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Living Islam Session #29
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
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Let him handle a layer of Bill alameen
wa salatu wa salam O Allah sherfield, MBA will mousseline mohammadu Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam, Sleeman, Kaziranga Sierra Nevada.
As you can see, this hydrangea Bush, next to me is in full bloom. Each of these,
what looked like individual flowers is actually a composite flower. It's comprised of many tiny florets, all coming together as one.
And as you can see, the whole bush lights up
when it's time for flowering.
thing to remember, of course, all of this is even though it's
very beautiful, and so on, it has a serious purpose. And that purpose is propagation
of the species.
And no matter what we like to feel about it, flowers open and flowers.
display, not for your My pleasure. But for the pleasure of insects. There's only one purpose that flowers exist and
flowers happen and that is to attract insects.
And they attract insects because in say insects means pollination. Now we as a species, do our best to destroy insects, in as many
creative ways as we can.
mass murder of insects is something that you will beings have practiced from times immemorial. And insecticides sell,
you know, always and we used them. And in many cases, we use them
in such doses, that we also poison ourselves in the process. That's the whole issue. For example, I spent 1010 years in tea. And tea is one of the most
chemical intensive crops in the world.
We are constantly throughout the year, especially in South India, we're constantly spraying one insecticide or the other one pesticide or the other one fungicide, or the other on T because it is it's a monoculture. And as thanks to being a monoculture, it is susceptible to a lot of diseases. And it is very prone to
because of the disease and because it's a monoculture is the same plant the entire field and in this case, the whole list it's
because it's the same plant,
then everything gets sick. This is the one of the many, many many advantages and strengths of biodiversity.
Because in a forest which is biodiverse, which is what any natural forest is, these species are spread out across the forest, you don't have a stand of trees or bushes or creepers of the same type
throughout the forest or even in one large part of the forest.
And that's where Intel has created this system of distribution of of seeds
for which the vectors the seed carriers are
the wind in many cases, they are insects, there are
birds, which are a huge part of the seed distribution process.
And of course animals. So, seeds get distributed by the seeds structure being such that it flies in the wind, seeds have wings seeds have
and those seed bars in some time in some cases, they explode with such tremendous floors that they cast the seed far away from the main tree and then the seed itself goes into the air and then the seed is
is blown away by the by the wind in different directions. So this tree now is propagating itself and ensuring that around it immediately.
offspring are non concentrated. And the reason for that is because if they are all concentrated around the tree, then
the chances of any disease
Is infecting all of them at once, meaning that all of them might die at the same time, this chance is
spread out and spread out all over the forest, that even if
even if one tree dies, then some, many others of the same species will survive. Elsewhere I looked up because there's a there's an advertisement, there's a plain small plane carrying a big banner called Haman law. And this is an advertisement for, for an attorney.
I mean, the land of attorneys. And so the advertising is even done in the air like this.
I don't like that picture came in the, in this video. But anyway, that's what I that's what I looked at. So, this is what happens with, with the dispersal of seeds,
birds and animals, they disperse seeds in another interesting way. One is there are some seeds which have thorns on them which have, which actually have little hooks on them like Velcro. And when the animals pass through these seeds, they hook on to their fur, and onto their skins onto the floor and then they drop off.
When the animals brush against something else, later on, again, far away from where the mother plant was. The other way is through the alimentary canal of the animal's body where the animal eats the fruit and that's the insert incidentally by foods or profile foods are created not for your My pleasure, but for seed dispersal animals in the fruit and then this fruit passes through the intestine in the digestive system of the animal and unless did this in such a way that the whole food gets digested, but the seed remains intact, it goes through the powerful hydrochloric acid in the stomach and it goes through the entire alimentary canal unharmed. And as a matter of fact, in
some cases, the the the seed
case is so strong that it has to go through the alimentary canal of an animal to be suffering so that the seed can germinate
if you if that if that didn't happen if you just took the seed and planted it it will not germinate because the seed would not be able to break through its own skin but when it goes through the alimentary canal, banana then the the the stomach acids the soften the seat cover, but they don't digest the seat and this is the holder of Alaska data how he created his creatures now and how he created the whole system of their propagation and how they are to be done. So there's stocking Cuba is
biology lecture thanks to the hydrangea bush behind me
all of this is part I might say well you know this is a Yeah, is this a side note or is it take away or going away from the main topic which is leaving Islam? No it is not it is leaving Islam. Leaving Islam is to see the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala and understand the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala in all of his creation that is the meaning of living Islam so that's why I thought let me talk to you about this. As
I'm speaking do I think the mic is also fast picking up
sounds of birds there is a robin which is singing very loudly near me I hope you can hear him very good
partment I think Robin's
do the maximum zeger of Allah, Allah because we hear them the whole time including sometimes
after it gets dark
you have them
in shall live the singing of the birds is the Dutch via vamos para with Allah said you should be holding the hibachi Sati mypillow these words are
making the toast
and you can hear them always.
