Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.
fill out another Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shara Philomela Eva mousseline, Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah who are early you will save yourself from this Lehmann cathedra and cathedra from my brother my brothers and sisters Arvada is not only salah, if other is worship and any, the best description or the definition of worship is any action that is done with the intention of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala and with an expectation of reward from him.
So this would include
of course, it includes salah, but it includes any form of vicar, any form of remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala repeating his, for example, His names and attributes so Han Allah Al hamdu, LilLah Allahu Akbar Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah for de la Vela, all of these and more reading of the Quran.
Beings ecard fasting, Hajj, animal sacrifices,
all of these and more are
part of it but it also includes emotions like love and trust and fear, all of which have degrees, which should only be directed towards Allah subhanaw taala in their highest degree.
So we love our parents, we love our spouses, we love our children, we love our parents, we love our wealth and so on so forth, but in the highest degree and Muslim loves only and only Allah Subhana hotellet eligible. After that the Muslim loves his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Allah He values himself. Similarly as far as trust is concerned, we trust those in this world who are our friends, we trust our parents and our children and spouses and so on. But ultimate trust which we know as Tawakkol is only and only for Allah subhanaw taala. Similarly, fear, we may we may have apprehensions about the economy, we may have apprehension in terms of politics and so on and so
forth. But fear in terms of something or somebody that can cause me harm
is only and only with respect to Allah. So we our belief is La Nafi wala Bora illAllah. There is no one who can help and no one who can cause harm, there are no there is no one who can benefit and no one who can cause harm other than Allah subhanho wa taala.
Allah is around to let addressed these emotions and he warned us against excesses in them.
So therefore, in terms of holo, one of the most common things that is done is love for rasool Allah Azza wa sallam for example is mandated by law Samaritan. So if somebody does not love Mohamed Salah Salem this person cannot call himself a Muslim. For a Muslim to love Mohamed Salah Salem is part of our Aqeedah part of our belief, to love the prophets, Allah Salam is worship because we are obeying Allah subhanaw taala when we love the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, but if that is taken to an excess, where people start now, conflating and combining Allah subhanaw taala with an OB, where they ascribe or try to ascribe to the prophets are largely Selim qualities and attributes that
belong only and only to Allah subhanaw taala then it is
then it is something that
is a it becomes shipped, it is something that is that is private. Similarly, of course, I'm giving you the example of Rasulullah Salam because this is the most common place where it happens. But people do that, they do that with their shoe, they do that with their teachers, they do that with others. So this is something which is to be hugely avoided. And it's a major problem with our Aqeedah of the idea of somebody who does that.
Obedience therefore is a bad and in obedience again, it doesn't mean that you don't obey anyone, of course, we are supposed to wear our parents we're supposed to obey our,
the wife, the wife is supposed to obey the husband, the children are supposed to unexpected to obey their parents, and so on. But the point is, and we if you work for somebody, you obey your boss, you obey your, your team, leader and so forth. But the key things to understand is
in opposition to the orders of Allah subhanaw taala. is haram.
Obedience to anybody.
Absolutely. Anybody obedience to anyone in opposition to the orders Allah subhanaw taala is haram. This is private, and therefore that oh
when Allah subhanaw taala that order exists in a particular situation, that obedience is only and only to Allah subhanaw taala order and not to anyone or anything else. So this is a very important thing to,
Last round that I mentioned is there's a beautiful story here in concerning the ad which I will just decide for you
I'd even had him rather
I'd even had him was the son of hematite. He was the chief of the tight right and had the Maathai died before Islam. But he was known as one of the most generous people of all time, among the Arabs. And he his stories are famous and well you know what he did and so on as well. I remember my mother telling me a hearty one tiny story.
When I was a little kid, I don't know, maybe I was, you know, less than 10 years old. When my mother told me this beautiful story. So happy birthday son, I'd even had him became Muslim. But before he became Muslim, he was a friend of Rasulullah sallallahu used to come and visit him. So one day he came and he was wearing because a Christian before he became Muslim. So one day he came and he was wearing a big cross
on a chain around his neck.
So Rasul Allah says Allah
then Zed, as soon as I decided this is when I'm not around that I said, I will be laminate on the redeem, at Taco Arvada home or run home or Baba min Gunilla.
