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Living Islam Session #14
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam
seldom doesn't even consider him qasida for novago.
Sisters, in the
series of classes on leaving Islam,
as you know, focuses on practicing the religion
on actually living by the religion, we are not focusing on studying any specific mosyle We are not looking at issues of faith, or things like that all of which are, of course, very important. But that is not our purpose here Our purpose is to see how can I actually practice Islam in my life?
Now, in this context, I think one of the most fundamental things that we have to understand is the issue of what is reality?
what is reality because,
for us, the way we define reality, the way we have been
educated, schooled to define reality is, we define reality is that, as that which we can see, we can touch we can feel, we can taste, we can physically experience.
This is our definition of reality.
But the basis of Islam,
on the basis of which Islam defines reality is the opposite of this.
Because the basis of Islam is a man will
not demand too shall human delay.
So when you have gone to save effectively, we're saying that I believe in something which is unperceivable. I can't see it, I can't feel it, I can't touch it, I can't taste it. I cannot experience it in a physical sense. Yet I believe this to be true.
For example, Allah subhanho wa Taala, we can see the signs of Allah subhanaw taala, we can see the creation of an altar, but we cannot see Allah.
So at some point in time, we have to take the matter as stated. Unless Veronica said, I have created this world. How do I know that because I believe
you will beyond a point it is not possible. Somebody said if somebody says give me data based evidence to show that this world was created by Allah.
There is no such thing. We do not have data with evidence, nobody can give it nobody has it.
How do I know because Allah subhanaw taala said so the most that I can say is that if you take any of the other, be beings or concepts or things which are worship, none of them actually claim to be the Creator. For example, there are people who worship is Allah Salah, worship Jesus. Some of them worship Jesus as Son of God, some of the worship Jesus as God itself. There are very many, many denominations in Christianity and difference of belief. But even if you ask the people who worship Jesus is Sally Salah as God, if you asked them did Isa Li Salam say that I created the earth did he ever say that I created the war did he ever say that I created support
He did not say that
whatever it is, I worship Him that is a different issue. But he never claimed to be the creator of the sun or the moon or he never claimed to be the butterfly nothing so
so also with everybody else to take all the other people who worship different features different things no one ever give better, and those that are actually claimed the foreign states this
one of the sellers on Alibaba
was the only developers on
this island he's the one who created the
these these heavens and the earth and then image is still up on the ash.
So therefore, the belief of Islam is on alpha algorithm is as I mentioned before, it is not the unseen is not the will usually that's the translation they translate. In English. If we read the English Quran doesn't believe in the unseen
that's not the correct translation. Okay.
Believe in the absence of anything which are unseen.
So it's not a question of currency. It's a question of belief in the unperceivable, something which is neither seen nor heard or felt, and can never be seen or heard or felt, no matter what happens, no matter how much of you know, development happens in science and technology or something which can never be done. For example, Allah emselves, for example, just now one nap, for example, what happens is the grip, nobody is ever going to be able to actually go in there and see what is happening in the brain. Because even if you put cameras there, what is happening in the grave is not happening in their own in the neuron, it's happening in Allah Allah,
which is a different world altogether.
So when in the game, the person will be will have either a garden from the guidance of gender, or you will have a bit from the pits of Ghana, if you put cameras today, it's possible you can
put a camera in there, you're not gonna see any file. You're not gonna see, you know, beautiful garden with birds and pieces. No.
So you know what, I have a camera, there is nothing there. I don't believe
it's not a question of putting a camera and see that is why I live the correct translation of that is the unperceivable. So no matter how good your camera there is a point beyond which technology will not take. And that point is where the follow up.
So therefore, it is very important for us to understand the reality what is the reality because this linear algebra that I mentioned, in this beautiful life, Akiva, Allah subhanaw taala said cool enough, since
we're in our phone, I will do
what someone Georgiana nanny
will have to do.
