Living Islam #34
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
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My brother and sisters I Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. solara Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala l mursaleen. Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to Steven Cassian cathedra from abajo my brothers sisters,
the thing to remind ourselves and to remember
is that the purpose of this life is to try to perfect ourselves
to try to stop just to live
and eat and drink and whatever
it is to perfect ourselves.
And when we look at that, and we say, Well, if I'm if I want to perfect myself,
what do I need to do?
the thing is, that
if I am perfectly myself, what do I need to do? If I asked myself that question, then the issue becomes that
in terms of perfection, what would be perfection?
Now, you know, and I know that perfection means to
obey Allah subhanho wa Taala diligence. And the reason I say that is because if you want to see what is perfection, if you if you want to see what is winning, we have to see what is the criterion by which winning and losing will be decided.
For example, if you are in a in a car is
Indy 500, Grand Prix, whatever
the criterion of winning and losing is how fast you can drive.
So whoever reaches the
finish line first.
Not if I'm driving in the Grand Prix, or if I'm driving in the Indy 500 or whichever is
and I say
when I reach there and I'm 10th or 15th or 20th and I say don't know Don't worry about the fact that I reached late
see my car how clean it is and how beautiful I've kept it, how beautifully I've kept it
see the the By the way, just painted you know the color pattern color combination people see okay, this is a race this is not a car show, we are not looking at how beautiful the car looks, this is a race and in a race the only thing which counts is your speed.
So, whatever it is, we are doing, it depends on the
whether you win or lose depends on the criteria by which it will be decided who is a winner and who is not a winner.
Now what is the criterion that Allah subhanaw taala told us with regard to this life?
What is the criterion that a lot swatara told us that he will use when we meet him to decide who are the winners who are the losers?
Allah said the criterion that Allah subhanaw taala will use is common Zuzia and inadi. odo halal Janata Taka,
Allah said the one who has been freed from the Hellfire and entered into Jannah only that person is successful. Only that person is successful.
does it matter that when we get there?
Will it matter how long I live? Will it matter how much money I had? Will it matter how much education I had? Will it matter how many books I wrote?
Will it matter how many videos I made?
Right? We didn't matter how much I traveled in the world.
none of this matters.
The only thing we will matter is whether I'm freed from the fire and entered into Jannah or not.
Whatever I did in this world in this life, if it was something that helped me to escape the fire of Jannah
then it is something which is beneficial
and it will be something which will contribute to me winning.
But if I did things in this life, which
do not help me to be freed from the fire
Then nothing else matters.
So, let us look at this, let us keep this finish line. And let us keep this criterion of winning and losing in our minds constantly throughout our lives and ensure that just like an athlete who's running a race, for him, every single step is important.
Every single second of that race is important.
If you lose a few seconds, that will show up at the end and he will end up losing the race.
Just like that, for us, every single action is important.
Every single minute of our lives is important.
In this context, we have
a very beautiful
thing that we can rely upon.
And that is the mercy of Allah Subhana.
Allah subhanaw taala
is Rahmani Raheem.
He is the One whose Mercy is at the peak and always remains at the peak. His mercy is such that it never goes down.
Now, this is a loss of
mercy, always add the peak.
In this context,
in the last
lesson, I mentioned to you what
the Edison was or sell him
where we, where he talked about when he mentioned that
loves Allah subhanaw taala, he says that Allah subhanaw taala.
If he said the mercy of Allah is such, he said, When Allah subhanaw taala created mercy, he divided it into 100 parts. And
he said that
he said that, this
100 parts are lost ranted or sent down one part,
the world, because of which
all creatures show mercy to one another, including, and not only humans, including animals, everything shows mercy to one another, like the,
you know, the the the mother, in the animal world and mother shows mercy to her,
to her to a young, because of this mercy, one part of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala, which came into this world. And then in this Hadith, which is that it
said that had the non believer known of all the mercy which is in the hands of Allah, he would not lose hope of entering jhana and had the believer known
of all the punishment, which is present with Allah, and he would not consider themselves safe from the hellfire. Now,
the thing I, anyone myself knew is that not only must be focused on mercy, not only must we feel hopeful about this, but we should also remember that Allah subhanaw taala can also punish if he wants.