As I keep saying all the time leaving Islam is to see the signs of Allah subhanaw taala in in his creation, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to open our eyes to his creation so that every time we look at something that itself becomes recur. So it is something for which we ask Allah subhanaw taala to the waters and also it is something which continuously and constantly reminds us of the greatness and glory and majesty and power.
Thanks to this COVID one of the statements that we hear
more and more, is people saying now, almost almost as an out of despair, I mean, first Muslims are not supposed to despair and I hope
I hope we are not doing that. But we hear the statement is oh but you know this only God can cure. Or we say people say oh
just Allah who is in control. And my point is that it has always been a love of being in control. You know, when when was the last time you were in control? When was I in control? The key is to understand and remember
that Allah is in control and therefore, to do what we are supposed to do with regard to
take a simple thing as far as Salah is concerned, to pray on time.
Salatu fudger the time for Salah to further is when it is time for salado. The time for salado further is not when you wake up.
That's not time for solitude. That is your time that you woke up. But time for something further is when it is time for another one. Now, why don't we Why don't physical Why don't we pray on time?
Why do we delay because we haven't gone? We haven't come to terms
with this question. Which is whose need is it?
Holding whose needs whose need is it that I should pray? Is it Allah Subhana Allah, Allah subhanaw taala who was someone Allah is free from all needs including the need to be worshipped. It is not Allah Subhana Allah is need
Allah subhanaw taala does not need our worship, Allah does not need anybody worship.
So whose need is it? It is my need, it is your need. And if it is my need and if it is your need, then who must make the effort to fulfill that need.
If I get hungry, who must eat
so simple as that, if I get hungry, then the only way that my hunger will be will be will be asked which
is if I eat
now if I'm hungry and I feed somebody else, it doesn't fill my belly.
So So also if when it is time for me to pray, somebody else cannot pray for me.
That person is praying for himself or herself. I have to pray for myself.
If we understand this, that prayer that Salah is our need,
then inshallah we will pray on time and we will not miss out on what
but until we understand is that Salah is mine is Allah is not Allah is nice.
We will keep doing with Salah what we do, which is we push it back we delayed we pray when we have time we pray when it is convenient
and that is reason why Salah does not do for us what it used to do for the Sahaba that is reason why Salah does not help us we don't we treat Salah with
with disdain with disregard.
And so Salah does not benefit us
right? It's like exercises you know if you if you want exercise to benefit you you must do enough of it, you must do it correctly. And you must do it regular three requirements, if you want exercise to benefit you exercise cannot benefit you if you do it just one day actually it can harm you because if you just do it one day your muscles are not accustomed to the exercise and you can you can strain yourself you can pull a muscle
and so on. Whereas if you are exercising every day that that does not happen second thing is exercising correctly because that's another problem if we exercise incorrectly then it causes harm rather than good
and that's why they tell us you know warm up first and then if you are lifting weights and do it in a particular way and you need to that's why you need a coach
to teach you the right way of doing something
and then the last one is to do it regularly
to do it regularly with no go just doing it one day and then you know you don't do it for a month and then suddenly you discover you realize oh I haven't done access for a long time we'll do it no no.
So also with Salah
it is important to do Salah
and to do Salah to make Salah in a way that is
interlude regularly so it's we must break
correctly and we must be regularly if we don't pray correctly and regularly Salah does not does not help us. So you must put enough concentration into that and you must and that will happen only when we realize that this is our need. So today when people are saying, you know, this COVID and so on are only allies in control, well guess what Allah always was in control.
Right now, we have suddenly become aware of that Allah subhanho wa Taala always was in control, we acted like he wasn't. So Allah subhanho wa Taala drew our attention to the fact that he is in control. So think about that, before this whole thing started. And we're looking at literally for five months, less than six months ago, if somebody told you that there is someone has written a book or someone has made a film, where the whole world comes to a halt, everything stops or factories or manufacturing stops, all travel stops, all airlines all the planes are grounded, all the trains are
not moving buses, no public transport, even to privately if you want to go from point A to point B there are check posts, where you will be stopped and you will be questioned and you might be turned back and you know, you will be quarantined in your homes, you will not be able to go to the stores, all the malls are shut down. Or if people told us if somebody told you that someone has made a film like this, then you would say this is nonsense. This is completely crazy.