I'm going to look at only the last part of this either for things that Allah mentioned in this, we look at the last one today for the purpose of our discussion on leaving Islam. Well, hallelujah Illa
said that this life of this world is nothing but deception.
So what is this deception? What is the deception? What is the nature of the deception? Why is it?
So let's try to see if I can try to explain this to you as simply as easily as possible.
Let's take for example, the criteria of success. Right? So you say,
we always hear about we talk about the American dream. So what is the American dream?
The American Dream is that you are living in a country where if you work hard, you can make a life for yourself, it doesn't matter where you start from this opportunity.
But if you look at history, when you say well, what are the what are the indicators? To say I have arrived, I am successful. If I want to see if I look at my life and say Am I successful or not? What are the indicators? What must I look for? So what is our material world? What does the world tell us?
One thing he tells us is that maybe it's a great integration. So you know, I have a PhD in something. That's one way of saying when I have read
if I say okay materially then I must have a house of a particular value.
If I have some
federal subsidized housing which
allows but does not indicate I must have a house which I own, and that house must be of a certain value, right? You see over $500,000 dollars, whatever. This is my criteria are the standard. If I have a million dollar house, which you might notice I don't use the term home. That's a very commonly used term in this part of the world. million dollar home. Home is what you make it house is what you buy. A home is not worth a million dollars. A home has no value but what is the value that a home is what you create, by the way we live in that place. So I don't like to use the word home. A home is different no house house is the building. You will buy and sell houses you can buy and sell
homes. So I'm saying a million dollar house. So you say this is my my criteria of success being a builder and then you say our success also means a car. Now what kind of car I want a beat up or jalopy you know a Chevy from maybe 9095 or something.
That's the car.
That's the antique across qualifies. No I must have, you know, double the line. all the bells and whistles and so on so forth.
That kind of a car. Okay, so we have certain standards that would make a whole list of things. We have these standards which I have arrived if I have this. And so basically, if I if I,
if I generalize that we have a standard of wealth. So who is a successful person, somebody who's wealthy, who is a successful person, somebody who's powerful, who's got influence, right, political influence, military influence, administrative influence, whatever.
So successful, somebody who is wealthy, somebody who is powerful,
right, you might also add it and say it was successful, somebody will physically strong MPs on but only that way you will not put that it depends on other things, but definitely these two factors wealthy and powerful. Now, unless manager told us this is false, unless it is deception, and unless Mandela gave us the right criteria, by giving us examples,
they in the Quran, who is the example of wealthy and powerful together?
It is, that was used before the Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve,
right, he is the phenomenon. He is the hero of musala, Salah
he was the king of the most powerful empire of the time,
the wealthiest king of the most powerful empire of the time. Just think about that I have been to Egypt several times. And when I went to see the pyramids, the first time to get the Great Pyramids of cubes, and I'm thinking myself man, I was what was the balance of this band like?
This is the to
the to the to me, like this is like a mountain, we literally choir, it's so huge. I say the tomb of this man is like this, what was this palace of be like?
That's the kind of today's you can see. if I if I if I tell you to imagine that you can, we can imagine beyond a billion dollar a billion dollar house,
maybe is still God for His servants living in the equivalent of billion dollar house.
Then, not as the money he was so powerful that the power went to his head and he said, I have got an IRA.
He said Albert,
imagine a kind of Army
environment, all right. But this guy's power was so huge and so massive, so completely unbounded.
That he decided and think about this. somebody tells him this is the Sorcerer's and his magicians determined that a child is going to be born among the bunnies, right? Who will be the cause of the destruction?
So what is his? What is his solution to this problem?
Can you imagine? Can you imagine anything as brutal as the solution of, of this route? to this so called threat from the children of bunnies? Like, can there be anything worse and more brutal than he did? And to do that? How long did it take him?
