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filarmonica Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi MBA will mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi wa sahbihi seldom at the Sleeman kathira in the Sierra
Nevada, my dear brother and sister, they thought, let me show you the scene which you saw earlier, which was the fall colors Millenium, all the trees that you see behind me, you saw them already, but you won't recognize enough, we had this beautiful snow storm, and now everything is covered with snow, the temperature outside now is about it's not that cold, it's about I think two degrees or one on one degree or something like that.
It's not minus, and the snow in the trees is melting. And as I talk to you, you will probably see some snow falling from the trees behind me. There you go, as I'm speaking, I can see it. And that's because the sun is out. And this is one of the very beautiful things about this part of the world, which is that right through winter, we have bright sunlight. So it's it is
it is very pleasant. It doesn't get dull and gray and, you know, depressing. It's you always have to have fresh eyes and, and the sunlight is so bright that literally it's you have to sort of, you know, screw up your eyes to look where there's snow, because the white reflects, it reflects the sunlight so powerful, that it completely does as I'm sitting here under this tree, and there is snow melting and falling, hopefully it
won't fall on the head.
In our series are living Islam and as I speak to you we are again in the middle of this
storm of emotions and and, you know, actions and reactions. May Allah subhanaw taala save us from all sorts of
illogical action no matter who does it. And help us to live in this world in a way where we spread goodness around us. And goodness means for anyone who lives in this world Islamic concept of goodness is not restricted to Muslims. It's Anyone who lives in this world.
It's very important to understand that
that maintaining people's dignity and respecting each other and respecting each other, respecting those who others respect all of this is very critical and important in the aspect of maintaining good relationships. You cannot maintain good relationships. If you treat people with disrespect. And if you treat those who their respect with disrespect, whoever they might be.
Sadly, that is what is happening today. And it's happening from
the highest places
of temporal authority in the world, which is heads of state and so on and so forth. And obviously the results are not something that you know, one would wish they are reserved what one would expect but they're not results that one would wish as I'm sitting and talking to you because of the snow now all the migratory birds have disappeared. And I can hear black capped chickadee calling from the tree rob me. These birds a little bit dad big, black capped chickadee c
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look it up on Google beautiful little bird.
So, but they've stayed through the winter and it's amazing how in extremely cold temperatures they still managed to
to survive and to thrive and they stay in thick hedges and in bushes and so on.
Contrary to what you might expect, birds don't build nests to stay in in winter.
In winter, they stay outside they stay in bushes and they stay in hedges and in evergreen trees. And Allah subhanho wa Taala protects them and keeps them from harm.
ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us and protect us and enable us to give us strength and give us resilience and give us forbearance and give us patience and give us the best of luck the best manners
we can which are exemplified by the manners of his
of his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
to be able to live out
lives in a way which is pleasing to Him gelato and which is which are a credit to
both to us as well as to us as representatives of Maha masala Harrison I say to my brothers and sisters the Muslims are watching this, that whether you like it or not you are a representative of most of us realize some
people do not know Mohamed Salah salah and even though we might wish that they would study the life of Muhammad Salam Let me ask you a very simple question. How many of you have read a book of serum?
Right? I know the answer to that. And when we ourselves don't have the time and we don't we cannot take the time out to read a book of Syrah of rasa Salama book of his biography. You expecting people who are not Muslim to do that? I mean, that's ridiculous. So the first and foremost, of course, please take this, this particular video as your starting point, go and get a book of Sierra. If you are if you read
English, then Martin Ling's book, which is called the life of Mohammed Salim from the earliest sources, is a very good book to read. My own book, which is leadership lessons from the life of a sort of a seller is is not a classic book of Syrah because I don't trace the life on a solemn chronologically and I'm not talking about all the incidents in life, but I'm talking about specific leadership incidents and the leadership lessons, incidents of leadership incidents of, of incidents of resilience, of courage of forbearance of forgiveness from his life, sunlight. And so read that book, my book is of course free, it's on every on every platform. It go there's also a full
multiple videos full course on the book, all of which is free that course is on this channel as well.