They, meaning the Jews and the Christians take or took their rabbis and their monks, meaning the reason they're monks to be their lords to be the rub besides Allah. Right, other than Allah, and besides Allah, so I've even had him
that I will not a Muslim. He said,
We do not worship our priests and our, you know, we don't worship our priests. He was not talking about the Jews. He said, We don't worship our priests.
As long as Aristotle said, is it not true that Allah subhanaw taala prohibited some things, but your priests
So even Adam said, Yes, that is truth. Then he said, is it not true that Allah subhanaw taala permitted some things and your priests prohibited? Now they will have him said yes, that also is true. So as I said, that is about that is worship, to obey somebody in opposition to the order of Allah is watching. For example, in Christianity, in Catholicism, they have privated marriage for the Roman Catholic priests, where Allah subhanaw taala permitted marriage for everybody, whoever is able to improve the marriage from marriage. But they prohibited private marriage for Roman Catholic priests that I'm not talking about what they do, and they don't do that's a different issue. But I'm
talking about the issue of the prohibition. Similarly, Allah subhanaw taala privated the eating of pork, the eating of pork was privated. Also for the Jews, the Jews follow it to this day, the Christians were really Jews because he said hey salaam was sent to the Bani Israel, he was sent to the Jews to bring them back on the part of the law of Moses al Islam or Musa raisons
he says that I never ate pork in his life. He never permitted the eating of pork.
Right? Yet, the Christians now and now not just now for from the beginning from the time you know, they became
the Roman Empire became Christian.
They eat pork,
and they have they just they have made both legal for themselves.
So this kind of changing of the laws of Allah subhanaw taala in Islam is shipped. This negates your religion takes you out of Islam. So in this as a last round the reason I'm talking about a Humberto vana home, or Baba min Dooney Allah He while mercy Homina Maria wa O'Meara earlier will do illa huwa Heda Allah Wa, ALA, who Suba ha Now who am I usually when they the Jews and Christians took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords beside Allah. And they also took as their Lord or them or their idol of worship, or their deity or the rub.
Mercy Mercia, Santa Maria, which is the Marines while they were commanded
in the Torah and the Injeel
On but one illa Allah, La ilaha illa who there is no one worthy of worship,
except him Subhana who are my usually cool praise and glory to Him and far above his he from having the partners that they associate with him.
So obedience is a bad now
and that is why they had the service of Salem where he said that there is no obedience to creatures in the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa taala.
Consequently, the gravest and the worst sin
that of worshipping others other than Allah subhanaw taala. And as we said, worship is to bow and prostrate, worship is to make dua, and ask.
Ask favors from and worship is to obey, in opposition to ALLAH SubhanA Hutan.
In so the Fatiha which every Muslim is required to recite in his Salah at least seven to 17 times every day and we are talking only about the first Salah and so little fattier is a record it's a pillar of the of the Salah. If someone does not recite Surah Fatiha in any regard of any kind of Salah whether it is false on with whether it is Nuffield tahajjud whatever. If a person does not recite Surah Fatiha in and complete certain fattier first it is Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim last it is right around the variable of Berlin. If a person does not recite the complete oral Fatiha in every Salah in every record of every salah, that Salah is invalid the person has to repeat that
Salah that is how important it is. And in that Surah What do we say er can Abu do what you're gonna say You alone we worship and You alone we seek help from.
So if you are saying that 17 times a day at least and we do it more because we play Sunday and all that. If you are doing that 17 times a day in your Salah you're standing before Allah subhana wa Taala
said when you stand in Salah Allah is in front of you.
And when we are doing that, and we say oh Allah only you I worship only you I seek help from and then when we finish our Salah, we worship and join in worship others with Allah, and we seek help from this grave and that grave and this dead one and that dead look that one. This is open shake. This is haram. And this takes us out of Islam. So do be very, very careful with this.
And also confirmed the concept of unity of worship by saying, if you ask in Salah, ask only Allah and if you seek help seek it only from Allah, not through anyone else, alive or dead.
Now this is the
end of though hadal who here which is the Tar Heels of the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala.
I ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to worship Him and not to worship anyone and anything other than Him. Because on the Day of Judgment, we will meet Allah subhanho data. And the first question that we will be asked in our grave itself, even before we reach the Day of Judgment, the first question of our own personal day of judgment is mundra, who is your who is Europe? And the one who answers that question correctly. Rob be Allah and ask Allah subhanaw taala to intruders among them, this person is successful, the one who got stuck the one who could not answer that question has failed. And this failure and the success both are eternal. They are forever. This is not a temporary
thing. The person cannot fail in that test and then ask to be retested on or to get another chance. All the chances in the world not one chance but many chances we get right here. If we don't take them, then we have signed and sealed our own fate.
