Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
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alameen wa salatu salam ala shut off it'll be able mousseline ramadan rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa he was abu salah doesn't even kathy rangatira from abudu mighty everton sisters in the lord will be in the light allah allah we are in our class of leaving islam
as i remind myself you are again in every class islam came as a practice islam is the name of our practice it is not the name of a theory it's not the name of a philosophy it's not the name of
anything other than a actual practice islam is the name of a way to live our lives and therefore like all practices of any kind the result the benefit will come only when it is practiced take any practice for example take for example if you say i want to improve my health
what will you need to do
not what will you need to read what will you need to watch on video no what will you need to do or you might read for example you might read up some stuff about
balanced diet and about
given your age and your
otherwise health status
appropriate exercise and so on and so forth you might need to read all that up you might need to consult
somebody who can advise you but at the end of the day if you want to actually improve your health if you want to benefit from whatever knowledge that you have gained in the area of improving your health you will have to practice that knowledge right that is my
take for example strength and you say well i need to if i especially for the older people i'm saying that you if you want to stay out of a wheelchair make sure that your legs are strong right it doesn't it doesn't mean that the rest of the body doesn't matter everything matters but the most important thing is your legs make sure that your legs are strong which means your hamstrings your quadriceps your thigh muscles all of these must be strong otherwise you will end up in a wheelchair will image this is this is a no brainer like man or woman if you don't want to end up in a wheelchair when you are in your say 70 plus make sure that you're you have strong legs now if you
believe me then what must you do just knowing this won't help you know knowing this will not help you you will have to say okay i want to have strong legs so what must i do i will just as i can give you an endless list of examples i'm not going to do that i think you understand this and you can make up your own examples if you like but the fact remains that any practice whether it is a martial art for example judo karate whatnot i can memorize all the books that i that exists on judo right i can become the world's greatest judo scholar i can become a you know somebody who has knowledge about judo is supreme and absolutely unchallenged but if i get into a st vide all of that
accumulation of knowledge about judo will not help me
what i need is to be able to do judo to be able to fight using judo techniques and for that yes maybe i have to read up something and all that but what is required is for me to hit the dojo to go to the dojo and learn how to do judo
and that starts with false for example same thing applies to any martial art take any anything at all i want to make a good meal reading and memorizing cookery books and recipe books is not going to help me i will have to actually go stand in front of a stove and get the vegetables and get the spices and get the meats and get the grains and get the whatever and know how to mix it and how to cook in
it that is what will have me not knowing about
what to do not knowing the recipe books and not memorizing recipe books
islam is exactly like that anyway
wants to benefit from Islam needs to practice Islam. You can study Islam till the cows come home. You can read about Islam, you can memorize the Koran. You can memorize all the books or Hadees
nothing of none of that will help you if you are not practicing Islam.
Right, nothing will. You can be having Cora, you can be the most beautiful reciter in the world
of the Koran, the most beautiful carry.
You can have a million YouTube videos of your parents.
None of that will help you. If you do not practice Islam, you want Islam to help you. You must practice Islam I must practice Islam.
That is why we are talking about this whole issue of leaving Islam. Now today in my this class, let me tell you a few stories of people who
lived Islam who practice Islam and I'm going to deliver it early stories of people who are not great scholars and obviously we're not ambia people who are not you know
wealthy, powerful and kings and queens I'm gonna tell you story. Stories are very humble people very simple, humble people. But people who are wala Harlem inshallah, the idea of Allah because of the way they live their lives very simple, but because the practice Islam with complete and totally again in Allah subhanaw taala and in the meeting with him,
Allah just as our being begins with
the legal Gita bhullar A Buffy the little Taki Allah meme, Daddy Kalki tabula a Buffy Murphy with a lil motivate Alina you may know Nabeel hype.
This is the book the horrible Nakata live la me the meaning of which only Allah knows. And these are the sign of Allah. And then I looked around until I said the legal Gita abou la Eva Murphy. This is the book in which there is no doubt but ellinwood again, it is a book of guidance for the believers, for the people of the home, not just believers,
with the home people of taqwa people who know Allah, people who are conscious of Allah, people who are concerned about pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And who are they
Latina, you may know not be ripe.
