Living Islam #37
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Shafi lambier mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Cathedral and the Fira firmado, my dear sisters,
everything begins with the asthma of Allah subhana wa Taala in our hearts, everything begins with the glory of Allah subhanho wa Taala in our hearts, our heart which is filled with the glory and majesty of Allah subhanaw taala is filled with is nor is a heart that is free from stress, free from fear of everything on the face of the earth, free from fear of people and things, free from from fear of incidence, free from fear of circumstances.
And the only way to free yourself from all of that is to develop the Asmath and the glory and magnificence of Allah in our hearts.
My brothers and sisters, Allah subhanaw taala in this in this session of ours on living Islam, let us think about this and say that what is it that I need to do in order to live my life according to Islam? And the thing I need to do in order to live my life according to Islam is to bring into my heart, the glory and majesty of Allah.
When I can do that successfully inshallah, then living my life becomes easy, according to Islam, because then the single criterion for all decision making becomes, does it please Allah? And if the answer is yes, I do it If the answer is no, I don't do it. If the answer is I don't know. Then I
find out before I
do anything, so I find out and then I do if it is in my favor, meaning that I do the action If it pleases Allah, and I do not do the action. If it does not please Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah subhanaw taala introduced himself in the Quran in many places. One of the finest places if not the best, is the famous is which all of us know which is ayatul kursi in Surah Al Baqarah where Allah subhanaw taala Sara will lay it on the regime Bismillah R Rahman. Rahim Allah who
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the EverLiving the Sustainer of all existence
of all creation, neither drowsiness overtakes him, nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with him except by his permission,
he knows what is
before them, and what will be after them. He knows the present and he knows the future. And they cannot encompass anything of his knowledge except what He wills his Coursey extends over the heavens and the earth
and their preservation, the preservation of the heavens and the earth does not tire him. He doesn't get tired. He does not need any rest. And he
is the whole Hollywood azeem. He is the Most High and the most great
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my brothers and sisters Allah subhanaw taala first introduced himself, he introduced himself in this beautiful light Atul kursi there are many
of us here about this there are many lectures on this ayatul kursi on the you know, on the
important significant elements of Arabic grammar that are reflected in it, of the glory and magnificence of the eyes itself and so on. So, by all means, please listen to all that. My point is, the thing to do is not simply to listen to lectures and analysis of the of either cosy. The thing to do is when we read ayatul kursi and this is part of our morning and evening uscar. So we read, we read ayatul kursi in the morning, and in the evening, Surah Surah Sallam said that this is sufficient for the slave to protect him from anything, because this is yet also protection varied either kursi at the end of every first Salah Rosado surah Sallam said the one who reads ayatul kursi
after the fourth Salah is over, nothing stands between him and Jana, except his death, meaning that as soon as he dies, he will go to Jannah inshallah, and this is for the person who
recites ayatul kursi after for Salah. So some of them I have said that the best way to ensure that is also to recite ayatul kursi, just before tasleem just before we make Salaam and then immediately after Salam after you've set us up for three times, then you recite it through kursi this inshallah
fulfills that requirement of Rasulullah solemn, where he said the one who does that, inshallah Allah will give him agenda as soon as the person dies. Now that is the, the importance and the significance of this magnificent Ayat of the Quran. And then Allah subhanaw taala, after he has
described himself, Allah subhanaw taala talks about now making choices that you like to do, that no matter what lecture you want to listen to, and so on and all about the analysis of the grammar This is that by all means, please, most welcome to listen to all that. But that's not that is not the important point. The important point is to ask yourself, what is happening to me when I read ayatul kursi? What is happening to me when I listen to it, and to see what happens to me when I recite ITIL? Course? Because that's the only thing which counts, Allah will not ask you what how many, he will not ask you about the intricacies of grammar, he will ask you what happened to you? Did your
heart change? Did you think differently and live differently and make different decisions after reading this introduction of mine, because now my
glory and magnificence should have filled your heart. And if you if my glory and magnificence had filled your heart, then would you have taken the decisions that you took.