So do that or read any other book there is in Arabic there is a radical Naco which is a beautiful book to read and that book has been translated also into Arabic and Urdu. In order there is the best book that I know is Syrah to NaVi by allama Salama nadwi raha Talalay
and allama says shibori no money to lolly allama shibley wrote
the first volume of it and then he passed away and Ramesh axela mana de la Talalay took over from him.
It was his also was his style and his and his check. And he completed that so the that's the best book in order to do and I'm saying best book. Because of the way that book has been written that book has been written. Unlike other sera books that book has been written on the principles of hedis on the soul of this. So the incidence of the Sierra which I mentioned in this book are incident which passed the very stringent
quality control tests if I use that term
that is applied to the habits of an assassin
in terms of authenticating the mode, the narration as well as the narrator's of the status of assassin. So this is the the I've given you now in in Arabic in English. And in an order though the books that you can read, and there are plenty I'm going back to the to the original sources of plenty and plenty of books. You know this there has never been a shortage of people who loved also relies on Salah, and who documented his life in the minutus detail.
I've always recommended and this is a general recommendation also for from a lot of
from a lot of people that the best books to read are biographies because biographies are real life stories. And whether the autobiographies or biographies are real life stories, the people mentioned there they existed, they lived, they,
they, you know, they face challenges in life, they had joys and sorrows. And so if you read about them, and if you read what they did and what they didn't do and what decision they took and they didn't take, then it gives you a much better way of looking at life and of understanding life. Then,
if you read some novels, because a novel no matter how interesting it is, it's the imagination often of the author, whereas the biography is is authentic and it is real. Now, having said that, of course, not all biographies are equally authentic, because
The when, by the time this person, especially biographies, and even autobiographies, when you write, it depends on the integrity of your memory. I mean, how well can you remember?
If you have taken notes throughout your life? Or if that was something you do, you did, and very few people do that, then you have access to those notes. And that helps you. But otherwise, it's really your memory. And it's a question of saying, Well, you know, how much do you really remember.
And with biographies, it's even, it's even more dicey, because you are writing about somebody else, or somebody else is writing about you. And so it depends on the authenticity of their resources, and so on and so on. Yet it is still obviously much better than reading just a novel. But in the case of Rasulullah, Salah the beauty of his biography, is that his biography was written by people who literally lived with him, including his own wives, who knew him in every and intimate detail. And now these are the people who provided the data about his life. Number one, number two, that this record of his life of what he did in the minute is detail, the smallest of details was recorded
during his lifetime itself. And in many cases, this was written down and it was then read back to him. And people say also that this is what we wrote about you, is this correct? Do you authenticated? Do you? Are you satisfied with that? And he would say, yes, this is right. And that is how it was recorded. Just to give you two very small examples, which I've mentioned many times before. One is, if I ask you, who the person you love the most, who's the person who you believe you know, the most, most intimately. So it could be, you know, your child, your spouse, or your parent or somebody. And if I tell you tell me describe for me, what the bottom of their feet, the soul of
their foot was, like,
if I tell you this basket is questionable, describe for me, what the bottom of the soul of the foot of this person who you love, or love the most what it is, like, I bet you that most of you, if not all of you, you cannot defend that because you don't you didn't see that met, you did not see that you didn't, you didn't observe that that was not the focus of your, of your observation. So you don't know.
You might say, well, how important is it know that it's not important, but it's you don't know. That's the fact. Number two, if I ask you tell me, how do you how does this person the most beloved person of yours, this person who you know, so well?
How do they clip their nails?
in what order? Any order or no order? Or? Or there's a particular order that they use? What What is his order? I can bet you you don't know that?
If I tell you if I ask you this question, you might say, well, this is a stupid question. But if I ask you this question, as if I said said you can reduce the number of, of gray hair or white hair in this person's head and beard. I mean, if it was something like mine, you wouldn't be able to count them. But the point is that, if I asked how many white hair,
I bet you would not be able to say that. But all of these three details are given for a sort of life analyzer.