So we must not feel
immune from punishment.
This is does not mean that we don't have hope in the mercy of Allah Of course we do, but to feel conscious about the possibility of punishment, this is one of the safety factors in our lives.
Now, having said that,
and these are this is in Bukhari. Now having said that, in another Hadith, narrated by basil delana
very beautiful, this were a surah so solemn narrating about his robe. jellicle Shalom is speaking about Allah subhanaw taala. And he said that Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered the appointed angels over you, that the that your good and bad deeds be written. And then he showed them the way to write, he showed them how to write
and what is that way?
If somebody intends he's not done it yet, you just made the intention. For example, I'm sitting here if I make the intention to
It that I'm going to donate $10 to some cause
I've not done it. I'm sitting here, and I make the intention, that tonight, I'm going to pretend you haven't done it yet, I will not come. But I'm just making the intention. If somebody intends to do a good deed,
and he does not do it.
Now, Allah will write for him a full good deed in his account. Right? So he made the intention. But for whatever reason, he did not do it, maybe for maybe, you know, he died. Maybe he fell asleep. I mean, I say, say for example, that's why we must always make the intention, at least to pray. Because even if you don't, if you envy, for example, you make the intention. And again, remember, you're not trying to fool Allah subhanaw taala, you are making the intention, and you are sincere about that.
But whatever is in you what we were very tired, and so on, and you fell asleep, and you could not wake up for the huddle.
What happens? One good deed is written into your account. In any case, even if you didn't wake up.
if he intends to do a good deed, and he actually does it, then Allah subhanaw taala
will write for him in his account with him, his reward, equal from 10, to 700 times too many more times.
See the mercy of Allah. So the person now did intended to pray to God.
He didn't pray it.
He forgot his shoe slap, whatever. Still one good deed is written in his account.
The person intended to pray.
And he prayed. Now what happens? Now Allah subhanaw taala causes 10 times that 10 good deeds to be written, or 700 Good Samaritan, ranging from that, or anything more than that, in keeping with Allah generosity,
to be written into that person's account, from 10 to 700 times too many more times. Now, look at the other side, if somebody intended to do a bad deed, and he does not do it, then Allah will write a full good deed in his account.
So the person decides to do a bad for example, somebody sitting there and he says, You know what, he suddenly thinks of another person, he says, When so come, I'm going to talk about that person. So meaning is planning to do labor, or whatever the nature of the bad it might be. So he
decided to do the bad deed. But then,
between the time he decided to the time the other person actually came,
this person thinks, no, no, no, I this is not a good thing. I shouldn't do it. I thought I will tell them but I'm going to keep quiet.
Right? So now he intended to do about it, but he actually didn't do it. Allah subhanaw taala causes a good deed to be written into that person's account. So if somebody intended to do a bad deed, and does not do it, Allah will write a full good deed in his account.
And if we intended to do a bad deed, and actually did it, then Allah will write one bad deed in his account. And this isn't
one of the sisters I think about that. How
beautiful and how merciful is Allah subhanaw taala
You know, this live as I told you, we began from where we said that this life is meant to be lived in a way where we constantly improve ourselves,
we become better human beings, we become better slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala because that is the man that is the the measurement who is the best human being the one who is the best slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, when we want to do that,
are we getting a level playing field so to speak? No, you are getting a very unlevel playing field. Because you are getting a playing field, which is
where Allah subhanaw taala is,
is giving you
Even when you have not done that.
You intended to do a deed. You didn't do it, you still got the reward you intended to do it.
added and you did not do that you still got the reward. Imagine
how beautifully How beautiful is this, this playing field as I mentioned is not level
it is skewed in your favor.
right skewed your favor.
Despite that, if we end up
instead of being in general if we end up in the other place, who do we have to blame?
Everyone just let us though the way to therefore do this is to literally weigh every word we speak and every act we do,
lift thoughtfully you know the thing which I keep saying, saying all the time and many of you heard those lectures of mine, living thoughtfully, not living thoughtlessly, not living like animals,
breathing, eating whatever you feel like eating, eating whatever looks edible.
