Living Islam #56
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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excuse me, in our session today, our class on leaving Islam
100 A we are beginning a new session, a new year of this, we have done 52 classes of living Islam, Allah subhanaw taala bless you for attending these classes.
We are beginning now a new year of these classes in 2021. ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah who to help us to benefit from leaving Islam, because that is the only way of benefiting from Islam by living it. Islam is not the name of a theory, Islam is not the name of a
of a philosophy. Islam is the name of a practice. Who is a Muslim, the one who practices Islam.
Like who is a flyer, Don who was flying, not somebody who's sitting in a plane is not a flyer, the one who's flying the plane is a fly
who is a driver, the one who's driving a car, or truck or whatever it is, if he's just sitting in the truck, he's not he's not on in a car, he's just sitting in that he's not a driver, he's driving, he becomes a driver when he's actually driving.
Now on the authority of Sabah, Allahu wa sallam said something which is very, very significant, especially today, when we are quite literally seeing this happening in this world.
Now there is a upside to it and a downside to it. The upside to it is that Alhamdulillah This is not the first time it has happened.
And therefore, we know that at the end of the tunnel, there is light, and that if we do the right things that inshallah mastana, Allah subhanaw taala will live this test from us, and He will lift this difficulty for us. The downside of it is exactly the opposite of that, which is that if we want our condition to change, then we must change ourselves. A lot of America does not change the good condition of a people until they corrupt themselves until they change themselves. And vice versa. Allah does not change the bad condition of people until they change themselves. So both of this and both of these are true. The ayat itself reverts to good conditions, but the influence of the ark
inshallah also refers to people who are in difficulties because obviously it does, that's the logical conclusion of it, that if I was doing well, and if I corrupted myself and I got sick, then what must I do ever stop doing the things that resulted in my loss of health? Take, for example, somebody who is suffering from substance abuse, somebody who's up who's suffering from addiction of any kind, if you ask him, How were you before the addiction, I was very healthy Alhamdulillah. So how come now you are sick because I got myself addicted to this substance, whatever it was, whether it was drugs, whether it was alcohol, whether it was pornography, whatever it was, right, I got
myself addicted to this. So now, it does. It's not rocket science, right? It doesn't need an Einstein's brain for you to understand, what do you need to do to become healthy again, stop the substance abuse.
Stop doing that stuff. So if you want to benefit from something we have to take action. So also in Islam, as we said, the conditions of the Muslims today are far from ideal. The condition of the Muslims today is in a minute, I'm going to tell you the Hadees open source and sell them as narrated by someone on the line Oh, so the condition is not good. But it is not something that we need to
that we that we lose hope over because anyway, we do not and we never, ever lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala a Muslim is somebody who never loses hope, in the mercy and in the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala no matter what the situation, he may be, no matter what the difficulty may be, the Muslims looks to Allah subhanho wa Taala, who was quadrat was power or the glorious Majesty is enough to overcome every conceivable difficulty that might exist or might be there too.
the holidays, it is insulin avida owed on the authority of Sabah and or the Allahu rasulillah salam said,
People will soon summon one another to attack you, as people summon one another when eating
the invite others to share their food. People will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating, invite others to share their food. Someone asked them ask so celeb said Yasser Allah sallallahu Sallam will that be because of our small numbers at that time? will this happen? Will people attack us because we are only a few. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied, No, you will be numerous at that time, you will be huge numbers, you will be numerous at that time, but you will be like fraud and scum that is carried down by a torrent of water.
Right? I don't know how many of you have seen
flash floods and hamdulillah thanks to YouTube, you don't have to actually see that physically just go on YouTube and
and put in Flash Flood and you will see this description that also have a sell sell and game of what happens flash floods come
because what happens is the rain when it rains in the mountains, water comes down the water flows into an old waterways in the old channels where water used to flow, which during summer are completely dry. So these channels, they get a lot of you know dead leaves and twigs and this and that and all kinds of debris. But when the flash flood gums, all of this debris, it floats on top of the water because the water is dries it out. And also there is scum that is formed for various reasons. So all of this looks very big. In terms of volume, there's this huge, you know, cloud of white foam and,
and, and dead leaves and whatnot. But actually it has no weight, it has no no significance, and it cannot stop that water. So as soon as they asked him jasola will that be because of our small numbers? And he said a lot he seldom said no, you will be numerous at that time. But you will be a fraud and scum like that carried down by a torrent of water. And Allah subhanho data will take out the fear of you He will take out the respect for you. He will take out days for you. He will take out the habits for you from the breast, the hearts of your enemy, and he will cast an overhand into your hearts.