These are the people who have a man you know, they
they have faith and they have belief in the unperceivable.
the first and foremost, the hive consists of many things, but the first and foremost of the things which are of the hive, which is of immense importance for us, and which we need to think about and which we need to remember is the day of judgment. The day when we will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala delegate.
That is the reason why it also Salaam said that the most he said the most intelligent one of you is the one who remembers his death most often. Now that doesn't mean you become sit there and you know morbidly brood over your death. Or you develop some kind of phobia
of whatever the phobia might be, oh my god, I might die.
When somebody tells me these things, somebody says, Oh my god, I might die. I said, No, no, no, change the word you it's not I might die I will die.
Since when is there a doubt about this? That you will die.
So it's not a question of I might die. You will die I will die. A loss of polio comb Mullah como de Lavie will kill a big one.
Some might not have become to God, Allah doesn't say to them, yeah, Mohamed Salah Haile he while he was ever Salah, you will die Allah did not say they may die Allah said they will die.
They will that tell them that they will die I
have no doubt about this fact. You will die
and malaco mouth has been set upon you will kill me. So my Robbie comes around and he will bring you to Europe.
You will return to Europe.
remembering that most often, as I said is not this, you know just not sort of morbidly brooding but tourists
Remember and recall that one day I will meet Allah subhanaw taala
and therefore, I need to prepare for that meeting. This is the essence of it.
Therefore, I need to prepare for this meeting. So let me tell you a couple of stories.
One is a story
which is stored by Abdullah bin Jaffa
Abdullah even a Java been a battalion or Delano a Java battalion Rolando was the Sahaba also Salaam, the brother of Oliver vitaliano and one of the three commanders in the Battle of Mata to be martyred. Jaffa yar is also called
is Java been a Vitaly? Alon. Now his son Abdullah, he narrates the story. He says that one day he was in dive, visiting and inspecting his object and obviously I mean, Abdullah bin Jaffa metallic Milan who is Abdullah Jaffa he was a Tabby so Delilah, but Jaffa Metallica, Delano, this is a family of Rosa Rosa Salaam, these are barragem these are the
these are the rules are the other is the nobility of the whorish.
So he had a date garden in dive and orchard with you know, different kinds of fruits and so on. So he said I was in dive I was inspecting my garden is on and he said I sat down under a in the shade of a date pub.
And I was almost you know, I said I sat quietly so it was like I was not visible Generally, if anyone passed by. You're hiding from anybody. But you know, he said he sat quietly and under a tree. He said, I looked around and I saw in the my neighboring gardens. So he was on at one end of his garden. And he saw the next
He said there was a slave who was looking after the gods is this gardener was a slave. And
he was looking after the garden of his master.
He said that man, the slave man, he it was midday.
So he sat down to have his meal
and brought his bag he pulled out three loaves of bread.
And he kept them.
At that time, a dog came.
And the dog stood in front of this man. And he looked at him very intently. He stood in front of the man is looking at it.
So this one took one loaf of bread and he threw it to the dog.
The dog ate the bread up.
But he didn't go he still stood there is still looking at the map. So back to the second loaf of bread and he threw it to the dog. The dog ate that. And he still stayed there. So the van to the third one, the last of them. And he threw it to the dog and the dog ate it up.
That was a man's lunch finish gone.
So Abdullah, even a job for other law around the law. He says that I was very intrigued with this. Why he said I went across
to the guard and asked him and I said
he asked him why he was once on the mat explain know who he was his.
His you know that he was a slave and so on.
Then he asked him, he said
What do you have for lunch? Normally what what is your lunch? He said I have three loaves of bread.
So he says
I saw you throwing
the three loaves to the dog.
So what is your lunch today?
So the man said
today I will not eat lunch.
So that I mean
he was very surprised.
So he said to him, why did you do that?
The man said to me, I say the
we have no dogs in this area.
Right? He said in this land, we do not have any dogs land, we're not talking about the whole country or nation, meaning the in the in that area of diamonds. He said we do not have any dogs in this area. This dog who came which came here. So obviously this dog has come from a faraway place.
He will travel is out a long distance to get here.
And he said I saw and you can see the on this dog the signs of travel of tiredness and of hunger.
Right, his belly is all stuck with backbone. He looks very hungry.