Today we look at
all kinds of illegal wars. All wars are illegal, frankly. But if you look at the wards before any war is started, look at the amount of PR work the media barrage the you know, the articles and papers and the via TV channels and invert TV anchors, talking in favor of the War of months together
in order to build public perception to support the wall, right?
Did the federal bother about all this?
Is public perception What is that?
I don't care. I don't care about my word is law. I say going to accomplish
something I don't care.
So what does he do is he orders every male child to be slaughtered at birth.
Can you imagine something as draconian as that something as horrible as that? You did it? You did it in one minute flat.
That is the kind of part of the banner
and hold it Allah subhanho data set against it was Elisa
issued a muzzle is allowed like once he got what
Right, actually even before that when he left Egypt when he had to leave Egypt, because he there was a death threat on him.
The only time Moosa had a hope was when he was a child growing up in the house of in the palace of Rome, but once he came out of there once he met to Medea,
Mazel is Salah was effectively a homeless man
that he had no
Busan had one Mashallah one bloke used to wear it in the day and in the night he would spray it on the ground and he would used to sleep on it
why What a loser
he as I hear a
muzzle network stick
and lastly what senior writer he said I have my stuff by stick musala salaam network vol one stick
Allison Arthur St. Lucia de Sala in opposition to against
why what is trying to show you
in Neverland Jr. in Nevada. Nevada wants us to understand that this whole pomp and splendor and glory and majesty of Rome which you are seeing
here motto. This is deception. Don't believe your eyes. This is not success. This is not power. This wealth is not going to help if
you think he's powerful, he cannot even save himself.
Who is powerful, the one who has
tomasa was standing in the in the court of Iraq
and he just drowned to worship Rockwood alameen
Allah subhanaw taala describes what the
was or is.
He is the love of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them and will you not be obedient
so what is your response? He says to us if you help this man
he's mad and here and God he's saying somebody else is gonna
to the time when crown is now drowning in the in the sea.
That is when success and failure become clear.
no one no mapa majority.
What do you have? What does? Yeah, you're not
unless Rotella showed us this issue of the to analyse who is successful, the one who has
What do you say by tell you a story about this little boy
who his own brothers attempted to murder.
So the demons Romans 11
he didn't die there. Unless Rhonda resumed it. Some people were passing by they took him out of the well. One day his friend was rescuing him was rescued out of the well but then what happened? They sold him into slavery.
So like they say in English from the frying pan into the fire.
So which is better being inside the will
be sold as a slave
from the frying pan into the wild, so now we sorted the slave.
That is not enough. Once he grows up.
There is a bottom there is a slander there is a false complaint on him.
There is an attempt to seduce him.
And when he saves himself from his attempt when he does not fall into the sin, when he saves himself from the sin, what else he should be?
Very good. You know you're a good guy. You did not know they put him in prison.
He's not in prison for a season.
Simply because he returned to the sea.
and for how long? Unless one of the Indian mentioned specifically number of years, but maybe it was nine years, maybe it was 10 years. It's not a small a boiling pot for him for a week.
years in prison,
for what crime for no crime for staying away from sin.
Now, what is the story? Is it a story of success and failure? First, somebody tries to kill you that you become a slave, then you get falsely blamed or you're spending your time in jail. This is such a story.
Either success or failure?
Well, you know, I know what I'm talking about, right?
success or failure,
the number of Allah
sure, that success also in a material sense,
when he came out of prison, that he became governor of Egypt, and so on and so on. So even in a material sense, I'm not sure it but I am saying even if that had not happened,
that was still a story of success. Because
usually Instagram did not have money
did not allow he was a slave, he did the freedom. What did he have? He had a law
he had almost
that's why even when he's sitting in prison, when the the other two prisoners they come to him with these two dreams, which they have, what does he does he immediately give them the the explanation for the trip, no, he first gives them that
he first gives them down, he first tells them about Allah subhanho wa Taala he invites them towards the heat. And he says, I will tell you that I am not I will tell you by before the vote comes I will tell you, but first think about this.