Now, the reason I'm mentioning this tool is not because I think that the the bottom of the foot is such an important part of the body, I'm just saying because this is the detail. This is the it's a mark of the love of these people for salasar number one, number two, this is the detail to which they recorded, what he did, how what he looked like, what his manners were, like, how he dealt with different situations. And because he was a very, very public figure,
a very, very, extremely public figure. There was somebody around him the whole time that he had, he had so many people around him, Allah subhanaw taala actually reveal Koran, the ayat of surah rasa where Allah subhanho wa Taala essentially said to people leave him alone.
He said, Give him some free time.
Get out from his house, if he invites you for a meal go at the time of the meal. If he invites you for dinner, don't go at breakfast time and sit there and then when you when you have eaten live, don't sit there and talk don't sit there and spend some more time and the reason I said this was because this is what people used to do. They loved him so much. They didn't want to leave his company. So the moment they would their eyes open they headed for for his house or for the images where he would be and they would spend the whole lot the whole day with him every single available moment in their life they spent with resources and sell them to the extent and leverage o'clock his
own manners was such that he never told somebody you know, I need private
We'll see. Okay, I think I've spent enough time with you. No, no, don't just drop in, take an appointment. He never does any any of those things. Right? He was available to them 24 seven, anytime of the day or day or night. So Allah Serrano della, they will Quran to say look, I mean, he is a human being, he has a family, he needs time for himself, he needs time for his for his family. So leave him alone.
Given that freedom,
and he tells you also how lovable a person he must have been because people love to be with him. Not nearly the same. We say familiarity breeds contempt. Now that does not apply to SSL. This applies to practically everyone and people who are the closest to you are the people who end up respecting you the least because they see you up close. And may Allah protect us unless Allah subhanaw taala has chosen to shield your and my farce people close to a sinner. And after a while it becomes a you know, how do I respect this person who's who's
whose feet stick, whatever they whatever the case might be. So the point is that with rasuna XSL and this was not the case, the more they knew him, the closer they were to him, the more they loved him.
So Allah subhanaw taala by not making is that here was the here is this person, Mohamed Salah, whose biography is so important for us to read, especially in today's world, because we are living in a world where he is being attacked. Now again, no need to get depressed about that there's no need to feel sad about that, because this is also not new. Right? He was attacked from day one he was attacked from the moment he stood on the on sofa and he called out two people they were super hot, that is where hatred for mamasan Assam started for no reason whatsoever completely baseless hatred only because he was inviting towards Allah subhanaw taala. And I can assure you that the same thing
will continue until the day of judgment when Allah subhanaw taala establishes his throne and establishes his his court and then Allah will decide between us and He will decide who's right and who's wrong. So, this is not something to feel bad about not something to be depressed about, but it is something for us to respond to and how do we respond to that, we do not react to that we respond to that, how do you respond to that? you respond to that by your own behavior, because believe me people do not know mama Santa sallam, but they know you they have not seen Mohammed Salah Sam but they are seeing you and when they are seeing you they are assuming that Mohammed Sana Sana must have
been like you
right? So think about that. That's a very serious matter. They when they look at you and me, they think that Oh, well this man is a Muslim, so Mohammed Salah must have been like him. So now if I am projecting an image, through my speech, through my actions through my dealings to my behavior through my manners, which is positive, then they say, Well, this is good, because here is a here is this man, and he is a Muslim, and he's a follower of Mahatma Salim. And if masala Sallam was probably like him, and this is a good thing, you know, we we like this man. And we like his behavior. We like his actions, dealings, manners, speech, whatnot, whatnot. So therefore, they have
a positive impression about Islam and about a sort of a solemn, but if it is the negative.
If it is the negative, then that's exactly what is happening, which is that they are going to blame Russia relies on a solemn because of what you and I are doing and yelling and screaming and saying this is unfair, will serve no purpose. It may be unfair, but this is reality.
Right? So if it is unfair, it's unfair, we can't help it. That's how the world is built. It is not a fair world. So what must I do and what must you do? Be conscious of the fact that you and I are representatives of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number one number two, that we whether we like it or not, people are going to use us as the benchmark to decide what and who he was and what he was like.
approach this consciously and approach this with confidence and approach this very carefully. And how do you do that by studying the life of also licensing and then not just studying it just as an intellectual or academic matter, but to practice that to live like him to walk like him to talk like him to speak like him to delight to deal like him and to be with people
in your, in your home, outside your home, in your businesses in your employment, as individual citizens of the countries that you live in, as we drive as he walked, talk, whatever to portray and show the best possible image and behavior that we can because we are representatives of homicide.