Doing whatever you like to do. No
thought about the consequences. No thought about whether the thing I'm doing does it? Does it please Allah does it not please Allah.
Just to breathing just to breathe is not living living is not only to breathe,
See this the Ask yourself this question.
Let us look at our lives. The purpose of these lectures of leaving Islam, the multiple bubbles of all my lectures is to remind myself when you that Islam is the name of a practice. Islam is not the name of
it theology alone or philosophy
that I study something about it, I read a few books, and I consider myself to be a great scholar. But if somebody looks into my life, and believe me any better anybody else is looking into your life or not always looking.
And Allah sees not only our life Allah sees in inside our heart also. So when Allah looks into our life, there is no sign of this of this Islam. There is no sign of this learning.
The knowledge of a scholar the knowledge of anybody, not just a scholar is what is visible in their lives. Otherwise that knowledge is a
problem for them because that knowledge will become a witness against them. On the Delta, the
purpose of the deen is to practice it is not merely to talk about it.
And in that practice, this is where the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala shows itself to us. In that practice, Allah subhanaw taala made it so easy.
He made it so easy that we can practice this Deen so beautifully. Where we don't have to,
you know, get stressed out about it.
Allah made it easy for us. Just the intention of a deed you're getting, you're getting the benefit of that. You may have try we will have thought of doing something wrong but you stop yourself.
As as bad as the really accounting goes. It should be zero because you thought of something bad You didn't do it. Okay, so zero. No, Allah subhanaw taala gives you addition, it gives you a full Good deal.
Sisters, in another very beautiful Hadith narrated by Abdullah nosode allama rasulillah salam said, I know of the last of the inhabitants of jahannam to be taken out from there.
And the last one to enter Jannah
he is a man who will come out of the fire crawling on all fours.
Allah subhanaw taala jealous Allah will say to him, go and antigen.
The man will go to it and think that it is full.
He will then come back. And he will say oh my
there's no place for me. Allah subhanaw taala was here to go and enter
the matter we'll go again. And then he will think that it is full, he will come back. And he will say over up with a nice Well,
there's no place for me, Allah to deliver against you to go and enter agenda for you have what is equal to 10 times of the world.
This is the last person to come out of Japan. This is the minimum. What is the minimum, the agenda that that person will get? will be 10 times the size of this world.
Movies the size of the world, what does it mean? It means everything in this world, whatever is in this world 10 times more than that is the minimum of gender.
As soon as a restaurant told us to ask for gender versus not for the job, the gender for those, we ask Allah for gender for those without exception. So the man will come back
and revisit and Jana is full. Allah was a go enter Jana, what I have there for you is 10 times
equal to the world that you came from?
The man who will turn to Allah subhanaw taala he will say Allah,
you are making fun of me while you are the king of the day of judgment
of Allah, the narrator of the Hadith, love Abdullah. So he says, I saw sola Surah Surah laugh when he said this, because there is a man who's telling Allah, Allah, Allah, you're making fun of me.
I just came out of Jannah
and I don't even know. To me it looks like generous for what you're telling me that not only is it not full, but you have given me 10 times what I had is in my life in the world. It's a lie you're making fun of me are, you are you are the king of this day.
Maliki avec de
Maliki Ahmed de, the order of the day of judgment, the king of the desert. And you're making fun of me Are we Salazar laughed, he laughed until his teeth were visible, his molars were visible. And then he says such a man will be the last dweller of gender in its lowest rank. And this is a Buhari
said this ban will be the last one rent agenda. And his agenda will be the lowest of them.
I told you we're not asking Allah for the lowest or the highest.
But the point is, our brothers sisters see the mercy of Allah Subhana.
This guy who went into the he went to Ghana because he you know, he did stuff there in this world that he should not have done.
But despite that, at the end of that Allah subhanaw taala still gives him gender.
And it gives him the agenda, which in terms of the levels of generalizes is the lowest, but by itself 10 times the size was
10 times all that is beautiful in this world. He gets that.