We come out with the widow Rubia maintaining of the unity of the sovereignty of the lordship of the control
of ALLAH SubhanA hotel
either oviya is based on the fundamental concept that Allah subhanaw taala created everything when there was nothing. He sustains it he maintains it and he has no need from His creation. And he will end it when he wishes to do so.
He is the sole Rob he is the only route of the universe and is and its inhabitants without any challenge to His sovereignty. This is who we worship.
So feel this when you say Alhamdulillah here on Bill Allah means the word rub
is a beautiful word, which means the one who takes something incomplete state by stage to a state of perfection. So let me repeat that. The rub is someone who takes something incomplete stage by stage to a state of perfection, Shane Hisco, but as it is, Kemal Kate the Digitech boy Johnny Malik Anambra
Allah subhanaw taala is the rub of all his creation,
not just human beings, every single thing which Allah subhanaw taala created. Right now we are getting pictures from the James Webb Telescope, which takes infrared images of parts of the universe, which were until now, despite the other Hubble telescope, and so on, we're invisible.
We are seeing pictures of those things. And it's completely mind boggling really, we cannot even understand it looks like most like a lot of it looks like abstract art. But there's one particular picture that
I saw, which is
it's a very, very dark, for want of a better word sky, but that space, and it has dots, it has shining dots in it. Some of those dots are emanating rays. And those are the stars, our sun is a star. So they're stars. But all the other dots are just like dots of light.
And the caption of the picture is that every single dot
that is not letting off arrays
is a galaxy.
Not a star. It's not a solar system. It's a galaxy. What is the galaxy, our earth is a part of the solar system around our star, or the sun.
solar system is in the galaxy called the Milky Way.
And the Milky Way, just one galaxy has billions of stars, like our Sun,
some solar systems and
there are billions of galaxies in the visible universe, which we can see with the ordinary telescope.
This is for much further than that. And is every single.is A galaxy.
Now do we know how much what Allah has created? We don't We only know this much.
But Allah is rubber what?
Allah subhanaw taala is the lab of everything which he created, of which this is a small part.
This is a miniscule part.
sit and reflect and think.
And then put yourself in that position of the Abdo of Allah, of the slave of Allah. of someone who knows Allah because Allah told him who he is. Who believe that word of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada
and what thrills and marvels
at why Allah did this fabulous and Most Merciful thing by telling us who he is.
So he said that me says what Allah,
this is my agenda.
And I worship him, I worship only Him and nobody else.
My brothers is just in Arabic the word used to describe this creator Sustainer quality is removed the movie, which is derived from the root word called
according to this category, since Allah subhanaw taala is the only real power in existence.
It is He who gave all things the power to move and to change.
And so nothing happens in creation, except that which he allows to happen
and he provides everything we
to give you an example and Allah subhanaw taala above and beyond any example that we can give that Allah will love.
To give an example
think about a substation a power station, which is generating electricity
and this electricity comes into a palace like take the haram for example the Masjid Al haram.
it has turbine
yester why generators, we generate the electricity that is required for the
turbine in this one gas turbine generator
is powering. We like to sit in the
in the Haram. What are the manifestations of electricity that we see?
We see electric lighting, we see fans, we see air conditioning, we see blowers, we see humidifiers, we see escalators
right? We see the fabulous
and Allah's words
Each one does something which is different. What the audio system does, the chandeliers don't do
what the air conditioning system does, the water cooling system absorbs and does not do. Each one does something which is different. But the all draw source, the source of all of that is that gasoline
the source of the power is what similarly in this universe, as I'm talking to you,
I don't know if this is the mic is recording it or not. But you can hear the chirping of birds with gtgt.
Can you hear that is to Sparrow chicks, which are in a nest which is right here next to me. I can see it in my
on the side there are two Sparrow chicks which are being fed by their mother and father the whole day, the parents are behind the sixth and they are feeding them
and soon as the parents leave,
they start yelling for them
to little beaks.
This is the power of oneness we know that Allah Subhana Allah is the creator of the sixth, Allah is the creator of their parents. And Allah is the one who put it in the in the hearts of those parents who take care of the sixth
and the last one is the one who made me a means of getting food to the parents. So that the chicks can be fed.