So this is the point I want to make, which is that the purpose of the leaving Islam lectures is to enable us to live by this religion, not just merely to academically understand it, as I told you, I'm not discounting the importance of of knowledge or of academics. Anyone who thinks that is is grossly mistaken, I am talking about the fact that all academic focus, and all academics must lead to a result. It's like reading a recipe book. contrasted with cooking that particular food cooking that particular dish, there is a world of difference. Now, obviously, nobody says don't read the recipe book. Because if you want to cook a particular thing, then you need to know how it is to be
done. And how do you find that by reading the recipe book, by all means read the recipe book. But if you read the recipe book and you memorize the recipe book and you then become the best reciter of this recipe book in a beautiful tour, and then you analyze and super analyze that recipe book in the context of all the words that are in it. And all the all the nuances of grammar and whatnot, you will still remain hungry because you have not cooked anything. You are engrossed in the book you can't eat the book. The book will
Fill your belly, if you want that to benefit from the recipe book, why was the recipe book written, it was written so that you could eat it was written so that your hunger could be assuaged could be
could be satisfied, the book was not written for you to memorize it, or to read it over and over again. By all means, do memorize it, if you feel like doing that, do read it over and over again, no problem. But at the end of all of that, if you have not gone to the kitchen, if you have not started cooking, then you are wasting your time. Now this is the Allah Allah Hamza, work Allahu Allah, Allah and he are above the muscle that we give. But the point I'm making is that that is the state of the Quran, Majeed. As far as we are concerned, we are more engrossed and more concerned about memorizing it and reciting it and reading it and so on. And much less concerned about applying it in our lives,
we need to look at the column of Allah at the basic level, and say, when I recited what happens to me, right? If I recite it, what happens to me? Because the point is that if I'm reciting it, and nothing is happening to me that issue because, you know,
what's the whole point of reading it? Because if I'm not applying, and if nothing is happening to me, what is the point of that, right? So it's very important for us to keep this in mind. When we come to the Columbia fellows here with respect to either kursi specifically, I want you to do this, I want you to recite it, and to focus on your heart, and to see if there is any change in it. And if there is no change in it, then I want you to beg Allah subhanho wa Taala, to change your heart to I want you to beg Allah subhanho wa Taala, to clean your heart, purify your heart to change it, and to make it receptive to his color.
Because what is the use of a heart, which is like a piece of stone, nothing happens to it. Our ancestors really seriously let us ask ourselves this question and see what happens to my to my heart, and something must happen to my heart right now or either do Kerala who YG luck, Hulu, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this as one of the qualities of the believers that when Allah is mentioned before them, then their hearts Shiva with the glory and magnificence of Allah subhanaw taala. So if the if there is nothing that is bigger than the glory and magnificence of Allah, as mentioned in idol kursi, and if I'm reading ayatul kursi and it is just a mechanical thing, I'm supposed to read
it after every parcel, I read it, I'm supposed to read it as part of my morning and night. ascar I do that. And that's the end of the story. Nothing happens to my heart. I don't even look at that. I don't even think about that. I don't even reflect does this thing has it affected my heart or not? I'm just doing routinely something which I'm supposed to do. Now how long enough what Allah Allah in Allah when Allah Rajan one is somebody who is dying of starvation because he has no food. The other one is somebody who's sitting in front of the food, looking at it, but still dying of starvation, because he refuses to eat that food now which of these two, which is a more pathetic person, which
is somebody that we need to really marvel at their stupidity, because that's where I think that's where we are, we have the Kalam of Allah, but we do not focus on applying it in our lives, we do not focus on working on it. On to the contrary, we are engrossed only in the superficial aspects of it, of reading it and reciting it and so on and so forth and memorizing it, but we say all of this is fine, excellent Alhamdulillah It is something which will give me some power. But is this the purpose? Why Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the column of sentence column? Did you send it so that I can just recite it? My brothers and sisters, therefore look at your heart and say what has happened
to my heart as a result of this? And that's the reason why Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this. And then Allah said very clearly first aid when there is no compulsion in Islam. There is no compulsion in the like Rafi deed, there is no compulsion in the in the path of righteousness in the path of misguidance have both been clarified. Cut away in a rush to Manila Ray. For my work for with booty, we're human Billa The one who has rejected the false date is the one who has rejected everything false, the one who has rejected
all the hava all these his vain and false desires, the one who rejects shaitan
The one who rejects the agents of shaitaan all these things, the one who rejects them, all of these are one or the other form of the hood. For my yuck for bitter, haughty, well you mean Billa and who brought a man on Allah and who believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala aka the stumps aka Beluga, lumpy Samana, this person has caught hold off, he has grabbed, he has held and created a handhold that will not break. So how Allah subhanaw taala say, the one who chose Allah, that Allah will look after him, the one who chose Allah over and above all of these false things that Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring up his project, Allah subhanho wa Taala will become his helper.