And it is not going to sell this film, nobody will watch it.
Today, we are experiencing that.
We are seeing it and we have been seeing it for the last six months.
All our power, all our politics, all our wealth, all our weapons, all our science.
Everything that we were arrogant about everything that we were so proud of,
has become null and void.
We are out hunting and searching for a vaccine and allegedly knows when that is going to happen. We ask Allah to make this as quick as possible. We ask him, for him everything is possible for him everything is instantaneously possible. We ask Allah to lift this calamity from us, we ask Allah to cure all those who are affected by COVID, we ask Allah to give them good health and bring them back home safe and sound and those who are not affected by We ask Allah to keep them safe. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to,
to remove this, this calamity. But the thing to think about is that if this calamity came to remind us about Allah.
And if we go back to our normal way of living life, as if Allah does not exist, then why will Allah remove this calamity?
There is something there is a causal factor, why something happened, and you want the thing to,
to go away, then we have to deal with that causal factor. Unless we deal with our causal factor, this thing will continue because the reason why it came in the first place has not been addressed. So I want to remind you or myself to give some thought to this and say that what in my life is going to be different?
Post COVID I don't know if there is a thing called post COVID. But if there is, how will my life be different? I want to remove this COVID and I accept the fact that this came from Allah number one, number two, it came to remind us about Allah. And it came to remind us that Allah is in control. I am not in control, it came to remind us that my will and my wish and my desire which I've been worshipping all my life is not my God, that Allah subhanaw taala is the only one worthy of worship. And it is because I've been worshiping
my desires, instead of worshipping Allah that Allah subhanaw taala reminded us and reminded me about his glory and majesty. If I believe all of this, then what is it that why I must look for in my life, to prove and show that I do believe all this?
How has my life changed? Has my life changed?
If my life was already on a path where Allah subhanaw taala was in control if I was living my life, as if Allah was in control, and therefore I was obeying Allah subhanaw taala if I was fulfilling all the fire if I was ensuring that I was running and eating halal
if I was ensuring that my behavior was in line with the behavior of our lives, to the extent possible
Then it's a different matter but if if that was not the case
then what changes have I brought in myself?
This is the
seriously, I think we need to leave Islam not just for that, and not just for Salah but literally to have also a good life in this life. We need to leave Islam of course what are actually what we need to leave Islam in this life because Islam is the most beautiful way of living.
I remind myself a new the Hadees of
Rasulullah Salaam where
I narrated by our mother Roman momineen Ayesha Siddiqa delana. She said that also Eliza Sallam said, by his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who prays all night and fasts all day.
By His good character,
a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and will fast during the day.
The fundamental thing about good character is to be truthful
is to be truthful.
Not just being polite to people and speaking nicely and so on and so forth. Some of the most polite people, some of the people whose tongue is the sweetest
some of the most lovable, likeable people are the most successful con men and women in the world.
How does a con man succeed because he's very likable.
Because he knows how to speak very beautifully because he is a great convince her of people.
So he will convince you to buy the Eiffel Tower. And that's quite literally the case the Eiffel Tower has been sold many times by by economists. And there are people who are dumb clucks sucker born every minute and there are many of them who bought Eiffel Tower.
So please don't get mistaken by this and say that, you know, when we say good character, we will always think oh, you know, he was able to speak nicely. All of that is true. Yes, we should. There is nothing.
I'm not promoting rude speech. I'm not promoting, you know, being being ill mannered or,
or being rude to anybody. But the fundamental thing about good character is to be truthful. And the fundamental truth is La ilaha illallah wa.
The fundamental truth is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah. Now this is the thing to understand as far as good character is concerned, of course, everything else that goes with good character, I don't think this is something that I need to list down all of us know what is good character. Let us try to implement that in our lives. And for those who have any doubts, and for everyone else, read the Sierra have received a license and
the best example of good character is the Syrah of Allah. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this to us, he said laqad can Allah con fie rosalinda he was on
lemon law while Jamar Akira was the Corolla haka singer. Allah said for you. The best example is the life of my interviews on Ola Hollywood sell them for the one who looks forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And look forward to the day of judgment. And who remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala a great deal.