May Allah bless his heart to God I live in Bay. They were so focused on learning that they always asked these beautiful questions and had it not been for their beautiful questions. We would not have had our Dean in the perfection Alhamdulillah that we have it so they asked him when he said this, he said that you will be like you will be numerous but you will be like froth and scum that is carried down by our torrent of water. And Allah will take the fear of you out from the breasts, the hearts of your enemy, and he will cast alvirne he will cast and wahan into your hearts. So somebody asks us also Salaam Yasser Allah sallallahu Sallam what is a lion? What is Allah and he survived Solomon
replied love of the world and dislike of death, fear of death, love of this dunya and dislike of death of other sisters. If you ask this if you think about these things.
Just think about this and say what an amazing thing that this is which Allah subhanaw taala cause a person to explain. So they said sakala
color Caillou Yasser Allah wa
Kala hobo dunia Pokhara here to remote
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That loss of data that was also seldom explained this and he said they asked him
What is your mouse wha jasola luck, Paul. He said Papa Dunia vokera here to mote. He said, it is love for the dunya and it is dislike of death,
fear of death dislike of death.
Today we are living in a world where
we are faced with COVID-19 and people are living in a state of fear. May Allah protect us. It's very shameful to remember and mind that even Muslims they have this COVID phobia, however for how long do you want to live in this world for what to do what? Why are afraid of death?
What is that that is to meet a lot of antenna that's problem that's a problem for you.
By all means, take precaution is stupid, not a professional, it is highly irresponsible, not take precautions. You must wear masks, you must wash your hands You must maintain social distance don't hug and kiss people and so on and so forth. All of which we love to do and Alhamdulillah This COVID has, has really opened our eyes. On a side note I want to read for you something which by
very very dear uncle, my father's brother who is now the
without the eldest in our family, as a doula big make dua for him Allah subhanho wa Taala give him a life which is full of fire and Baraka for him and my judges and for his wife mellows writer keep them in good health.
with the with good health and Baraka and with
without being dependent on anyone except Allah subhanho data, you sent me a very beautiful thing this morning. And it says what is luxury? What is luxury, then it says they made us believe that luxury was the rare, the expensive, the exclusive, everything that seemed unattainable. Now we realize that luxury, were those little things that we did not know how to value when we had them. And now that they are gone, we've missed them so much. Luxury is being healthy. Luxury is not stepping into a hospital. Luxury is being able to walk along the seashore. Luxury is going out on the streets and breathing without a mask. The luxury is meeting with your whole family and with your
friends, luxury are the looks, smiles are luxury, luxury, our hugs and kisses, luxury is enjoying every sunrise, luxury is the privilege of loving and being alive, all this is a luxury, but we did not know that.
May Allah guide us to value what we have, while we have it. This is a great tragedy of of the human condition that we value things or we see the value of something only after it has gone that we see the value of the thing only after it's gone. While it is there, we tend to take it for granted. We are ungrateful for eight sometimes we even mix critical statements of that Swan light it may Allah protect us from ourselves. So here
is our solemn is mentioning this thing he says that your
time will come when people will attack you as people attack or as people will attack you they will invite each other not just the people will invite each other they will sound each other they will invite each other to attack you like people call each other to share their food. So this is like you know here it is it's free for the taking. So just take
this seriously let's let's reflect on this thing and say that
how is it that we are in this situation and by law Muslims all over the world are in the situation. May Allah protect us. In some cases the Muslims are being directly attacked like we see in Syria and other places. In other places they are not directly attacked, but people are but countries are passing laws which which impact negatively on Muslims, which we seek to.
We seek to prohibit Muslim customs and practices and and Islamic ways of living.
It's the sea The seek to, you know, stop Muslims from
enjoying their lives from living, according to Islam. So, all of these things are happening one by one by one, and they are different grades and different levels.
This is happening literally almost globally, almost everywhere. Sad to say, even in Muslim countries. Now, obviously there are different kinds of reasons that are given for all of this. And this is all part of the narrative. It's part of the, of the narrative to justify doing what people are doing to justify doing what those in authority are doing. So we are we are seeing this we actually seeing the situation which Salaam described for us, which is 70 each other to attack you, like people summon each other, to eat a dish of food to share their food.