Right? I love it, it becomes really so Allah mentioned is the one who does that.
Allow when you live in
your home, you know sumati illa know Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Wali, Allah is the Protector, Allah is the supporter, Allah is the nourisher Allah is the
is the is the guarantee of the
people who believe
well as the the AMA allow wherever levena among
people who believe, who are the people who believe, who people who have discarded, everything false. They are the people who believe the people who believe or not people who believe in falsehood and in Allah that is
what is your mission is to join partners. So if I am saying I have this and that then this issue. So Allah is saying, No, Allah says, the one who believes is the one who has rejected all false and who believes only in a loss of health and that's where the caravan begins with manaphy la isla, there is no one worthy of worship La ilaha illAllah
except Allah subhanho wa Taala so my brother and sisters, I remind you of myself, that this thing which Allah is saying, that these are the people and what happens to them now, Allah becomes there when he and when Allah becomes only what happens to them, what happens to them as Jojo Mina Zulu, Mattila know, Allah subhanho wa Taala takes them from, from darkness, into light, from misguidance into guidance, from ignorance into knowledge,
right from all kinds of evil, into all kinds of goodness, Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes the protector and marala becomes your protector, what happens to you, you come out or misguidance and you become guided, you become rightly guided.
Ask yourself, Is this worth it?
And what is the alternative?
What are the nakahara
and the one who denies Allah, the One who denies Mohammed Salah though that person has denied guidance, so what happens to him? Well as the Nakuru Alia
there Alia, their supporters, their protectors, their friends, are their tacos, are those things? Are those false ideas? Are those idols are those people are those situations circumstances whatever, which they are within quotes worshiping, which means that they follow them.
And what do they do? You could zoom in on Laurie Elizabeth, they take them from guidance to misguidance they take them from light into darkness, the opposite the one who took Allah subhanaw taala as his Willie will go from darkness to guide to light, the one who rejects Allah subhanho wa Taala as His Will he will go from light into darkness.
Like as have Mary
Jo, and these are the people who are the companions of the Fire, where they will stay forever. llama gentlemen and that we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from the fire. Now brothers sisters, seriously let us ask ourselves this question and say that the whole point of leaving Islam, how can I leave Islam, when my heart is filled with the glory of Allah subhanho wa Taala
there is no other way. That is the way where we
Allah subhanaw taala is lorien magnificence permeates everything in us and therefore we ask
Allah amount of data
to, to to help us and to open our hearts, to his nose and to his glory and to His Majesty, our sisters, it's very important for us to remember this and to
inculcate this in our life now, how will that happen? By looking at our lives? And by analyzing
what we do and how we do it, that's very important to analyze that not just live life mechanically, but to analyze that and say how am I living my life today Is this okay? Now when I analyze my life, what do I what how must I do that which is what I need to do is to take every decision that I
take and then say, this decision which I took, was it taken in order to please Allah? What did Allah come into this equation? Right? Did Allah subhanaw taala
come into this equation? And if Allah did not come into this equation, then what must I do about that?
