Living Islam #58
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
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Hello, I'm Anna Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala trophy lambay, mousseline,
Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, wa aalihi, wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman, kathira and cathedra from above
mighty evidence sisters in our session on living Islam, you ask Allah subhanaw taala geladeira, who to enable us to live Islam with joy and with great satisfaction, knowing that that is the secret of success in this life and the next.
The purpose of Islam is that it is lived by
and this is the benefit that comes from leaving Islam. I remind myself when you that,
as I say all the time, the best form and the most powerful form of Dawa is to practice Islam is to demonstrate Islam. You're not doing it for anybody else, even though we use the term demonstrate and so on, you're not you're not doing it for purposes of demonstration, you are doing it because you believe that this is the right way to live. And because you want to please Allah subhanho data, when somebody watches you, they see you and inshallah, if you do that, if your practice and my practice of Islam is with sincerity, then it has an effect.
I remind you of myself that one of the greatest of the Sahaba seldom Hans Allah who say Ed Rodin, who he was also among the scribes of Rasulullah sallam, he reported, he said that I met our workers if they throw the alarm.
he asked me, who are you?
And Hans Allah Rolando said to him, I have become a hypocrite. I have become one of
the lions. Delano was in his house. And he was, you know, with his family and so on. And suddenly it occurred to him that he was involved with his family, whatever was happening, you know, maybe we'll just having a good time and laughing and joking and so on, and none of which is privated. Islam promotes good nature, good company.
But he suddenly thought to himself and it suddenly he realized that when I am with Rasulullah sallallahu It is as if I am seeing the gentleman and the NA MC as if I'm seeing Jana, Jana, the unforeseen, the unperceivable, the rave, is so clear.
But when I am here now with my family, and so on and so forth, it is as if this has disappeared.
So he thought to himself that this change which is happening in his perception, is a sign of the fog is a sign of hypocrisy.
He came out of his house,
in a panic, because he wants to vote for Mr. seller and confirm to him. He wants to put his spiritual problem before proselytizer seller.
Before I continue with this story, may Allah bless you I'm sure you heard this story before. There is a great benefit in repeating good things. So we repeat them.
The question I asked myself and asked you to ask yourself is what is our awareness of our spiritual health?
And what is our concern about spiritual ailments?
You know, many people tell us after the age of 40, or after the age of 50, you must always have an annual health check complete head to toe, make sure that you get yourself examined.
No matter that you are feeling perfectly fine, no matter that you think everything is hunky dory, but get yourself completely thoroughly checked. You know everything, including your blood tests and whatnot.
So that in case there is any
life threatening ailment, that this gets caught early, so that you can treat it early. Now the fact remains that this is a good thing to do. So if you want to do that, please go ahead. I'm not against it. But I am saying do one very simple thing to understand which is a no matter what you catch you don't catch.
The time of your death is already predetermined and written.
No matter what you catch or you don't catch you are waiting
To die on such and such a day at such and such a time, this is not going to change.
The benefit of catching it early is catching any any ailment potential problem early is that it can by by treating it, it can potentially help your life quality
to not to deteriorate, and so forth.
If you didn't catch it early, then when it hit you, then your life quality would probably deteriorate.
But if you do that, if you catch it early, you can probably,
you know, slow it down or postpone it or whatnot. But the time of death is predetermined, this doesn't change.
Yet, we are so concerned about this life of ours, which is going to end we know it's going to end.
And one can argue this thing many ways. For example, you might say that, you know all the time now you're going to spend in anxiety and paying hospital bills and getting distance data and that data and so on and so forth. All of it could have been could have been avoided, you would have lived in blissful ignorance. And then when it happened, it happened to treat it. I mean, you no big deal. So whether you have a so called good quality of life, later, after treatment or before treatment, it doesn't matter. The amount of time is the same before treatment, at least you live without the anxiety of it. Anyway, my point is that that's not my argument here. My argument is, please go
ahead, go get yourself tested whatnot. But I am saying this, that with physical ailments and physical health,
no matter how healthy you are, no matter how healthy I am, one day, this will end this existence will end you will die and I will die.
This is there's no doubt about that. There is no you know, there's no there's nothing that will change that.
But with spiritual ailments.
The effect of the spiritual ailment does not end with death.
Every cancer, every coroner, every everything ends with death.
There is no cancer that will bother you in the burdock in the grave, or on the Day of Judgment
finishes with this life.
What about you?
What about Cooper?
What about Novak?