And when he came and stood and looked at me, I gave him wonderful bread. Obviously, that was not enough for him. We've been hungry for many days, maybe so I gave him another and then I gave him a third.
So he Abdullah
router Lally been Java. He said to the man, so Okay, that is good. But what about your lunch? What will you eat today? The answer, I won't eat. He said, I will not eat. There is no problem. I'm used to this. I really, you know, doesn't matter to me.
But this poor animal, you know, he's
at least he stole his book.
So I'm having a job for. He said, I asked the man who is your master?
And who owns this garden.
So then I told him is, you know, so and so? Where does he live? He showed him the house.
So Abdullah in Java,
lolly, he went to the house, he met the man, he bought this slave, and he bought the garden.
And he brought the papers and he gave it to the man and he said, You are free. Here is here are the papers. You are free. And his garden belongs to you.
Sarah hamdulillah because of your kindness, Allah Subhana Allah gave you your freedom and he gave you your sustenance.
However sisters, the fundamental backbone of Islam is kindness is compassion. Gotta rub Boko Allah enough see our raha
Khalid Allah Allah, Allah, Allah said, Your Rob has written for himself, mercy.
Now remember Mercy is not good for good.
Mercy is not good return for good. Mercy is good return for bad, because Mercy is preceded by something else, which is maquila, which is forgiveness.
Forgiveness and mercy are like that, they are linked, they are intrinsically linked.
The person who is merciful is the person who can forgive.
A person who cannot forgive cannot be merciful. And a person who is
who is who is done merciful cannot forgive.
Forgiveness is the lubricant of good relationships.
every relationship in the world including our relationship with Allah subhana wa,
depends on forgiveness. Remember, what is the thing about the how would we be able to survive? How would we be able to do anything? If Allah was not forgiving?
If Allah did not forgive, how would we survive? As I told you, forgiveness is what
it is mercy and mercy is what? It is good in return for evil.
So when we ask a lot of forgiveness, what are we saying? I was saying Allah never did anything bad. Right? I did everything good, but Forgive me. For what?
For what we forgive you.
Apart from the fact that if you say this, it will be a lie.
We say Allah I made mistakes, I committed sins. I did some things. unknowingly. I did something knowingly I knew it was wrong. Still I did it.
Think about this, I was talking to a friend of mine hamdulillah.
And he said to me that we have they have a business he said we have come out of Riba hamdulillah we have come out of interest. We are not we don't owe anything to anybody. We paid off
so as underlined so just think about this what have you just done
whatever i said you have paid to wrap out your name from the list of enemies of allah and to write it again in the list of the olia of allah the the preferred and the beloved slaves of allah
cesar how do you say that i said because
allah subhanho wa taala declared war against the person who deals in interest who borrows who lends who is witness to that transaction and who writes the documentation for it as soon as it goes all for them
so if you are borrowing money or lending money or dealing an interest in any way whatsoever then you are somebody that allah has cursed you are somebody who has accepted a declaration of war from allah subhanho data and also lies or lie salah because allah declared war of the knee in the name of himself or his and his navy selasa
now what do you say to somebody who is at war with you anyway or what do you call the enemy of friend
so if you have accepted a declaration of war from allah what does that make you with regard to a loss of anoter
my brothers just get serious i really mean i'm not saying all this is not my opinion right this is not about me i am telling you what allah has said in the quran you know this i know this and if you don't believe me go pick up the guitar of allah and read it
is the idea of this of privacy of interest in sort of
and get out of it
mercy and forgiveness so allah subhanho wa taala says that if you are willing to seek forgiveness allah will forgive you
this is mercy mercy is the backbone of this deen
there is no more if there is no mercy there gonna be islam anybody who has a hard heart who is unwilling to forgive
who is you know when drawn on returning evil with evil this person must check his or her own email
i won't say they are muslim or not mostly i won't say they have you on or don't have him on i don't know anybody's heart but they should check for themselves as they do i really have in mind because i am the slave of the one who is rough man or rahim
that i have no mercy then what is this how is it possible
so in this story of abdullah raja raja lolly this les ban he demonstrated the mercy in his heart as i told you i'm not telling you stories of you know great scholars and kings i'm telling you is simple um when people hear this man is a slave himself
he's poor he has nothing he has only food for that day and that food also he gave away everything to that dog i mean why does that not even
not even a human being
to the dog he gave all the food away to the dog because he said this poor animal looks hungry let him eat