Okay, because, you know, sometimes I in my, in my family business, consulting,
I, I have many Muslim families, big Muslim families, as my clients. So sometimes I do this, I do this exercise with them, I tell them, do a SWOT analysis, you're off your family, and I'm asking, I am asking you also, to do this, I'm, you know, letting the cat out of the bag as it were. So I want you to do this honestly to yourself.
As if you have not listened to this part of the lecture, so do it for yourself, which is do a SWOT analysis for yourself as an individual, and maybe as a family as well. Now, business, family or doesn't matter as a family. Now, what is a SWOT analysis? SWOT analysis is you do an analysis of what are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What are your opportunities that face you and available to you? And what are your what are the threats that you might have to encounter? Now in the SWOT analysis, once you have written this out, in your strengths, see if you have written Allah subhanho wa Taala as your strength. See, if you have written Islam as your strength, as I told you,
don't I mean I am, because of this lecture, I have to tell you this, but ask yourself this question. When you are making the SWOT analysis, imagine that you didn't listen to this lecture. Just do this for yourself and say, What does my SWOT analysis? Tim? Do I see Allah subhanaw taala as my strength? is Allah revealed to me? Or is Allah subhanho wa Taala just a concept that I have been that I've grown up with brought up with, you know, father used to talk about Allah, mother used to mention the name of Allah. I have seen them praying, so I'm praying, it's more habit is more a kind of, you know, default thing that I don't really think about too much. Which what exactly is it? Because the
results are proportionate to attitudes, right attitudes, drive behavior, behavior drives results. This is the slogan that we used to do in GE, not attitude. They said values, values, drive behavior, behavior drives results. So I'm substituting the word attitude. But my point is that if this is our attitude, which is that Allah subhanaw taala is just a name. Allah is just, you know, some, I don't know what some thought, then how do we expect
to get the value? How do we expect to get strength from the glory and magnificence of Allah? How do we expect to get that? Right? Now, seriously, ask yourself this question and say, if I really want to access the glory and magnificence of a life, I want to access the strength and power that I get from being from knowing that I am an act of Allah.
Then how can I do that? If I, if the name of Allah, if the description of Allah subhanaw taala does nothing to my heart?
Everything begins with the state of the heart. So therefore, my request to you is please reflect on the state of your heart. And ask yourself this question and say, when I read the ITIL, when I read, I could see what is happening to my heart.
Focus on that.
And if nothing is happening to your heart, see that as a major problem that you need to address and you need to sort out it's not something to be
to be you know, ignored or wished away or Oh, this is something you see is how is it that I am reading
Allah Serrano dalaras introduction of himself, this is the word of Allah.
This is not the poetry of some great poet, this is the word of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala speakings the speech of Allah.
And if that does not do anything to my heart, then where do I go?
To seriously ask this question and then analyze your life and say, every decision of mine
was Allah subhana wa Taala. It will do the SWOT analysis, does Allah feature a drug? And if Allah is not majoring in your SWOT analysis,
then do something about that. Second one is assessment of life. Look at every decision that we take, and then ask yourself and say, Did Allah feature in this decision? I borrowed money from the bank on interest, did Allah feature in that decision? I sincerely hope not. Because if Allah featured in that decision, and if you deliberately decided to take an interest based loan, even though you knew that Allah subhanaw taala declared war on that, then only Allah can help you because I raised my hands.
Right? I'm free of you.
Because knowingly as a Muslim, knowing that Allah declared war on you, if you indulge in this thing, knowing that if you still indulged in it, then what is there? What is left for me or anyone to see?
If on the other hand, you say, Well, you know what, I did not know this, I didn't know that or I may have known something, but I was not aware of the seriousness of it. And so I took this decision, then the next question is okay, Alhamdulillah at least you did that without knowing now that you know, what you intend to do.