Number one, just as our beautiful is higher, which encompasses everything that can be described in the name of good character and the name of a good life, because who will look forward to and even somebody who expects something good in that, on that day? Nobody looks forward to punishment, right? Nobody looks forward to being humiliated. People look forward to being honored to being rewarded.
So obviously, somebody who is looking forward to La Jolla, somebody looking forward to somebody who is looking forward to the meeting with Allah and to the meeting with Russell Russell Salaam
and the meeting with us and the Day of Judgment is somebody who is
Sure insha Allah of the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala I think about this, I always, you know, reflect on this, that Allah Subhana Allah described the day of judgment in some very frightening words.
If you see all the ayah in the last use of the Quran, Rama and also elsewhere
not described as this beautiful time where you know you'll win grab a ball and you'll enjoy yourself No, ha, ha, Alka tamale, Claudia
jilla t are those is,
you know, over and over again. I mean, unless described, the day of judgment is over as a time of great turmoil and huge stress and measuring major problems, the likes of which we cannot even imagine forget about see.
And yet Allah is saying that there will be those who will look forward to the day
there are people who know that they will not be subjected to whatever is happening on that day, that they will be protected.
And who are those people for whom the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is the best example. Those who live their lives according to the lives of Mohammed Al Salam
on his pattern of living, the people who are protected from the horrors of the Day of Judgment.
May Allah make us among them, inshallah, I know it's not easy, believe me, I'm the I'm the first one to say sorry.
But that is what we should do. Because that is the best thing that we can do. In this life, unless Ronald Allah has given us this is the biggest, you know, gift of Allah. I mean, every time I say the biggest gift of our life, think of something else. But anyway, this in this particular case,
the biggest gift of Allah, tala is the ability to do something.
Allah gave us
limited, but he gave us choice.
And Allah Subhana Allah gave us the ability to exercise those choices.
Now, if you exercise those choices, well, this is the greatest gift.
Obviously the opposite of drugs I did badly, then it's the greatest curse, but inshallah we that's why it was Islam, that is gonna give us the model of life.
So that we learn how to exercise choice in a way which is beneficial for us.
Right. So, this is the thing to think and remember and imagine and understand that Allah gave us this life for a purpose that purpose is to please Him. So Russell does an awesome saying that somebody who has good character
will reach the level of an exceed,
inshallah, the level of somebody who prays all night and fast all day
that it does not discount the value of praying in the night of fasting. It just says that some people have to go through the difficulty of all that.
on the other hand, it's also
doable by something which is perhaps not at least physically not so difficult.
Then in Ronda Hadith,
which is in
in CL Jami
also lies in Allah Allah, Jamie loon your humble Gemma
is beautiful and he loves beauty and he loves noble
sus sub site for her
in another hajis which is NCL Jami
also reported to have said, Allah is beautiful, and he loves duty, and he loves noble of
and he despises lowly behavior lowly characteristics.
worst of lowly characteristics is to use profanity is to curse is to use
Now today This has become almost
the dominant culture in the world to use profanity to use bad language,
including in things which are supposedly amusing.
Take stand up comedy, for example,
you will have to look
and search to find a comedian who does not curse who does not use profanity.
Ask yourself what is so funny about? I'm not gonna use any words. Now to illustrate you know the words.
There's nothing remotely funny about using a word, or using a bad word using a curse word, using an obscene word.
using any profanity, how is it funny? Does it make you laugh if somebody uses those words?
And if it does make you laugh, if somebody uses those words that you need to examine your own self and your own values and your own sanity and say, how is it Why do I find this funny? What's funny about that?
On the other hand, good humor, I consider it to be I consider a sense of humor to be absolutely essential to life.
But good humor can be very nice can be very, I mean, even being rude can be done without using profanity.
The many, many cases in of people who were
who, who made jokes, who were very witty,
excellent repartee, immediately they would respond to something. Sometimes they will do that, you know, in a way which is
which was even rude.
But it didn't sound bad. It was there was no profanity. There were no curse word, curse words involved in that.
we seem to have lost that somewhere. So even in stand up comedy, you hear only profanity, you need your bad words.
of other sisters, this is a serious, serious, serious need for us to change the way we think they need the way we talked a lot about that and dislikes.
You know, bad behavior, bad luck.
You know, other hobbies.