Who is better many,
many objects of worship or Alice rattle,
Story of success,
the world tells us that what we save and keep
is our assets.
If I asked you to the store to do this as an exercise, I tell you take a sheet of paper, when you go into your tools, take a sheet of paper draw a line through the middle of that paper right
and on the left side, you list your assets whatever you consider to be your assets you might say my knowledge my health, my wife, my children, my husband
my money my car, my jewelry, my shares and stock portfolio, this is the property I own this is the number of houses and whatever else, my god find out what whatever you want. On the left side, you list all those things that you consider to be your assets.
On the right, I want you to do only two things you put a tick or you put a cross you look at the things on the left and you say out of the following at the same will this go with me into my grave? will this go with me into the aka
If the answer is yes put a tick If the answer is no put across.
Sir, so what I asked you to was asked you to write down your networks.
But this network, is it network or is it net loss?
Because if it is something that I have, I spent time on it, I spent energy on it. I spent money on it. I you know I should care about this. I struggled so hard, I lost sleep over it. I read all of this and I acquired it, but I have to leave it behind. Is it a loss or a gain?
Seriously, we have to think about this.
Today people are sometimes in India, they're they're doing this
the citizen citizenship Amendment Bill and the National Registry of citizenship and so on. And one of the possible outcomes of that is that Muslims might lose all their property and they
might end up in a detention camp. So, people are very afraid to lose everything
and lose everything
the thought that came to me was really believed to
be what is yours
What is yours?
If I tell you, you know, I am so afraid that if I die, I will lose the Empire State Building.
So, how can how can you lose the Empire State Building the Empire State Building doesn't belong to you, how can you do something that you wrote for
Can you lose it, I mean, can you say that provision, so, I will lose the pyramids, we will I live by house in the field. So, when I die, I will lose appearance
what belongs to
one piece of clubs in which they will wrap even that it doesn't belong to you because that also will
disintegrate and deteriorate.
Even that piece of ground the hole in the ground which they will bury him doesn't belong to me because after six seven years, eight years 10 years, they will open the grave up again and they will if I if my bones are still there, they put them to one side and they put somebody else's
they may not even know that those are my bones because there may not be any, you know, obviously I have stated that on my grave there should be absolutely nothing including my name, they should not be a stone nothing at all. Discover it and boy
so they won't even know who's bald.
So what will you lose,
you're afraid of what I will lose everything. What you will lose nothing.
You will lose nothing. Because all this stuff which you think you will lose which is your material stuff is not yours anyway.
After you die It goes to your heirs those people who inherit from you he blocks them and he thought he was dead. When they die It will go to their generation
What if I look at it and say you know what I will do
I will lose if I'm doing something and if I lose for example my ability of our freedom to worship Allah subhanaw taala that is a loss
then that's fine. My balance by
my record is by
my soul is my my heart is mine by all by my charity is by my Atlanta mine. Why because they go with me.
They will go with me.
Negative and positive. If I go to the brother, it will always be if I'm not going to the browser it will be open to
what I will be you know large Allah, Allah wants to punish you will punish if he forgives you
and the other one inshallah Allah will reward
but material stuff
is not my that that doesn't even belong to So, why must I cry and why must I feel afraid and why must I lose sleep or something like this might I might lose it? No, no, no hold on to your language, change your language, you might not lose it, you will lose it.
You absolutely 100% will lose it
and not because of some stupid law, but because of deaths
because of death.
And that death by come long before the law ever comes is Robin Delica
dance will come
in no one has allowed. So therefore what must I focus on?
So the word helps us focus on accumulating possessions.
Because one, these are
sold to us as signs of our position and status number one, number two, they are sold to us as
safety as protection.
As resources. If I have wealth, I am safe.
If I have power, I'm safe. So what I keep is mine
says I just delana
came home one day says is there an asset. Somebody said to sheep I hadn't slaughtered, I gave away everything. The only thing that remains is one shoulder which I kept
civil servants said Ayesha everything remains except the show.