Right? What about
And you will had doubts
and confusion with regard to Allah subhanho wa Taala with regard to reservation seldom
with regard to the era,
these will go with us in our cover. And these will come out and be our companions on the Day of Judgment. May Allah protect us from this and from sad companions.
And these potentially have the power
to become major problems for us when we meet a lot of heroes.
But what is the level of our awareness about those things about those ailments? And what is the effort we make to cure ourselves from those ailments if we have them?
So, what is the process of detection?
What is the diagnosis? Who is the diagnostician? Who will teach us or show us these elements?
Who is it and who is
who is the doctor to whom we can go to get them treated?
our sisters, it is very, very important for us to be concerned about our spiritual well being. Because if we are not concerned about our spiritual well being, then as I said,
the effect of that will not end with death. The effect of that continues after we die. And believe me, we don't want to die in that situation where there is a problem with us of a spiritual nature.
So Hans olahraga lon who came out of his house, he got very worried and in this panic he came
out of his house. And he
on the way he met our Casa de la
Sol our sister asked him where are you going? He looked at him. He looked at his face and so on. He looked he's a young man who's this the Sahaba were so they loved each other very much. They
knew each other very well. And they were concerned about each other. So when I was
looking, you know,
very worried and so on, he asked him, he said, What happened to you? Or what? Why are you looking like this? What's wrong?
So hunter Rajaratnam said, I have become a monastic. My fear is that I have become
law. What are you saying? I mean, are you?
Are you serious? What What kind of a statement is this?
There a bar, Angela vilano said, I say that when we are in the company of Rasulullah, Sasa, we think about and reflect on our agenda, we reflect on the janome agenda,
as if we are seeing them with our own eyes.
But when we are away from resources alone, we attend to our wives or children or business, most of these things pertaining to the accurate slip out of our minds.
Just think about this. This is a statement being made by Asahi or Sosa Sullivan, one of the close ones, one of the one of his closest companions, one of the scribes
who he trusted enough time to write down what Salim said
He's saying that this happens to me now think about what about you What about me? So he said most of these things pertaining to the afra slip out of our minds. Now over on the olana when you heard this he says one ally said by Allah, the same thing happens to me.
So I have also become a graphic well I
So both of them, says I and I will Baka Viola on whom aroma went to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and said to him,
Yasser Allah, Allah Allah, Allah has become a monastic
as soon as our solemn
What is the matter with you? What happened to you? Why is this
hubzilla Rhonda says, I said to him, I told him the situation he said, Where are we are with you? In your company, we are reminded of the fire the Hellfire and agenda, as if we are seeing them with our own eyes. But when we go away from you, and we are with our wives and children and business, much of these things go out of our minds.
They're a bond or soul so solemn.
He said by him, in whose hand is my life.
If your state of mind your state of heart remains the same as it is in my presence, and you are always remembering Allah busy in the remembrance of Allah, the angels of Allah will shake hands with you in your beds and in your paths when you walk. But hands Allah, time should be devoted to worldly affairs, and time should be devoted to prayer and meditation.
And the result of Sallam said this three times and this is a decent, so he Muslim. Now, the thing that I want to remind myself when you is that
when the solar cells are busy,
that if this state of constant awareness of Allah,
and awareness is not just as eager as one as one as one lover, my mind is wandering somewhere as No, this is completely and totally being aware of our masalas presence and glory and majesty to the extent that it is possible for a human being to be aware
while doing my normal work, and so on, and so the sorceress Adam said the Veronica will shake your hands.
And then he said,
but time should be devoted to family and business and so on to worldly affairs. And time should be devoted also to prayer.
Now, please understand, when the sooner the reserve is saying that time should be devoted to worldly affairs, he does not mean during that time, forget Allah.
During that time, don't no need to make the law.
He's saying that there is no need for you to only do zeker all the time only we in Salah all the time. Only we in ethic of all the time, it is permissible for you also to take care of your family and your business and whatever else. This is permissible, this is good you should do it.
And also remember Allah subhanaw taala
my brother sisters, it is very important for us to
to remember this and there are
I had this like this, right? There was another one where there were three Sahaba. Who
like a like a wow, no, they
promised themselves and they said that we will not get married and we will not do any work, we will not do any business, you will just have to walk around Allah and if Allah wants to feed us, he will feed us. And they said that we will spend our entire time in the masjid, in our worship.
Now, when the solo seldom heard this, he was displeased.
So you call them and he said
love Allah and I fear Allah and I have Taqwa more than anybody else more than you.
am married, I spend time with my wives.
