting us? We live in a world and imaginary world as the people who are the supporters of Arsenal or anybody else, how many dollars a year they are giving to Arsenal, not one buck.
So what is the meaning of support, jumping up and down under standard support?
we live in an imaginary world.
Let's Get Real people get in.
Come back to life. Forget all this nonsense. That three hours that two hours that one hour jumping up, it understands. If you are telling me that while you are jumping up and understand you are also to be doing zikalala Shangri La you are among the idea of Allah.
But you know, and I know how many of us are doing that. And you have just spent one hour complete reflect from the seeker of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if he would come to you and say leave the goal now you come with me
And available Mark comes to us, you won't know the value of time. Yeah, I've got so many lectures on the on on time on the stream and various places.
The value of time is imagine the situation because this is truly imaginary is not gonna happen to you and me.
Imagine a situation where we are at the last moment of our life.
And at that time, McCormack comes and says, you know all those partial matches you've watched
you know, all those debt and charter matches we watched.
Right? And now I'm going to give you all that time, all those matches, I'll give you now
but you got to pay for it.
How much will you pay?
That is the value of the time.
At that time for that one hour? for five minutes. How long does it take me an hour Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah Allah subhanaw taala will insha Allah forgive all our sins without any exception, as long as we make Toba? If you get 10 minutes before we die, we are clean inshallah.
And for that, 10 minutes for that 15 minutes for that one hour, how much will you pay at that time? Believe me, you will tell me
everything I have. And while you are about it, why don't you also take everything my father and mother has my brothers sisters. Everyone, take everything no problem. Just give me this 15 minutes.
Is this gonna happen?
Yes or no? No.
And remember that those 15 minutes, that one hour today, you and I have for free? nobody's asking us for anything.
No one is asking us for anything. We got it for free.
And that is why we kiss it goodbye. And that is why rupert murdoch gets rich. Because you are the people who create primetime television
Let me close with that.
In one of my lectures, I was doing some research with regard to the cost of primetime.
130 second slot,
but then second one was the 10 second
110 second slot on American Idol on Fox Television, Fox TV, the price for that 10 seconds was $750,000.
Multiply that by six times, that is the price per minute of your time. prime time television is your life.
And somebody is taking $750,000 per test set 10 seconds to the bank because you want to sit there and give it away for free.
All of this comes into the area of deal.
That's why I want to end with this. And inshallah next up we go further on this. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open our eyes to the reality of his life before they are open for us. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to save us from that which does not please Him and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to reward you and to bless you and to accept all your desires. And to give you what you asked with higher and to give you even more from his Rama inshallah, Mr.
there is a request for de sade, mamma Rafi who was getting a kidney transplant. He's a friend of an f1 he's getting a visa that operation is happening today please make a lot of law. May Allah subhanaw taala make the operation successful. May Allah subhanaw taala give him complete Shiva without any pain. May Allah subhanho wa Taala take away his difficulty without his knowledge. Well as Renata bring him home safe and sound, and Allah subhanaw taala be pleased with him. There is somebody who is being
someone who's coming limping and so on and so forth. melas we're gonna take away his limb mlssoccer him completely from whatever he was doing, which ended in that situation. And if he got into that situation because of the reason I think he got in a situation. Then he and I will have something to talk about after this session. JOHN Salalah will carry malaria. He was