Now, somebody said, Will that be because of our small numbers at the time? Just as think about this? How many Muslims were there to begin with, right? In the time of Nova salam, if you look at the people in in Mecca,
and how many people were there? How many people Cambridge lab in 13 years of nasolabial sounds preaching, there can be no preaching, there can be no invitation to Islam that can be superior, more powerful, you know, more effective than the bridging of vamos Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam obviously that's that's just logic, right? It's not i'm not it's not a that is not. I'm not saying this because I love Michelle Salama, of course, I love him, I love him. I love him more than I love anyone and anything on the face of the earth, except Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the point is, that it's not because of that I'm saying this is the actual logical reality, which is that nobody can do
something nobody can do can preach better than the one who was sent to preach and the one who was taught how to preach by the one who sent him wishes Allah subhanaw taala
This is this goes without saying that this is the
that this is the reality. Now, my brothers and sisters, so think about that and say that, therefore what does it tell us about who we are and what we are right.
during that time, during the time, when the soldiers and asylum was preaching during the time, when soldiers are seldom was
was the one was preaching and was teaching.
Think about what is it that
you know that that what do you what is it that Mashallah seldom
taught? And what is it that he
he explained to us
what is it that we got out of that preaching, right? Think about that and say, what is it that
after all of that 13 years of that, and struggle after struggle after surgery, it was a it was nothing was easy. It was a very tough, very difficult struggle after struggle. Yet at the end of all of that, how many people came to Islam? Think about that. How many people came to Islam at the end of that preaching? of Rasul Allah is Elijah.
And you know, what I'm saying, you know, you know, the numbers, right to say, okay, maybe 100 people, maybe 200 people, different people have given different numbers. I don't think anyone did a actual census of that there. But the fact remains that just a few people, a handful of people, in a matter of speaking, came to Islam. Yet, what was their position in society? How strong were there? How powerful were they? What was the what how is it that that they lived and worked? What was their source their position in society? Think about it.
Right? Then we go to fast forward a little bit. We go to
the time of Russell Russell salami go to the time of the Medina and period and we say okay, how many people were there at the in that period, and let's go fast forward to the end of the beginning period, which is the
which is the the wohlfahrt of supervisors
And we say that when Rasul Allah has passed away, how many people were there?
who or how many people were Muslim?
And then ask ourselves and say that what was the position of Muslims at that time? What was the position of Muslims at that time? How were the Muslims?
You know, viewed? What was their, their position? What was their
car? What was there? You know, how did they How are they viewed?
And you will realize what I'm talking about, that you will realize that what I'm saying is something which is
which is so significant, that we have to stop and think and say that what is it that I'm talking about?
Fast forward now to today?
Fast forward to today? And then tell me what is the position of Muslims. So when Muslims were a few I mentioned to the last of the of the PT but but didn't period if you want to call it the time when I was passing away. They say that there were 100,000 people who prayed to Allah, Salah Pulcinella for a saucer, right?
double that number 200,000. Today, we have got from whatever numbers that people throw around, one to one and a half billion people, not million billion people.
Right? So 1000 million people, or 1500, or 1200 1000 300 million Muslims globally.
Take that handful of people in the time of Medina. And take this huge mass of people today.
And tell me who had more Maha who had more in a presence?
Who had more gravitas? Who had more influence who had more power, more authority, who were looked up to as role models. Is there anyone looking up to Muslims as robots today and not talking to individuals?
I'm talking about Muslims as a community.
If you if you even say the word I think people will sort of, you know, fall off their chairs, laughing Muslims as role models, as a community.
Ask Why not? Ask yourself, why not?
So we have this situation, right now as I speak,
Hello, Tanya okara, here to
a two reasons why Allah subhanho wa Taala
removes this respect. Don't either even though the word fear is used fear from remove the fear of fear of yourself, learn to remove the fear of Muslims from the hearts of people. This is not to be seen in a negative sense. It's not fear as in people hate Muslims and fear that this is the order and the majesty like you, when you go into the presence of a king, you went to the presence of a very powerful person, you go into the presence of your chef
you know, great scholar.
You don't go there jumping and dancing. You go there very quietly, go there extremely respectfully. silently.
You go there dressed appropriately, you don't go there. You know wearing a pair of shorts, you go there dressed appropriately.
And you behave with the utmost respect and you won't sit quietly and if you have to ask a question you do that in the way that is in the correct norms. All of this not because you are afraid in the sense of you hate the man of course not where the money won't even go there.
It's it's all it is a car and I don't know the exact English translation of a car is his his majesty and glory and, and
that's why it's a little gravitas. This is a personality, the persona of the person is so powerful.