And this is the third one and for this session, this will be the last one
very famous Hadith, these, he was called
to the mosque Sahaba he said, Do you know who are the destitute? Who are the poor?
reports and he said that the companions are Sahaba they said jasola poor man amongst us is one who has neither him nor Dina
has no wealth.
Rasulullah Salim said and this was his way of teaching, he would ask a question in order to draw your attention to what he was going to say. And then you obviously paid more attention to that and you listen to that with more interest.
So Rosaura Salaam said, the poor of my oma and remember he say mama
would be the one who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fast and a cat. But he would find himself bankrupt on that day, as he would have exhausted his fund of virtues.
Because he abused people, and he brought calumny against others, and the unlawfully consumed the wealth of others, and he shed the wet the blood of others, and he beat others, and his virtues would be credited to the account of the one who suffered at his hand,
and his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then his sins will be entered in the sins of the other person, the one who he abused will be entered into the account of this person who abused him, and he will be thrown in the hellfire. And this isn't so he Muslims repeat about hora de la Hannah has reported that rasulillah salam said he asked, Do you know who are the poor who are the destitute?
And they those companions, the Sahaba, they said, Yasser Allah, a poor man among us is the one who was neither dead nor denied. He has no wealth
here so the lies are seldom clarified. And he said, the poor of my own would be the one who would come on the day of his
direction on the day of Yama with prayers and fasts and Zakat is not somebody who didn't pray it is somebody who's to pray and pray a lot. And he gave a lot of like either not a charity and used to fast a lot, and he will do other good things. But he would find himself bankrupt on that day,
as he would have exhausted his funds virtues, why, because he hurled abuses upon others, he brought calumny against others, and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others, and shed the blood of others, and he beat others, and his virtues will be credited to the account of the one who suffered at his hand. And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then the sins of the other person would be entered into the account of this person. And this person would be thrown in the hellfire. And this is in Sahih, Muslim.
ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from ourselves. Imagine how tragic is it, that you spend your whole life doing good. And you find that all that good went to somebody else, and instead of that you got that somebody else's evil, and you go into the Hellfire carrying the burden of somebody else's since? how tragic is that and that that happened not because we are held accountable for somebody else's sins, please understand this, each one will get his own load. Right?
Why not the zero was rotten.
Nobody will carry somebody else's word meaning that my deeds will benefit me my deeds will not benefit you and your deeds will not benefit me, or vice versa, your evil deeds will not harm me, except in the case where we are looking at evening of accounts, and the accounts before Allah subhanaw taala the currency of the Day of Judgment, his good deeds, and when that currency falls short, when you find that those good deeds are not enough, then the people will say Allah will ask them Allah will say his good deeds are finished. Now what should I do and Allah knows, they will say Allah give our evil deeds to that man. And this will be done and this person will be thrown into the
hellfire. My brothers and sisters Think about that.
You might say, well, I never killed anybody though. You didn't kill anybody but you dishonored somebody, you insulted somebody you publicly spoke evil about somebody who did not kill anybody but you consume the flesh of your dead brother, because you did a favor. Because you back bite you back bite you back bit. What is a byte byte? What is what is the past tense and back bit? Or back? Bite it? Whatever? You know what I mean? Remember?
You remembered somebody? Yes, let's do this. Fusion.
Or you slandered somebody, meaning that you ascribe things to the person who is the person never even said today? This is the
our slandering app, what is it called? WhatsApp?
The slandering app
all kinds of stuff. We just follow it blindly.
Without verifying, and you might say an annual report, one one disclaimer forwarded as received. Put another one because I'm a postman.
Why do you follow it? I mean, if you are not sure, why do you forward you might say, Well, you know, I don't know how to verify very good. Don't learn it. Don't ever learn how to verify because there's no need. You don't forward anything. You don't need to learn how to verify. Don't waste your time do something worthwhile.
Do something worthwhile.
Life is more than forwarding messages. But before and devour all of this, believe me, it's piling up in your account.
So we backed by people, we slander people. And all of this forwarding without thinking is slander.
Those are girls who are agreeing with what I'm saying.
So seriously, think about this. This is what I saw you You did not kill anybody as in physically but you kill that person because you murdered his honor.
Now one of the sisters please let us change our ways. Because one day we will answer to Allah subhanaw taala This is the single most important lesson that Islam teaches us which is that we are accountable to Allah.
ask Allah to be pleased with you and never to be displeased and asked a lot to make us living walking, talking models of Islam of the sin of the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi vemurafenib