What do you say
to somebody if you lose it?
That's one of those that have said, how tragic it would be
that Allah subhanaw taala said the agenda is bigger than the expanse of the heavens and the earth.
He said the agenda is bigger than the expanse of the heavens and the earth. But there is no place for you
how tragic that would be.
Even though there is no shortage of space in the agenda, there is no space for you.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from that fit.
We ask Allah to save us from that fit our brothers and sisters.
thing I remind me of myself is that let us understand that we have to work for this. This won't just happen. Right this won't just happen.
We must ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
to help us to work and to help and to make it easy for us to work in sha Allah Allah subhanaw taala is the one to guide and to give us and He will give us inshallah.
So therefore let us continue to make dua and ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to save us from that who does not pleasing?
Allah does aliens Rajaratnam like alladhina hada labo Fabio Buddha hamaca de por la Allahu la agilon. In who are in the Quran, Allah May
Allah say they are those whom Allah had guided that is less talking about his Amelie masala they are those who Allah had guided. So follow the guidance. Say no reward I asked of you for this the Quran is only a reminder for the ultimate
For the men engine for whatever Allah means, I mean, the words
the importance of doing the work of the hour
without seeking material reward for it.
I don't mean if somebody is working for a for example in Kuwait there is a
government funded Dawa institution and people who work there get salaries, Abdullah does good. There's no problem with that inshallah. I am talking about somebody who is
working and who is teaching Islam, ditching the Quran teaching the heavies
and taking money for that.
And I'm saying that this is not the Sunnah of the MLM.
This is not the son of the Amelia masala, the ambia did not take money to do that. The ama did not take money to teach people, the Kitab of Allah. They did not take money to teach people how to pray did not take money to teach people.
Anyway, I'm not going into
i'm not i'm not pronouncing any fatwa on this. I'm just want to read that and to emphasize that and of course, those of you who know me know that this is a this is a has always been my principle.
Not to take money in order to teach Islam
Goblin medica delana Ronaldinho. He said that a solo Sallam said to hungry wolves sent in the middle of a flock of sheep.
Not more destructive to them than a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen and this is in Dinwiddie
said to hungry wolves in a flock in the middle of a flock of sheep. Imagine what kind of carnage there will be night, what kind of it will blood everywhere and dead sheep to flock of two hungry wolves in the middle of a flock of sheep.
Nevertheless, Adam said the damage that they do or they will do there
will not be more meaning that it will be less than the damage. That a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen
a person who is
who is hungry
for money and who's hungry for fame. That person Dean is harmed
hunger for name and fame, a hunger for money and fame.
The boss is Dean is harmed more than those sheep would be harmed. If two hungry wolves went into the flock of sheep to hungry was going to flock of sheep Not a single sheep is going to be alive, everything will be dead. So what does it mean? What happens to our the what happens to my Deen if I am hungry for great mm greedy for money and fame.
Ask yourself today What do we do?
What do we do? We are totally focused on social media. Right? How many likes how many followers and this and that and the other.
And so and so has so many 1000 followers and so on so so without the borrower and we are watching all this?
and we take money for that.
deny that teaching to somebody who cannot pay that fees.
You decide whether it is right or not. I'm not saying anything. All I'm saying is I'm telling you
I'm telling you the Quran what the Quran says with regard to
taking money and teaching for that Allah subhanaw taala said my ambia did not do that. Allah said to me, I said I haven't I do not ask reward from you for this.
So then also on
bin Abdullah, as the Lama said, the last instruction that Rasulullah Islam gave to me was that I should
not appoint a mother who takes payment for the other.
And this isn't sooner.
He said do not appoint a
appoint a motion, who takes payment for the other? What is a more than more than somebody who invites to the more more than somebody who is inviting to the worship of Allah, the more there is the ultimate icon of power.
And let me just I'm saying, if somebody wants to do that and asking for money for it, don't you do not give him the job?
I said to the salam, Yasser, Allah made me the Imam of my people
said, Go, you are the Imam. So consider the weakest among them. And choose a mother who does not accept any payment for either. And this is in sunanda site.