On a Harley Davidson, my brother sister, this is a very big responsibility on us as Muslims. And as I told you today, our last round of data is
putting us on the spot where this has come even more to the fore and hamdulillah We ask Allah subhanaw taala for his help and we approach it in that manner. So, any reactionary behavior, no matter how much how justified you might feel, it is, is always always always negative. Because a reaction happens when a reaction happens the control is in the hands of somebody else.
And that control that cannot help you in any way. Right. The reason I am beginning with this as far as the living Islam is CCD is concerned is because this is what is the meaning of living is not living Islam is to live like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sahbihi wa sallam lived
what is the what is a better definition of living Islam than to say that it is to live your life like Mohammed Salah Salaam lived his life. And again, this is not my the figment of my imagination or it is not my love for the Solomon Johnson all of that which Allah is very much that I love selling more than I love anyone and anything else in this life including myself. Alhamdulillah
but this is not that statement. This is a statement is from the devil of this is from the Kitab of Allah subhanaw taala because Allah subhanaw taala told us laqad karnala goofy Rasulullah he was watching Hassan live in Ghana yo yo la well, yo ma Hera was aka la kathira. Allah Mandela said there for you. The best example is the example of mine Avi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah said in the life of Rasulullah, Salah is a good example for the one who, yeah, did you learn how valuable Akira for the one who looks forward to who is waiting for?
the meeting with Allah and the Day of Judgment, while Yamanaka was a Corolla kathira. And who remembers Allah subhanho? wa Taala a great deal. Now who?
What kind of meeting Do you anticipate? Do you anticipate a meeting where you expect a negative result? Or a positive result? I know it's a dumb question. But ask yourself.
We anticipate meetings where we expect a positive result. Mr. Hamdulillah, I want to go meet this person because this is my dearest friend, this is somebody I love this somebody whose company I love. This is somebody in whose company I'm going to go do something with both of us love and so on, so forth.
Right? Think about this, we are working for a corporation and you get a you get a message saying the CEO wants to see you and usually and he wants to give you some feedback. Let me let me turn on the screws. There is a fee, the CEO wants to give you some feedback. So he's calling you now, feedback by by definition has a
negative connotation. So how many of us think that Oh, wow, fantastic. My boss finally wants to recognize what I've been doing all my life in this company. No, most of us will think of like whoa, now what did I do? Now what what is What does he want to talk to me about? So anything that you are anticipating means that you anticipate something good?
Now here Allah Samantha is talking about that one meeting which is the most important meeting in our existence and that is the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala
there is no meeting there was no meeting and there will be no meeting more important and more critical to us than the meeting with Allah Serrano della della della, who on the day of judgment
and about that meeting, Allah said
that if you want a good ending, if you want that meeting to be good,
the live your life, like the life of My Habib, the life of like the life of my Rasul Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
laqad can Alico fiercer la Oh, swattin Hashanah.
Surely the best example for you
is in the life of
Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and he is also a tool has
his beautiful way his beautiful life the way he lived his life.
For whom? lemon, lemon Ghana your doula well Yamanaka was a Latina.
For the one who looks forward to the meeting with a lot of nanotech, I think about this is in the context of how Allah subhanaw taala described the Day of Judgment
read the many of the sources in the enthusiam
The last doodle dakara the 30th juice, read
the, the surahs you know anywhere else in the Quran including altay for example, so the raffia and others was where Allah subhanaw taala described the day.
One common feature
that you will find in all the descriptions of the day of judgment in the Quran is that Allah subhanaw taala described it in the most frightening ways.
You guys Zilla Thiele argosy Zara Hakata Maha alcara tamale Kaya, Eva tilapia
everywhere, right? Allah, Allah described the day of judgment as a day which will be very tough and very difficult. And a day which will be full of fear, and full of anxiety, and a day in which even those who have who have lived good lives, even those who have tried to live their life,
you know, I in obedience, Allah subhanaw taala, even they will not be free from fear.