And I spend time in worldly affairs. And I also spend time in a bed.
He said I fast. And I also eat this they have demand as well as if you will only fast we will not teach.
Islam is the way the path of
the median path.
Similarly, on the same context is one of the very good qualities of
a Buddha and I'm sorry, Delano and
Salmon and vasila. Delano and Buddha Allah who were brothers, Allah subhanaw taala made them brothers. When salvan Farsi Allah Han who migrated to Medina, Abu Dhabi lon who was from Medina, he was an I'm sorry, so heavy
and so on in Farsi Raja Lana was a Maharaja to sama Farsi and a Buddha vellano are made brothers.
Now, it was the beauty of this brotherhood of Islam, that this brotherhood was stronger and more close, and more intimate, and more informal, than any real brotherhood.
Our relationship by blood,
Allah subhanaw taala made them like that the Allah gave them this thing where they were so close to each other.
That today, even with our own brothers and sisters, we are not like this Bella protect us for ourselves.
So Samantha, zero delana, was living in the house of Allah.
So one day, someone was he came home. And he found that the wife of Buddha Delano, in a state which he,
I mean, he didn't.
He didn't like the state, meaning that she was probably disabled. And she, you know, wasn't, she looked like she wasn't really taking care of her appearance. And she didn't look as if she was very happy. So suddenly, he obviously was concerned. So I asked her what happened to you? And why Why are you looking like this? That? Is there anything wrong? What's What's the matter?
So she said, Your brother is not interested in me anymore?
Who is the brother?
She complained about her husband, Jesus, that your brother is not interested in me anymore.
Someone versus other artists or what's Why do you say that? What's the evidence?
He says, because he fast all day. And he prays all night.
And he doesn't look at me he doesn't talk to me is you know, he's not concerned about his family life. And so obviously, is not interesting to me. And so I'm unhappy.
So somebody said to her, don't worry, I'll take care of this.
So that afternoon,
And it was time for the afternoon meal. So
brought the food and he said the food was one versus the alarm.
He said to come sit and eat. You also eat. He said, Oh, am fasting. He said what fasting? This is not Ramadan
is enough? Well, first you have there is no need to first come sit and eat with me.
So I said, Look, I'm fasting. He said, I don't care. If you don't eat, I will not eat.
So now he put pressure on him. So
he broke his fast. He came and he said it was our other one. Obviously, he was
I'm happy about this. Then that night
both of them were sleeping, maybe it was one big room or something.
So there was 140 galanos bed and
so when they lay down to sleep
vilano got up
so salovaara is very good
he said I'm going to play the head
this is not
what we did we just British and give
what you want
he said go sleep.
He said look, this is zoom on me. I mean, you know, I mean, what kind of thing is this? I want to pray. He said yes.
There's no need sleep.
So I would rather narrow laid out for a while, and so on. But you also laid out and then after a little while, I thought that maybe Okay, some of us He has gone to sleep. He started to get up. He said where are you when?
He said What is this?
Is it I went to
This is not temporary sleep.
This happened couple of times.
And finally, maybe about an hour or something before the last third of the night. Someone was allowed to also whatever was another and also got up they were it was Oh, they prayed.
And then time for Salah whether they went to the masjid. And Nabila Sharif to pray with
our daughter, Elena was very irritated with this whole behavior.
So Rosaura, solemn, it was his habit, after a lot of other he would turn around, he would sit and he would ask people if anyone had seen a dream, and I wish someone would interpret those dreams, and in some cases or sarasa news to
give them you know, some advice and so on.
And you ask them any questions if anyone has any question. So that day when he turned around and he said okay, as anyone who is exempt as
Dr. Sol, I have a complaint against my brother
salvado varzi solo citizens about complete history as well love and I'm fasting, he does not let me fast when I want to breathe. Let me pray in the night.
Explain what is the situation? He said? No, I have decided that you know, I must dedicate my life to Allah subhanaw taala so I'm fasting every day and I'm
I I worship Allah subhanaw taala the whole night, every night.
And sermon verse, He does not let me do that.
He forced me to break bypassed. And he forced me to sleep. And he would not let me break the huddle. From the time I wanted to pray only at the end I prayed
as soon as possible to see the beauty and the Hikmah of Rosa Sarah also. He didn't immediately say yes, right, wrong. Nothing he said. He said, Did he give you a reason?
Did he give you a reason?
I would have said yes. So he gave me a reason. And he said that Allah subhanaw taala has his rights. Your wife and your family have their rights. And your body has its own rights.