so what about you i don't mind is okay i'm used to be i'm used to being hungry
what was the result what did allah give him abdullah in java motherland who brought around the law he brought him the paper he said you are a free man so he bought his freedom and the freedom and he says here is this garden now this orchard belongs to you you know use it for your own livelihood
how beautiful is that
second story i want to tell you is that is the story
abu habib al mccurry abdullah
a very interesting story he went for hajj with his wife
so he says that we took with us 1000 gold dinar now 1000 gold design is about four kilograms of gold that's a lot of money very very big sum of money but in those days they used to go for hajj and they've gone for you know weeks and months because people will go and they would you know camp in makkah they will go several months ahead many times they would go in ramadan before they would spend all around them and then they would spend you know hours
the months until hedge which is the other two months and then they would complete hedge and then they would return so they needed money and so on and so forth
they would say provisions and cash and everything else
and that's also the reason why hodge caravans used to be attacked by bandits they were tribes in arabia whose job only was this that they would hide wally hodge caravan and the amazing thing is that they were also muslims
it was it was actually king abdulaziz southwold who put a stop to that
he did that in a pretty graphic way but that was probably the only way to do it
otherwise until his time hatch gatimaan used to be looted on a regular basis
so i will have you well luckily he says that i
was afraid that his money you know we're getting this beyond money so he said i gave it to my wife and i said to her he gave me this pouch with the gold coins and he said you know try it into your belt and keep it safely in case you know we get attacked or something
so what she used to do was that every night when they camped she would dig a hole in the ground and bury this pouch and cover it up and then she would put the bed on top of that and they would sleep
he says that one day we kind of overslept my wife was still sleeping the caravan was about to depart so in a hurry i woke her up and we packed our stuff and so on and we left with a car
after going some distance he's and my wife suddenly realized that the money is not there
and that she has forgotten the money he had put it into into the whole like tsunami did and that pouch got left behind
he says that i was devastated i was very confused you know i was in a panic
i didn't know what to do because remember these caravans it was like for example in today's
terminology if i can give you an analogy to go in a caravan was like riding on a train
right once you get on the train starts then no matter what you forgot you can get off your train won't turn around you can't get out and say i'll go back there and bring it in or that what is gone is gone the train you have to go where the train goes you know to the next station or to the end of the journey you can't really turn around and come back
the same thing with the garmin with the garmin will go the guy won and i'm going to stop for anybody and it won't turn out very well because they're keeping to a time schedule and as i already told you the roads are dangerous it's full of bandits and whatnot you are alone you are dead meat
sizes anyway there's nothing we could do so we went we went to my car we finished hodge we went to the era of the
of the you know holy places
to allah mckinnell mocha
he said we did all that and then we managed somehow you know they are whatever spare cash or small cash they had they managed with that and i'm very sad
about losing this huge amount of money
he says then we returned it says he says that it so happened we came back on the same route that we had gone
so when they came to that place where
they knew that they had lost the money or what have you says that i
went looking for to see if i could you know find the place where we had pitched out and and so on
he said there was a man there a shepherd obviously a very poor man he just had a few sheep grazing there he saw me he called me he said what i was searching for
so i was i told him look i know i had this money which i last went for lunch and it literally left yours came back to see if i can find it
so that says to him describe for me what do you lose
so i will have you arrived early said to them he said to him
it's a red colored pouch the man says what
He says 1000 goldener
the man says if I find it for you, if I give it to you, what will you give me?
I will I will then I will give you half of it this.
So, come with me, he said he took him to there someplace where he had kept his pouch,
you know, in safely he did, he took it out from there and he added it on,
I will be broncolor he says that, I looked at his pouch and it had not been touched.
I found his pouch was completely safe, untouched, unopened.
So, he said I broke the seal I opened about I gathered the money if money was safe, he had 1000 dinner, he said I separated that into two
cars mine, you know to
And then he said to the man,
come and take whichever one of these you want. So, you got 500 dheera are good isotek which all?
He says hakala. Right. Had my look. He said this is your wealth?