Now, when Michelle Salaam said Allah will take away this fear, this is what the fear is, including, of course, the fear of hurting Muslims or attacking Muslims. That should be in the arts of the enemies of Islam and Muslims, people who are who want to hurt Muslims who want to kill Muslims should fear to do that.
Is it happening
History is witness and current events I witness that there are sort of Allah sallallahu Sallam was right?
and there isn't one in our hearts, what is what? Love of the dunya?
And fear of death? Now, how do we assess? How do I assess if I have a love of the dunya in my heart, because the purpose of all of this is for us to look at ourselves and for us to assess ourselves. This is not i'm not just doing these lectures for the sake of it, and bring it so that we
learn to do what we have been taught to do. So how do I assess whether I have this illness? of other sisters Think about this, there was a time when people went, they may add rojo to the magic,
for curing of spiritual ailments.
people consider the spirit to be something worth spending some time on.
Today, we have we have we do not even have a concept of spirit. We do not even have a concept of the color and of the purity of that art and the purity of that color.
If you ask someone, what's your career plan, he will have a plan anyone with any any sense? I mean, there are people wandering around the world like animals, no goal in life, nothing. They just wake up in their sleep. And in between the two. They do whatever comes to their mind. they fulfill all their desires based on otherwise.
And one day, one day they're gone.
It's like Aristotle said he said, If you fear to be criticized, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
live like a cow live like an animal. Like a sheep does eat grass in the morning, wake up, eat grass in the night, go to sleep, make a few babies and that's it for us. Right?
This is not how a human being is supposed to do.
This is not why Allah created us. This is not why or how we are supposed to lead our lives. Human beings must have a purpose to their lives. Why am I alive? For what?
For criticism? criticism is there is no there is no Bonomo to a critic.
And nobody gets destroyed because somebody criticizes them, let them criticize. If they are if what they're saying is good if what they're saying is true, then Alhamdulillah that we have people who criticize us because they help us to correct ourselves.
And if what they're saying is false, then is not criticism and slander which is even better, because Allah will give us their good deeds for Allah if Allah is opening a door of good deeds into my book of good buy buy buy record book
and those good deeds are flowing from this person and that person who Why would I object as I'm very nice
I can do with all the free stuff that I get.
Right? We love We love free stuff and we have Indian astrology. This is for this anything that's free is good.
So free goodies, absolute divorce welcome.
Don't get distracted by all this it doesn't matter what people think of you is the most worthless thing in the world and remember that it's very easy to to think about that in the negative sense of a positive sense we hunt and we we hunger after praise
our Shabbat our dilemma Allah bless him such beautiful quotes and such beautiful reminders. Now of a Shabbat Abdullah said if you do not want to be hurt by undeserved criticism.
See what is said goodwill words. He said if you do not want to be hurt by undeserved criticism. Do not feel happy with undeserved praise.
He said other Llano cartulary if you do not want to be hurt by undeserved criticism, do not be hurt by undeserved Do not Do not be happy with undeserved praise.
Our problem for a lot of us is this when people praise us and we know this is flattery is not praise. They see the difference and it's very important to
to understand this and to not get confused. To tell somebody that what they're doing is good genuinely appreciating somebody's effort. This is not only good This has been prescribed for you in the parent in the sunlight. We're not doing that you are going against the Quran and the Sunnah.
Allah subhanaw taala has said this
about himself lie in ceccato Aziza Nicola said if you are thankful to me What is the meaning of that?
It means that Allah give me something and I appreciate that. As he Allah thank you very much for this Alhamdulillah all praise all glory, all majesty all thankfulness to you your luck. I'm so happy that you gave me this thing, whatever the thing is,
why does Allah need to need for you to say that a lot of Ron needed but Allah is directing you.
Why is that Dara buco Lynch carto.
In surah Rahim, Allah is ordering us
not because he doesn't know, he knows.
It's not about him, it's about you. It's about your attitude. are you thankful for what you get from somebody.
So praising somebody genuinely,
thankfulness is the way to do that. And to praise somebody genuinely for something good in them. This is what we have been ordered to do in the foreign, this is what Allah Azza wa sallam did and he ordered us to do that and he made this so clear, he said the one who is not thankful to the people is not thankful to Allah.
Yeah, he said that the one was not thankful to the people, the one was not thanked the people has not thanked Allah subhana wa.
So, what must we do?
We must tag people think about this. Rosado, Salim says about
me, he said, let me let me let me come from somewhere else.