I think about that, that here is a soldier solemn.
He's telling this hobby or the alarm.
To not to take
not to take any payment for
you know, leading Salah now and for then
who and not to pay the most even if he wants payment. He said do not
hire somebody as a motion who's asking for payment.
if there is no love in the heart.
You cannot invite anyone to that.
If you do not love Islam,
then there will be no life in your love.
And if you love Islam, then do the work of Dawa for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala
I always say to people that if you do not have talk well Allah, that Allah will look after you, if you are doing his work, then what right do you have to invite others to Allah.
Because when you have when you you, when you when you have once you have no faith, but when your faith is so weak, that you cannot even believe that Allah subhana wa Taala will look after you that Allah subhanaw taala will feed you that Allah Subhana Allah will give you whatever you need.
Even your faith itself is lacking in that context.
Then on what basis are you inviting somebody else?
Seriously, we need to work on our work on ourselves. We need to work on ourselves, we need to
you know, ask ourselves, where we are what we are what we are doing.
Because my brothers sisters, time is running out.
Seriously, time is running out.
And unless we wake up, and unless we
restructure our lives, our priorities.
A time will come when we will regret not having done it.
There are very few people who
you know, like somebody who gets news of terminal illness.
People generally are very sad about that and they're very panic and so on and so forth. But I say that it is a fortunate people in this world who get news of terminal illness
because they have time to prepare for their death. Having said that, the question I asked myself is
did not rasulillah salam give us warning about terminal illness did did the province or not say
that when you make Salah on the right shoulder do not even believe that you can turn to the left shoulder to complete that Salah.
But the reality is that we do not believe the promise of Salah. We believe a doctor will tell you what six months to do. He doesn't know that he's guessing.
I know a case where this friend of mine his wife had cancer.
I'm talking about the
she had she was diagnosed with cancer terminal
They brought her to Euston. They did everything. And the doctor said, Nothing can be done, take her away.
They went home.
And then somebody suggested to them
that there was a nature cure Hospital in Mexico.
And that they have
a history of curing cancer cases. So why don't you go there?
Well, you know, this is somebody who's dying, we'll try everything. So this lady and her husband, they went to Mexico.
And as I said, What did they do? She said, Well, they gave me a lot of carrot juice.
So she was on the street, but whatever they did, carrot juice and so on. And then they discharged after some time. They said, you are okay. You can go home. So they came back to us the
and they went back to the same cancer hospital. And they asked them to do the test.
Now, the people who did the test they didn't recognize so they did all the tests. And they said, Why have you come to me, there's nothing wrong with you.
So they brought out the old reports, they said, this is what this is what you sent us. These are the reports.
They, the people just couldn't believe they said this is not the same person. Something is wrong. This is not the same person.
So here is a person who was diagnosed with cancer terminal center option, she's gonna die. They said she's got weeks, maybe maybe one or one week, two weeks, three weeks. That's it.
You would be surprised that lady is still alive.
She is now 95 or 96.
Her husband died
in this whole process.
But she's still alive.
So even when the doctors tell you that you've got so many weeks to live or so many months to live, you'd like to believe that maybe they are right, maybe they're wrong. We don't know that. But when the Nabeel a salon told us
do not believe that you will live one of the five minutes even
he was speaking the truth because of the Corolla savasana
Do we believe in? Now why do we say that? It is not a matter of being morbid. He said that because he said don't even waste that two minutes. Don't even waste one minute
because that might be the last minute of your life.
Ensure that you obey Allah subhanaw taala now shop around the lovely beautiful quote, he said this life is but an instant. He said his life is but an instant. Let it be an instant of obedience.
Whichever otherwise it is life is but an instant. Let it be an instant of obedience.
I want to end with this mellows rantala bless you and help you and guide you and protect you and enable you to please Him in everything that you do. And may Allah subhanaw taala take take you from strength to strength until the day you meet him. And may Allah be pleased with you when you meet him. Was Allah Allah Allah will Karim Allah Allah Allah He was savage mine, Veronica