So give to each their rights. So give Allah rights to Allah. Give your body's rights to your body and give your family's rights to your family.
This is what is it?
A Surah Surah Sallam said your brother solvar spoke the truth.
colossal banjos Allah has his right, which is that you should worship Him.
Among those rites of worship is fasting, it is also salah and so on.
Your body has arrived meaning your body needs food, your body needs rest your body needs sleep.
And the rights of the family is your wife has her own conjugal rights, she has rights that you should spend time with her You should talk to her You must have conversation with her.
Find out about her how she is doing what and so on and so forth your children if you have gender, all this so they have the rights to give to each their rights.
Right now, apart from of course this beautiful
narration or beautiful story of this brotherly love of
the sabarimala Hollywood vein that they had for each other. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to develop these kinds
have beautiful relationships, where we,
where we love Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we
you know, we
the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as well as the rights of all those who are in contact with us. The point I want to make here is that if you look at this, there are two very important things that come to mind. One is the issue with the these that I mentioned to you the story of Angela Elano, and what he said
and what his concern was. Now, this draws home and underlines the importance of being concerned about our spiritual welfare. Right, not just live life like an animal, where we are only concerned about the physical part of it. So we have a lot of focus on going to the gym and doing exercise and
eating so much of carbs, and so much of protein and so much of fats and more and this and keto diet and intermittent fasting, and God knows what all of this. And as I said, I'm not against any of this, all of this is good hamdulillah there is nothing romantic about looking like a pregnant cow, right? So, by all means, take care of yourself.
Look, well be well be strong,
do exercise, be active, all of these things are eminently good.
that even more important not equally important, even more important, is to be spiritually well.
is even more important than the body, not even equally important, even more important, because the role continues. The role goes with us.
The body Andrea,
switch, he will equally what is even more important. Think about this. This is the great mercy of Allah. The great Rama follows Allah, that Allah made the body visible and he made the row invisible.
Think about what would happen if our role was visible? What kind of
appearance would that have?
Just like the body of a drug addict. You know, if you look at a body of a drug addict, you can make out by looking at the person that something is seriously wrong with this person.
Somebody who's taking heroin or something, you know, they look like a skeleton.
Body Bashi ated completely don't know No, nothing being taken care of.
or somebody would mela protect us from all kinds of diseases and, and problems. Somebody who has dementia or somebody who has leprosy, you know, bits and pieces missing.
This would be the this would be what the body looks like. Now imagine what about what about the soul? What about the role?
What is the role of somebody who has who does not do seeker of Allah?
Who does not remember Allah subhanaw taala? What does that role look like? Because the seeker is the food for the role.
The Kitab of Allah, the Quran,
the seeker of Allah subhanaw taala the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala
in whatever form it is,
is Food for the Soul. inshallah, you are listening to these lectures, both of us, you and me, we are our soul is eating.
You ask Allah to make this a means of strength and power for us for our soul inshallah, because we are remembering Allah subhanaw taala there's nothing else happening in the lectures.
What about the soul? What about the war,
which is constantly the whole day engaged only in the dunya dunya dunya dunya Money, Money Money the whole time.
Because that kind of engagement debilitates the soul
it weakens the soul. It is a sickness of the soul.
Because when we are so focused in the dunya the greatness of the dunya overpowers our hearts
and the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala disappears from our minds.
I've given this example before and I'm giving it again, it's a very good example and that is if I asked you today as a name for me the one single biggest crisis that humanity is facing
Today as I speak to you the one single biggest,
the most lethal
crisis that humanity is facing, if I asked you what is that crisis, I am sure almost everyone will say Corona and almost nobody will say global warming.
Whereas the actual crisis Nakamura, it is global warming.
And the reason why you will say Corona and not global warming is because you are listening to and talking about Corona 24, seven
country continuously using Corona, Corona, Corona COVID-19, these these
new terms and whatnot and you know, new varieties of the virus the whole time you're discussing something,
which, in the worst case, has a mortality rate of one to one and a half percent, which means that 99 out of 100 people who get it will be cured, and they will walk home free.
Whereas if the global warming catches us, we are talking about wiping out of the human race.
As far as the earth is concerned, I'm sure everyone else will be very happy. Because we are the most toxic creatures that the Earth has ever had to bear on its back.
But my point here is the reason why something as real, as lethal, as powerful and as dangerous as global warming is not even in the back of our minds, is because we don't talk about it.
Because we don't mention it.
And that is what happens with Allah subhana wa tada and the akhirah. to us.