She said everything is gone. Except the shoulder. She said he said everything remains except the
Mind the young
woman in the back, Allison, whatever is with you, we finish, we'll go.
And whatever is with Allah remains.
The world tells us the opposite.
The world tells us the opposite.
There is a lesson of darkness.
And the reality is that what is with Allah limits.
I want to end with the beautiful story of vermona the files of Quran And long story I won't go into the whole story. But there were these people who came this man came from Russia, and millions of seller. He brought some gifts. I saw some didn't accept the gifts. He presented Islam pray with them. I didn't accept Islam, but he says, please send your people to my people.
And I will protect them. I will give them a protection, let them preach Islam. The salsa was not very happy to send people he was not sure about their safety. But the man persisted. So they agreed in one direction. They say that he sent 40 people
in Sham and others. And in Bukhari, the number is given as well. So these were the most of them were answered. And these were the father the karate and also the way we learned it.
So they were people were very knowledgeable about Islam. And also they were experts in the corner.
So when they went
again, as I said, it's a
long story, but the long and short of it was that the man who promised protection, he died Meanwhile, so is there you became the chief and the nephew was at all time anyway.
So the nephew, now these people they will they took a letter from Mr. seller. So
Harambee mill, Han was the name of the savvy vellano he was sent to hand over this letter. So when he went there, he discovered this man is not not very important. So he took the letter and he gave it to his nephew.
Now while they were talking, this deli was very hostile. He was he had got a whole bunch of people. And he had
instigated them to kill the fires off.
One of them have gone to bury the Council, the other one was there. But other than that all the 70 or 40, they were there. They were trying to kill them.
harami will handle the law Milan who was trying to persuade them not to do this treachery. When this man he signaled to his,
one of his tribesmen, who was standing behind her arm in Milan,
and that man with his spear, he stabbed him in the back of the spear came out to his just established, the Spirit came straight to assist. And I'm a man
who is forced to work because he said, I have succeeded by the arm of the car.
And he died.
Now, the story is that this man who killed him,
he was absolutely astonished.
And meanwhile, they killed all the other people as well. Only one person was left he was badly injured, he thought he was dead.
So they left him but he was still alive. He went back to Medina. Meanwhile, Mandela informed
about what happened and then prayed against these people for 40 days. And in some variations, it says that they're afraid every song against them. Now why is the man who killed him? He went around asking people, he said this man said Fausto, he said I have succeeded. How did you succeed? I killed him.
He said I killed the man.
He said I have succeeded.
By the cover. He's taking a walk by Allah
How did you succeed in the
How did you succeed? So they explained to me, they told me that life and death is not success, it's a success and failure is how you live and how you die, because everybody dies.
So whether you live or you die is not the issue everyone dies, how you live and how you die. This is success. And here is a man who died With the name of Allah on his lips. Here is a man who was out in the bath of Allah subhanho wa Taala, he had come here to teach you for you will kill them. But he died in the path of Allah, He died in this effort to bring the deal to you. So he's successful.
Now, the beauty of this story is that this man was so affected by this, that he accepted Islam
So those of us that observe to see the beauty of Islam, the one who was killed, were to German, and the one who killed him also.
because he went away, even though why is the binary
he accepted Islam in the last
season, the one who died, went to jail, and the one who killed him also.
So I wrote myself a new apprentice, because I want to end with this, that let us always keep this in mind. Don't get sidetracked and don't get
don't get deceived by the shadow.
This is what Shannon does. shaitan invites us to disobey Allah in order to be successful.
This is a completely oxymoronic stupid belief. How can you be successful? If you are disobeying?
But Shannon, does this borrow money on interest?
If you don't borrow on money, if you don't borrow money on interest, how will you do business? If you don't borrow money on interest? How will you build a nice house? Take out a mortgage No problem, you will pay it off.