This is the secret of her movie The Secret of the quality of taking care of his creation.
And the last monitor therefore provides everything that we need, when we talk about provision or risk, it is not only food, the most commonly understood thing is food. So and in the human context, we think it is your job and you know your salary you get to income, but risk is not only that risk is that is risk also, but risk is every single need that we have. Your spouse is risk your children at risk.
The air we breathe is risk, our health is risk, our knowledge is risk,
every conceivable thing that is needed for a creature to live to survive to try to grow
knowledge is risk and therefore Heda is risk.
guidance to Allah subhanaw taala is risk.
What is happening right now is I am the means through which Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving you your risk which is
guidance towards him.
And in his beautiful way, this risk is giving to me and you together at the same time.
It's like sitting and eating from one big plate. The host is also eating the guests are also eating and the oil eating the food which has been supplied and which is on the spirit.
Allah subhanaw taala is therefore Rabbil Alameen He is the Creator of everything and he created it without anyone's help. This is another one of the spins that Schatten puts and there are people that are philosophers including Muslim philosophers who said that when there was nothing How did Allah create everything and therefore, Allah subhanho wa Taala allows to be led created
beans from himself. He became the material of the universe which is rubbish, which is complete nonsense. It goes against what the Quran says Allah is running the red laser committee he show you what was revealed was he said he's unlike anything in Greece. Unlike means, what?
A chair is unlike a table, the two are different, but when you say it is completely unlike the table, it is not because the chair is made of wood, the table is also made of wood. So, there is a there is a likeness there is a
there is something which is comparable, between the to when Allah says unlike it means there is absolutely nothing in any aspect,
that is like Allah subhana hota nothing at all, any creature starting from the best of them, which is bombas Allah is Allah to the least of them, whoever that is, or wherever or wherever that is.
All of them are creatures and Allah is the Creator, there is no similarity of any kind, in any aspect, in any way between the creator and the creature, irrespective of who the creature is.
It is very important to understand this aspect because, especially with resource Hustler, this guru this exaggeration in
in praising Him and you know, expressing love for him. We exceed the boundaries
that are permissible.
Islam is the meaning the name of Islam, the meaning of Islam is boundaries.
We are free to do whatever we like we are free to enjoy life you're free to, to have a good time we are free to be successful within the boundaries that Allah subhanaw taala has prescribed and these boundaries are for our own benefit, personal benefit and societal benefit.
So Allah created everything, without the help of anyone because Allah does not need the help.
Nobody created Allah. Allah always was who I loved what after was the hero bucket.
He's the first
and he was before anything else came.
He is the one who lives he will be the last and he is the last
after him, there is nothing
who Allah will lay is a couple of cache who will lays the cache. He is why he is first and there's nothing before he is lost and there is nothing after he's the one who lives and will and who will never die.
Who will how you lovey layabout.
He created that
and will end death on the Delta.
Allah Subhan Allah existed before the creation and will exist after the creation in a way that suits his majesty and grace. Allah subhanaw taala creates and manages and develops and destroys and does whatever he wishes as he wishes
and to Allah subhanaw taala is the return of everything and everyone whether or not they believe it, whether or not they accept it
hola haha live only say, wha hoo policia. You were killed. Allah says
Allah created all things and He is the one the source of all we need on which all things depend. Allah created all things and He is the one on which everything depends what Hola Hola Hola Hola, como, Mama Tara Malone. And Allah created you and whatever you do. So you and your actions are the creation of Allah subhanaw taala instead of the Safa. Allah is the creation, allow highly vocally a Shia was acquired. Allah is the Creator of all things and all conditions.
So as salam said, I want to end with this. He said, Beware. He said, Be aware, that is all of mankind got together in order to do something to help you. They would only be able to do something for you which Allah has already written for you.
And likewise the whole of mankind from the first one to the last one. gathered together to harm you. They would only be able to do something to harm you. Which Allah subhanho wa Taala has already written to happen to you. And that's why we say the whole our whole what I love you
Let there is no change there's no transformation nothing can happen without the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala Jalla Jalla Lu Inshallah,
we will look at stories as well as the fact in our next class in sha Allah.
Baba enforcement welcome Dr. Donna was a Honda woonona middle Cassidy Robina attina Dunya has an atom what will happen as our nurse or Salalah Alana will grieve for ala alihi wa sahbihi main
be Rama Tikka hammer Rahimi mean