Because remember, it's only actions that get results, not beliefs, alone, not talking actions, we have to actually do something, what is that something is analyze your life, look at it, decision by decision and say that any decision in which Allah subhanho wa Taala is displeased, I am going to reverse
if it is a decision that I had taken, which is now over so real, so reversing is not an option, then I will make a step far. I will make Toba I will give sadaqa. And I will ask a lot of forgiveness. But if it's a decision that I had taken,
hopefully as I said in ignorance, but whatever be the case, even if it was not ignorance, even if you did it deliberately, knowingly, you are committing COVID. But okay, so you did it. Now what? Now, we don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah first thing. Second thing is now we reverse the decision is okay, this is what I did, I did draw, I borrowed his money on interest, I should not have done that. I realize I even realize it then. But anyway, whatever it was, I did it. Now I realize it and I am going to go back to the bank and say, take this back, I am not interested in this law anymore. I am going to pay whatever areas is there and I am out of this.
Because believe me, you do not want to die in a state where you have listed your name in the list of the enemies of Allah.
Please take my word for it, you do not want to die in that state.
So please make sure that you're not
please make sure that you do what you need to do in order to live as an obedient slave of Allah and not as a disobedient rebel who is at war with Allah. Now
as somebody said, you know, pick somebody your size, right, you want to fight, pick someone your size.
You're too small. I'm too small to fight a loss of an attorney.
Don't do that.
When I'm when we're talking about either Guzzi, this is what I'm saying. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned his glorious magnificence and then Allah subhanaw taala gave us a choice. And he says pick. You want to pick Allah pick on
and this is what will happen what will happen you will be taken out from darkness into light, from basic guidance to guidance.
from stress, to peace of mind and tranquility.
from a place of fear and terror.
To a place of security.
On the contrary, you're free to choose the craft within free to choose. On the contrary, if you choose the opposite, which is that you say, Well, I don't care.
I will not believe in Allah. I don't believe in all this stuff, no problem, no problem. But do remember, that if you do that, then the opposite happens, which is that you are being taken now from light into darkness, from guidance to misguidance from tranquility, and safety, to to
insecurity, and fear and terror,
from peace of mind, to stress
because the moment Allah subhanho wa Taala comes out of your heart,
your heart is then filled with the darkness of all that is there in this world.
All the threats, the real and the imaginary they will fill your heart
and your heart will be full of turmoil and smoke
and sisters and even myself when you let us not do this to ourselves.
It is particularly problematic and pathetic and very sad and tragic.
for Muslims to do this, because we know Allah subhanho wa Taala
if somebody is believed in Allah, because they didn't really know Allah, then they have some there's some plank for them to stand on and say, Well, you know, I did not know
what a Muslim
might say, well, I did not disbelieve. Sure you did not disbelieve as in you did not deny Allah subhanaw taala with your tongue. But what do our and actions indicate? Do they indicate belief or disbelief? When I look at myself, when I look at my actions, am I seeing when I look at the actions? Are these the actions of somebody who believes in Allah? And who believes in the meeting with Allah? Or do they look like the actions of somebody who really does not believe that all this would happen?
many of us indulge in doing?
committing sins in secret?
May Allah protect us? You know, people watch pornography they do. I don't want to make a list of all the stuff that I that people. Do.
You know what you do?
If you are one of those, may Allah protect you from yourself? If you are one of those who is committing sins in secret, ask yourself this question and say, secret From whom?
Secret from home?
How is it a sin in secret?
When Allah subhanho wa Taala is Samuel Bashir,
when he hears everything he sees everything, lamb that is sudo. He knows even what is in our hearts.
How can you hide? Where will you hide?
And if you still believe that it is secret, that it believes that you that it means that you don't believe that Allah can see you don't believe that Allah knows. You don't believe that are like in here.
If that is the case, then what does that say about your belief? Is it belief or is it disbelief?
I'm asking you to think about for yourself I
am not making fatwa on anybody.
I'm saying that if I gave you this case study, and I said here is a person
who is committing this sin.