Are the hula hula.
Allah has returned it to you.
While I had the levy, I have no need for it, take it.
And he said
that the man left me and he went away.
And he said I was astonished at this man
says what kind of on earth? What kind of confidence? What kind of tawakkol? What kind of contentment with life?
Is there with this man 500 goldeen. For somebody like that a shepherd who's grazing a few sheep is more money than he can make in 10 lifetimes.
Right? He is never going to make that money in his lifetime.
And he would have got it for free willingly
is stealing it is not worth anything.
So not only did the man not take the money because he came that he found the money he didn't steal it anywhere he would have. He found his bag there. Right. So he didn't say Finders keepers, and walk away with it.
He kept it safely he waited and wherever depending on when he found it. He would have waited, he would have been there for weeks, maybe months.
I don't know how long he would have said that. He waited for the owner to come and when the owner comes, he gives it back to him safely. And he does not even take he doesn't take a cut he doesn't take a percentage doesn't take a piece of he doesn't even take a reward.
Imagine the confidence of the man imagine the self respect of the man. Imagine the honesty of the man soheila.
I told you I'm going to tell you stories of real stories of people who
are not famous, but who are
who practice Islam who leave Islam.
So an hour ago satara Delano.
During this time, he used to patrol the streets of Medina and the night. So one day he was going that he would have his companion with him. He was going and he
he passed the pass by a house and they heard some conversation so they stood by the wall
and they were listening to this conversation. And this was a mother speaking to her daughter.
The mother said to the daughter mix some water in that milk.
So then I realized that this is a
lady who earns a living by selling milk.
So she's saying there's a lot of mix some water in the
in the milk.
The daughter says
to adulterate to mix water The milk is
the woman says look we are poor we are very poor. We have nothing in this in this world.
This is the only thing we have by mixing water and the milk. We will make a few more. You know
so what is the hot mix water in the middle
the girl says did you not hear what the ameerul momineen omar abdel fattah regalado announced where he is prohibited people from mixing water and milk
the woman said omar is not here he is not seeing you is not hearing you she didn't know that he's standing outside he said he's not here
the girl said but the rub of omar malhotra is seeing omar rajala anna was not seeing but the rub of omar abdullah sobre la no see
i will not do
so then on our left
next morning he sent his companion
and he asked for these two ladies to come to the court
when they can be inquired is a way what i explained that they were the justice to people he said yes we are just to win the world
we have no family the ladies the mothers this girl's father had died so this girl was also an orphan and so just this girl and
so in the court said that i want to go
along with him also was abdullah the bus
so he asked seven abdullah members of the law room i said what do you think we should do with
abdullah said you should punish this old woman because she is
she's dishonest and she was trying to get her daughter also to do something dishonest
so the numbers are no i don't want to punish her because she didn't actually do it have you heard the conversation
that he asked this old lady he says
are you willing to get your daughter married
and he has the daughter is a do you want to get married
so they said yes we want to get married but you know who will marry me i'm a poor woman i want nothing
no family no as long as i have no money no property no nothing who will marry me
so then i want to call the sons of dilemma and ask him
and he said to them do you want to are you looking for a wife do you want to wake up the lab in our other advisor i'm not interested i have a wife already i'm not i don't need to be married again but as you know delano he said i don't have a wife i would like to get married so sarah amara conducted the wedding of his own son with this girl who was literally nobody
no money no nothing
they say that omar the second as he's called omar abdullah abdul aziz
raja lally was a descendant of this union
out of the sisters be that as it may the point i want to make here is once again we see the effect of practicing and living islam
as a result of which allah subhanho wa taala change the destiny of that girl from being a poor
milk seller she became the daughter law of the king so to speak daughter of the ruler of the muslim nation
all because of her honesty and her consciousness taqwa her awareness of allah subhanho wa taala the mayor of allah monica the awareness of allah subhanho wa taala is watching me to the story that we'll do one is of the slave who fed the dog the second one is abu dhabi
incident with the shepherd who protected his property but would not even take a reward for this and the third one is the story of omar
to enable us to live our lives practicing islam in the most beautiful way
so that we can benefit from it ourselves and become a means and source of benefit for others
because it's only by practice that we can get results
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