Think about it. When you take out a mortgage. When you borrow on interest, what are you actually doing?
What are you doing?
You are accepting a declaration of war from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he is happy.
So you are writing your name in the list of words?
in the list of enemies?
Can you read this? You are yourself Nobody forced to you are yourself writing your name in the list of enemies of Allah
is this success?
And then you say I am successful? How? How is an enemy of success?
How can an enemy of Allah ever be successful?
So now you took out this loan to market whatever means of Riba and interest based relief that you did. You did that.
Next morning, you dropped it.
you there, you don't drop it next morning, you drop dead before this whole thing is over. While this node is still with you, while you are still paying the interest you die.
you are resurrected, or the Day of Judgment where to stand
with the only Allah
That is why I should say
all of us, you said you're all
authors, you're all authors. And on the Day of Judgment, your books will be published.
Where is a suitable
coverage, in a
nutshell is what broadcast public.
books will be published.
So I just did this article and I said, Every one of you is an author. On the day of judgment, your book will be published, what will be in the book, whatever you want.
There's no other author.
What will be in my book, whatever I wrote.
And while I am alive, I have the power to write. I have the power to rub out. I have the
power to rewrite Allah has not made me Allah has not said once you write is done
later oh no no no while I am alive I can write I can rewrite I can plan out I can do what I want,
but once I die
that final draft is the permanent draft
that will not be changed no more changes once I see multiple not no more changes molecule Mark comes to say Where is your book? Here's my book
and that book will be published
I never myself when you let us read our books,
let us read our books every one of us has a book every one of us has written something in it Let us read that
satisfy yourself that this is what you want to keep the ensure that whatever is in the book is what you want to remain there. If that is not the case please rabbit out what is the meaning of what is it called the eraser what is the car Stefan
rewriting what is called Nova
and when you do that
now why because we don't know how long
please before you go to bed right
next to nikto reflect on your life. If there is something in your book that you don't want it to be there remove it. If it is something that cannot be removed instantly make the need to remove it and from tomorrow on and start working on how to remove it
then inshallah even if you die without that being removed you can say to Allah Allah I did my best I made Toba I'm trying my best meanwhile I died so please forgive me inshallah Allah will for you. But make sure you do that don't keep it there. don't justify and don't die with that thing in your data. Because on the Day of Judgment my brother and sister we do not want books to be published in which there is stuff which identifies us as the enemies of Allah identifies us as rebellious people identifies us as disobedient
Believe me there can be no success I don't care which analysts told you I don't care which banker told you I don't care which PhD professor told you they are all of them are wrong. Or Mohamed Salah Salaam Islam which one to decide?
Because there are two diametrically opposite things. They're two completely opposite degrees. There's no semblance between the two what rasuna told us and what these guys tell us are two completely opposite things we have to decide was rationalize Allah Salam speaking the truth, or are these people speaking the truth one, it can't be both.
So if we believe that Mohammed Salah Salaam spoke the truth and Nigella we believe that because we are Muslim, then we have to follow we cannot say what was our Salah was speaking the truth, but I will do what the banker is telling me whatever that makes zero sense.
That makes no sense.
So please, make this neologism too far from this minute onwards. I am making this near that I will obey Allah subhanaw taala number one, number two, I will never disobey Allah. Number three, whatever disabilities I have done, I am going to make this the far right now. And I am going to make Toba and I'm going to change my words
and immediately start working on that.
We are still
merciful on us to forgive our sins, to grant us His mercy and His cover on the day of judgment when there will be no cover and no shade except we are supposed
to cover is with covers with mercy and with this forgiveness for us and forgive our sins. We asked Allah to help us to correct our ways. We asked Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to save us from all that is displeasing to him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us on the beautiful way and Syrah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam from this moment onwards until our death and to take us in a state of obedience in a state of Sousou before him, gentle gentle or Santa Elena will carry with me