And also Salah in at the time of talk. So as I
was taking donations, he was collecting fund raising funds for them. And
there are no guns and he
says jasola I will outfit 1000 soldiers
said give more. He said I will outfit 2000 soldiers, he said more, he said I will outfit 3000 soldiers and amateurism said more. So, as far as I know, he went to his house and he brought
two bags of gold coins. And he opened the bags and he poured them in the lap of resources and
then this was his donation for the
for the gospel. So, when he did that says
Mr. solemn put his fingers into this gold and he lifted it up like this and he
it sort of fell from his fingers workwise and he said nothing can harm us man after this, nothing can harm was done afterwards. Now what was this was not praised for as part of the Lamas action
did not make a lot of very happy.
As soon as I said about about our Nakata data, we said that if Allah Serrano data had kept, Nobu was going that after me, Amara Nakata would have been an ad.
What do you think that did to Hormel Catalano when he heard this?
I was gonna send him said about Abdullah masala. No, he said if you want to listen to the Quran
and see how beautiful it was when it was revealed the beauty of the recitation listen to the recitation of Abdullah when Moscow
or St. Buddha came Rolando and narrated the story where a cloud came down when he was reciting for an aerosol jet. Those were melodica angels who came to listen to a beautiful recitation
of Elijah Golan who was reciting Quran he was really he was in your Salah.
Behind him, he listened to the recitation, he was very happy with the recitation
and he said Allah has given you the throat and there and and the flute of the from the flute of thou that a salah
and the crowning glory of it all.
In his last hot bath Rasulullah Salim said about our work at a city hotel, and
he said to them, he was giving this delivering this foot back and he
the Sahaba were there they were listening. And the sort of setup said Is there anyone who
you know, I want to repay everybody is there anybody I owe something to and so on. And so, these are not going to talk about that here. We don't have time but
Finally when he finished all of that, he said there is only one whose debt remains on me.
I have not settled his debt, and his debt will be settled by mannahatta
meaning I owe him so much that I cannot settle his debt and his debt will be settled by Allah subhanho wa Taala and he said that in the walker
brothers sisters, you're not talking about genuinely appreciating something good. You're talking about flattery, we're talking about somebody who listened to the show Mashallah. Mashallah, you are the greatest chef in the world. Go Mashallah. Mashallah, your recitation is the most beautiful in the world. It is not your station is good.
It's not the best in the world believe me.
You're not the greatest alum in the world. And you will never be for a very simple reason that you don't even know what other people know.
So don't fall into all this.
We're talking about the issue of what do we love? How do I know if I love the dooney
electro do praise and criticism they don't matter. How do I know if I love the dunya I know I love the dunya because the definition of love is what you love something that you give procedures to or something else. So if I love the dunya How do I make out I make out by seeing whether I give it procedures or Viagra
so that I know that I'm gonna say that if you love receiving more than giving then you love the dounia more than
somebody gives me a gift.
Obviously I like it, I enjoy it.
But it's do I and nothing wrong with that. Right It is it is it is natural to enjoy that it's natural to like that
told us to give gifts to each other. He said it joins hearts.
But if I love getting a gift more than I love giving a gift
more than I love giving charity more than I love spending in the path of Allah subhanaw taala then I love the dunya more than have the answer. Because if I know that the art here or whatever is spent in the in the path of Allah. If I help somebody in need, if I spend money to help or money or time or energy or effort or all of that jazz, not just money.
If I do that to help somebody, then this is my investment in the Acura then it means an umbrella I do not love the dounia more than I love the asset.
But if I love the dunya then I will give precedence to the dounia over the asset.
Why does that happen?
Because I fear death. These two are related inshallah we'll talk about this more. These two are intrinsically related
from Padania, producers, Kariya to both.
How do I know if I love the dounia more than you? Ask yourself? Are you afraid of death?
If you are afraid of death, then you are in this bracket. Then you love the dunya more than you love the answer. Because death is the meeting with Allah.
Why do you fear it? If you have cried out of that, if you fear debt, then it means you love this word. You don't want to leave this word. You want to stay in this word. Whatever excuse you're giving, oh I have this family blah blah blah your family is the maloca of Allah. He is the result of overkill but when you are not there as
the family must think in my father dies my mother dies whoever dies, so called Dino breadwinner dies, the giver has not died. Who are you? Are you?
Only a means has changed. So what are you frightened about?
hobo dunya and Croatia are related.
Think about this inshallah we'll talk about this more, as well as vital data to keep you healthy and safe and protected from COVID and from all the challenges that we are going to be facing in the world going forward and ask around data to help you in ways that you cannot imagine from sources that you cannot imagine. masala curry Hualalai, wasabi Banga, Rama tikka masala, Kumara, Mottola, barakato