This person is committing this sin in secret or what he thinks is secret.
Whereas he claims to believe in Allah. He claims to believe that Allah is all seeing all knowing or hearing
then how do these two things match? If Allah is all seeing or hearing all knowing, then how come you believe that Allah does not see what you are doing right now.
So it's one of the two so either you don't believe that Allah can see and hear or know.
you got some way of hiding.
Now brothers, sisters, let us not
play games with Allah subhanaw taala.
It's too dangerous. Let's not play games with Allah.
Think about this, Allah subhanaw taala gave us all that we have, without even asking.
without even asking, Allah gave us EMA. Allah gave us a beautiful form, Allah gave us all kinds of strengths. He gave us our faculties he was intelligence.
And they give us sustenance you give to somebody gave well to some others, you give influence
all that we have.
And anyone who feels or you know, I don't have something, I tell my my standard answer this, take a deep breath.
You could do that, right? You could take a nice deep breath, inhale, and exhale.
Right? You could do that. Now go into, I don't work, don't go physically, but just mentally Think about that. What is happening in a COVID Ward, where people are on ventilators.
If they get COVID-19, and they die, what are they dying off? Sometimes they die of other things. But if they die of this particular virus itself,
then the die of
they can't breathe.
So I just said, Allah gave you a beautiful form, and I gave you a wealth influence, and so on and so on. And now you say no, no, no, but you know, well, I'm ugly. I'm poor. And this and that.
I'm going to take a deep breath.
And now tell me
what value does that deep breath have for you?
You want to know what the value of that breath is? Go to that COVID patient who's on a ventilator? Who's gasping for breath? cannot breathe respiratory failure, and ask him what is he willing to pay to take one nice deep breath like the one you took?
That is the value of it, like give it to a fridge?
Allah didn't charge you money for that.
When somebody is on a ventilator, the hospital is charging. What are they charging for? to breathe?
To enable you to breathe, Allah enabled you to breathe. You breathe libraries all the time.
Should we not be thankful for this?
And what is the way of being thankful to Allah?
The way of being thankful to Allah is to obey Allah
is to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala
and hamdulillah this day is so beautiful, it is so easy.
There are so few rules, some of you must be a few rules. Of course, there is your rules. Everything in Islam is halal except a few things which have been prohibited for your benefit. It doesn't benefit a lot, Renata.
Islam, privater addiction is prohibited, you know, consumption of alcohol and drugs and so on and cigarettes and tobacco and whatnot, who does it benefit?
If I have a clean life?
If I'm not addicted to if I if I'm not, you know addicted to various kinds of substances? If I have a clean life,
who am I benefiting?
Islam says Be faithful to your spouse, do not indulge in extra marital affairs.
So if you do that, who are you benefiting? yourself? You will have a beautiful marriage.
My brothers sisters, every single prohibition of Islam
is for the benefit of the individual.
Because Allah subhanaw taala, who has summit, he is free from all needs and wants, Allah does not need anything. So nothing can benefit him nothing can harm him. The benefit and harm is for us.
This is the meaning of having the Asmath of a line arts. Why do I go to worship Allah? Why do you pray
not as a mercy but to be complete on the go because I want to talk to him. We go because we want to thank Allah Rico because this is the great honor that Allah gave us as they come into our presence come into my Darbar come into my into into come before me
And the one who's rejecting it? What is he doing?
This is what we need to think about.
Do I have the Asmath? Do I have the greatness and glory and magnificence of Allah in my heart? How do I know that? Do I pray five times a day? Number one, number two, what is my attitude with regard to their prayer? Do I pray with anticipation with enthusiasm with love of Allah subhanaw taala or do I pray as this is Oh my god, this is one problem, which one
enough for this session inshallah, more later, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it easy for us. We ask Allah to give us the sweetness of event, so that we can obey Allah subhanaw taala full of joy not as a not not not out of fear or not as a as a imposition, or Salalah harana will carry values which may be erotica hamara humane or unreliable. alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.