They will not be fear free from the fear of the anger of Allah subhanaw taala is not that they will get the anger knowledge Allah will protect them. But I'm saying that from their perspective, they will not be saying, Oh, I am fine. And I think that doesn't apply to me No.
Including the Amelia musala, including the unveiling of
the beautiful hobbies.
Where as soon as SLM said on the Day of Judgment, all of humanity,
all of humanity.
Now think about that, when you when you read the words of these Hadees of New Year them. Don't just listen to the words just like that. What is the meaning of all of humanity,
all of humanity in the current context,
means every single person in this world that you know or know about,
from the weakest to the strongest, from the poorest, to the wealthiest, from the
least powerful to the most powerful.
Right? Every beggar every head of state,
every Papa every billionaire Antilles trillionaire. Everyone, man or woman,
all of humanity, and that is only current present time.
But all of humanity is not received rather than
is rested, it contains and includes all those who passed
before us. Some of them we know some of them we don't even know. Because not not all history is written.
Not all histories written.
The last king of Yemen, know the man called early man
and his family ruled Yemen for over 1000 years.
For 1000 years in genealogy, genealogical terms, that family is considered to be to have the purest
descent in terms of genealogy of the Arabs.
I bet most of us have not even heard the name.
So people in the past and all the people who have not yet not yet one
till the Day of Judgment.
all of humanity is gathered on the day of judgment on the murder of
every human being
and every gene that ever existed.
If he or she was born, they will be there because whoever was born will die. And whoever dies will be resurrected.
As well as as Adam said they will be in a state
of great suffering and great turmoil and great stress and great difficulty because the sun will be at a
at a height, very close.
Like the like the you know the length of for for a couple of spears.
A couple of lenses
and again, remember, I'm talking about
I'm only Marin narrating to you what a pseudo Santa Sallam told us
to don't get into trying to interpret that in the context of our knowledge. And say, Well, you know, if the whole world everything has ended, this whole solar system has ended. Where is the sun? And how did design come from Allah can do what he wants.
And unless rantala said, He will change this earth for another Earth.
So we don't we don't know. And we say the mother of how shall we say, the plane of gathering the place of gathering.
What's going to happen?
Is the same Earth going to be flattened is Allah going to create another for Allah subhanaw taala Nothing is impossible. So don't get into the spin about all of that, that doesn't matter. What matters is one of the chosen totals, which is that there is going to be a day of judgment, there is going to be a place of gathering wherever that is, however, Allah wants to create it and on that place of gathering you will be there I will be there and we will be everyone all humanity will be in a state of grey.
And people will say one other let us get somebody to intercede with Allah subhanho wa Taala della della Lu
and Alice Ratan Tata will be on his throne on the arch.
And the last round of delas jellal will be such
that it will overpower everything.
So, people will say, let us find somebody who can intercede before Allah and ask Allah to set up the scales and to pronounce judgment and it doesn't matter, I don't mind going into jahannam. But let me be free from this stress here.
And having said that, as soon as as an object people will say that because they do not know what is general.
But this is our nature. Today, I am sitting in the middle of all this snow, what am I conscious of the heat and added about 40 plus Celsius
for what I'm sitting in here, which is, you know, two degrees or one degree or something, Celsius, and it's very, very beautiful and pleasant. We are in our presence.
We do not remember the past,
help whoever that is going for.
So the point is that
this is what people will do so they will go to Adam alayhis salam because he is the father of all humanity. We all came from you. So they will go randomly ceram and they will ask Lisa lamb and they will say please our Father, please intercede before Allah subhanho data on our behalf and tell Allah subhanho wa Taala to start the proceeding.
And talking about
your doula while Yamanaka looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanaw taala I'm Tim and I'm explained to you that this meeting with Allah subhanho data, the way it was described is in these terms, I gave you some references from the Quran. And this is the beautiful reference of the Hashanah.
So people will go and otherwise
and people will say to him, they say Allah created you with his own hands.
You You You lived in Germany, you will create an agenda.
You lived in Jana, you are the first nabee of Allah Serrano della della della Mandela forgave you.
So please intercede for us with Allah subhanaw taala and otherworldly Salah despite all of these for the aisle despite all of these strengths.
Despite being the recipient of all of these blessings Allah subhana wa lizarraga said today I will not speak before loss varicella I'm afraid to speak before loss manager
because yes, it is true that Allah tala Forgive me.
But what if Allah subhanaw taala wants to ask me that question today, why did you disobeyed what what how will answer
this will be the state and then and then they will go to
two new allies around and they go to LA Salaam and then they will go to Musa alayhis salam then they will go to Sally Salaam and I'm, I'm collecting and compacting the heavies. And for each of them, they will
they will greet them they will describe for them their father I'll even I am Holly rula moussaka Li mala,
is Ali Salam O Allah is Allah salam, Kalamata.
and so on and so forth.
They will go to the Malibu ceram they will say please intercede please talk to Allah subhana wa Taala request him and they will say sorry today we cannot do anything.
And each of them
will say and finally when they come to you Sorry sir, I'm sorry sir, I must say go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
salatu salam said they will come to me.
And he said, I will fall into God before the throne of Allah subhanho wa.
And he said that I will remain in sujood before the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala for as long as Allah subhanaw taala wills
and then Allah subhanaw taala in that state of such that will inspire me will give me words in wish to praise him and disk and glorify Him that no other creation no other creature in his creation has ever done before that
and when that happens and that will also go on for as long as the last rather than a world and then Allah subhana wa tada was the edify right it's like a Yeah, we're having some
ask and I will give you
raise your head, Omaha masala? Ask and I will give you
this is Muhammad Sallallahu Allah you.
The point I'm making for your brothers and sisters is that when I'm saying to you that living our life according to the way of Amazonas, lm is not only something which is beautiful for us in this world because that is how his life was.
But it is something which inshallah is guaranteed for us to give us relief on a day when we will really we will need relief and nobody can give relief except us vadodara and this allows Renata himself and his either their lockup Carla COVID also rely on Asana, livan kana Yahoo, La Jolla, kerravala. Athena
and as I said, that live your life like the life of my anime Mohamed Salah Salaam, and this living the life like the life of a sorceress, Allah Allah said that this is something which
those who look forward to the meeting with Allah and look forward to the day of judgment, this is what they do.
Meaning that if you do and if you live your life, like the life or solace as a lamb, then inshallah you you will be among those who can look forward to the meeting with Allah Subhana hota.
Now lawmakers among those who can look forward to that meeting, because that is a meeting which is going to happen, believe me there is no that is one meeting. Without a doubt, there is no doubt that that meeting will happen.
So we want to be in a state when that meeting happens where Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with us.
We want to look forward to that meeting with positive anticipation, because we want a lot to be pleased with us. And we want to meet him when he's pleased with us.
And the way to do that is to live our lives according to the life of Muhammad Rasul. That is why please read the Kitab of Allah Of course, and then please read the Syrah of Rasulullah. Selim read his biographies, and then as I said, not don't just read them, study them with only one focus
study them with a focus of how can I apply this in my life
and then apply it and monitor it.
I know we all make mistakes.
Just because I am talking to the this sub stuff to you please don't imagine that I that my life is exactly like the life of me. So so it is not.
I make an effort. I try to the best of my ability. And as I asked my Rob, to forgive me.
You also try.
Every time you talk to somebody every time you go anywhere, every time you deal with somebody your manners, especially in times of stress. Every time you disagree with somebody every time somebody irritates you, every time somebody is, is probably provoking you. Remember Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Remember that? He did not retaliate. He never retaliated. He never reacted.
He always responded and he always responded with forgiveness. He always responded positively. He always responded with love.
I know it's tough. That's the reason why it will help you and me on the Day of Judgment.
That's got it us to be pleased with you and never to be displeased and to accept from you and to take you and keep you in in a state of base in this dunya welaka masala Allah will carry value
Have you been but I haven't figured out how to do it from what I have to learn what I got