We don't talk about that. So that
is not in our consciousness.
Even though we believe in a line, if somebody asks us a direct question, and they do believe in Allah, we will say yes, but if, for the sake of experimentation,
if you had a recording device in your pocket, and this recording device was turned on the moment you woke up, and it would turn off
only when you go to sleep in the night. So your waking period
of whatever it was maybe 16 hours or something like that 1416 hours, if
every sound in that that you made during that period was recorded.
And then we analyze that time wise will be all of this is child's play as far as AI is concerned.
How many minutes of those 16 hours
would be dedicated to remembering Allah subhana wa tada in that 16 hours, how many times would you hear the word Allah?
Right? How many times?
Try it if you like?
That's what I mean. And then do further analysis and say, how many times would you mention economy? How many times do you mentioned money? How many times do you mentioned politics? How many times you mentioned football? How many times dimension basketball? Do analysts do do a complete analysis of all the things that you have been talking about in your waking day
and you will have an idea of exactly how important Allah subhanaw taala is to us. The hola hola hola.
Sister, the reality of life is
whether we like it or not. Whether we consider a lot of our data rewarded or not.
Allah is important. Allah Israel
and Allah subhanho data
the one tomb is our return.
what is our plan?
Here? We are seeing stories of the Sahaba voila, hollywood made.
What where Hans delanco is so concerned, because the level he's not saying I completely forgot about the ACA? No. He's saying the way we visualize the way we remember the way we talk about the way we feel
about the Accra when we are in the presence of the blessed company of a solar cell
and what have you
To that, when we go home, there is a difference.
He doesn't say that we know when I'm home, I never mentioned a lot Oh, what about our case?
What about our case.
And the other example also is I gave you, yes, there is
a scope for and it is important to spend time
with our families, to spend time on ourselves, focus on our own health and so on so forth, to spend time,
in our businesses and in our employment,
so that we can create something useful and worthwhile. We can help the world. We can help ourselves we can help our society we can help our neighbors
but constantly throughout that, like we breathe.
We remember Allah subhanaw taala.
Just like the breath,
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, inhale, exhale.
Train yourself for this.
You say Allah, Allah, don't make it into a ritual
yourself. awareness of
our brothers sisters, the beauty of awareness of Allah subhanaw taala is it does two very major
has two very major benefits for us. The first one is that it is a shield it is protection
Obviously, if I am breathing Allah Allah in
if I'm constantly aware of and I'm constantly conscious of Allah subhana wa garras presence in my life.
If I'm constantly aware of the importance of Allah Subhana Allah my life
How can I would say,
How can I go and see if I have any opportunity or temptation or if I'm in a situation where I might fall into sin, this awareness will save me
I cannot be using profane language.
I cannot be cursing I cannot be you know, doing Riba I cannot be backbiting or slandering somebody while I'm doing the vicar of Allah.
And so on and so forth. So, as long as I remember Allah subhanaw taala
the biggest benefit is that we can say Alhamdulillah Allah will keep me safe from sin.
So first big benefit. Second big benefit is that it gives me confidence.
It takes them takes away my fear, takes me by depression takes away my stress. Because Allah subhanaw taala what is a bug? koroni as Coco, you do by Zika I will do your secret. You remember me? I will remember you.
So if I am remembering Allah subhanaw taala I know that Allah is remembering me, if Allah remembering me, what is it in the back? Look? Who or what is it in the creatures of Allah? Who can possibly harm me?
Nobody. Nobody can harm me, because I am focused on loss manager. I am remembering Allah subhanaw taala I am making Vicar of Allah subhanaw taala
and if I am remembering and making Vicar of Allah, how can anyone or anything hammy How can anyone or anything, pose a threat to them?
Right. So the seeker of Allah being constantly aware of hollows Rhonda has these two benefits one, it's a shield of protection from everything which is harmful potentially. And secondly, it gives me huge confidence that my Rob delillo is with me
and other sisters, around you and myself. To quickly recap, number one, becoming aware of our spiritual needs, becoming conscious of our spiritual needs, becoming conscious of the fact that spiritually we may have ailments and that these ailments did cure. That cure comes from being connected with people who know what to do. So get yourself a chef who knows what to do. Not everyone is capable of that. So just don't go you know, and obviously you can't go shopping.
But look for people inshallah Allah will give you the possibility.
So find a Muslim, find somebody who can be a mentor to you and who can correct you. And the second thing is to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala 24 seven in our life. masala Allah will carry over Allah He was I had been,
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh